A California jury ordered Monsanto to pay a married couple punitive and compensatory damages of $2 billion after they were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The cancer was allegedly caused by years of exposure to Roundup products.
As reported by the U.S. Right to Know, jurors listened to 17 days of trial testimony. Alberta Pilliod and Alva Pilliod were the plaintiffs for the case. The couple started using Roundup in the 1970’s and continued to do so until only a few years ago. Alva was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that spread to his bones, pelvis, and spine in 2011. Four year later, Alberta was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma brain cancer.