Bayer Seeks To Limit Future Glyphosate Lawsuits With Second Settlement Offer Terms
A group of more than 60 attorneys has formed to fight the most recent Roundup herbicide Bayer settlement offer.
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - The $2 billion offered by Monsanto to settle future claims is in dispute by a coalition of attorneys representing Monsanto Cancer plaintiffs. Bayer/Monsanto is trying to put a cap on future claims against them for failing to warn users of Roundup herbicide of the cancer risks. The company has settled approximately 3/4 of the more than 125,000 Monstanto Roundup cancer lawsuits against them for $12 billion. There are still more than 25,000 plaintiffs with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma that have opted out of the settlement and want their day in court.
In 2019, three cases were decided in favor of plaintiffs who developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and were awarded hundreds of millions in punitive damages. The first case was brought by California School groundskeeper DeWayne Lee Johnson, who developed NHL from coming into direct skin contact with the herbicide. Johnson sprayed Roundup several times per week as was his job as a school property maintenance worker. Johnson testified that he would often come home 'drenched in the stuff." Lawyers representing Monsanto Roundup cancer victims are filing claims that allege Monsanto and now Bayer has known of the dangers of glyphosate and failed to warn consumers.
Bayer's Roundup Herbicide settlement dilemma is that millions of individuals who have been exposed to glyphosate may have already developed cancer and file a lawsuit in the future. NHL has a latency period following exposure to a carcinogen of 10 to 20 years before the symptoms and suffering become noticeable. The Bayer offer is projected to be between $5000 and $200,000 per plaintiff. US Right to Know described the attorney's concerns about the new Bayer settlement offer, "A key concern is that current Roundup users who may develop cancer and want to sue in the future will automatically be subject to terms of the class settlement unless they officially opt out of the settlement within a specific period. One of the terms they would be subject to would bar them from seeking punitive damages in any future lawsuit." Bayer has refused to place a warning label on Roundup herbicide alerting occupational users to wear protective waterproof clothing when using Roundup and to avoid direct skin contact.
The new Bayer Monsanto glyphosate cancer offer is the second time the company has proposed terms to limit future plaintiff's options. Some of the objectionable terms are the ones that prevent future plaintiffs from seeking punitive damages, a four-year holding period when no new lawsuits could be filed, and the plan's lack of effort to notify potential plaintiffs of their option to opt-out or else they are automatically included, according to USRTK.
At the center of the Roundup herbicide cancer scandal is glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup Weed Killer. Farmers use Roundup in conjunction with genetically modified seeds that produce crops that are immune to the weed killer. Roundup increases a farmer's yield making food more affordable and profitable at the same time. Yet, the price difference between organic foods and those grown using glyphosate
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Lawyers for Roundup Cancer Lawsuits
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