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New defeat for Bayer, after the one a few days ago related to the damage caused by the anti-cholesterol drug Lipobay. This time the sentence on appeal concerns the glyphosate considered by the court to be responsible for the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that appeared on an American man.
The 2019th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld the XNUMX ruling, dismissing Bayer's appeal. The argument was burning: in the first instance the well-known company had been convicted of a harmful effect of one of its best-known products, theglyphosate herbicide. This, according to the sentence, now also confirmed on appeal, caused the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma a Edwin Hardeman, residente in California.
Read also: Glyphosate, Monsanto still loses! Cancer patient gets compensation of 80 million
In 2019 Bayer was sentenced to compensate the man with 80 million dollars, a figure that seems very high but not if we compare it to the very serious damage caused by the use of glyphosate. In reality, the figure was reduced to 20 million dollars, which the appeals court has now confirmed.
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A very important ruling, given that it is the first of a federal appeals court in a case linking Roundup and cancer, a precedent that has the potential to shape how each subsequent trial will be handled.
Despite everything, Bayer continues to argue that its Roundup and other products that contain glyphosate are safe. The company has reminded on every possible occasion that glyphosate has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as safe for humans but in reality the company has been dealing with legal disputes with people who they sued precisely for the harmful and undeclared effects of the herbicide.
Not only the sentences, also the many scientific researches we have talked about over the years, have shown the danger of this substance for human health, highlighting various aspects of the issue.
Bayer, meanwhile, set aside a whopping $ 2 billion in future cancer claims a few months ago.
Read all of our insights into glyphosate.
Source: Reuters / XNUMXth San Francisco Court of Appeals
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