A GROUNDSMAN has been awarded £226million after a justice ruled weedkiller Roundup contributed to his depot cancer.
A San Francisco jury found a association unsuccessful to sufficient advise of a risks of regulating Roundup.
Former propagandize groundsman Dewayne Johnson’s lawyers pronounced he sprayed Roundup and a identical product, Ranger Pro, in vast quantities as a harassment control manager during a San Francisco Bay Area propagandize district.
He grown a unreasonable and was 42 when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014.
Monsanto’s lawyer, George Lombardi, pronounced non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma takes years to develop, so Johnson’s cancer contingency have started before he worked for a district.
The association has denied ties between glyphosate, a active partial in Roundup, and cancer.
The lawsuit brought by Dewayne Johnson, 46, was a initial to go to conference among hundreds filed in state and sovereign courts observant Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Jurors concluded a product contributed to Johnson’s cancer and a association should have supposing a tag warning of a intensity health hazard.
Johnson’s lawyers sought and won £30 million in saving indemnification and £196 million of a £292 million they wanted in punitive damages.
“This jury found Monsanto acted with malice and hardship since they knew what they were doing was wrong and doing it with forward negligence for tellurian life,” pronounced Robert F. Kennedy Jr, a member of Johnson’s authorised team.
“This should send a clever summary to a boardroom of Monsanto.”
Monsanto says hundreds of studies have determined that glyphosate is safe.
Johnson sprayed vast quantities from a 50-gallon tank trustworthy to a truck, and during blowing winds, a product would cover his face, pronounced Brent Wisner, one of his lawyers.
Once, when a hose broke, a weed torpedo dripping his whole body.
Johnson review a tag and even contacted a association after building a unreasonable though was never warned it could means cancer, Wisner said.
“The elementary fact is he is going to die. It’s only a matter of time,” Wisner told a jury in his opening matter final month.
The US Environmental Protection Agency says Roundup’s active partial is protected for people when used in suitability with tag directions.
However, a France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer, that is partial of a World Health Organisation, personal it as a “probable tellurian carcinogen” in 2015, and California combined glyphosate to the list of chemicals famous to means cancer.
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