Reports indicated that Bayer AG tentatively agreed to settle a substantial part of nearly 125,000 Roundup weed killer lawsuits in the U.S. alleging glyphosate exposure in the popular herbicide caused individuals to develop cancer. The deals, which still need to be signed, cover an estimated 50,000 to 85,000 federal product liability lawsuits against Bayer’s subsidiary Monsanto company, the original manufacturers of Roundup weed killer. News reports indicate that these deals are part of a $10 billion plan to end the extensive legal battle Bayer has faced since it acquired Monsanto in 2018.
For over a decade Monsanto Company has faced mounting allegations that exposure to the chemical glyphosate in Roundup weed killer increases consumers’ risk of developing cancer. Individuals across the world allege the controversial herbicide caused their severe cancer diagnoses, including Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, and Skin Lymphoma. Those filing Roundup weed killer lawsuits claim Monsanto deliberately sold Roundup to consumers knowing the extreme health risks of using the herbicide. Monsanto and the larger Bayer Company have denied Roundup health risks, indicating claims are built on shaky science or skewed reports.
Those closely following these developing Roundup settlements indicate that payouts for each settled case will range from a few thousand to a few million. According to Bloomberg news, the agreements for these Roundup weed killer lawsuits will not be announced or finalized until Bayer’s supervisory board approves them, which will likely be in June. Some lawyers representing injured Roundup users in the federal litigation indicate that despite the settlements, what Bayer is offering plaintiffs is insufficient and plan to push their cases through the courts.
Monsanto faced massive losses in the first three “bellwether” cases that went to trial in the past year, resulting in multi-million-dollar awards to injured Roundup users. These trial verdicts have placed substantial pressure on Bayer AG to discuss a complete settlement to the Roundup weed killer litigation. However, Bayer informed investors in an announcement last month that the coronavirus pandemic slowed settlement negotiations.
Roundup Weed Killer Lawsuits
Were you exposed to glyphosate in Roundup weed killer and developed cancer like Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your Roundup-related injuries. Monsanto company has been found liable for the glyphosate injuries of thousands of individuals across the U.S., and their negligence should not mean you have to suffer in silence. The award-winning product liability lawyers at the McGartland Law Firm have decades of experience defending the rights of individuals injured by dangerous products. We're here to be your advocates in your time of need, and we operate on a contingency fee basis, so you never pay anything out of pocket for our services. For your free, no-obligation case evaluation, contact us today.