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Paraquat Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

If you were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after working with the paraquat herbicide, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Contact The Wolf Pack™ at Phillip S. Georges, PLLC for your free consultation.

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Paraquat is an herbicide that’s widely used in U.S. agriculture. Numerous research studies have shown that paraquat can increase your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Paraquat has been banned in 32 countries all over the world but has not yet been banned in the U.S.

If you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after working with paraquat, you may be entitled to compensation when you file a paraquat lawsuit for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease from exposure to paraquat, you may qualify for a lawsuit. Don’t wait — call The Wolf Pack™. You may be entitled to compensation for the losses you’ve experienced.

All you need to do is call The Wolf Pack™ or fill out the form to see if you qualify for a paraquat lawsuit. After you call, you may be contacted for more information and to sign up with our law firm if we believe you have a case. We’ll handle the rest.

While there’s nothing stopping you from filing a lawsuit on your own, taking on a major company without an experienced lawyer can leave you at a disadvantage. The manufacturers of paraquat will have attorneys on their side, and so should you!

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Paraquat Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Beginning in the 1960s, paraquat dichloride, commonly known as paraquat, a highly toxic herbicide, was used to prevent weed growth near commercial crops. Paraquat is not only so lethal that one sip can kill you, but exposure to it has been linked to Parkinson’s disease.

Paraquat poisoning can occur through ingestion, inhalation, and skin contact. The U.S. safeguards against accidental toxicity with blue dye, a chemical agent that induces vomiting upon ingestion, and a pungent odor. Unfortunately, paraquat purchased outside of the U.S. may not have these safeguards in place. In addition, people who work or live near spray areas may be accidentally exposed, and paraquat has been linked to serious long-term health conditions like Parkinson’s disease, muscle system atrophy, and progressive supranuclear palsy.

Complications of Paraquat

Paraquat affects individuals who live or work near spray areas.
Paraquat exposure may result in the following side effects:

  • Respiratory distress or failure
  • Confusion
  • Dehydration
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Coma
  • Digestive distress
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain in the mouth and throat

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Paraquat Lawsuits for Parkinson’s Disease

The risk of paraquat exposure has been known for decades, but companies in the U.S. are increasingly using the herbicide in agricultural practices. The paraquat lawsuits allege that the manufacturers of paraquat failed to warn the public about its link to Parkinson’s disease and other illnesses. The first lawsuits filed against paraquat were against manufacturers Syngenta and Chevron, based on the fact that paraquat had no warnings that exposure could cause neurological symptoms and illness. As of April 2021, federal lawsuits had reached over 20 cases.

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Has Paraquat Been Recalled?

Paraquat is still one of the most commonly used herbicides worldwide. In the U.S., paraquat is only available for use by commercially licensed users, despite its toxicity. Because of this, The Wolf Pack™ is helping individuals suffering from Parkinson’s seek justice and compensation for their losses and suffering.

How Could Filing a Paraquat Lawsuit Help?

If you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease as a result of exposure to paraquat, you have rights. Don’t wait to take legal action! Hold the manufacturers responsible for allowing a toxic herbicide on the market.

You may be entitled to compensation for your illness and expenses, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Death benefits, in the event of wrongful death

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Frequently Asked Questions

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder in which the nerve cells in the brain don’t produce enough dopamine, a neurotransmitter that’s vital to motor function. Without enough dopamine, patients experience limb stiffness, tremors, and mobility issues. Parkinson’s disease can also have other symptoms, such as sleep disorders, cognitive dysfunction, depression, and constipation. Parkinson’s disease is progressive, so it will get worse over time, and treatment only helps to slow the progression.

Paraquat lawsuits have deadlines to file. When you are part of a mass tort lawsuit like this, in-depth investigations need to be performed. If you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and believe you qualify for a lawsuit, don’t delay. The sooner you get the process started, the sooner you may be able to get justice for your suffering. Attorney Phil Georges is ready to take your call and fight for your rights. He will ensure you don’t miss any important deadlines and seek the maximum amount of compensation on your behalf.

Though Roundup® has been in the news recently for its part in the cancer diagnosis of hundreds of thousands of consumers, paraquat is not the active ingredient in the arguably equally harmful weed killer.

Paraquat is found in many popular commercial herbicides, such as Para-SHOT, Helmquat, Parazone, Ortho-Paraquat, Devour, Firestorm, and Blanco. Several companies are involved, including Growmark, Syngenta, and Chevron U.S.A., Inc. If you became ill after using Paraquat, contact The Wolf Pack™ today to find out if you qualify for a paraquat lawsuit that could grant you significant compensation.