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The Impact of the Roundup Lawsuits on Bayer-Monsanto’s Reputation

Thousands of Roundup lawsuits claim Bayer-Monsanto is liable for injuries and harm caused by their popular weedkiller, Roundup. This blog post examines the numerous lawsuits linked to Roundup and its alleged health implications from the perspective of a Roundup litigation attorney. 

We discuss how these legal battles have significantly impacted Bayer-Monsanto’s reputation. We’ll also discuss the company’s response to the lawsuits, their efforts to damage control, and the long-term implications for the brand.

How Does Bayer-Monsanto Handling Roundup Lawsuits?

The company continues to deny that it has committed any wrongdoing that caused the plaintiff’s injuries or damages. It points to the research and studies that claim glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is not likely to be a human carcinogen. However, some studies support the link between glyphosate and certain types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Bayer-Monsanto recently won another lawsuit in federal court. However, the company has taken serious losses, totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. In 2019, a California state jury awarded the plaintiff $2 billion in damages for a Roundup lawsuit. The company is trying to find an efficient, quick, and cost-effective way to deal with the Roundup lawsuits. 

Bayer-Monsanto Is Settling Thousands of Roundup Lawsuits and Doing Damage Control

With thousands of cases still pending, Bayer-Monsanto is searching for a solution to the problem. Bayer has received severe criticism for underestimating the legal risks of taking over Monsanto. Being associated with the “Monsanto” name has caused Bayer’s reputation to suffer.

As of September 2023, the company had negotiated settlement agreements for nearly 100,000 Roundup lawsuits. In a negotiated settlement for a Roundup lawsuit, Bayer-Monsanto can agree to compensate the plaintiff without admitting fault. A settlement without admitting fault can help the company with damage control as it tries to repair the damage to its reputation after taking over Monsanto.

According to Bayer’s website, it has a five-point plan to close the Roundup lawsuits and glyphosate litigation. The five-point plan includes:

  • Continue to manage current Roundup lawsuits
  • Seek a favorable ruling from the United States Supreme Court
  • Promote the new safety study webpage
  • Activate claims program to manage future cases
  • Introduce new Lawn and Garden formulations in the United States 

Bayer is also promoting the page it created to highlight the EPA’s review of glyphosate safety. Of course, the company wants to highly the EPA conclusions because the EPA’s analysis does not line up with any of the recent studies and research. Recent studies link glyphosate to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, liver cancer, thyroid cancer, and other dangerous and potentially life-threatening conditions. 

More Roundup Lawsuits Are Being Filed 

Bayer-Monsanto won their eighth consecutive Roundup lawsuit on September 1, 2023. However, they have also lost several high-profile cases, resulting in multi-million dollar awards. Additionally, the company is negotiating settlements of Roundup lawsuits for millions of dollars.

The fight to prove that the glyphosate in Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other adverse medical conditions is still going strong. Contact our Roundup lawsuit attorneys for a free consultation if you believe that Roundup exposure caused your cancer or other health conditions.

You could be entitled to compensation for your pain, medical bills, suffering, lost wages, and other damages. Our Roundup lawyers review your case and provide advice regarding your legal options for filing a Roundup lawsuit. Contact our office for help with your case.