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BCH Files Suit Against Monsanto Over Roundup Cancer Claims

Jun 6, 2019

Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC has filed a lawsuit against global agricultural giant Monsanto over claims that its signature weed killer Roundup caused a Texas man’s fatal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Missouri, where Monsanto Company is based, on behalf of the man’s surviving spouse and two daughters. It claims:

  • The man’s death was caused by Roundup, which he used for personal and occupational reasons for over 30 years before being diagnosed with NHL in 2016;
  • Roundup, which contains the known-carcinogen glyphosate, was unreasonably dangerous and defective; and
  • Monsanto committed negligent, willful, and wrongful acts in its development, promotion, and marketing of Roundup.

Read more on this press release.

The 35-page civil complaint details claims of Monsanto’s unscrupulous conduct in developing the world’s most popular herbicide; from ghostwritten studies and intimidation tactics designed to conceal what it knew about risks associated with the glyphosate, to its repeated failures to ensure the safety of consumers who used Roundup.

Monsanto, which was recently acquired by German-based Bayer, is facing thousands of claims from victims and families whose lives were altered by non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other blood cancer diagnoses they say were caused by long-term use of Roundup and similar glyphosate-containing products. Juries in the first trials in the litigation have awarded billions of dollars in compensation to victims.

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BCH will be aggressively litigating this matter on behalf of the family, and is actively investigating potential claims from others who believe they may have a potential claim. This includes farmers, landscapers / groundskeepers, property owners, and anyone diagnosed with NHL after using Roundup or similar glyphosate herbicides.

Our Texas lawyers serve clients nationwide, and are known as national-caliber trial attorneys with proven success in complex, high-stakes litigation involving dangerous products, toxic exposure, and wrongful death. Call (888) 367-7160 or contact us online to speak with a lawyer.

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