Paraquat Exposure Parkinson’s Disease Lawsuit
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after being exposed to Paraquat herbicide, you may be entitled to significant compensation.
“Overwhelming Data” Associates Paraquat Exposure to Higher Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
Research has tied exposure to the popular herbicide Paraquat to an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Unfortunately, trained applicators, those who mix and fill the chemical tanks, and those who were exposed to spray drift have higher risks.
Studies and meta-analysis show the tie between Paraquat exposure and Parkinson’s disease is overwhelming, an epidemiologist reported. But the makers of Paraquat herbicide refused to include warnings on the label, increasing the risk of injuries from Paraquat exposure for farm workers, golf course maintenance crews, horticulturalists, and others who used or were exposed to the toxic chemical.
National Institutes of Health Scientist Says Persuasive Data links Paraquat to Parkinson’s Disease
Paraquat is used to control weeds in many agricultural sectors including but not limited to:
- Soybean crops
- Corn crops
- Wheat crops
- Grapes and orchards
- Hay fields and pastureland
- Cotton defoliation
- Golf Courses
Unfortunately, numerous studies have found that workers who mixed, sprayed, or were exposed to the chemical are at higher risk. Even those who were trained in proper chemical handling may have been exposed.
In fact, a 2011 Study by the National Institutes of Health and Parkinson’s Institute surveyed farmers in North Carolina and Iowa and determined these farmers were 2 ½ times more likely to develop Parkinson’s if they were exposed to Paraquat or Rotenone. Even worse, in 2012, a study found that individuals with certain genetics who were exposed to Paraquat were 11 times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.
Filing A Claim
People who have been harmed by Paraquat weed killer are filing lawsuits seeking compensation for their injuries and losses. These injured farmers, agricultural workers, landscapers, and horticulturalists may be able to recover compensation for:
- Current and future medical bills.
- Loss time at work and missed wages.
- Pain and suffering.
- Permanent injuries
- Wrongful death
If you have been exposed to Paraquat and were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, contact us as soon as possible. We hold chemical makers responsible for the injuries and suffering caused by their products, and we will fight to ensure you get the justice you deserve.
How You Can Join the Fight
Trained and certified workers as well as bystanders who were exposed to Paraquat weed killer and diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease are using our attorneys as their voices because we are battle-tested litigators who have taken on some the largest corporations in the world, and they know we do not back down.
We are filing lawsuits on behalf of landscapers, farmers, and agricultural workers across the country who qualify to seek maximum compensation for their losses. We are demanding the makers of Paraquat pay all current and future medical bills, all missed wages and lost income, and all expenses incurred related to our client’s Parkinson’s disease diagnoses. We want you to receive the most compensation available for your pain and suffering and for all the ways your diagnosis has changed your quality of life.
Contact us today to learn more about our firm and whether you are eligible to join our fight to hold chemical makers fully accountable for their product and for the injuries you sustained due to Paraquat exposure.