Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Jurors Award $$$ Millions for Damages Associated with Glyphosate

Here are just a few of the recent stories in the news about large jury awards to individuals alleging injury by the weedkiller Roundup made by Bayer (formerly Monsanto).

The principal active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate.  And the most frequent use of genetic engineering in the U.S. today is to render plants "Roundup Ready" --- therefore able to withstand applications of glyphosate used to kill weeds while allowing the food crops to survive.

This has greatly increased exposure to glyphosate by farm workers and others as well as glyphosate pervades the environment.

You can find much more about this online and keep up to date on these cases by searching on terms related to Roundup jury verdicts.  

Below are just a few samples!

 "March 27, 2019         A jury in San Francisco has awarded a California man $80 million in damages after he claimed that the weedkiller Roundup caused his cancer.
The same six-person panel earlier this month sided with 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman, whose lawyers argued that the glyphosate-based herbicide was a "substantial factor" in causing non-Hodgkins lymphoma in Hardeman.
The Sonoma County man was diagnosed in February 2015. Hardeman had used Roundup on his 56-acre property for more than two decades, according to his lawsuit."
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"Sat August 11, 2018 (CNN) San Francisco jurors just ruled that Roundup, the most popular weedkiller in the world, gave a former school groundskeeper terminal cancer. 
So they awarded him $289 million in damages -- mostly to punish the agricultural company Monsanto.
Dewayne Johnson's victory Friday could set a massive precedent for thousands of other cases claiming Monsanto's famous herbicide causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. 
Johnson's case was the first to go to trial because doctors said he was near death. And in California, dying plaintiffs can be granted expedited trials."
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