In a landmark decision, a Pennsylvania jury ordered Monsanto and its parent company Bayer to pay $2.25 billion in damages to John McKivison, a 49-year-old man who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using their Roundup herbicide for twenty years. The verdict, delivered in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, included $2 billion in punitive damages, underscoring the jury’s finding that Roundup is a defective, cancer-causing product. This judgment not only highlights Monsanto’s negligence and failure to warn users of the dangers associated with Roundup but also serves as a significant rebuke of the company’s actions over the past five decades, emphasizing the reckless disregard for human safety that led to McKivison’s illness.

Read more: Bayer ordered to pay $2.25 billion after jury concludes Roundup weed killer caused a man’s cancer, attorneys say

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