Are there other health conditions associated with paraquat exposure?

In addition to Parkinson’s disease, which usually develops within several years from the person’s first exposure to paraquat, coming in contact with the herbicide often can also result in other health problems, such as liver failure and pancreatic cancer. Therefore, Parkinson’s disease is not the only health threat farmworkers who work with paraquat face.

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Respiratory failure is the leading cause of death among people exposed to paraquat

Paraquat exposure can occur by ingestion, skin contact, and inhalation. Most farmers who use the herbicide are exposed by skin contact and breathing in paraquat vapors after they take off their protective equipment. Their family members are not shielded from exposure to paraquat either, as if they live close to the crops where the herbicide is sprayed, they are also at risk of developing a serious health problem. In addition to Parkinson’s disease, these are some of the other health issues frequent paraquat exposure can result in:

  • heart failure
  • liver failure
  • kidney failure
  • pulmonary fibrosis
  • neurotoxicity
  • leukemia
  • pancreatic cancer
  • non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

It is important to note that if you struggle with any of these health problems, you cannot file a paraquat exposure claim, as only people with Parkinson’s disease are eligible. If you have this disorder, we encourage you to contact our attorneys, who will gladly assess your case to determine whether you are entitled to financial compensation from the liable paraquat manufacturers.

File your paraquat exposure claim with the assistance of our legal team

Whether you are a farmworker, agricultural worker, or family member, if you were exposed to paraquat for a significant time and came to struggle with Parkinson’s disease, our attorneys have the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to help you file a claim. For over 30 years, we have been assisting toxic exposure victims and will gladly offer you quality legal services, too. To initiate the legal process, you will have to send in evidence of your paraquat exposure and your medical records stating your diagnosis.

After a thorough and careful review of your documents, we will establish whether you are entitled to financial compensation from the liable companies whose herbicides you were exposed to. Once we deem you eligible, our diligent attorneys will promptly begin preparing your paraquat exposure claim for submission. If you are too ill to participate in the legal process, you can ask a family member to help you navigate it. Furthermore, our compassionate legal team will do all in its power to take care of the most complex aspects on your behalf.

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