Gomez v. Corteva et al

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July 21, 2021
Not judged
United States

Individuals
Librada Gomez Mendoza, her son Ulysses Edgar Zarco Gomez, a minor
Corteva, Dow Chemical, Pilibos Bros, Berberian Ranch, Gallo Vineyard
Patricia N. Syverson, Van Bunch, W. Stuart Calwell, L. Danté diTrapano, Alexander D. McLaughlin, D. Christopher Hedges

Civil court
Jury
Insecticide, Organophosphate, Chlorpyrifos
General compensatory damages for the pain and suffering of minor Ulysses Edgar Zarco Gomez resulting from his injuries due to chlorpyrifos, chlorpyrifos oxon, and TCPy exposure; Special compensatory damages for the loss in earning capacity resulting from his injuries and for de-contamination of the residence and for the past and future medical expenses and special needs and care.
Superior Court of the State of California, county of Fresno , United States
Court

Plaintiff sues Corteva and Dow, on behalf of herself and her son, to recover damages arising out of the severe neurological injuries suffered by Ulysses, as a result of his exposure to chlorpyrifos, its more toxic oxygen analog, chlorpyrifos oxon and the degradant 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol (“TCPy”) (in utero, infant, and ongoing) and of the contamination of their residence. She worked at a packing house in New York City during her pregnancy in 2008, washing and packing peaches, plums and other crops known to be exposed to chlorpyrifos. After the family moved to Fresno, California, hundreds of pounds of the pesticide were sprayed within two miles of her home, and her uncles worked in fields which were sprayed, carrying the chemicals home on their clothing or bodies. The child was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), anxiety and learning disabilities.