ST. LOUIS — Consumers are suing an herbicide maker, citing alleged design defects and failure to warn users of its harmful effects.
Nathaniel Evans, Richard Anderson, John Bishop, et al filed a complaint May 23 in the St. Louis Circuit Court 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 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, Roundup users claim they developed multiple myeloma.
The plaintiffs 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 plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for compensatory damages in the amount in excess of $25,000, deter the defendant and other businesses, and such other and further relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Maurice B. Graham of Gray, Ritter and Graham PC in St. Louis.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC01372