A U.S. woman filed a billion dollar lawsuit on Thursday, accusing Bayer Corporation of marketing a product that gave her cancer. “She’s dying,” said Willie Gary, one of attorneys for Melanie LaFond. “She has three young men that’s going to be without a mother.” LaFond’s three sons are aged 16, 13, and 10, WPBF 25 West Palm Beach reported.
Gary said LaFond was forced to move to North Carolina so her mother could take care of her.
He said she has throat cancer and has only days to live.
“This mother’s not going to see her sons graduate from high school,” said Miguel Cuadra, another attorney on the case. “She’s not going to see them get married. She’ll never know what it is to be a grandmother.”
The lawsuit filed on Thursday said RoundUp weedkiller is responsible for LaFond’s cancer.
Attorneys said LaFond sprayed RoundUp every day for the two years she worked for a Lake Worth landscaping company, For Ever Green.