Jump to Navigation
Provost Umphrey Reaches Settlement against Dole on Behalf of Workers Exposed to DBCP

The ongoing litigation against Dole Food Company is seemingly close to an end. The world's largest fruits and vegetable producer has agreed to settle the claims of more than 5,000 Central and South American farm workers represented by the Texas personal injury law firm Provost Umphrey.

During the 1970's and 1980's, Dole used dibromochloropropane, a pesticide known as DBCP, on their banana plantations. Thousands of laborers working on these agricultural plantations in Central and South American have now become sterile as a result of being exposed to the toxic chemical.

In 1977, the U.S. banned DBCP after the chemical was linked to infertility in male workers exposed to the pesticide.

The tentative settlement includes plaintiffs from Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras. DBCP cases brought on behalf of workers in Guatemala and Panama, however, are still pending.

Contact us today for a FREE Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close
Facebook Twitter Linked In Youtube rss google Plus

FOUNDER SPOTLIGHT

Walter Umphrey

Walter Umphrey In 2010, Texas Lawyer magazine named Mr. Umphrey as one of the twenty-five greatest Texas lawyers of the past quarter-century. Learn More

ERT