M. X v. CPAM of Eure-et-Loir Reference : No description Complaint date : No description Status : Final judgment Place of jurisdiction : France, Chartres Plaintiffs types : Technicians and Professional users Plaintiffs names : No description Defendants : CPAM d'Eure-et-Loir (Sickness Insurance Primary Fund) Lawyers for Health and Environmental Justice : François Lafforgue, Hermine Baron Case nature : Civil court Type(s), Product(s), Active substance(s) : Other Requests : Application for recognition of the occupational nature of the disease. Name of the Court : Judicial Court, Social Pole of Chartres, France Jurisdiction level : Decision date : October 30, 2020 Decision nature : Positive Decision content : The court recognizes that the pathology of Mr. X... falls within the scope of Table 4 of occupational diseases and that the conditions set out in this table [...] being met, this pathology is presumed to be of occupational origin. Legal basis : Court Ruling : Link to the ruling Summary : Mr. X developed acute myeloid leukemia after having been successively employed for 4 years as a farm worker on several farms and then for 25 years as a technical sales manager for a company specialized in the wholesale trade of cereal seeds. Against the refusal of the recognition of the occupational nature of his pathology and the treatment of his death by the CPAM (Sickness Insurance Primary Fund), on the basis of an unfavorable opinion of the Regional Committee for the Recognition of Occupational Illness, the Social Pole of Chartres judicial Court recognized the occupational origin of the disease from which Mr. X was suffering and died: "There was necessarily a cumulative effect of the different products that Mr. X... was led to offer to his farmer customers. Moreover, it has not been established that the activity that Mr. X.... carried out for 30 years, in contact with phytosanitary products, did not expose him to a risk that caused the pathology declared in 2016. It is not inconsistent to consider that decades of exposure to products whose safety is virtually nil, is such as to generate a cancerous registry disease. The scientific data evoked by the CRRMP of Orléans Centre-Val de Loire on the impact of phytosanitary products on the environment and health are regularly evolving and doubt should not penalize the employee. […] In view of these elements, it should be recognized that the pathology of Mr. X... falls within the scope of Table 4 of occupational diseases and that the conditions set out in this table [...] being met, this pathology is presumed to be of occupational origin". Scientific references : No scientifice reference for this case. Related links : No related link for this case.