Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is an environmental cancer, which means that it is not an inherited cancer, rather one that is caused by exposure during a person’s lifetime.
Savannah, GA (PRWEB) May 31, 2017
Personal injury attorney Eugene C. Brooks recently filed a complaint (Case No. 7:17-cv-00093-HL filed in United States District Court Middle District of Georgia Valdosta Division) against Monsanto Company (defendant), the maker of Roundup®, a popular weed-control product. The complaint was filed on behalf of Ronnie Turner (plaintiff), who, court documents allege, developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a direct and proximate result of being exposed to Roundup®, which contains the active ingredient glyphosate.
Mr. Brooks has also filed a complaint for another client who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma allegedly after exposure to Roundup® (Case No. 5:17-dv-00063 filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Waycross Division). This complaint was filed on behalf of Charles Sowell (plaintiff) against Monsanto Company (defendant).
According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Published medical studies show that the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is strongly related to the development of a blood-related cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is an environmental cancer, which means that it is not an inherited cancer, rather one that is caused by exposure during a person’s lifetime,” said attorney for the plaintiff Brooks.
After the complaint is served on Monsanto, pursuant to the federal rules of multidistrict litigation, the case will be temporarily transferred to the U.S. District Court of Northern California (Roundup Products Liability Litigation, Case No. 3:126-md-02741-VC). The federal judge handling the case will decide general issues that will affect the nationwide litigation that involves hundreds of cases. The court will also decide whether the science supports the allegations that glyphosate is carcinogenic to the extent that a jury will be allowed to hear the evidence.
“Once these general issues are resolved, then the cases will be returned to their original courts for resolution or trial,” concluded Brooks.
About Eugene C. Brooks, Brooks Law Office
Eugene C. Brooks focuses his practice in areas of personal injury, wrongful death, toxic torts, negligence, property damage, on-the-job injuries and insurance bad faith. Practice areas of the Brooks Law Office include personal injury, pharmaceutical injury, chemical exposure injury, workers’ compensation, work-related injury, occupational disease and insurance litigation. For more information, please call (800) 296-7983, or visit http://www.brooks-law.com. The law office is located at 313 West York Street, Savannah, GA 31401.
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