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Dewayne Johnson, a terminally ill California man was awarded $289 million in damages after a jury decided Monsanto, the company who produces weed-killer Roundup, was responsible for giving him cancer. Via People Magazine, “Monsanto denies the claims their product causes cancer and told the wire they plan to appeal the verdict.”
Dewayne is a former school groundskeeper and he said he used the weed killer regularly while spraying it on the grounds he worked on in the San Fransisco Bay Area school district. He claims he contacted the company after he developed a rash but was never told it could cause cancer, the AP reported.
In 2014 at the age of 42, Dewayne was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – a form of cancer that begins when cells n the body grow out of control. CNN reported, about 80% of Dewayne’s body is now covered in lesions. the verdict against the company gave the “message to Monsanto that its years of deception regarding Roundup is over and that they should put consumer safety first over profits.”
Monsanto is facing about 2,000 other lawsuits from cancer patients, their families and their estates who are claiming their products also gave them cancer.
Source: People Magazine
Written By: Fantasia. H