Paraquat, an industrial-strength herbicide, is heavily used throughout the agricultural industry by farmers and workers alike. The product gained popularity due to its proficiency in preventing unwanted pests and bugs from interfering with crop growth, but recent evidence suggests that Paraquat’s strength may also be its downside. According to numerous scientific studies, exposure to paraquat is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, a progressive nervous system disorder that damages a person’s motor controls. Many individuals who worked with the dangerous herbicide in the past are now seeing the consequences of working so closely with the product, causing them to question why the risk of Parkinson’s disease was never present on the product's warning label.
The development of Parkinson’s disease is relatively slow, with many victims showing symptoms long after their exposure to Paraquat. However, if your exposure is significant, symptoms can arise and worsen quickly, so you should seek medical attention as soon as you notice any red flags. To make matters worse, Paraquat is administered in an aerosol form, and communities nearby farms where the herbicide is used have had cases of exposure leading to adverse health effects. These individuals have likely never heard of Paraquat nor understand the dangers associated with it, making their diagnosis nothing short of unforgivable.
The agricultural industry has known the risks associated with Paraquat for years, yet the manufacturers still fail to disclose their products' side effects honestly. Their negligence has caused an increase in Parkinson’s disease cases across the industry, and by teaming up with an experienced attorney, you can help mitigate some of the consequences. Our Paraquat lawyers have handled hundreds of cases that look just like yours, often recovering multi-million dollar settlements in the name of justice and fairness. We know what it takes to get the job done, and we have the resources to ensure that any of our clients are set up for the best possible outcome starting at the beginning of their case. Although the manufacturers of Paraquat might believe they can escape the liability, we aren’t afraid of any bully organization, and we’re prepared to fight tirelessly for the compensation you deserve, regardless of the size or severity of your case.
If you’ve developed Parkinson’s disease or any other adverse health effects from exposure to Paraquat, contact us today for more information on how to get started.