A California man dying of cancer was awarded $289 million after a jury ruled that a popular weed killer product gave him cancer.
DeWayne Johnson, a groundskeeper at a San Francisco Bay Area school district, sprayed large quantities of the product, sold under the brand name Roundup, from a 50-gallon tank attached to a truck during gusty winds. He said the product would often cover his face, and one time, when a hose broke, his whole body was covered.
According to his attorneys, Johnson read the label and even contacted the company after developing a rash but was never warned it could cause cancer. In 2014, at the age of 42, he was told he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
A spokesman for Monsanto, the company behind Roundup, said the agribusiness will appeal the ruling. Monsanto has denied a link between the active ingredient in Roundup — glyphosate — and cancer, saying hundreds of studies have established that glyphosate is safe.http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/10/dying-california-groundskeeper-awarded-289-million-after-jury-finds-popular-weed-killer-caused-cancer.html