(RNN) – A jury has awarded $289 million to a male who claimed a weed torpedo Roundup gave him non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Dewayne Johnson, 46, was a groundskeeper for a propagandize district in Benicia, CA, north of San Francisco. He argued in justice that years of regulating Roundup led him to being diagnosed with cancer in 2014.
On Friday, a jury sided with Johnson. They pronounced Monsanto, an agribusiness hulk famous for a chemical products like Roundup and genetically mutated mammal (GMO) food products, such as seeds and crops, did not yield adequate warnings of Roundup’s risks.
The company, that was recently purchased by German curative hulk Bayer, had argued there weren’t any risks. After Friday’s outcome a association executive, Scott Partridge, confirmed that glyphosate is “safe for use and does not means cancer.”
In December, a Environmental Protection Agency concluded in a breeze risk assessment that a insecticide glyphosate, a pivotal part in Roundup, was “not expected to be carcinogenic to humans.”
However a International Agency for Research on Cancer, a multiplication of a World Health Organization, said in a 2015 report that it was “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
According to CNN, Monsanto faces thousands some-more identical suits from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients.
“The 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,” one of Johnson’s attorneys, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., said.
In court, Johnson’s lawyers pronounced his industrial use of Roundup resulted in visit corporeal contact, including during slightest dual work accidents in that he was lonesome with a chemical.
They pronounced he even once contacted Monsanto after building a rash, and wasn’t told of any risk, a AP reported.
Since constrictive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Johnson has grown lesions all over his physique and infrequently struggles to speak. One of his lawyers pronounced “it’s only a matter of time” until he dies.
Johnson had sought some-more than $400 million in a case. Monsanto pronounced it will appeal.
Johnson has dual children and a wife, Araceli, who now works dual jobs to take caring of a family.
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