How do I know my Parkinson’s disease was caused by paraquat exposure?

Only a medical professional can determine whether your diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is linked to paraquat exposure. Still, there are certain signs that might indicate your disorder was caused by exposure to the herbicide, such as developing it at a young age.

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If you develop Parkinson’s disease when you are younger than 50, it might be caused by paraquat

The exact cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown at the moment. Nevertheless, there are many risk factors for it, including paraquat exposure. If you have regularly used the herbicide or lived for a significant time near crops where it was applied and developed Parkinson’s disease, your diagnosis is most likely the result of paraquat exposure. Another tell-tale sign is the age when the onset of the disorder occurs. If you are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease when you are younger than 50, chances are paraquat exposure is the culprit, as the average diagnosis age for the disorder is 60.

A symptom that indicates young-onset Parkinson’s disease is stiffness or cramping in a muscle or limb. It is important to note that younger people experience the disorder and its symptoms differently than the elderly. People with young-onset Parkinson’s disease also tend to exhibit cognitive problems such as dementia and memory issues less frequently. Therefore, perhaps the main clue that the disorder is caused by paraquat exposure is the age at which it occurs. If you struggle with Parkinson’s disease and were exposed to paraquat, contact our attorneys, as you might be entitled to compensation.

Quality legal assistance for paraquat exposure victims with Parkinson’s disease

Since we specialize in toxic exposure cases, we encourage people who were exposed to paraquat and struggle with Parkinson’s disease to get in touch with our diligent attorneys. The legal process is simple and will require minimal involvement on your part. You will only have to provide our team with proof of your paraquat exposure and your medical records stating your diagnosis. After we review these documents, we will be able to tell you whether you are eligible to file a paraquat exposure claim.

Eligible people will have their claims filed with each paraquat manufacturer whose products they used. If you are too ill to participate in the legal process, a family member can assist you in navigating it, and our compassionate team will also strive to make it easier for you by taking care of the most complex matters. In the end, if our endeavors are successful, you will obtain the maximum available compensation from the paraquat manufacturers.

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