Updates on Roundup and Dicamba
A federal court is considering a new class of Roundup lawsuits. The proposal is part of the $10 billion dollar settlement announcement in the works from Bayer.
It would include this who may have been exposed to the chemical, but not necessarily diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Attorneys argue individuals in the proposed group are mostly farmers or workers living in rural areas who may have limited access to medical care. The settlement would set aside just over $1 billion dollars to provide medical diagnoses to those individuals.
Bayer also announces a $400 million dollar settlement for dicamba, alongside the roundup deal. Claims from 2015 through this year are eligible for coverage and farmers, not already involved, can still submit. Proof of crop yield damage resulting from dicamba is required. Bayer still has dicamba products in development, some of which have been submitted to the EPA for approval.