Victims won and won big
In the Roundup cases that have gone to trial in a way that exceeded even the most hopeful expectations.
Juries are holding Monsanto accountable for the choices they made by awarding victims large awards that include punitive damages. The settlement value of the Monsanto Roundup lawsuits surged because these test jury trials resulted in massive verdicts for victims.
These are the three big Roundup verdicts:
Johnson v Monsanto (August 2018) $289.2 million:
A 46-year-old man groundskeeper for a San Francisco school district applied Roundup at school properties for years. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with large cell transformation. He called Monsanto after he was diagnosed with NHL with his concern that his cancer was caused by Roundup. He never got a return call. He says this is what led him to file a product liability suit against Monsanto. Following an 8-week trial in San Francisco County in California state court, the jury found that Monsanto was liable and awarded $289 million in total damages. The award included $250 million in punitive damages. The jury awarded punitive damages because they found that Roundup acted with conscious disregard for human health. The judge later capped the punitive damage award, reducing the total jury award down to $78.5 million.
Hardeman v Monsanto (February 2019) $80.2 million:
This was the first federal court case from the Roundup MDL to go to trial. Plaintiff, a 70-year-old male, and his wife lived in Sonoma County, California, on 56 acres that were used as an exotic animal refuge. Plaintiff began using Roundup products to treat poison oak, weeds, and overgrowth on his property in the 1980s and continued heavy spray activity through 2012. Three years later, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The jury found that the weed killer was defective and awarded $80 million. Like the Johnson case, the award included a whopping punitive damages award of $75 million.
Pilliod v Monsanto (May 2019) $2.055 billion:
Plaintiffs were a husband and wife in their 70s from Livermore, California who used regularly used Roundup products on their home and occasionally at other properties. The husband developed large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and the wife was diagnosed with central nervous system lymphoma which later progressed to NHL. After weeks of trial in Alameda County, the jury entered a staggering verdict of $2,055,206,173, which included $2 billion in punitive damages against Monsanto.
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