Monsanto Cancer Lawsuits Put Pressure on Bayer
Bayer is a German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. They are responsible for a wide variety of products found across many businesses and American households. It is one of these household products called Roundup that has landed Bayer in hot water thanks to a slew of lawsuits that have resulted in the loss of Billions of dollars on Bayer’s part.
A somewhat recent acquisition of Bayer called Monsanto is a maker of a number of agricultural products; one of which is Roundup weedkiller commonly found in households and agriculturally focused businesses. After it was found that an ingredient in Roundup weedkiller called glyphosate was responsible for the increase of cancer risk in those exposed to the herbicide, thousands of lawsuits spilled forth from consumers diagnosed with cancer after heavily using Roundup. These lawsuits against Monsanto are causing some damage to its parent company, Bayer. Bayer stock value has begun to drop and the lawsuits are piling on with thousands of plaintiffs demanding compensation for the injuries they sustained because of Roundup weedkiller.
Why is Monsanto Being Sued for Roundup Weedkiller?
When it comes to the legal reasoning behind the many lawsuits Monsanto and Bayer now face, understanding product liability is key. Companies like Monsanto and Bayer have a duty of care that they must honor when it comes to consumers of their products. This means that they are responsible for ensuring that their product’s design, manufacturing, and labeling fall within the safety standards. In the case of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, Monsanto is not facing all of these lawsuits because they put out an herbicide that can increase the risk of cancer among those exposed to it. The lawsuits Monsanto is facing are focused instead on the fact that Monsanto put out a product that increases the risk of cancer without any kind of warning labeling on the product to let consumers know the potential dangers.
Proper labeling of products so that consumers are informed is every bit as important as ensuring that products do not have any harmful design or manufacturing defects. Imagine if a company put out a bug spray without any warning labels regarding how it can cause cancer if it comes into contact with skin. The consequences would, of course, be severe for the countless people exposed to the dangerous chemical without knowing its effects and for the company that’s labeling negligence will result in many lawsuits much like how Monsanto is experiencing now.
Product Liability Lawsuits
Those that have suffered an injury because a business was negligent when it came to their product’s design, manufacturing, or labeling have a right to seek compensation for the injuries they suffered through a product liability lawsuit. A plaintiff must be able to prove that the product that they used caused them severe injury and that it was the result of either a design defect, manufacturing defect, or failure to provide proper warning labeling. This can often prove to be much more difficult than most anticipate. Therefore, it is in the best interest of someone filing a product liability lawsuit to consider hiring an attorney experienced in handling these kinds of cases.
A skilled lawyer with a track record of cases that successfully recovered compensation for those that suffered injuries because of negligently distributed products can be invaluable since they can provide invaluable resources when it comes to investigating product defects, navigating the legal process, and negotiating with liable parties for compensation. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer after long term exposure to herbicides that utilize glyphosate as an ingredient then do not Hesitate to Contact dolman Law Group about a free consultation on your claim. Contact us at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA’s offices. Please fill out our online contact form or call us at 727-451-6900.
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Repercussions of Monsanto Roundup Cancer Lawsuits
The widespread damage done by Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller has lead to a number of lawsuits which have caused even more damage to Monsanto and their parent company Bayer. May 14th saw Bayer’s stock drop by 2% with further decline seeming imminent. In addition to this decline in stock value, the major retailer, Costco, has seen fit to drop Roundup products from their inventory in response to the controversy facing it. Many speculate that it is only a matter of time until additional retailers see fit to follow suit in order to avoid legal action for selling such a controversial product. Ultimately, the most damage comes from direct financial loss due to the number of lawsuits filed against Monsanto. So far there have been three major lawsuits that have successfully recovered compensation for damages done by Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller.
The first lawsuit that managed to hold Monsanto responsible for their allegedly carcinogenic weedkiller was Dewayne Johnson vs. Monsanto. Dewayne Johnson was a groundskeeper and utilized Roundup weedkiller regularly for his duties for several years and then developed non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Mr. Johnson ended up effectively suing Monsanto for $289 million. Following Mr. Johnson was a Mr. Edwin Hardeman who much like Mr. Johnson developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to Roundup for over several decades while using it on his property. Like Dewayne Johnson, he succeeded and was awarded $80 million in damages. The biggest blow was the recent case of Alva and Alberta Pilliod who sued Monsanto after developing cancer and were awarded $2 billion in damages.
Seek an Experienced Product Liability Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured because of a product’s negligent design or manufacture, then do not hesitate to contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA about a free consultation on your claim. Our skilled lawyers have the expertise you will need to secure the settlement that you deserve. Dolman Law has years of experience when it comes to handling product liability claims and ensuring that our clients receive the compensation that they need in order to pay off their medical expenses, lost wages, etc. When you enlist the assistance of Dolman Law you are ensuring that your case gets the small firm attention it deserves with big firm results.
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