By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A judge has decided there will be a trial against the makers of Roundup in Allegheny County.READ MORE: Protest Held Outside Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's Home Hours Before COVID-19 Vaccination Deadline For Employees
The family of Thomas Walsh, including KDKA’s Rich Walsh, filed a lawsuit against several companies, claiming long-term exposure to the chemicals in Roundup caused the leukemia that took Thomas Walsh’s life. He spent his life maintaining golf courses using pesticides.READ MORE: 5,000-6,000 Gallons Of Gas Spilled Into Washington County Stream
This is the first case against weed-killer companies to go to trial in our area. Similar cases have been filed across the country against the companies that make pesticides.MORE NEWS: Liquor Control Board Report Reveals Unflavored Vodka As Top-Selling Drink In Pennsylvania
The companies have insisted their products are safe.