Bayer Asks Judge to Overturn $289 Million Roundup Verdict
Bayer Asks Judge to Overturn $289 Million Roundup Verdict

Bayer and its newly acquired Monsanto are asking a California judge to toss a $289 million verdict awarded to a school groundskeeper who allegedly developed terminal cancer from exposure to the company’s weedkillers. The company has stated that the evidence did not sufficiently support the jury’s decision in favor of Dewayne Johnson. They are asking the judge to set aside the verdict or to reduce the award.

Johnson’s case is the first of thousands of lawsuits over Monsanto’s glyphosate weedkillers to go to trial. There are roughly 8,000 similar suits alleging the products, including Roundup and Ranger Pro, cause cancer.

Despite the many lawsuits, Bayer maintains that glyphostate-based herbicides are safe and do not cause cancer. Regarding the Johnson verdict, Bayer asserted that the evidence presented in the case fell below California’s causation standard.

“The decisions surrounding this case will set an important precedent for the thousands of lawsuits over glyphosate products,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured by a defective product and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

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