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Jury Decides $80 Million Verdict Against Monsanto in Federal Court


On March 27th, a federal jury returned a plaintiff’s verdict exceeding $80 million against Roundup® manufacturer, Monsanto. This was the 2nd trial in the Roundup® litigation which contends the weed-killer causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an aggressive cancer. The 1st trial took place in California state court last summer and resulted in a verdict of $78 million. There are 2 additional, upcoming bellwether trials scheduled in the northern California MDL. On March 28th, another state court trial in the California JCCP began.

The jury unanimously concluded Monsanto, owned by Bayer AG since summer of 2018, should pay approximately $80 million to the plaintiff, Edwin Hardeman, for negligence in failing to warn of cancer risks of Roundup®. The $80 million verdict included $200,000 in past economic loss and $5 million for past and future non-economic losses. The remaining $75 million was awarded in punitive damages, which are usually assessed by the jury as a means of punishing a defendant’s conduct or negligence. In this case, the punitive damages were awarded because the jury decided Monsanto failed to warn consumers of the cancer-related risks of using the glyphosate-based herbicide, despite scientific data showing links between Roundup® and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Additionally, the trial exposed that Monsanto attempted to mislead public opinion and the FDA about the safety of Roundup®.

Over $100 Million Recovered for Victims of Personal Injury

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and has a history of repeated exposure and usage of Roundup®, please consider contacting a personal injury lawyer who will fight for your rights. Attorney Brett Oppenheimer is a Kentucky-based legal advocate who will determine the best course of action to deliver the compensation you deserve.

Contact Brett for a free consultation by calling (502) 242-8877 or by submitting a contact form on this website.

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