Customer alleges Monsanto weed killer led to him contracting cancer

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 19, 2019

HOUSTON — A customer is suing Monsanto, alleging he was not given warning about the risks of using a weedkiller that led to him contracting cancer.

Alois Lednicky of Waller, Texas, filed a complaint March 14 in Houston Division Southern District of Texas against Monsanto Company, alleging defective manufacture and design, failure to warn, breach of express warranties, breach of implied warranty of merchantability, negligence and fraud. 

Lednicky alleges he was exposed to Monsanto's Roundup weed killer in the course of his employment. The plaintiff, however, says he was not given the information about the risks that using the product posed to his health. 

The plaintiff says he has contracted cancer, alleging he was not given information about the correlation between the active ingredient of Roundup, glyphosate, to the disease.

Lednicky seeks trial by jury, compensatory damages in excess of $75,000 as well as economic and medical expenses, out-of-pocket expenses, lost earnings, attorney fees and all other just and proper relief. He is represented by attorney Laura J. Baughman of Baron & Budd PC in Dallas.

Houston Division Southern District of Texas case number 4:19-CV-00955

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