• Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Roundup Facts

Who does this suit affect?

Persons that gained exposure to Glyphosate (an ingredient in Roundup) and they were inflicted with cancer, they are included, regardless of when they used it. 

Also included: their family members who are entitled to bring an action as spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents that arise as a result of their family member’s injuries or death

What are the Plaintiffs alleging?

Damages for negligence as described hereunder, and/or including the following declarations:

  1. a declaration that the defendants negligently placed Roundup® into the stream of commerce in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada;
  2. a declaration that the defendants withheld the risks of cancer and other health risks, including by secretly “ghostwriting” scientific journal articles provided to Health Canada;
  3. a declaration that the defendants negligently tested Roundup® and acted with reckless disregard to the safety of Canadians;
  4. a declaration that the defendants provided studies on Roundup® to regulatory authorities in relation to the safety that were falsified, misleading, hid crucial information, and where the control groups were manipulated;
  5. a declaration that the defendants “ghostwrote” studies that assured regulatory authorities of the safety of Roundup® in Canada to obtain reapproval;
  6. a declaration that the defendants failed to warn of the risk, and failed to provide adequate warnings on use of the product;

What are the total damages claimed?

$550,000 across the three claims filed in Ontario, British Colombia and Alberta. 

When were claims filed?

  • ON: Electronically issued June 21, 2019
  • AB: Filed July 17, 2019
  • BC: Filed July 17, 2019

What are the names of the Plaintiffs?

Ontario Claim– Barry W. Miller and Barbara Smolnicki

British Columbia Claim Barry W. Miller and Genevieve Boden

Alberta Claim– Barry W. Miller and Thomas Penner

Who are the defendants?

The defendants vary based on each claim. Please view the filed Statement of Claims.

What ailments does the suit include?

Our clients have suffered many different types of cancers and medical conditions from Roundup including but not limited to:

  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Burkitt Lymphoma (type of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma)
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma tumor
  • Hernia
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma

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