Help for Cancer Victims Previously Exposed to Roundup & Monsanto Whistleblower Insiders
Earlier this month a California jury socked Monsanto with a $289 million verdict after finding the company’s Roundup and Ranger Pro herbicides contributed to or caused a groundskeeper to develop cancer. The company has denied the link between its popular weed killers and cancer for years.
Since the record verdict, many more lawsuits have been filed. Law360 reported today that Monsanto faces 8,000 lawsuits over its glyphosate based weed killers. Monsanto is owned by Bayer AG.
Overnight, the victory has created a cottage industry of products liability law firms hoping to educate the public over the dangers of Monsanto Roundup and to sign up clients who may be suffering from the effects of exposure to these dangerous products.
We are looking for something a bit different. We are looking for a corporate insider, a Monsanto whistleblower. *
*[Like many quality products liability firms, we are always looking for victims. See below for more information about victims – people exposed to glyphosate Roundup and Ranger Pro and who are now suffering from lymphoma, myeloma or leukemia.]
Why a Monsanto whistleblower? Because companies lie. Whether you call it a lie or engage in corporate doublespeak and call it an omission, we think that say that many big companies lie.
Monsanto says the safety of Roundup is backed by “hundreds of studies.” In an investor call this week, Bayer AG CEO Werner Baumann said, “We will be arguing that the evidence and the law do not support the liability finding nor the damage awards.” The US EPA appears to agree with him.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization (“WHO”), disagrees, however, as do many European and South American countries.
A 1994 WHO monograph found that glyphosate was probably safe for humans when used as directed. Later in 2015, however, WHO said,
Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide. Several epidemiological studies on cancer outcomes following occupational exposure to glyphosate were available. The evaluation of these studies focused on the occurrence of NHL [non-Hodgkin lymphoma]. Overall, there is some evidence of a positive association between glyphosate exposure and risk of NHL from the case–control studies and the overall meta-analysis.
Consumption of glyphosate from human dietary exposure was deemed safe. This would most likely occur from eating vegetables or fruit with minute amounts of residual spray. But can Roundup be absorbed through the skin? How toxic is it then?
DeWayne “Lee” Johnson, the victim slated to receive $289 million, suffers from lymphoma (cancer). At trial he testified that as a groundskeeper, he sprayed 150 gallons of Ranger Pro per day on several school campuses 20 to 30 days per year. At times he was covered in it, something that can easily happen on a breezy day.
Johnson also testified that when he attended an optional safety course, he was told that Ranger Pro was safe enough to drink.
A number of competing experts testified in the trial. One of DeWayne Johnson’s expert was a National Institutes for Health scientist. In the end, jurors believed Johnson’s experts over those hired by Monsanto.
We anticipate that Monsanto is not going down without more of a fight. Companies losing large jury verdicts typically try to attack both the finding on liability and the award. Assuming an appeals court upholds the verdict, Monsanto will likely go to the Supreme Court. And at the same time, they will attack the size of the award. In this case, that award was $39.5 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages.
Sadly, this means DeWayne Johnson may not see a penny of the recovery. Although we think he will win the appeals, the cancer may have killed him before the case is over. And the bills from his cancer treatment could leave him and his family penniless.
DeWayne is 44.
More about Johnson’s case below. First, let’s discuss why we are looking for a Monsanto whistleblower and what we can do for victims of exposure to RoundUp and Ranger Pro.
Monsanto Whistleblower & RoundUp Victims Information
Seeking Monsanto Whistleblower
Let’s start with Monsanto whistleblower information and then move to victim compensation. (If you are a victim, you should still read this section.)
Unlike many law firms that rely on discovery and detective work to prove their cases, we go one step beyond. We seek company whistleblowers. As a whistleblower law firm, we have become quite adept at finding insiders.
Believe it or not, most companies are filled with honest, hardworking people who want to do the right thing. That isn’t always easy. Some companies deter whistleblowers by demoting or even firing them. And a few really bad apples actually sue whistleblowers on trumped up charges of trade secret theft or violating company privacy policies.
Really what these companies are doing are trying to deter other would be whistleblowers. They want to make an example out of whistleblowers so that everyone in the company becomes too afraid to step forward.
Sooner or later, truth has a way of coming out.
Some of the biggest prosecutions in US history started because of a brave whistleblower. Our $16.67 billion recovery against Bank of America? That case started because of three brave whistleblowers… A former executive of Fannie Mae, a Bank of America senior vice president and a front line real estate appraiser. None of the three knew one another but they all knew something was very wrong, all had a tremendous sense of right and wrong and all came to the table with a piece of the puzzle.
Sometimes we can help our whistleblowers obtain a cash award for their information. That is probably not the case with Monsanto, however. Unfortunately, although many federal laws have anti-retaliation provisions, but most do not pay whistleblower rewards. That means we can help protect whistleblowers from retaliation although there may not be a law that allows the whistleblower to also earn a separate cash reward.
We are one of the largest whistleblower law firms in the country, if there is an available award, we will find it.
So, if there may not be any awards, why come forward? The answer is simple. We represent both corporate whistleblowers and victims of corporate greed. Even if we can’t obtain an award, your information may be valuable to dozens or hundreds or thousands of victims.
Most law firms take depositions and subpoena documents hoping to find the smoking gun email. Unfortunately, many big companies do everything to make sure those smoking guns are deeply buried or destroyed. Someone, however, somewhere usually has a copy or a story to tell.
Finding that person through the traditional lawsuit process is like finding a needle in a haystack. But we do things differently by beginning our cases on the inside whenever possible.
If we can’t get you an award, we may still be able to still use your information – confidentially – to help others in need. DeWayne Johnson is one of 8,000 people claiming their lives were ruined by glyphosate. Did Monsanto know this chemical was carcinogenic? Did they suspect it?
Someone knows the answer.
Coming forward may save lives, is the right thing to do and will insure that you made a difference to society as a whole and to a family suffering because a member of that family has lymphoma or myeloma or leukemia.
If you have information about glyphosate or any other dangerous products, call us. Confidentiality assured. All inquiries protected by the attorney – client privilege.
To learn more contact us online, by email or by phone at 414-704-6731 (direct). Never call from a work phone or email using is a work computer or email account
Cancer Victim with Prior Exposure to RoundUp?
If you believe you have suffered serious health effects from using a pesticide or herbicide, contact us immediately. We believe many of these products are far more dangerous than people think. They can kill you even if you follow application instructions.
Despite Monsanto’s claims to the contrary, some experts believe that the glyphosate used in Round Up and. Ranger Pro is carcinogenic. There is a suspected link between the chemical and myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukemia.
Companies like Monsanto can he held liable for injuries and damages attributable to bad or unsafe products. That includes being responsible for products with improper warning labels or instructions.
If we prove your case against Monsanto, you can collect damages. Damages include:
- Medical bills
- Future anticipated medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Medical Monitoring
- Lost wages including future lost wages
- And in some cases, punitive damages
To learn more contact us online, by email or by phone at 414-704-6731 (direct).
Monsanto RoundUp and Glyphosate – The Rest of the Story
News media was quick to report on DeWayne Johnson’s epic win against Monsanto but few journalists went digging through the weeds (poor pun intended) to ferret out some of the fascinating highlights of DeWayne Johnson’s case and the history of glyphosate.
This story is based on court records. Although Monsanto denied many of the allegations in the case, the jury sided with Johnson.
Monsanto is the leading producer of glyphosate in the world. That may be why the company is so interested in fighting claims about the product.
If glyphosate is broad spectrum that kills plants, Monsanto’s Roundup Ready seeds is equally big business. Monsanto seeds are engineered to resist the glyphosate. That means farmers can spray the chemical directly on their product. The weeds will die but the crops remain safe.
The combination of Roundup and roundup resistant crop seeds has helped Monsanto grow into a multibillion business.
By 2010, 70% of the corn crops and 90% of soy crops in the United States were Roundup Ready.
Glyphosate was developed by a Monsanto scientist named John Franz in 1970. Within a few years it was being sold as safe and super effective against weeds.
By 1985, the US Environmental Protection Agency was considering classifying glyphosate as carcinogenic. Monsanto balked and instead pressured the agency and flooded them with contrary studies suggesting the product was safe. The EPA backed down. To this day they don’t label glyphosate as carcinogenic.
But two of the labs that did the work for Monsanto were accused of fraud. So just how dangerous is Roundup and what does Monsanto know?
While EPA Sides with Monsanto, Others Act
If the EPA wouldn’t act, however, some states began to question the safety of glyphosate.
In 1996, New York State sued Monsanto over its Roundup marketing claims. Specifically, the state was concerned about Monsanto’s claims that Roundup was as safe as table salt.
The company also said glyphosate’s safety margin is far greater than required. It has over a 1,000 fold safety margin over food. Another ad said, “Roundup can be used where kids and pets will play.”
Without admitting any wrongdoing, the company agreed to stop make such claims about its glyphosate products but only in New York state.
In 2009, a French court ruled that Monsanto made misleading statements about Roundup in France.
Roundup is Monsanto’s most profitable product. We expect the company will fight at any cost to keep selling its products in the United States. Like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, Monsanto keeps telling US consumers that the product is safe even while other countries such as the Netherlands, France, Columbia, Sri Lanka, Bermuda and Brazil are trying to ban or have banned its use in those countries.
Despite 8000 lawsuits, we are aware of no smoking gun. Yet.
Assuming there is a smoking gun, it will most likely be a scientist working for Monsanto or someone who worked at one of the two outside labs used by Monsanto that were accused of fraud, Industrial Bio-Test Industries and Craven Laboratories.
We are looking for actual studies showing the dangers of glyphosate and proof that Monsanto possessed those studies or information.
Summary – Seeking Roundup Cancer Victims and Monsanto Whistleblower
We are actively seeking a Monsanto whistleblower as well as people who may have been exposed to Roundup, Ranger Pro or other Monsanto glyphosate products and later developed certain type cancers.
If you are a former or present employee of Monsanto or one of its labs and have inside information about the dangers of glyphosate and wish to become a Monsanto whistleblower, call us. All inquiries are confidential. We desperately need information – or even where to look – about the dangers of Roundup and Ranger Pro.
If you or a loved has cancer Lymphoma, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Myeloma, or Leukemia and have a history of exposure to Roundup at home or at work, you may be entitled to substantial damages. Our case review is free and without obligation. If we take your case, we never charge attorneys’ fees unless we win and you receive compensation.
All inquiries are protected by the attorney – client privilege and kept completely confidential.
For more information, contact us online, by email or by phone at 414-704-6731 (direct).