March 11, 2019 — In a the 2nd week of a trial in California, a pathologist testified that it is “more likely than not” that Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer caused Ed Hardeman to develop lymphoma.
Testimony from Dr. Dennis Weisenburger refuted Monsanto’s arguments that Hardeman’s lymphoma was caused by Hepatitis C.
Hardeman testified that he used Roundup for over 25 years to control weeds on his 56-acre farm in Santa Rosa, California. He said the chemical mist frequently fell on his skin and face while he used it.
He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015. He was cured of Hepatitis C in 2006, less than a year after he was infected with the virus.
Dr. Weisenburgern rejected Monsanto’s argument that Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma was caused by hepatitis:
“If he was going to get lymphoma, he would have gotten it when he had the infection, not nine years after he was cured.”
The trial began on February 25, and it is the first federal lawsuit to go to trial out of more than 600 similar lawsuits that are centralized in California under U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria.
All of the lawsuits allege that Roundup and other herbicides containing the chemical glyphosate can cause lymphoma. Monsanto is accused of failing to warn about the potential risk.
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