Defendants want data from other poultry-producing counties

US - Defendants in a case alleging a substance fed to chickens has caused cancer in the Prairie Grove area say they believe cancer statistics from other poultry-producing counties should be allowed as evidence.

The first trial in the matter is set for Sept. 5 in Washington County Circuit Judge Kim Smith’s court and involves plaintiffs Michael and Mary Green and their son, Blu, who suffered from leukemia as a minor. There are other plaintiffs in this case and other suits whose trials will be conducted separately.

At least 40 pretrial motions are set to be discussed Friday, and several responses to motions, on both sides, were filed Monday afternoon.

Plaintiffs in the suits allege roxarsone distributed by Alpharma Inc. and Alpharma Animal Health Inc. has caused high arsenic levels spread after litter degrades, resulting in cancer.

Source: Northwest Arkansas Times
calendar icon 10 August 2006
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