The widow of a California farmer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Monsanto alleging that the company purposely downplayed the cancer risk associated with its Roundup weed killer.
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Update: San Diego Man Claims He Developed Lymphoma from Roundup
September 16, 2016 – A couple from San Diego alleging that the husband’s development of non-Hodgkins lymphoma was caused by Roundup has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto. Plaintiff Anthony Harris claims he used the herbicide extensively on his home garden until he was diagnosed with the disease in 2015. Harris accuses Monsanto of failing to warn about the health risks associated with Roundup, failing to manufacture the chemical safely, and of failing to protect consumers.
What’s the Problem?
May 9, 2016 – According to the lawsuit (PDF), Jack McCall developed terminal cancer after using Roundup herbicide for nearly 30 years. In September 2015, McCall was admitted to a hospital with swollen lymph nodes in his neck. His doctor informed him that the swelling was caused by anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. No one on his farm knew that Roundup could cause cancer since Monsanto maintained for decades that the weed killer was non-toxic to humans, according to the complaint.
After being diagnosed with ALCL and learning of the link between Roundup and cancer, he stopped using the herbicide on his farm. Unfortunately, by then it was too late. Three months after his diagnosis, while undergoing treatment on Christmas Eve 2015, McCall had a massive stroke and died 2 days later. He was 69-years-old.
According to allegations raised in the complaint, Monsanto has known for decades that glyphosate — the active ingredient contained in Roundup — is carcinogenic, but failed to adequately warn consumers of its potential health risks. Instead, the company continued to market the weed killer as non-toxic and hid the dangers as it generated billions in profits around the world. To this day, Monsanto has failed to adequately and accurately warn of the true risks associated with Roundup and glyphosate, according to the lawsuit.
The complaint was filed May 4 in federal court in Los Angeles, California, on behalf of Jack McCall’s widow, Teri McCall, under case number 2:16-cv-01609. The lawsuit seeks wrongful death and punitive damages, alleging that Monsanto designed a dangerous and defective product, committed gross negligence, and defrauded millions of farmers about the safety of Roundup.
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Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed any form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) after using or being exposed to Roundup, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.