Posts Tagged 'Bayer'

Federal Court Upholds Hardeman Roundup Cancer Verdict

federal court upholds Hardeman Roundup cancer verdictWhen a jury awarded Edwin Hardeman $80 million in April of 2019, it was just the start of a long, arduous battle to keep the funds that were supposed to compensate him for what would be lost from his life as he fought non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The jury concluded that his condition was caused by sustained exposure to glyphosate; the key ingredient in Bayer’s flagship weed killer Roundup.

His attorney did not ...

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Bayer Agrees to $2 Billion Settlement for Future Roundup Claims

bayer agrees to 2 billion dollar settlement for future roundup casesAfter setting aside nearly $10 billion to settle over 125,000 claims from victims who alleged that Bayer’s flagship weed killer Roundup gave them cancer, the corporation has set aside another $2 billion for those whose cancer has not yet been diagnosed, but could be attributed to exposure to the product.

News of the agreement arrived in the first days of February and largely closes ...

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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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