For decades, Bayer’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup has been in the news for allegedly causing cancer, and mounting evidence–as well as verdicts against the company–show no signs of letting up. In recent news, they lost a third appeal, once again attempting to claim that the product isn’t dangerous. Even as Bayer loses lawsuit after lawsuit, they show no signs of backing down, which leaves those who have been harmed by the weed killer with a lot of legal questions. I’ll discuss recent cases in more detail below, as well as when connecting with a New York Roundup lawsuit lawyer could be in your best interest.
California Appeals Court Upholds $86 Million Verdict
In February of 2020, Bayer filed an appeal that only recently made it to a California appeals court. The original lawsuit was filed in 2019 by a couple who said their cancer was caused by using Bayer’s Roundup product to kill weeds. Initially, the jury awarded over $2 billion to the couple, but it was reduced to $86 million by the judge. Bayer’s appeal stated that there was not sufficient support for a recent verdict, but the appeal court upheld the previous verdict: a major blow to Bayer.
In mid-August, Bayer filed yet another petition, this time with the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to reverse an appeals court verdict supporting a plaintiff who claimed his cancer was caused by Roundup. While the case has not yet been heard, the company’s continued attempts to dodge paying billions to victims of their dangerous products is unforgivable.
Losing lawsuits isn’t a new development for the company, and it is beginning to drain their bank account. Leagues of Roundup lawsuit lawyers serving New York, including Buttafuoco & Associates, have taken on countless cases to help these victims get the justice they deserve.
Since July, Bayer has set aside over $15 billion to pay for settlements and litigation for lawsuits against them, but they refuse to admit any wrongdoing. Instead, they have made plans to use different ingredients in their weedkillers for residential use. However, they have not mentioned any intention to stop selling Roundup to farmers, a group that has been disproportionately harmed by the product.
A 2019 University of Washington meta-analysis reviewed epidemiologic studies published between 2001 and 2018, focusing on groups who were most highly exposed in each of the studies. Researchers found a strong and clear link between glyphosate and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and discovered that glyphosate exposure can increase the risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma by up to 41 percent.
Bayer continues to stand by the safety of Roundup, and says that there is scientific evidence to support their position, despite the fact that jury after jury continues to find otherwise. Recently, a federal appeals court upheld a $25 million court verdict ruling that the product caused a California resident’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
When to Contact a Roundup Lawsuit Attorney
Despite the wealth of evidence showing that Roundup is dangerous, the idea of facing a stressful trial during a serious illness has prevented many victims from filing lawsuits. While the idea of facing a behemoth company in court can be daunting, Bayer must be held accountable for their unethical and reckless behavior.
When you choose to work with a New York Roundup lawsuit lawyer at Buttafuoco & Associates, our team will handle all of the details so you can focus your energies on your recovery. In order to receive justice, victims of the company’s negligent behavior must take action against them, and our team can help.
To find out more about your Roundup lawsuit during a free consultation, call today at 1-800-NOW-HURT.