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Consumers allege Monsanto failed to disclose defects of Roundup

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 3, 2017

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ST. LOUIS — Consumers are suing an herbicide maker, citing alleged design defects and failure to warn users of its harmful effects.

Florence Scott, Randall Ahrenholtz, Jesse Ainsley, Earl Aldridge, el al. filed a complaint June 22 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial 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 they suffered injuries from exposure to Roundup because the product contains the active ingredient glyphosate and the surfactant polyethoxylated tallow amine, which they say are dangerous to human health. As a result, Roundup users claim they developed Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. 

The plaintiffs hold Monsanto Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to investigate, study, test or promote the safety of the product 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 Tor Hoerman and Kenneth J. Brennan of Torhoerman Law LLC in Edwardsville, Illinois.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC010630

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