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Monsanto ordered to pay $80 mn in compensation to cancer patient

A San Francisco jury Wednesday found Monsanto, which is owned by Bayer, had been "negligent by not using reasonable care" to warn of the risks of its product - weedkiller Roundup

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Monsanto has been ordered to pay some $80 million to an American retiree who blames his cancer on the agribusiness giant's weedkiller Roundup, in a case that could influence the outcome of thousands more like it.

A San Francisco jury Wednesday found the firm, which is owned by Bayer, had been "negligent by not using reasonable care" to warn of the risks of its product, ordering it to pay Edwin Hardeman $75 million in punitive damages, a little over $5 million in compensation and $200,000 for medical expenses.

It was the second stinging legal verdict for Monsanto in recent months after it

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First Published: Mar 28 2019 | 3:39 PM IST

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