BELLEVILLE —A man alleges he developed Parkinson's disease from toxic substances in herbicide.
Marvin Wendler and Lorena Wendler filed a complaint Dec. 13 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, Chevron USA Inc., Growmark Inc. et al, alleging violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
According to the complaint, Marvin Wendler alleges he suffers from Parkinson's disease as a result of exposure to the defendants' paraquat, a toxic chemical that is widely used as an herbicide.
Wendler claims he suffers from physical pain, mental anguish, lost income and medical expenses. Lorena Wendler claims she has suffered loss of support and society of her husband.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to provide adequate warnings that exposure to paraquat could be hazardous to Marvin Wendler's health.
The Wendlers seek trial by jury, judgment exceeding $50,000, plus costs and all other relief deemed just and appropriate. They are represented by attorneys Robert J. Sprague of Sprague and Urban in Belleville, and by Stephen M. Tillery, John C. Craig, Aaron M. Zigler, Rosemarie Fiorillo, Robert King and Jeanine Bermel of Korein Tillery LLC in St. Louis.
St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 18-L-805