ST. LOUIS — A couple is suing the makers of Roundup, citing alleged design defects and failure to warn users of harmful effects.

Patricia Honaker and Charles Honaker filed a complaint July 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Monsanto Co. and John Does 1-50, alleging that the defendants failed to warn about the defective and dangerous health effects to consumers who used Roundup.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on June 9, 2015, Patricia Honaker was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, specifically B-cell lymphoma, after being exposed to Roundup. The couple claims Roundup contains the active ingredient glyphosate and the surfactant POEA, which is dangerous to human health. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants 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, economic, punitive and exemplary damages, pre and post-judgment interest, attorneys' fees, costs and such other and further relief as the Court deems just and proper. They are represented by Eric D. Holland of Holland Law Firm in St. Louis and Jessica L. Richman of Parker Waichman LLP in Port Washington, New York.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri case number 4:17-cv-02170-NCC

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