Posts Tagged 'Bayer'

Internal Documents Show Bayer Underreported Essure Injuries

internal documents show bayer underreported essure injuriesA trove of new documents finally made public show that Bayer did not report a significant number of the reports of injuries it received over its Essure contraceptive device. Touted as a safe alternative to surgical sterilization, Essure would, instead, leave tens of thousands of women with intense bleeding and unbearable pain.

A legal maneuver by advocacy group Public Justice led to the release of the information. The hundreds of pages ...

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Bayer Moves to Settle Roundup Cases for $10 Billion

bayer settles roundup cases for $10 billionIt looks like Bayer got its bargain. In a move that has shocked most in the press by its size and scope, the company that acquired Monsanto for $63 billion will set aside a bit more than $10 billion to settle current and future claims that Monsanto’s flagship weed killer Roundup causes cancer.

When word of settlement negotiations first leaked, conversations seemed to hover around a number ...

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Appeal Heard in Landmark Roundup Verdict

landmark Roundup decision under appealThe verdict that served as the flashpoint for a flood of lawsuits that have erased over 30% of Bayer’s market value is under appeal in a California courtroom. At stake is not only the $78 million remainder of the original $289 million verdict awarded to school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, but also the future of ongoing settlement negotiations with the tens of thousands of plaintiffs currently awaiting their ...

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Bayer to Change Roundup Label as Part of Settlement

roundup label to change because of lawsuit settlementAnother hole has formed in the dam between Bayer and a flood of lawsuits that accuse the corporation, and Monsanto before it, of creating and marketing a product that causes cancer.

The settlement, announced earlier this month, does not impact or settle the nearly 50,000 lawsuits alleging that the use of Roundup caused victims to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Bayer has maintained that the allegations have no merit and that numerous ...

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Leaks Indicate Roundup Cancer Settlement May be on Horizon

roundup settlement appears to be closeNo one is authorized to speak about it, but sources familiar with the matter say that a settlement may be getting closer as Bayer looks to fend off the onslaught of lawsuits claiming that Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The corporation has gone to court three times to defend its flagship weed killer Roundup. Each appearance has been met with a loss as three separate juries linked long-term exposure ...

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Peaches, Plants, People…It Seems Like Nothing is Safe from Bayer and Monsanto

bayer chemical wiping out orchards across midwestAs the battle over Bayer’s flagship weed killer Roundup rages on, a new fight has opened over another one of the company’s agricultural products. And, as if endangering their customers’ lives wasn’t quite bad enough, this time the company seems to be destroying their livelihood as well.

Over 140 lawsuits allege that Bayer’s herbicide dicamba ravaged crops when the chemical drifted onto fields from neighboring fields occupied ...

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