ST. LOUIS — Individuals are suing an herbicide maker, citing alleged design defects and failure to warn users of its harmful effects.
Laurie and Michael Marniella, Robert and Phyllis Hempy, Roger Stanley, et al. filed a complaint on May 31 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 plaintiffs allege that they suffered injuries from exposure to Roundup because the product contains the active ingredient glyphosate and the surfactant polyethoxylated tallow amine, which are dangerous to human health. As a result, the plaintiffs claim that they were diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma after using the Roundup product.
The plaintiffs hold 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 plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek 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. They are 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-01593