Supreme Court Proceedings Issued Against Monsanto

Carbone Lawyers has issued proceedings on behalf of our client Michael Ogliarolo in the Supreme Court of Victoria against Monsanto, the owner of weedkiller Roundup, in the first action of its kind in Australia. 

Our client, and the plaintiff in the proceedings, Mr Ogliarolo, was exposed to the product for over 20 years as a self-employed landscape gardener in Victoria. 

The Statement of Claim provides that glyphosate, a key ingredient in the weedkiller, has been found to be carcinogenic, linked to causing various forms of cancer and in particular non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which Mr Ogliarolo, 54 years of age, contracted after extensive use of the product.

The lawsuit comes on the back of recent judgments in the United States where, in one scenario, a California jury awarded US$289 million to a former groundskeeper after finding that Roundup caused his cancer and Monsanto had failed to disclose the serious health risks associated with its use, and in separate lawsuits US$80 million was awarded to a residential user of the herbicide and US$2 billion was awarded to a California couple after a jury found their non-Hodgkin lymphoma was caused by decades of exposure to Roundup.

Mr Ogliarolo is in great hands with the team of expert lawyers and support staff at Carbone Lawyers in his corner. Click the link to the article in The Age to read about the story. https://www.theage.com.au/national/first-cancer-lawsuit-over-weedkiller-roundup-filed-in-australia-20190603-p51u1a.html

Please ensure you all take safety precautions when using chemicals of any type by using gloves and masks.

If you believe that you have sustained an illness as a result of exposure to products containing glyphosate, including Roundup products, please contact the team at Carbone Lawyers on 1800 369 888 or at info@carbonelawyers.com.au, or fill out our enquiry form on the Contact page and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

For further media coverage on this topic, click on one of the links below:

https://www.3aw.com.au/first-australian-lawsuit-filed-linking-popular-weedkiller-to-cancer/

https://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-project/2019/6/4/the-common-gardening-product-that-could-be-incredibly-dangerous-to-your-health

https://www.9news.com.au/health/roundup-cancer-victorian-gardener-sues-global-chemical-giant-melbourne-news/4d717046-e469-4adb-a0d5-9c449533571c

https://www.hit.com.au/story/melbourne-gardener-launches-legal-action-against-makers-of-round-up-133014

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-04/australias-first-roundup-lawsuit-filed/11176384

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bayer-glyphostate-lawsuit-australia/australian-gardener-sues-bayers-monsanto-over-cancer-link-idUSKCN1T5186

https://au.news.yahoo.com/victorian-gardener-sues-after-getting-cancer-on-the-job-084153680.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9uZXdzLmdvb2dsZS5jb20v&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAAWHEOZiyiKYQT1JBSRLNudhdQ5ALNy_E2RuL4yVYCg9frsEb7739G4Al9pusit3Pj-KWot6f0k2tE5xdNBsIeNBZJlqJNW10O5KNHFYcPNZMppNXWFjQmO0ko2xFfbz5B79aazOkUc9xk5rb6fE90lSMTc5i51JmJH7QnRJsryS

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/state/vic/2019/06/04/roundup-cancer-australia/

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/first-cancer-lawsuit-over-weedkiller-roundup-filed-australia

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victorian-council-cuts-weedkiller-amid-rising-australian-angst-20190604-p51uik.html