Monsanto Ordered To Pay $80 Million - Jury Found Roundup Caused A Man’s Cancer


A federal jury in San Francisco has awarded more than $80 million to a 70-year-old California man after determining last week that his exposure to Monsanto's widely-used weed killer Roundup was a significant factor in the development of his cancer.

The verdict announced Wednesday concludes the second and final phase of the trial in Edwin Hardeman's case against Monsanto, the manufacturer of the widely-used herbicide.

Jurors ruled again in favor of Hardeman, saying that Monsanto, which was purchased last year by Bayer AG for $63 billion, caused the Sonoma County man harm by failing to adequately warn of the potential dangers of using the glyphosate-based weed killer.

Hardeman was awarded $75 million in punitive damages and about $5.8 million in compensatory damages.

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