A California court found that the glyphosate produced by Bayer was not the cause of a young boy’s cancer.
A California court ruled that the drug was not the cause of a young boy’s cancer. Bayer is facing numerous other glyphosate lawsuits in the United States.
B.In the years of dispute over the allegedly carcinogenic weed killer glyphosate, ayer won a legal victory in the USA for the first time.
The group had been sued in Los Angeles by the mother of an underage boy. The jury should have decided whether the boy’s illness with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was due to the use of the weed killer Roundup and would have denied it, Bayer said on Tuesday. A lawyer for the plaintiffs said they were considering an appeal.
“We have great sympathy for Ezra Clark and his family, but the jury carefully weighed the scientific evidence on this case and came to the conclusion that glyphosate is not the cause of his illness,” said the company. “The jury’s verdict on the question of causality in our favor ends the legal proceedings and corresponds both to the assessment of the responsible regulatory authorities worldwide and to the extensive scientific findings from four decades.”
Bayer wants a comparison
The ruling is the fourth of its kind related to the compound known under the brand name Roundup. Bayer lost in the previous three. Bayer had brought legal disputes around Roundup 2018 with the over 60 billion dollar purchase of US seed giant Monsanto. The agrochemical and pharmaceutical company is facing numerous other glyphosate lawsuits in the United States, which Bayer would actually like to settle with a major settlement.
The litigation concerns alleged cancer risks from the use of the weed killer Roundup, which contains glyphosate. According to Bayer, Roundup is safe when used properly.