Syngenta and paraquat exposure
The paraquat that Syngenta manufactures helps save arduous labor, protect against invasive weeds and produce agronomically essential crops such as soybeans, corn, and cotton. Furthermore, their product reduces soil erosion and protects soil health and the effects of climate change.
However, paraquat exposure is highly dangerous, particularly for people who come in contact with it on a regular basis, such as agricultural workers. For this reason, there have been numerous lawsuits and claims filed against Syngenta over recent years by people who developed Parkinson’s disease as a result of paraquat exposure.
Syngenta has headquarters in Switzerland and China owns the company at the moment. Nevertheless, both countries have a ban in place concerning the use of paraquat on their soil. The company states that paraquat is a "safe and effective herbicide when used as directed on the label". It also highlights how it has changed the packaging of Gramoxone, the brand name of their product, and labeling to discourage people from storing the herbicide in food and drink containers. Furthermore, the company said that it has trained 42 million farmers in "proper use and storage".
Syngenta claims that it has "helped address the problem of accidental ingestion" by adding a dye and a strong odor to help people distinguish the herbicide from regular beverages, as well as a substance that induces vomiting upon ingestion since the 1970s. While the company states that product safety is "extremely important" to it and that it "led the continuous improvement of paraquat in the five decades since its invention", people who use Gramoxone on a regular basis are at high risk of developing Parkinson’s disease as a result of exposure.
Syngenta and Roundup
Since the 1970s, Syngenta has also been manufacturing glyphosate, another toxic herbicide sold under the brand name Roundup. Exposure to it can lead to the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma over the years. Despite pertinent scientific evidence supporting the fact that glyphosate is a known carcinogen, the company insists that its herbicide is safe. There are numerous types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma exposure to Roundup can lead to, such as:
- diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
- duodenal follicular lymphoma
- chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- mantle cell lymphoma
- extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma (MALT lymphoma)
- hairy cell leukemia
- anaplastic large-cell lymphoma
- Burkitt lymphoma
- peripheral T-cell lymphoma
- lymphoblastic lymphoma
In the regrettable event that you or a family member came to struggle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of Roundup exposure, our legal team is ready to provide you with quality legal assistance. We will go to great lengths to recover the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis from Syngenta. Not only will filing a claim result in the money you deserve for your suffering, but it will also hold the company liable for their negligence.
Quality legal assistance for people injured by paraquat
If you have a family member who used Gramoxone and subsequently came to struggle with Parkinson’s disease, please contact our law firm, as we specialize in toxic exposure and will promptly help you recover financial compensation from Syngenta on their behalf. There is a strong causal relationship between prolonged exposure to paraquat and Parkinson’s disease, which means that we have the necessary evidence to support your claim, which will be filed with the company. Since 1990, we have been providing quality legal assistance to victims of toxic exposure and are bound to go to great lengths to help you as well. Our legal experts will conduct extensive research to find additional proof for your claim so that your family member can receive the maximum compensation they are entitled to.
A very important aspect you need to keep in mind if you intend to file a paraquat claim is the statute of limitations. It refers to the timeframe within which you can file a claim with a liable company. The majority of states have a statute of limitations of 2 or 3 years from the moment of diagnosis. For this reason, you need to contact our law firm as soon as your loved one receives their diagnosis. It is also essential to know that only people with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease are eligible for compensation if they were exposed to paraquat. If you decide to work with us, which is free of charge unless we recover compensation for you, you will obtain the most favorable outcome for your situation. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly answer your questions.