Bayer loses third attraction in case over glyphosate-based weedkiller

2021-08-11

Bayer was found liable for cancers suffered by some users of Roundup Bayer was discovered accountable for cancers suffered by some customers of Roundup

German pharmaceutical big Bayer has misplaced a 3rd attraction in a case over claims that its Roundup weedkiller is carcinogenic.

A court docket in San Francisco on Monday, August 9 upheld a ruling that Bayer is accountable for cancers suffered by plaintiffs Alberta and Alva Pilliod.

A jury in California first sentenced Bayer in 2019 to pay the couple damages and fines totalling round two billion {dollars}. The court docket later lowered the quantity to 86.7 million {dollars}.

“We respectfully disagree with the Court’s ruling as the verdict is not supported by the evidence at trial or the law,” a spokesperson instructed DPA. “Monsanto will consider its legal options in this case.”

“We continue to stand strongly behind the safety of Roundup, a position supported by four decades of extensive science and the assessments of leading health regulators worldwide that support its safe use,” the spokesperson added.

Bayer reached a ten.3-billion-dollar settlement bundle final 12 months to resolve US claims ensuing from alleged most cancers dangers linked to its glyphosate-based weedkillers.

Bayer has misplaced three US circumstances regarding the Roundup weedkiller, which led to extra folks taking authorized motion, charging that they had contracted most cancers by the usage of Monsanto’s weedkillers.

An evaluation by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA signifies that the company does not contemplate glyphosate to be a well being danger when used as indicated.

Bayer acquired the Roundup weedkiller when it purchased US agrochemicals firm, Monsanto, in 2018.

Bayer loses third attraction in case over glyphosate-based weedkiller