Our law firm is investigating potential claims on behalf of individuals that were exposed to Paraquat and were diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
If you were exposed to Paraquat and were diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 to find out if you have a case.
Our law firm is investigating potential claims on behalf of individuals that used Paraquat and were diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. If you were diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and you have used Paraquat, contact our law firm right now to protect your rights.
In use as a herbicide going back as far as 1961, Paraquat dichloride is garnering a great deal of attention in the United States right now.
With the decline in use of well-known agents such as Roundup from Monsanto, due to reports of possible health dangers and the emergence of weeds resistant to the chemicals, Paraquat has come to the forefront as a go-to herbicide for American farmers.
However, as is the case with Roundup, there are also potential health risks involved with the use of Paraquat. Given its extreme toxicity, Paraquat is highly hazardous to humans if it is inhaled or ingested. This is the main reason why only specially trained and licensed individuals can legally apply the herbicide to crops.
Paraquat Linked to Parkinson’s Disease
Though precautions are in place, since 2011, there has been growing evidence that Paraquat exposure raises the likelihood of a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. Numerous makers of Paraquat, such as Switzerland’s Syngenta, have continued to produce the herbicide for export, despite the fact that countries around the world have banned it.
Those who believe their Parkinson’s disease diagnosis may be linked to eposure to Paraquat are seeking accountability from manufacturers and pursuing fair compensation. Lawsuits on the matter are already in progress, with more certainly to come.
NIH, Lawsuits allege link between Paraquat and Parkinson’s Disease
In 2011, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study reviewed the health histories of 80,000 American farmers and agricultural laborers and discovered that they exhibited a higher rate of Parkinson’s disease compared to the overall population. Additional studies, including a DNA assessment, have lent further support to the possible connection.
This research prompted a number of countries to ban Paraquat use. In the United States, Paraquat may only be used by licensed applicators, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently conducting additional research into the issue.
Key Symptoms of Parkinsons Disease
The Mayo Clinic reports that there are a number of key symptoms indicative of Parkinson’s Disease, including:
- Tremors of the hands and limbs
- Bradykinesia (slowed movement)
- Muscle rigidity
- Loss of automatic or unconscious movements (blinking, smiling)
- Compromised balance and posture
- Speech impairment (slurring, hesistation, loss of volume)
- Difficulty writing
Who May Participate in Paraquat Litigation?
All those who have received a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis and have been exposed to Paraquat may be eligible to participate in a Paraquat lawsuit. If you suspect you may qualify, contact us today for a no-cost case evaluation.
If you or someone you love is experiencing the trauma of Parkinson’s disease, and you suspect that Paraquat exposure may be to blame, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. We stand ready to examine the facts of your case at no cost to you, and if we pursue the matter on your behalf, you owe no legal fees unless and until we obtain financial recovery on your behalf.
Exposed to Paraquat? Suffered from Parkinson’s Disease? – Paraquat Parkinson’s Disease Class Action Lawsuit
If you were exposed to Paraquat and were diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our law firm right now to protect your rights. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 right now to protect your rights.