ST. LOUIS — A Jersey County, Illinois, man is suing an herbicide maker, citing alleged design defects and failure to warn users of its harmful effects.
Glen McNelly filed a complaint on May 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division against Monsanto Co. alleging that the defendant failed its duty to properly test, develop, design, manufacture, inspect, package, label, market, promote, sell, distribute, maintain supply, provide proper warnings and take the necessary steps to ensure that its Roundup products did not cause users any harm.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered injuries from exposure to Roundup because the product contains the active ingredient glyphosate and the surfactant polyethoxylated tallow amine, which is dangerous to human health. As a result, McNelly developed multiple myeloma.
The plaintiff holds Monsanto responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to investigate, study, test or promote the safety or to minimize the dangers to users and consumers of its product, failed to exercise reasonable care to warn of the dangerous risks associated with use and exposure to the product and wrongfully concealed information concerning the dangerous nature of Roundup.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for compensatory damages in the amount in excess of $75,000, and such other and further relief as the Court deems just, proper, and equitable. He is represented by James T. Corrigan of Onder, Shelton, O'Leary and Peterson LLC in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division Case number 4:17-cv-1511