ST. LOUIS — Consumers are suing an agricultural company, citing alleged false advertisement and failure to warn of potentially dangerous effects to their health.
Leroy Seitz, Cynthia Allen, Perry Angress and others filed a complaint Sept. 13 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Monsanto Co., alleging it falsely represented that Roundup is safe for humans and the environment.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that as a result of their exposure to Roundup, an herbicide that contains active ingredient glyphosate and surfactant polyethoxylated tallow amine (POEA), they were caused to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.
The plaintiffs hold Monsanto responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently manufactured and distributed Roundup with full knowledge that it was dangerous and defective and failed to provide adequate warnings and proper directions about the dangers associated with using it.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant for more than $10,000,000, plus costs for this action and all further relief the court deems appropriate. 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-CC11325