Edwin Hardeman, simply, sits with his wife, Mary, at a news conference in San Francisco, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
A 70-300 and sixty five days-aged California man became awarded $Eighty million in damages over his deliver that a weed killer triggered his most cancers.
A six-particular person jury in San Francisco returned the amount for Edwin Hardeman on Wednesday. The a comparable jury beforehand found that Roundup-rate weed killer became a extensive part in his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Agribusiness giant Monsanto is coping with 1000’s of a comparable proceedings nationwide. Monsanto stated learn secure established that the vigorous ingredient in its widely aged weed killer is generous.
A determined jury in August awarded one other man $289 million.
DeWayne Johnson, a groundskeeper at a San Francisco Bay Space faculty district, sprayed properly-organized quantities of the product, sold below the emblem title Roundup, from a 50-gallon tank connected to a truck all the procedure via gusty winds. He stated the product would continuously duvet his face, and one time, when a hose broke, his entire physique became lined.
A assume later slashed the award to $seventy eight million, and Monsanto has appealed.
The Connected Press contributed to this fable.
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