What is the leading cause of death from paraquat exposure?

The leading cause of death from paraquat exposure is respiratory failure. If a person is exposed to the herbicide repeatedly, paraquat will damage their internal organs, ultimately leading to lung injury and respiratory failure.

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Respiratory failure is the most common cause of death from paraquat exposure

Long-term paraquat exposure may cause scarring of the lungs, medically known as pulmonary fibrosis. Subsequently, over several years, lung scarring may trigger respiratory failure, which is the number one cause of death in people who work with paraquat regularly. Furthermore, paraquat exposure can cause the following, which may be fatal:

  • liver failure
  • kidney failure
  • heart failure

However, it is important to note that people who work with paraquat are at high risk for Parkinson’s disease, which may develop several years after their first exposure to the herbicide. This is the only disease for which they can seek legal recourse. If you are a farmworker, agricultural worker, or family member who was exposed to paraquat and have Parkinson’s disease, contact our attorneys.

Quality legal assistance for paraquat exposure victims and their families

Since 1990, our law firm has been dedicated to offering quality legal assistance to toxic exposure victims, and now we offer free case evaluations to people injured by paraquat exposure. Whether you were directly exposed to the herbicide by using it or indirectly by living near a farm, you might be entitled to compensation from the responsible companies. The legal process is simple – you only have to send in evidence of you having used paraquat and your medical records stating your diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

Once we carefully assess these documents, we will tell you with certainty whether you are eligible to file a paraquat exposure claim. If you are, our resourceful legal team will promptly begin working on your claim and prepare it for submission. Your involvement in the legal process will be minimal, and if you feel too ill to participate, a family member can help you navigate it. In the end, if our efforts are successful, you will receive the financial compensation you are entitled to for your unjust suffering.

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