Two important legal battles reached decision points on settlements and damages recently – one against Johnson & Johnson’s talc products and the other against Monsanto’s Roundup, both for causing cancers. If you don’t already avoid these products, we recommend that you do.
Johnson & Johnson is ordered to pay $2.1 billion to women who claim that the talc-based products the company sells caused ovarian cancer. The company recently also decided to stop selling its products in the US and Canada though it still maintains that misinformation about safety has fueled the recent lawsuits and declining sales.
Separately, Bayer, the company that owns Monsanto, has reached a $10+ billion settlement for the thousands of lawsuits that claim its product, Roundup causes cancer. The settlement doesn’t involve any admission of liability or that they agree that Roundup causes cancer. Roundup is alarmingly still available for sale across the globe and is the most-used weedkiller.