Balderas Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

AMARILLO - The family of the four children who died during an accidental pesticide poisoning back in January has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

In the complaint, the Balderas family claims the manufacturer of the pesticide did not properly label the Weevil-Cide with a warning label in Spanish.

The suit also names the person who gave the Balderas family the pesticide, saying that person was not licensed to possess the substance and was authorized to distribute it.

The incident left four children dead and several others hospitalized.

Hazmat officials at the time said that the father was given the Weevil-Cide and used it under the families home to get rid of pests.

An exterminator we spoke to in January told us this specific pesticide is not supposed to be used within 100 feet of a structure.

The pesticide contains aluminum phosphide, and when mixed with water, creates deadly phosphine gas.


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