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Determining product liability in Roundup lawsuits

On Behalf of | Jun 30, 2022 | Roundup Litigation

Product liability lawsuits in Ohio develop to ensure the responsibilities of product manufacturers. When thousands of people are harmed by defective products, the local, state or federal courts intervene to file actions against major corporations like Bayer.

Roundup lawsuits continue

The Supreme Court has rejected Bayer’s request to dismiss thousands of Roundup lawsuits from going through court. The main argument is that Roundup causes cancer after long-term use. Bayer has set aside billions of dollars to pay for individual and class-action lawsuits.

Proving a product liability case

Certain details are proven in a product liability case that involves a wrongful death from the product. The product must be defective, cause a severe physical injury and result in a personal loss. The consumer has to use the product correctly and as intended.

Not every defective product can be included in a product liability lawsuit. This includes a product that is ineffective but harmless or a product that is ineffective but causes minor side effects. An example is a strong, chemical-based household cleaner that causes normal symptoms like watery eyes, coughing or wheezing.

A loss that’s defined by product liability law often leads to serious problems. A consumer has to experience a severe physical injury, expensive medical bills, loss of employment, lost wages or other problems.

Any type of manufacturer is held liable for harmful and defective products. An example is the nationwide litigation against Roundup products that cause cancer. A product liability lawsuit is filed if the case meets certain conditions. The user must experience a serious injury that results in a major loss, such as the development of an illness or long-term medical expenses.

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