Man who blamed cancer on Monsanto weedkiller awarded $332 million
A California jury awarded has awarded $332 million to a man who said Monsanto weedkiller Roundup caused his cancer.
In 2020, Carlsbad, California resident Mike Dennis, 57, was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which he alleged in a lawsuit stemmed from decades of using Roundup weedkiller, made by Bayer-owned Monsanto.
Dennis claimed Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, caused his cancer.
“Glyphosate, the active ingredient for roundup, is genotoxic,” Adam Peavy, an attorney for Dennis, told NBC 7. “It causes DNA damage once it’s absorbed through the skin, and that’s what ultimately causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”
Peavy also said Dennis has been in remission for nearly three years, while noting there is no cure for the disease.