Bayer Statement on Shelton Trial
Bayer today released the following statement on the Shelton Roundup™ product liability trial before Judge Charles H. McKenzie in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri at Kansas City:
“While we have great sympathy for Mr. Shelton, the extensive body of scientific research on glyphosate-based herbicides over four decades, as well as the conclusions of leading health regulators worldwide, support the conclusion that Roundup™ is not responsible for his illness.
“The plaintiff’s claims are preempted by federal law given that the EPA has repeatedly found that glyphosate-based herbicides are not carcinogenic. Additionally, the plaintiff has failed to provide admissible evidence to the court that supports his causation claims.
“With the recent trial wins in Clark and Stephens, and the Supreme Court’s call for the views of the Solicitor General in the Hardeman appeal, Bayer is confident in its legal strategy, which the company has laid out in its five-point plan.”