Bayer Reassesses Legal Options for Roundup Cancer Litigation

Bayer Reassesses Legal Options for Roundup Cancer Litigation

Bayer AG, formerly known as Monsanto, has announced that it will be reassessing its legal options regarding the tens of thousands of lawsuits that allege glyphosate, an ingredient in its popular herbicide Roundup, caused plaintiffs to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

As reported by The Lincoln Journal Star, this pivotal announcement came last week after a federal court in California rejected Bayer’s proposal to allocate $2 billion to settle future lawsuits in a class action setting. Bayer then threw several other potential proposals out on the table: recalling Roundup, rewriting product labels, and even removing glyphosate from Roundup.

“We continue to be open to settlement on appropriate terms,” Bayer stated, “but as we go forward, we’re also going to be reassessing whether settlements remain in the company’s best interest.”

Although the federal court ruling only pertains to future Roundup cancer lawsuits, a cloud of uncertainty has settled down on how those currently in the middle of litigation will pan out.

“The nature and sheer complexity of the caseload — featuring a product widely used over decades, whose safety is endorsed by some regulators and questioned by others — has captured the interest of legal experts spanning the country, who say the company doesn't have simple options,” per The Lincoln Journal Star.

Bayer has faced about 125,000 Roundup cancer lawsuits from all corners of the nation. While it agreed to pay $9.6 billion in settlements in June 2020, about 30,000 of these cases remain unresolved.

Domina Law Group: Prioritizing Public Safety

Our Omaha-based law firm, Domina Law Group, was involved in some of the first lawsuits alleging a link between exposure to glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In fact, we were the very first law firm in the nation to file a Roundup cancer lawsuit on behalf of Midwestern farmers. This lawsuit was brought forth on behalf of Larry Domina, the brother of Domina Law Group founding partner David A. Domina. Larry is a third-generation farmer who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2012; he had been using Roundup at his Nebraska farm for years.

We fully understand how heartbreaking it is to have a loved one injured because of Bayer’s negligent actions, and we remain committed to advocating for similarly injured victims and their families. There is still time to take action against Bayer. Our Nebraska trial attorneys are here to help you in your case.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup, call (888) 387-4134 or contact us online for a free consultation.