Monsanto Asks Judge to Throw Out $289 Million Award
In August 2018, a San Francisco jury awarded $289 million to a man who claimed exposure to Roundup, a popular herbicide, caused his Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Monsanto, the company that makes Roundup, has asked a judge to throw out that award.
A Severe Punishment
The jury in the case awarded the man $250 in punitive damages and another $39 million in compensatory damages after determining Roundup contributed to the man’s diagnosis. Jurors also found that Monsanto was negligent in not providing any sort of warning of the potential health hazards of its product. Thousands of people across the country have sued Monsanto, claiming they became ill due to exposure to Roundup. Plaintiffs in these lawsuits say they would have been able to take measures to reduce that exposure had they known of the risk.
A “Probable Carcinogen”
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer determined that glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Roundup, is a “probable human carcinogen.” The agency is an arm of the World Health Organization.
Research indicates that glyphosate could also be linked to reproductive issues and other health problems.
Contact Baron & Budd
Attorneys for Monsanto vehemently deny there is a link between Roundup and cancer. However, research indicates otherwise. If you or someone close to you either used or was exposed to Roundup and later suffered health issues, Baron & Budd may be able to help. Please contact us online or give us a call at 866-723-1890 to learn more about your potential legal options.