While Monsanto may be named in some litigation, Bayer should also be a defendant in Roundup® cancer lawsuits. It is helpful to understand the history of Roundup products to know why Bayer and Monsanto may be defendants in Roundup cases.
Roundup was first sold in the United States in the mid-1970s. At that time, Monsanto designed and made the weed killer. Monsanto continued to manufacture different Roundup weed killer products over the next 40 years. These glyphosate-based products included:
- Roundup® Ready-To-Use. This product, introduced in 1988, was primarily sold for residential properties in a hand-held spray bottle.
- Roundup® Extended Control Weed and Grass Killer Plus Weed Preventer. In 2005, this product was introduced to kill weeds and prevent new ones at the same time.
- Roundup® Pump ‘n Go® Sprayer. The Pump ‘n Go sprayer was introduced in 2008 to provide a continuous spray for better coverage than the existing trigger sprayers provided.
- Roundup® Comfort Wand®. This battery-powered applicator hit the market in 2013 and allowed users to get a continuous spray without pumping or priming.
- Roundup® Max Control 365 Products. In 2014, this new form of roundup allowed users to apply weed killer and prevention just once annually.
- Roundup® Extended Wand. In 2015, the Extended Wand was introduced. This product allowed two feet, rather than one foot, of coverage at a time so people could bend and reach less with each application.
- Roundup® Sure Shot® Wand. In 2016, the Sure Shot Wand was introduced to allow users to place the Roundup chemicals more precisely to protect nearby plants.
Monsanto was an American corporation that existed as Monsanto Chemical Works from 1901 to 1933, the Monsanto Chemical Company from 1933 to 1964, and the Monsanto Company from 1964-2018. In 2018, the German company Bayer AG bought Monsanto. When Bayer purchased Monsanto, it also became responsible for Monsanto’s legal liabilities, such as Roundup litigation.
Do You Have a Roundup Case?
If you have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from Roundup exposure, then you may have a lawsuit. You may be able to recover damages for things such as past and future medical costs, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, physical pain, and emotional suffering.
In June 2020, Bayer announced that it was willing to pay as much as $10.9 billion to settle Roundup cancer cases in the United States. Therefore, if you have a potential claim, then now is the time to take action.
Filing a case against a large corporation such as Bayer may be intimidating, and we encourage you not to do it on your own. Instead, contact our experienced Roundup injury lawyers today to discuss your rights and what to do now to protect your recovery.