This week, U.S. Right to Know’s Carey Gillam reports that as the litigation drags on, “several plaintiffs have died or are nearing death, or have suffered such extreme health problems that their ability to undergo the rigors of depositions and trials has become limited.”
Some of those deceased or dying plaintiffs will be represented at trial by family members, under a legal process called “Suggestion of Death.”
Gillam also reports on the status of the upcoming trials, and on the story of Chris and Elaine Stevick. Elaine was the first to sue Bayer, alleging that her repeated use of Roundup caused her cancer. Now, her husband, Chris—who often mixed Roundup for his wife and tested the sprayer used to dispense the weed killer, has chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Meanwhile, we have a suggestion of our own for Monsanto-Bayer: Stop killing people.