How much paraquat exposure leads to Parkinson’s disease?

While short-term exposure to paraquat may cause symptoms such as pain and swelling of the mouth, abdominal pain, and nausea, it is only long-term exposure to the herbicide that has a strong association with Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, a person has to be exposed to paraquat for several years to develop the disorder.

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People exposed to paraquat as a teen or young adult have a 200% to 600% higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease

The likelihood of developing Parkinson’s disease as a consequence of paraquat exposure depends on how long the person was exposed to the herbicide. Nevertheless, short-term exposure will not cause the disorder, as it usually takes several years of contact with paraquat for someone to develop Parkinson’s disease. Their chances of coming to struggle with the disorder also depend on the amount of paraquat they were exposed to, how often they worked with the herbicide, whether they wore protective equipment when applying paraquat, and whether they lived near crops on which the herbicide was sprayed.

All of these factors increase their susceptibility to developing Parkinson’s disease. If they have been exposed to paraquat since they were a teenager or young adult, the risk of coming to struggle with the disorder increases substantially, as paraquat is neurotoxic and their brain is still developing. In this case, exposure to the herbicide will take a much heavier toll on their brain than if they were adults when they were first exposed. If you have Parkinson’s disease and worked with paraquat, we encourage you to contact our attorneys, as they specialize in toxic exposure, and you might be entitled to compensation.

Our attorneys can efficiently help you file a paraquat claim for Parkinson’s disease

Since 1990, we have been pursuing financial compensation for toxic exposure victims and have the necessary knowledge, resources, and experience to help you if you were exposed to paraquat and now have Parkinson’s disease. The legal process is simple and will mostly take place over the phone. You will only have to send our attorneys evidence of your paraquat exposure and your medical records stating your diagnosis. These documents will serve as a starting point for our legal team to assess your case.

If we deem you eligible to file a paraquat claim, we will begin working on it as soon as possible. Because our compassionate legal team will take care of the most complex aspects of the process, you will be able to focus on your health and treatment. If you are too ill to participate in the legal process, you can ask a family member to help you navigate it. You will receive the compensation you deserve for your suffering if our endeavors are successful. It is important to note that our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis.

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