Bayer faces 13,400 lawsuits over roundup cancer risk

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The legal troubles keep mounting for Bayer.

The German pharmaceutical giant acquired Monsanto last summer for more than $62 billion dollars.

Now, its weedkiller Roundup has been linked to four people’s cancer, costing the company close to $3 billion dollars.

On top of that, 13,400 other plaintiffs are waiting in the wings.

On Monday, Bayer was ordered to pay a couple a combined two and half billion dollars in damages.

This after they contracted Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma from using the product for several years.

The jury found that the company did not properly warn its users about Roundup’s cancer risk.

In a statement to Fox Business, Bayer said it was disappointed with the jury’s decision and plans to appeal the verdict.

The loss is now the third roundup lawsuit Bayer has experienced over the last year, totaling close to $3 billion dollars.

Bayer says it stands behind its products and will vigorously defend them.

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