Another Verdict Against Monsanto for Roundup0
This time, a jury awarded $2 billion in punitive damages and $55 million for pain and suffering and medical expenses. The verdict was in favor of a couple who sustained cancer allegedly by using Roundup for 30 years.
This is the third large verdict against Monsanto. In a short jury deliberation of less than two days, the jury believed that internal company documents showed Monsanto spent millions of dollars to attack studies which showed Roundup is dangerous.
Bayer, the parent company which owns Monsanto, said it will file an appeal. That’s no surprise with a large verdict. Both the punitive damage award and the amount for pain and suffering will likely be substantially reduced by an appellate court if the case isn’t settled for substantially less before the appeal.
Cases like this are usually settled for a reasonable amount before the appeal.
It is likely that the amount for medical expenses will not be reduced.
The plaintiff’s attorney was R. Brent Wisner, Esq. of Baum Hedlund Aristei Goldman.