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

Earl Neal, James Ander, Eugene Berckes, Stephanie Betts, et al filed a complaint July 13 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Monsanto Co. alleging the defendant violated the Missouri Merchandising Practice Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege they suffered from injuries due to 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 Roundup. 

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 and exemplary damages, costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, court costs, and other litigation expenses, and such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper. They are represented by Mark R. Niemeyer and Michael S. Kruse of Niemeyer, Grebel & Kruse LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10773

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