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Bayer Scores First Roundup Jury Trial Win After Other Losses

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  October 6, 2021   |  

Bayer Scores First Roundup Jury Trial WinThe saga continues. Roundup manufacturer Monsanto (now known as Bayer AG following an acquisition) scored its first Roundup lawsuit trial win on October 5 when a jury ruled that Roundup herbicide was not a “substantial cause” of the plaintiff’s non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Bayer has previously lost three jury trials involving Roundup lawsuits. In 2020, Bayer agreed to a global settlement totaling more than $10 billion. Thousands of plaintiffs in the Roundup multidistrict litigation (MDL) agreed to the settlement, but many have refused to sign on. In July 2021, Bayer announced it was setting aside an additional $4.5 billion in anticipation of potential future settlements and legal costs.

IMPORTANT: Despite the recent verdict, Roundup litigation continues and it is not too late to file a Roundup claim. If you’ve suffered from non-Hodgkins lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) after exposure to Roundup weed killer, call 1-800-525-7111 for a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced product liability attorney at Riddle & Brantley. There are no upfront costs, and we don’t get paid unless you do. 

4th Roundup Jury Trial: a Win for Bayer

Bayer’s first Roundup trial win played out similarly to other Roundup lawsuits with the exception of the outcome.

Plaintiff Destiny Clark had alleged that her son Ezra’s developed a rare disease called Burkitt’s lymphoma — a form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma — after exposure to Roundup. Roundup, which contains an active and controversial ingredient called glyphosate, had  been sprayed on weeds at the family’s residence. The lawsuit alleged that Monsanto (Bayer) was liable for the cancer and sought significant damages.

Nevertheless, a jury disagreed with Clark and ruled in favor of Bayer. Following the trial, Bayer once again stood by its product and denied any liability or wrongdoing.

“While we have great sympathy for Ezra Clark and his family, the jury carefully considered the science applicable to this case and determined that Roundup was not the cause of his illness,” the company said in a statement.

An attorney for Clark announced that they are considering an appeal.

“We’re disappointed for the boy and his family,” said plaintiff’s attorney Fletcher Trammel.

“What Happens Next in the Roundup Litigation?”

Despite Bayer’s win in the recent Roundup jury trial, the $10+ billion global settlement and additional $4.5 billion set aside by Bayer make clear the company’s potential exposure. Bayer has now lost three of four jury trials, and the scientific community has largely supported claims that glyphosate in Roundup may cause cancer.

“Despite the recent verdict for Bayer, we remain committed to fighting for potential victims of Roundup exposure and are confident that justice will be served.”

Gene Riddle, Roundup lawsuit attorney, Riddle & Brantley

If you were diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia after exposure to Roundup, you may have a claim for compensation in a potential Roundup settlement or jury award. For a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Roundup lawyer at Riddle & Brantley, please call 1-800-525-7111.

There are no upfront costs, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation. Call 1-800-525-7111 for a free claim investigation to determine if you qualify for a Roundup lawsuit.