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Number of Bayer Lawsuits May Increase to 45,000

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

Bayer lawsuits

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  • Since Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018 for $63 billion, they’ve faced litigation that glyphosate-containing Roundup caused health problems, including cancer
  • Approximately 18,400 U.S. lawsuits from individuals alleging that glyphosate caused them to develop cancer have already been filed
  • Bayer expects the glyphosate/cancer lawsuits to increase, and analysts at JP Morgan suggested the number of glyphosate lawsuits may surpass 45,000
  • Internal Monsanto emails released during the glyphosate trials suggest Monsanto-affiliated scientists questioned the chemical’s safety
  • Germany announced it would be banning glyphosate by the end of 2023, with the phase-out starting even sooner

Since Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018 for $63 billion, they've been grappling with lawsuits alleging their (formerly Monsanto's) glyphosate-containing Roundup caused health problems, including cancer. Approximately 18,400 U.S. lawsuits from individuals alleging that glyphosate caused them to develop cancer have already been filed, but Bayer expects this to rise sharply.

In a written statement shared by Reuters, Bayer said, "With the substantial increase in plaintiff advertising this year, we expect to see a significant surge in the number of plaintiff filings over the third quarter."


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