Roundup Verdict Upheld: Bayer Must Pay $87 Million in Roundup Lawsuit
A California appeals court upheld an $87 million verdict against Bayer in a lawsuit alleging that Roundup caused plaintiffs’ cancer. The loss is yet another setback for Bayer in ongoing Roundup lawsuits. The company recently announced it was setting aside another $4.5 billion for anticipated legal costs and potential settlements.
Another California court had previously reduced a $2 billion judgment against the company to $87 million. The plaintiffs in the case were Alberta and Alva Pilliod, who claimed that years of using Roundup weed killer at four residential properties caused their cancer. They alleged that Monsanto (the original manufacturer of Roundup since acquired by Bayer) manufactured a product with a known design defect, and failed to warn consumers, among other claims.
Legal Costs Mount for Bayer in Roundup Lawsuits
In mid-2020, Bayer announced that it had reached a global Roundup settlement with thousands of plaintiffs in the Roundup multidistrict litigation. That settlement totaled more than $10 billion, however not all plaintiffs agreed to the settlement.
The company announced in 2021 that it would stop selling Roundup for residential use in 2023, citing the ongoing legal battle.
“Is There Still Time to File a Roundup Lawsuit?”
Based on the fact that not all plaintiffs in the Roundup MDL agreed to the initial global settlement, there is still time to file a Roundup lawsuit — but the clock is ticking. The criteria for these lawsuits is strict, however those who have suffered from certain types of cancer after exposure to Roundup weed killer may be eligible and entitled to compensation in a potential (but by no means guaranteed) Roundup settlement.
Roundup Lawsuit Criteria
You may qualify for a Roundup lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:
- You used Roundup either commercially or residentially
- You used Roundup for a prolonged period of at least 2 years
- Your exposure to Roundup was after 1990
- You received a subsequent diagnosis of a form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
- In death cases, the date of death must be within the last ten years
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“If you believe that Roundup caused your cancer, don’t wait to contact us. The clock is ticking on these cases, but there is still time to file a lawsuit if you qualify.”
–Gene Riddle, Roundup lawsuit attorney
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