WINFIELD – A woman living by a chemical plant once owned by Monsanto has sued, blaming her peripheral neuropathy, a nerve damage condition, on exposure to toxic chemicals.

Mary B. Spaulding filed a lawsuit Jan. 12 in Putnam Circuit Court against Monsanto Company, Pharmacia Corporation, Flexsys America and Solutia Inc.

According to the complaint, Spaulding's nerve damage was caused by exposure to dioxins/furans contamination of the air and the property near the plant in Nitro. The chemical company failed to properly dispose of materials at its plant, resulting in contamination, the lawsuit states.

The plaintiff seeks damages, repayment for medical bills and payment of future medical bills, lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering. Attorney Stuart Calwelll of the Calwell Practice in Charleston, is representing Spaulding.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 15-C-8

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