STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Widow of Fruit Farmer Files Lawsuit Against Monsanto; Says Roundup Caused Cancer in Her Husband, Dog

LOS ANGELES –– The widow of a former fruit farmer has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Co., contending that exposure to the glyphosate in the company’s Roundup product caused her husband, and dog, to develop lymphoma.

In the March 9 complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the plaintiffs argued that the decedent died just three months after his diagnosis.

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs contended that Anthony Jackson McCall operated a farm in Cambria, Calif., for more than 40 years with his wife, Teri Michelle McCall. During this period, the McCalls used ...

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