Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company is the first Roundup cancer lawsuit to proceed to trial. The lawsuit alleges exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer and its active ingredient, glyphosate, caused Northern California resident Dewayne “Lee” Johnson to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
Lee Johnson worked as a groundskeeper for the Benicia Unified School District in the San Francisco Bay Area. Between 2012 and 2015, part of Mr. Johnson’s job was to apply Monsanto herbicides to school properties.
In 2014, Lee began to experience severe skin irritation, which he reported to health care providers. He also contacted Monsanto, asking if his skin irritation could have been caused by his use of Roundup. Internal Monsanto emails later obtained by Lee’s attorneys show that his queries concerning Roundup were discussed among company employees. However, Monsanto never responded to Mr. Johnson, so he continued to use Roundup.
In August of 2014, Lee was diagnosed with epidermotropic T-cell lymphoma. After his diagnosis, his job still required him to apply and be in close contact with Monsanto glyphosate-based herbicides. Despite enduring chemotherapy treatments throughout 2015, Mr. Johnson’s cancer progressed. In September 2017, a biopsy revealed mycosis fungoides (non-Hodgkin lymphoma with large cell transformation).
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