We are proud to announce that Baum Hedlund and co-counsel The Miller Firm of Virginia have been recognized for winning the second-highest jury verdict in the United States in 2019 by the National Law Journal. The verdict amounted to more than $2 billion in compensatory and punitive damages for the plaintiffs of Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto Company.
Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a married couple from Northern California, both developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma they allege was caused by exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. According to court documents, Monsanto advertisements previously marketed Roundup as safer than table salt despite scientific evidence linking the herbicide to serious side effects, including cancer.
Currently, there are thousands of Roundup cases against Monsanto by people alleging their own exposure to Roundup and it’s key ingredient, glyphosate, caused them or their loved ones to suffer from non-Hodgkin lymphoma like the Pilliods.
Being named on the National Law Journal’s top-100 verdicts list is a great honor. Its VerdictSearch affiliate assesses the nation’s largest verdicts and cross-references them with practitioners and reports from other ALM Media publications. Thus, the verdict for Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto Company ranking in at No. 2 in the 2019 Edition is a great achievement. Moreover, Attorney R. Brent Wisner worked on another case against Monsanto, Hardeman v. Monsanto Company, which was ranked as 2019’s 34th highest verdict.
This is the latest addition to our firm’s notable recognitions. Previously, we were recognized in Top Ranked Law Firms™ and the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, as well as by Best Lawyers®. For more than 40 years, our attorneys have held Fortune 500 companies accountable for their negligence, winning more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements while improving product safety and public policy.
To speak to one of Baum Hedlund’s decorated attorneys, contact our firm online or at (855) 948-5098.