The manufacturer of Roundup has suffered three substantial losses as juries hearing cases involving the weed killer continue to return extremely large verdicts for the plaintiffs. In the most recent case, a couple in California received more than $2 billion in a Roundup lawsuit.
Bayer, the extremely popular pharmaceutical company, acquired the maker of Roundup (Monsanto) and thereby acquired the problems related to the product. With more than 13,000 plaintiffs waiting for their turn to be heard, Bayer could face billions of dollars in additional jury verdicts for Roundup lawsuits.
Bayer is Appealing Roundup Lawsuit Verdicts
As Bayer continues to fight lawsuits alleging that exposure to Roundup causes cancer, it also begins the process of appealing court cases resulting in large jury verdicts. It is unknown whether Bayer may be successful in overturning the jury verdicts in those cases. However, the company may benefit if judges review the monetary awards and decrease the verdicts on appeal.
Why are People Suing Bayer and Monsanto for Roundup Claims?
The basis of the Roundup lawsuits is evidence that the weed killer used in Roundup is a carcinogenic. Roundup contains glyphosate, which has been linked to an increased risk of developing certain types of cancers. The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that weed killers containing glyphosate are “probable human carcinogens.” Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is one of the cancers linked to Roundup.
Several studies have confirmed the link between exposure to glyphosate and cancer. Other types of cancer have also been linked to the weed killer.
Why is Bayer and Monsanto Responsible?
The fact that the weed killer could increase a person’s risk of developing certain types of cancers is not on trial. Plaintiffs allege that the manufacturer did not provide adequate warning that use of the product could lead to the development of cancer. The lawsuits are filed as product liability lawsuits seeking to hold the manufacturer responsible when individuals developed cancer after being exposed to the product.
Do I Have a Roundup Claim?
If you have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another type of cancer after being exposed to Roundup weed killer, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Even though several cases have been decided in favor of the plaintiff’s, product liability lawsuits involving Roundup are complicated and challenging. You need the assistance of a skilled, experienced product liability lawyer to assess your claim and provide guidance as you seek to hold Bayer and Monsanto responsible for your injuries, losses, and damages.
The Olinde Firm continues to research claims regarding Roundup and closely follows all developments in the cases currently filed, including any appeals filed by the defendants. As more information becomes available, the evidence against the plaintiffs may grow stronger. It is important to carefully analyze all data regarding the claims to determine what, if any, change in strategy may be required to win future Roundup lawsuits.
If you have questions about the Roundup lawsuits, contact Attorney Fred Olinde of The Olinde Firm at (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to schedule a free legal consultation with a Roundup lawsuit attorney.