Monsanto Hit With $185M Verdict Over PCB Brain Damage

By Craig Clough (July 27, 2021, 10:01 PM EDT) -- A Washington state jury awarded $185 million Tuesday to three teachers who said toxic chemicals produced by Monsanto were left in light fixtures at their school and caused them brain damage, awarding $50 million total compensatory damages and $45 million to each plaintiff in punitive damages.

Monsanto on Tuesday was hit with a $185 million verdict over three teachers' claims that toxic chemicals produced by the company caused them brain damage. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) Kerry Erickson was awarded $15 million in compensatory damages, Michelle Leahy awarded $18 million and Joyce Marquardt $17 million, while one of the teacher's husbands was awarded $150,000....

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