Lawsuits are being filed against Monsanto, an agrochemical company, for their herbicide Roundup Weed and Grass Killer. It has been the suspected cause of many cancer cases. Meanwhile, the company insisted that it was safe. Recently, a San Francisco court awarded a man $80 million in damages. The jury ruled that Roundup was a major contributor to Edward Hardeman’s Non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis. Monsanto will appeal the verdict.
The jury based their decision on the testimony that showed the company was hiding the hazardous properties of Roundup. The chemicals are carcinogenic and yet there wasn’t a warning issued to consumers.
Hardeman said he spent 26 years using Roundup to kill poison oak and weeds, exposing him to the chemicals for a long time. Monsanto should have made warnings, but instead spent time trying to work against the studies that suggested a link between their product and cancer.
This was the first case to go to trial—there are 760 other lawsuits filed against Monsanto in federal courts. But those aren’t the only cases. Monsanto is also facing lawsuits at the state level.
While Hardeman got the justice he deserved, it’s appalling that a company could cause such widespread pain because of their negligent actions. By withholding information and insisting that their product was safe, it may have aided in giving countless people cancer. In these situations, people need to speak out and show major companies that they cannot do this.
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