Toxic Exposure lawyer and Product Liability attorney reviewing non-Hodgkin lymphoma cases for plaintiffs nationwide. Bayer’s Roundup settlements may include injured plaintiffs nationwide
Bayer is discussing Roundup settlement terms, and sources have reported the company may pay as much as $8 billion or more to settle over 18,000 U.S. lawsuits that allege Roundup (glyphosate) causes cancer. Thousands of plaintiffs have claimed the use of the popular weedkiller has contributed to their non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other serious conditions.
The Roundup litigation is coming to a head many years after the initial cancer lawsuit was filed, with claims that the Monsanto Roundup product is toxic and may cause cancer. An agreement between Bayer and a class of plaintiffs could ease shareholder pressure, though much is left to discuss about future cases of cancer linked to Roundup products.
Victims and plaintiffs’ lawyers are demanding more than $10 billion to settle cancer claims, and compensation regarding sickened consumers yet to be diagnosed with illness is a contention among mediators. With large verdicts already returned in favor of plaintiffs, Bayer is feeling pressure to settle before another huge case turns against the company. A Bayer mediator, however, has told Reuters that the report about an impending settlement is nothing but hearsay.
Joe Lyon is a Toxic Tort Attorney and Product Liability Lawyer reviewing Roundup settlement and Monsanto lawsuits on behalf of injured plaintiffs.
Roundup has been a target for lawsuits since 2015 when the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), released a report linking glyphosate to cancer. The IARC, a wing of the World Health Organization (WHO), designates glyphosate as a possible carcinogen. Thousands of consumers exposed to Roundup weedkilling products have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and have filed lawsuits against Bayer.
Juries have sided with victims and hit Bayer with large verdicts, claiming the company failed to warn consumers about the risks involved with Roundup use. A California groundskeeper who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma allegedly caused by use of the herbicide won his case and was paid out $78 million. Other Roundup cases have ended in $25 million and $87 million verdicts.
The company has been forced to rethink their legal strategy and experts say a settlement may be near. Bayer’s lawyers and plaintiffs’ attorneys have been in discussions, though have yet to reach an agreement. Legal analysts have claimed Bayer will most likely settle the cases for between $2.5 billion and $20 billion. Bayer and plaintiffs’ lawyers have asked judges to push back cases already set for trial. Cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma are still pouring in, and Roundup is still on the market today. Bayer still insists Roundup is safe for consumers.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or been diagnosed with cancer following Roundup exposure, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, a toxic exposure attorney, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding Bayer’s Roundup settlements.