Sadhana Bharanidharan, Medical Daily, June 18, 2018
Over 800 patients sued Monsanto over the past year, claiming that the agrochemical company hid the cancer risk of their popular Roundup products. In a landmark trial on June 18, Dewayne Johnson will become the first patient to take them to court on these allegations.
Forty-six-year-old Johnson used their weed killer product 20 to 30 times a year when working at a school district in California from 2012 to 2015. According to his lawsuit, his responsibilities included “direct application of Roundup and RangerPro, another Monsanto glyphosate product, to school properties.”
He received his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis in August 2014, referring to cancer which starts in the white blood cells or lymphocytes. Since then, his cancer spread to most of his body. His attorney Timothy Litzenburg stated that he is now representing thousands of patients with NHL who used Roundup products extensively.
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