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Bayer Reeling After Spending Summer in Spotlight for Dangerous Products

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Bayer AG faces more than 8,700 plaintiffs across the U.S. alleging that recently-acquired Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weed killers such as Roundup® and Ranger Pro® cause cancer.

The international pharmaceutical and agricultural giant recently acquired Monsanto in a $63 billion deal completed in June 2018, taking on a daunting set of lawsuits. The number of lawsuits against Monsanto has risen from 5,200 in late July, with plaintiffs claiming that the company failed to warn them of the cancer risks associated with glyphosate-based weed killers.

Amid concerns of the costly litigation, Bayer shares have lost more than 10 percent since August of this year when a California jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to a school groundskeeper suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The jury verdict was the result of the first of what may be thousands of U.S. lawsuits over their weed killers. The next case is due to go to trial in St. Louis in late October 2018.


In addition to legal troubles, Bayer’s medical product division took a hit when it announced that it would discontinue sales of the Essure® permanent birth control device across the U.S. in Dec. 2018.

The implant, controversial since its introduction, is now facing thousands of lawsuits from women suffering from a number of serious health-related issues, including forced hysterectomies or abdominal surgery to remove the Essure devices.


On July 27, Netflix released The Bleeding Edge, a powerful documentary exposing the devastating side effects of the Essure birth control implant and the shortfalls of the medical device industry. The film also follows victims of other dangerous products such as surgical robots, hernia mesh, and DePuy® hip replacements.

These dangerous medical devices were prominently featured in major news outlets such as Good Morning America and CBS This Morning.


Cory Watson Attorneys, a nationally recognized injury law firm based in Birmingham, Alabama, is working to hold corporations like Bayer and Monsanto accountable for hurting patients. If you were injured by a defective medical device or dangerous product, you may have a legal case and be entitled to financial compensation.

It’s not every day that consumers have the opportunity to stand up to the pharmaceutical companies that hurt them — however, the time to take part in a defective medical device lawsuit is limited.

We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about your legal options. Fill out our free online consultation form, or call now at (877) 562-0000. Don’t wait to reach out – your health is on the line.

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