Jury awarded man with cancer an amount of $289M for his truthful claim of getting cancer from Monsanto’s Roundup Weedkiller
It has been confirmed that Roundup which is the most popular weedkiller is responsible for terminal cancer of the former school groundskeeper.
He was awarded an amount if $289 million of his truthfulness and mostly to punish the agricultural company that produces the product, named Monsanto.
Dewayne Johnson’s victory on Friday has set a massive example for thousands of other people claiming Monsanto’s famous herbicide being a cause of their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Dewayne Johnson is lucky that he is the first one who was able to reach the trials, maybe it was mostly because the doctors has confirmed that he had little time left.
According to a report by CNN, more than 800 patients have sued the agricultural company Monsanto, claiming they have received cancer due to their Roundup.
After that day, many other cancer patients, their partners, and even their estates have come forward to claim the similar thing against Monsanto.
Almost after three days had past of the deliberations in this week, the jury of the Supreme Court of California located in San Francisco, awarded Dewayne Johnson a huge amount of $250 million were awarded for the punitive damage caused and the other $39 million for the compensatory damages.
No doubt, this can not compensate for the damage that has been made but the jury could not have done something better than this. But this money might secure the future of Dewayne Johnson’s two sons but not give them back their dad’s life.
“He’s going to live the rest of that time in extreme comfort,” Litzenburg said, who is the attorney of Dewayne Johnson.
Monsanto also decided to respond after the verdict, saying that Roundup does not in any way cause cancer and they deny all the claims made about their product.
“We will appeal this decision and continue to vigorously defend this product, which has a 40-year history of safe use and continues to be a vital, effective and safe tool for farmers and others,” Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge said.
After the denial of the Monsanto company, Litzenburg thinks the company’s appeal during the case is being appealed can prove to be very costly. This is because they will then have to pay a huge amount of about $25 million dollars.