Monsanto / Bayer hit with another jury decision that confirms Roundup (glyphosate) caused man’s cancer… 9,000 more lawsuits are pending, could bankrupt Bayer | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Monsanto / Bayer hit with another jury decision that confirms Roundup (glyphosate) caused man’s cancer… 9,000 more lawsuits are pending, could bankrupt Bayer

For the second time in a year, a jury has decided that the popular glyphosate weed killer Roundup caused a man’s cancer. The victory could inspire a flood of similar suits in addition to the thousands that Roundup manufacturer Monsanto is already facing, and the firm’s new owner, Bayer, could end up going bankrupt over it.

On Wednesday, the share price of Bayer dropped more than 13 percent following the unanimous decision. Investors were apparently spooked when a jury in a San Francisco federal court concluded that Roundup was a “substantial factor” in the development of Edwin Hardeman’s cancer.

According to his attorneys, the 70-year-old developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma as a result of using Roundup regularly over the course of 26 years to address weeds, overgrowth and poison oak on his property.

The next phase is now underway and will determine if Bayer is liable for the amateur gardener’s illness, and if so, how much money they will have to pay out. Hardeman’s attorneys will argue that Monsanto either knew or should have known that the product can cause cancer, and they will ask the jury to have the firm pay for his medical bills as well as damages.

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