Those in the agricultural industry work closely with various chemicals and pieces of equipment to perform their job-related tasks and protect their crops from unwanted pests and insects. One of these chemicals, Paraquat, gained popularity within the industry due to its exaggerated strength, as the product is one of the most potent herbicides on the market. Many farmers and agricultural workers used Paraquat heavily on their farms and worksites, but recent evidence suggests that the strength of the chemical might be causing more harm than good. According to the study, exposure to Paraquat is linked to an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, a progressive nervous system disorder that leaves the victim with diminished motor control capacity.
Despite the strength of the product, the manufacturers of Paraquat have failed to accurately disclose the side effects of their product. Nowhere on the label does it mention the risk of Parkinson’s disease, which is especially unacceptable considering that the link between Paraquat and adverse health effects was apparent for many years. Rather than act ethically, the manufacturers chose to take no action and cause more harm to the innocent workers who are responsible for putting food on the table for people around the world.
If you or a loved one have developed Parkinson’s disease or any other adverse health effects from Paraquat exposure, Morgan & Morgan has your back. Our Paraquat attorneys have the necessary experience, knowledge, and resources to handle a Paraquat lawsuit of any size or complexity confidently. Although the manufacturer might believe they can escape the liability of their actions, we’re here to ensure that they’re held accountable for their injustices and that you receive every penny of compensation you’re entitled to.
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