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Bayer Must Pay $2.25 Billion After Jury Finds Roundup Weed Killer Caused a Pennsylvania Man’s Cancer

A Pennsylvania man who said Bayer’s Roundup weed killer caused his cancer was awarded $2.25 billion by a Philadelphia jury.

John McKivison, 49, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma “after using Roundup on his property for 20 years,” his attorneys, Tom Kline and Jason Itkin, said in a joint statement. He sued Monsanto Co., which is owned by Bayer, in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

On Friday, the jury handed down the verdict, which includes $2 billion in punitive damages.

Read the source article at NBC News

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