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Jury Finds Monsanto Liable in the First Roundup Cancer Trial âEUR" HereâEUR(TM)s What Could Happen Next

Health & Wellness  (tags: Roundup, disease, Monsanto, cancer, Court ruling, lawsuit, Monsanto loses, health, humans, healthcare, safety )

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In the first of many pending lawsuits to go to trial, a jury in San Francisco concluded on Aug. 10 that the plaintiff had developed cancer from exposure to Roundup, Monsanto's widely used herbicide, and ordered the company to pay US$289 million in damages


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Beryl L (78)
Tuesday August 14, 2018, 8:31 am
The plaintiff, Dewayne Johnson, had used Roundup in his job as groundskeeper in a California school district. He later developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The jury awarded Johnson $39 million in compensatory damages to cover pain, suffering and medical bills due to negligence by Monsanto, plus an additional $250 million in punitive damages.

This means the jury wanted to punish Monsanto because members believed the company deliberately withheld from the public scientific knowledge that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, was a cancer danger. The size of the damages awarded indicates that the jury was not persuaded by Monsanto's expert witnesses.

Product liability lawsuits are an important part of American culture. There are many examples of companies knowingly adding toxic agents to their products. So there must be a process for aggrieved individuals who have been harmed to hold these companies accountable.


Animae C (508)
Tuesday August 14, 2018, 8:34 am
i have already sent this awesome news to my local council, whom i've been in endless debates with regarding they stop using this POISON in our local parks!

"Glyphosate and Monsanto could follow the path of the Johns-Manville company, which started manufacturing asbestos products in the 1880s. After many epidemiological studies showed that exposure to asbestos caused very high rates of lung cancer – primarily pleural mesothelioma – and much litigation, the company went bankrupt in 1982. Its assets were reorganized to form the Manville Trust, which allocates monetary damages to people harmed by asbestos."

FINGERS & TOES CROSSED that monsanto goes the same way!!!

TY dear Beryl

Ben O (129)
Tuesday August 14, 2018, 9:52 am
Monsanto is pure EVIL, wish we could bring them down to hell, where they belong!

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday August 14, 2018, 11:17 am
Agree with Ben's comments that it's pure evil. I would think that they'd get this poison off the market. Thanks Beryl

MmAway M (520)
Tuesday August 14, 2018, 3:41 pm

Been following this and PAY UP!

Thank you Beryl!

Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday August 15, 2018, 3:06 am
To be accurate, it is Bayer now that should plunge - since they took over Monsanto (who could see this coming ... and have tried to hide their identity behind another label).

And Bayer is being hit - a nose dive in their stock market ratings ...

Good news all around!

Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday August 15, 2018, 3:21 am
About the impact on Bayer's shares:

Melania P (123)
Wednesday August 15, 2018, 8:51 am
This is a good start! F**** Monsanto

Ann B (76)
Wednesday August 15, 2018, 8:13 pm
there should be NO MONSANTO and Bayer just bought that Company WHAT WERE THEY THINKING/???

Ann B (76)
Wednesday August 15, 2018, 8:15 pm
also Bayer just had a huge law suit over baby powder causing cancer..does that sound familiar???? BIG COMPANIES DON'T CARE--its all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Fiona O (562)
Wednesday August 15, 2018, 11:13 pm
Good news. Thanks for posting.

pam w (139)
Thursday August 16, 2018, 6:04 pm
GOOD! I'm so sorry for him but I salute his courage and determination!

Ruth R (246)
Sunday September 9, 2018, 9:04 am
Thank You!
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