Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 27, 2017, 4:14pm

ST. LOUIS — Residents are suing a biopharmaceutical company and chemical-producing company for alleged negligence in toxic waste disposal, resulting in fatal injuries.

Mark Bohning, Maryann Brennan, decedent Richard Brennecke, et al filed a complaint on April 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Mallinckrodt LLC and Cotter Corp. alleging that the defendants violated the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they have suffered physical injuries, pain and suffering and others led to an untimely death due to annual exposure to radiation when they engaged in frequent outdoor recreational activities in and around Coldwater Creek, SLAPS and HISS sites. 

The plaintiff holds Mallinckrodt and Cotter responsible because the defendant allegedly failed their duty to prevent the discharge or releases of radioactive, toxic and hazardous substances that can harm the community, failed to warn or notify the residents of the potential hazards of exposure to dangerous substances and failed to comply with applicable state, federal and local government laws, regulations and guidelines applicable to those processing, handling, storing or disposing of toxic waste materials.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for general, special, punitive and exemplary damages, prejudgment interest, costs and such further relief as the court deems proper. They are represented by Greg Cade and Kevin McKie of Environmental Litigation Group PC in Birmingham, Alabama, Kenneth Brennan, Eric Terry and Tyler Schneider of TorHoerman Law LLC in Edwardsville, Illinois and Christopher Byron and Eric Carlson of Byron Carlson of Byron Carlson, Petri and Kalb, LLC in Edwardsville.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Case number 4:17-cv-01384

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