A jury found Monday that Alva Pilliod and Alberta Pilliod were entitled to $2 billion in punitive damages to couple who were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Monsanto’s Roundup product on their home for over 30 years.
This is the third lawsuit loss for Monsanto after numerous plaintiffs have launched complaints against Monsanto’s herbicide products. Jurors were presented with internal communications showing that Monsanto intentionally manipulated records to hide the cancerous risks of Roundup and the impacts of glyphosate. The company spent tons in funding to combat unfavorable scientific discoveries against their product and made many attempts to work with credible agencies to endorse their position that glyphosate does not have any cancerous effects.
In a press release issued after the jury’s verdict, Monsanto said it plans to appeal the decision believing that the jury’s decision conflicts with the Environmental Protection Agency’s review released last month finding that glyphosate was safe.