Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Roundup Cancer Side Effects – AboutLawsuits.com

 

Interesting case involving glyphosate, in my case no guidelines were followed by the City of Montrose, Ia.

Monsanto faces a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the wife of a man who died from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after years of exposure to Roundup, alleging that the company failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions for users of the popular weedkiller. 

The complaint (PDF) was filed last month by Jeanne Plagge in Delaware Superior Court, on behalf of herself and her late husband, Jerry Plagge, who died in April 2015.

Plagge was a farmer and the former Mayor of the city of Latimer, Iowa. He sprayed with Roundup from about 1974 until the time of his death, the lawsuit indicates.

The wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the popular herbicide is unreasonably dangerous and defective, because Monsanto failed to provide an adequate warnings about the risk of cancer, particularly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Instead, Monsanto claimed Roundup exposure posed no human health risks.

“The defective condition of Roundup was due in part to the fact that it was not accompanied by proper warnings regarding its carcinogenic qualities and possible side effects, including, but not limited to, developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of exposure and use,” Plagge’s lawsuit states.

The case joins a growing number of similar Roundup lawsuits filed in recent months by individuals diagnosed with cancer following exposure to the herbicide while working as farmers, landscapers, groundskeepers, roadside crews or around their homes.

It was not until a month before Plagge’s death that the public was made aware of the potential cancer risks of Roundup.

In March 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) drew attention to the link between Roundup and non-Hodgkin lymphoma when it classifyied the herbicide glyphosate as a likely cancer-causing agent.

The Plagge’s case will be consolidated with the Roundup litigation pending in the federal court system, where cases filed in U.S. District Courts nationwide are centralized before U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in the Northern District of California for coordinated discovery and pretrial proceedings.

As part of the coordinated MDL proceedings, Judge Chhabria has indicated that the issue of causation will be decided by the end of this year, then it is expected that a small group of cases will be set for early trial dates to help gauge how juries may respond to certain evidence and testimony that is likely to be repeated throughout the cases. However, if Roundup settlements or another resolution for the cases is not reached by Monsanto, each individual complaint may eventually be remanded back to the U.S. District Court where it was originally filed for an individual trial date in the future.

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According to my Dr. I am a pioneer in the physical effects toxic chemicals have in direct contact with skin according to my hero at University hospital in Ia City. I believe if it were not for this Dr. at the University of Iowa Hospitals and clinics the ongoing exposure to the chemicals unlawfully applied to my property would have taken my life. I was suffering to such a severe degree that I did not want to suffer another day. I consider it worse than cancer. I was completely unable to function. It was unbearable to wear clothes. With cancer the patient generally is given a timeline to expect to live. In this unprecedented case, no local Dr. had a clue as to how to treat my condition. There is no other case I can find in which a neighbor was allowed by local law enforcement to continue applying chemicals to the property owned by a neighbor at all. Moral law would keep a reasonable individual from doing anything to property that did not belong to them. In this case this neighbor was allowed and assisted by local law enforcement to trespass on my property. This is a violation of Federal trespassing law. Significant because my city police chief advised me that he did not want to make the trespasser mad and the county attorney advised me that he would decide who gets prosecuted in his county. Of course since trespassing is a criminal offense I could not file a complaint as a civil issue. This is the way local government officials violated my State and Federal rights for the following five years. When it was obvious that no law enforcement was going to make this neighbor comply with any law regarding his new illegal property redevelopment. When his illegal redevelopment was rejected from being recorded on the County plat map, he with full support of the local government officials determined the remedy to his situation was to acquire my property which would then give him enough property to support the oversized non compliant structures he had built with fraudulent building permits issued by the city building administrator. The damages I have suffered are tremendous. I continue to have skin eruption due to the extended exposure of chemicals unlawfully applied to my property. A civil court order citing my right to use my property as I wished was never a factor to detour this neighbors goal. He was determined to acquire my property no matter the cost. He offered me two out of court settlement that were ridiculous, this in itself is an admission of his guilt. I had never needed an attorney prior to this. I had a huge reality check, I beleive the evidence supports the attorney who represented me took this case on behalf of this neighbor. There is no attorney that could be this incompetent and pass the bar exam. I do not care who you are, nobody has the right to do anything to the property of another person. There is not statute of limitation, the law says "never" to be taken without just compensation. These are serious criminal offenses that fall within the guidelines of a Federal prosecutor to bring charges for public corruption.

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