Witness Corroborates Mother’s Testimony In Case Concerning Pesticides, Birth Defects
Eulalia Lopez-Gomez, whose son was born with a serious facial deformity, has sued four agricultural firms over the condition.
Ventura County Star:
Surprise Witness Backs Mother's Story In Pesticide Trial
A surprise witness testified Tuesday that he had seen pesticides regularly sprayed close to strawberry harvesters at a farm near Oxnard, completely supporting the plaintiff's version of events in a birth defect trial. Jose Antonio Madrigal, a former supervisor for Well-Pict Berries, said he had seen tractors spraying two or three times a week in fields at Anacapa Berry Farms while workers were present in 2007. The tractors were applying the chemicals well under 100 feet from the workers, he said. (Wilson, 6/13)