ST. LOUIS — Individuals are suing the maker of Roundup, citing alleged design defects and failure to warn users of its harmful effects.

Brenda Ashton, Nancy Balcom as next of kin of Robert Balcom, Kenneth and Kari Barker, et al. filed a complaint July 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division against Monsanto Co. alleging that the defendant failed to warn about the defective and dangerous effects to consumers of its product Roundup.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they were diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma after using Roundup. The plaintiffs claim Roundup contains the active ingredient glyphosate and the surfactant polyethoxylated tallow amine, which is dangerous to human health. 

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 seeks judgment for compensatory damages in the amount in excess of $75,000 and other relief the court deems just, proper and equitable. They are represented by James T. Corrigan of Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson LLC in St. Louis.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division case number 4:17-cv-02162-AGF

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