Bayer Statement on Full Defense Verdict in Johnson
Bayer today issued the following statement on the full defense verdict issued in the Johnson trial:
“The jury’s unanimous verdict in favor of the company brings this trial to a successful conclusion and is consistent with the evidence in this case that Roundup™ does not cause cancer and was not the cause of Mr. Johnson’s cancer. This is the fourth consecutive trial win for the company, following favorable verdicts in Clark, Stephens and Shelton and the company now has a winning record at trial.
“The jury’s conclusions are consistent with the assessments of expert regulators worldwide as well as the overwhelming evidence from four decades of scientific studies concluding that Roundup™ can be used safely and is not carcinogenic.
“While we have great sympathy for Mr. Johnson, the jury has weighed the evidence from both sides in this case and concluded that Roundup™ is not responsible for his injuries.
“We continue to stand behind the safety of Roundup™ and will confidently defend the safety of our product as well as our good faith actions in any future litigation.”