Bayer Reaches $6.9 Million Roundup Settlement with New York

Bayer Reaches $6.9 Million Roundup Settlement with New York

Agrochemical company Monsanto and its parent company Bayer have reached a $6.9 million Roundup settlement with the New York attorney general’s office. The settlement arises from allegations of false and misleading claims regarding the safety of their widely used Roundup weedkillers. These claims primarily revolve around the inclusion of glyphosate, a potentially toxic ingredient, in their products and its impact on wildlife. This settlement with New York does not pertain to the ongoing personal injury claims regarding the potential link between Roundup and cancer.  

The Alleged Toxicity of Roundup 

In recent years, Monsanto and Bayer have asserted that their Roundup consumer products are completely safe and non-toxic. The companies advertised that Roundup products “won’t harm anything but weeds” and “do not pose a threat to the health of animal wildlife.” 

However, these claims were called into question due to the presence of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. Glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, has been classified as potentially toxic. Also, studies have raised concerns about glyphosate’s impact on the environment. Studies have shown that glyphosate can have detrimental effects on honeybees, butterflies, and aquatic animals. These organisms play crucial roles in pollination and maintaining the delicate balance of ecosystems.  

Monsanto Breached Previous Roundup Settlement with New York 

Monsanto previously reached a settlement with New York two decades ago. In that settlement, the company agreed to cease making unsubstantiated claims about the safety of Roundup containing glyphosate. This previous agreement hoped to foster more responsible advertising practices. However, the recent allegations reveal that Monsanto has breached this previous settlement. The company has allegedly engaged in false advertising by claiming that its Roundup products do not impact wildlife. New York Attorney General Letitia James expressed her disappointment in the breach of trust. She highlighted the significance of honesty and transparency in the pesticide industry to ensure the responsible use of such products. 

Utilizing $6.9 Million to Remedy the Environmental Impacts of Roundup 

The settlement funds of $6.9 million, to be paid by Bayer and Monsanto to the New York attorney general’s office, will serve as a means to address the effects of toxic pesticides on the environment. Additionally, the settlement will require Bayer and Monsanto to immediately remove or discontinue any advertisements that falsely represent Roundup products containing glyphosate as harmless, nontoxic, or without risk to pollinators and other wildlife.  

Ongoing Roundup Lawsuits 

The resolution reached between Monsanto/Bayer and the New York attorney general’s office specifically pertains to allegations of false advertising and misleading claims regarding the safety of Roundup as it relates to wildlife. This $6.9 million Roundup settlement is separate from the ongoing personal injury claims. These lawsuits concern the potential link between Roundup and cancer in humans.   

Monsanto and Bayer have been embroiled in legal troubles stemming from lawsuits linking their Roundup weed killer to cancer. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen.” This classification further intensified the scrutiny of its potential health risks. Individuals have filed lawsuits claiming that exposure to Roundup has led to the development of cancer, particularly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. 

The Lake Law Firm Can Help You File a Roundup Lawsuit 

The recent Roundup settlement marks a positive step toward rectifying the environmental devastation of Roundup. However, it is crucial to recognize that personal injury claims related to the potential health risks of Roundup are distinct and ongoing. For those seeking assistance in filing Roundup personal injury claims, The Lake Law Firm is dedicated to helping affected individuals seek the compensation they deserve. 

If you regularly sprayed Roundup and later developed cancer, contact The Lake Law Firm today at (888) 525-3529.