ST. LOUIS — Consumers are suing Monsanto Company, alleging false advertisement and failure to warn.
Karen Floyed, Farshid Arooji, Linnea Bei and others filed a complaint on Feb. 23 in the St. Louis Circuit Court alleging that the agricultural company 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, a herbicide that contains the active ingredient glyphosate and surfactant polyethoxylated tallow amine (POEA), the plaintiffs or their decedents were caused to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. They allegedly have suffered grave injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
The plaintiffs hold Monsanto Company 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 damages of more than $10 million, plus costs of this action, and any further relief as the court deems just and 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 1822-CC00395