Paraquat Lawsuits

Paraquat Mass Tort Attorneys

If you have used an herbicide that contained paraquat and have since been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, there could be a direct connection. This chemical is known to be highly toxic, and even a small amount of direct or repeated exposure can be dangerous.

The Farmer & Klopfer and our mass torts division are currently hearing from people across the nation who might have a paraquat lawsuit. We offer entirely free and no-obligation consultations to inquiring clients. Please call (301) 265-2220 and put an experienced legal team on your side during this difficult time.

Paraquat Overview

Scientific evidence has long shown that paraquat – also called Gramoxone in certain products – is extremely dangerous. Ingesting a drop can be fatal. Skin exposure and inhalation of microscopic, aerosolized paraquat can cause cancer, brain damage, and Parkinson’s disease, a severe and permanent neurological disorder.

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include:

  • Bodily tremors
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Memory loss
  • Exhaustion
  • Chronic pain
  • Heightened anxiety

One scientific study determined that people who worked with paraquat herbicides frequently or who were directly exposed to it were 150% more likely to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease than those who were not. Due to this link between the chemical and Parkinson’s, dozens of countries around the globe have banned its use and production. However, it is still permitted in the United States, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not committed to any harsh restrictions to limit paraquat’s use in the future. This failure to act could put countless agricultural and landscaping professionals at risk of dangerous exposure.

Can You Sue Paraquat? Find Out Today

Syngenta is the primary manufacturer of Paraquat, which is used in several herbicide products. The company has not warned users of its risks, and it still refutes its link to Parkinson’s disease. This corporate negligence is what could make the company liable for the harm caused to countless Paraquat users across the country.

To see if you can sue Syngenta for Paraquat exposure that caused Parkinson’s disease, please call our Paraquat attorneys at (301) 265-2220. Remember: We can assist clients nationwide with their claims, so don’t hesitate to contact us, no matter where you live.

Paraquat FAQ

  • Where is Paraquat used the most? 
    Paraquat is mostly used in commercial settings, such as agricultural plots. It is designed to protect certain crops from pests. Professional landscapers might also use Paraquat, though.
  • Who are the most at risk of Parkinson’s disease from Paraquat use? 
    Agricultural workers who have used Paraquat for months or years are the most likely to be exposed to a dangerous amount that might cause Parkinson’s disease. Workers who had to mix or spray Paraquat and those who had to harvest Paraquat-laden fields are likely at the most risk of all. Worse yet, it is believed that anyone living in the proximity of an agricultural site that uses Paraquat could be at risk of unsafe exposure due to contaminated groundwater and soil.
  • What is the link between Paraquat and Parkinson’s disease? 
    Paraquat’s link to Parkinson’s disease was first suspected when an inordinate number of agricultural workers around the world who used the product began to complain of Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms. A study in 2011 determined that farmworkers in the U.S. who used Paraquat developed Parkinson’s symptoms at a 200% rate the normal expectation for the general population.
  • Is Paraquat in Roundup weedkiller? 
    No, paraquat is not used in Roundup. However, Roundup weedkiller use has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to its glyphosate content.
  • Who qualifies to file a Paraquat lawsuit? 
    A Paraquat claimant should be someone who used Paraquat often or lived near a site that did, and who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. If you’re not sure if you qualify to file a Paraquat lawsuit or to join a mass tort, then please call us at (301) 265-2220.

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