Paraquat claims: Do I need a lawyer?

By Shaniqua Williams

Posted on March 09th, 2021

If you worked on a farm, and your work included mixing and cleaning up paraquat, or you were exposed to crop dusting sprayers, it is very important to have your case reviewed by a lawyer who is experienced in these types of cases and can understand the specifics of your situation and can determine whether it is worth proceeding or not.

The evidence linking paraquat exposure to Parkinson's disease is very strong and has led to a wave of paraquat claims against Chevron Chemical Company, Syngenta, and other manufacturers who owed the duty to adequately warn or instruct a user about the dangers of their products.

The sicknesses caused by the weed killer paraquat are not only devastating for victims and their families, but they are also costly to treat. Farmers and agricultural workers who were adversely affected by paraquat can file a claim for their medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Many claims have already been filed against these companies with great success. Going up against such large manufacturers is not easy, though, and anyone who has become ill should speak to a lawyer who specializes in product liability and toxic exposure to help them with their claim.

We are evaluating legal claims for clients that have a confirmed diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and had prior exposure to paraquat-based herbicides. If this is your case, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation.

Why do you need a legal expert to file a paraquat claim?

The answer is very simple: Having the right team of experts can make a big difference in getting a favorable outcome.

Pursuing a claim against paraquat manufacturers may seem daunting for many of those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease after being exposed to the weed killer. We can help you by reviewing your circumstances and determining the legal viability of your claim. We offer dedicated legal assistance to each client, with the goal of easing the process for them while striving to obtain appropriate compensation for the injuries sustained as a result of paraquat exposure.

Call now to schedule an appointment with a specialist knowledgeable about the effects that paraquat can have on a person's health, and passionate about seeking compensation for the harms and losses you have experienced as a consequence of your diagnosis, including:

  • costs of medical expenses
  • pain and suffering
  • post wages if you are unable to work
  • loss of enjoyment of life
  • emotional trauma

Filing a claim cannot take away the pain and suffering caused by Parkinson's disease, but it can at least help to alleviate the financial burden incurred by medical expenses and lost wages. Consulting one of our legal experts can help you determine if you have a claim, navigate the complexities of litigation, and maximize your potential compensation.

File your paraquat claim with the help of Environmental Litigation Group, P.C.

If you work on a commercial farm and have sprayed your fields with a paraquat-based product, and were diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. If you lost a loved one, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and obtain compensation for the medical and funeral expenses connected to the death, as well as the loss of the victim's expected earnings, and other non-economic harms that arise as a result of a loved one dying due to paraquat exposure.

Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. is currently reviewing cases on behalf of commercial farmers and agribusiness workers who were sprayed with paraquat, or otherwise directly exposed to this dangerous product, and subsequently received a Parkinson's disease diagnosis. We offer confidential initial consultations at absolutely no cost, and we work on a contingency-fee-basis.

We understand that because of your paraquat use and subsequent illness, you are likely already struggling under the weight of costly medical bills, and we believe that hiring the best lawyer for your claims should never add to your burden.

While you focus on your health, our lawyers and staff members will:

  • get a detailed account of your history with paraquat, including how and when you used the hazardous chemical;
  • order records documenting your Parkinson's disease diagnosis and the treatment you received;
  • identify the statute of limitations that applies to your case (you only have a certain period of time from when you knew you were injured to file a paraquat claim);
  • garner support for your claim from medical and industry experts.