A Court of Appeal California The sentence was confirmed Friday Monsanto, Owned by a German group Bayer, In the process initiated by a retiree Suffered from cancer This is due to the use of herbicides Roundup., Containing Glyphosate.
This The third time German pharmacist Compensation must be paid Damage Due to a product Contains glyphosate.
Court of Appeal San Francisco Refused to reconsider the case Edwin Hortman, As requested Bayer, And confirmed the group’s sentence Pay $ 25 million For damages and interest Man.
Hortman, a diagnosed Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma In 2015, he argues, regular use Herbicide Based on Glyphosate It happened to him Disease.
Judges “affirmed in his action the judgment of the District Court in favor of Edwin Hortman Insecticide Roundup From Monsanto It happened to him Lymphoma“This result says,” Since 2015, thousands of victims Cancer They led the way Monsanto Before state and federal courts. “
This Friday’s verdict indicates that the district court correctly rejected the appeal Monsanto “Since the evidence showed that risk Cancer of Glyphosate He was known at the time of Hortman’s preparation.
In the first appeal in July 2019, the compensation for the victim was amended downwards. The initial verdict was agreed in March 2019 $ 80 million To the complainant, the reduced amount 25 million, 5 million and 20 million for compensation Damage Punishable.
Edwin Hortman One of the first plaintiffs to lead Monsanto Before the judge, pointer Herbicide He used to induce his property for 25 years Cancer, And blaming the group Monsanto Mislead users by saying that Glyphosate It is harmless.
Monsanto It has always been argued that no study has concluded that it is dangerous Glyphosate And from Roundup, Which was published in the 70s. Team Bayer Purchased from Monsanto For $ 63 billion in 2018.
The panel said it was “disappointed” by Friday’s ruling and would continue to consider “all legal options, including taking the case to the Supreme Court.”