Hervault v. Mutuelle Sociale Agricole (Insurance) Reference : No description Complaint date : No description Status : Final judgment Place of jurisdiction : France, Vannes Plaintiffs types : Farmers, Individuals Plaintiffs names : Anne-Cécile Hervault Defendants : Mutuelle Sociale Agricole (MSA) Lawyers for Health and Environmental Justice : Hermine Baron Case nature : Administrative Type(s), Product(s), Active substance(s) : Other Requests : Recognition of her husband's occupational disease Name of the Court : Judicial Court of Vannes, France Jurisdiction level : Decision date : February 6, 2023 Decision nature : Positive Decision content : No description Legal basis : No description Court Ruling : No description Summary : The social chamber of the Judicial Court of Vannes has recognized glioblastoma, a brain cancer, which caused the death of Jean-Michel Hervault, as an occupational disease. Jean-Michel Hervault used pesticides on his farm in Morbihan for over 20 years. He was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a disease not listed in the table of agricultural occupational diseases, at the age of 47. The departmental fund of the Mutual Agricultural Society of Mayenne-Orne-Sarthe, seized by Anne-Cécile Hervault, the wife of the farmer, did not transmit the file to the committee for the recognition of occupational diseases related to the use of pesticides within the 120-day period allotted to it. Consequently, the Court ruled that "the occupational nature of the farmer's pathology was implicitly recognized by the Mutuelle sociale agricole, which ruled outside the regulatory timeframe. ". For the plaintiff, this is an implicit recognition of the causal link between the disease and the farmer's exposure. Scientific references : No scientifice reference for this case. Related links : Press Article. France 3. "Pesticides. Une tumeur cérébrale reconnue comme maladie professionnelle, après le décès d'un agriculteur" Press Article. Le Parisien. "Pesticides : l’épouse d’un agriculteur décédé d’une tumeur cérébrale obtient gain de cause en justice"