Monsanto Found Liable For Man’s Cancer, Ordered To Pay $80 Million In DamagesPosted: 08 Apr 2019 09:30 AM PDTBy Jake Johnson(CD)
– In a victory for consumers and yet another massive blow to Monsanto, a federal jury on Wednesday found the company liable for causing a California man’s cancer and ordered it to pay $80 million in damages.
“The jury resoundingly held Monsanto accountable for its 40 years of corporate malfeasance and sent a message to Monsanto that it needs to change the way it does business,” said the legal team of 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) in 2015 after using Roundup on his property for more than two decades.
“It is clear from Monsanto’s actions that it does not care whether Roundup causes cancer, focusing instead on manipulating public opinion and undermining anyone who raises genuine and legitimate concerns about Roundup,” Hardeman’s lawyers added.Earlier this month
, the San Francisco jury ruled that Roundup was a “substantial factor” in the development of Hardeman’s cancer.
In its Wednesday ruling, the jury said Monsanto—which was acquired
by German pharmaceutical giant Bayer last year—should be held liable for failing to give sufficient warnings about Roundup’s cancer risks.
“Clearly, the testimony that informed the jury’s decision was Bayer-Monsanto hiding Roundup’s carcinogenic properties, manipulating the science, and cozying up with EPA so it would not have to warn consumers of its dangerous product,” Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working Group, said in a statement.
“Bayer-Monsanto has known for decades the cancer-causing properties of Roundup, and I applaud the jury for holding the company accountable for failing to warn consumers of the known danger,” Cook added. “This verdict puts Bayer’s back firmly up against the wall as the cost of litigation mounts and its stock price gets pummeled once again.”
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The second Roundup cancer trial concluded Wednesday with a unanimous jury verdict that ordered Monsanto to pay nearly $81 million in damages for failing to warn plaintiff Edwin Hardeman of the cancer…
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The jury found that Monsanto failed to adequately warn the public of the potential dangers of using Roundup. “The jury also heard evidence that the agrochemical giant went so far as to ghostwrite scientific papers, according to court transcripts.” https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/hardeman-roundup-cancer-damages …
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Monsanto Has Been Ordered To Pay $80 Million After A Jury Found Its Weed Killer Caused A Man’s…
The jury determined the popular weed killer was a “substantial factor” in the development of a California man’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Bayer said it is “disappointed” in the jury’s decision and plans to appeal.
The latest ruling against Monsanto comes as the company is facing thousands of similar lawsuits nationwide
As Common Dreams reported
, a jury last year ordered Monsanto to pay over $280 million in damages to school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, who said Roundup caused his cancer.
“The evidence is overwhelming that Roundup can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” Jennifer Moore, a lawyer for Hardeman, told the New York Times
. “Now two different juries have held that Roundup causes an individual’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and that Monsanto should be punished for its conduct.”By Jake Johnson / Creative Commons / Common Dreams /
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