Blanco

Paraquat exposure

Blanco is another herbicide that contains paraquat and is manufactured by Altitude Crop Innovations, LLC throughout the United States. The product has a concentration of nearly 44% paraquat, which makes it highly toxic. Exposure to paraquat is correlated with Parkinson’s disease, which people who work with or are around Blanco have a 250% higher risk of developing. Because it is a very dangerous herbicide, only licensed applicators who underwent the extensive training provided by the Environmental Protection Agency can use it for a wide range of crops.

Claim Application

The majority of users of Blanco are agricultural workers, as this is a restricted use pesticide, which means that individuals cannot apply it to areas such as home gardens, schools, recreational parks, golf courses, and playgrounds. If you or a family member came to struggle with Parkinson’s disease as a consequence of Blanco exposure, please contact our law firm to recover the compensation you or they are entitled to from the responsible company.

Unlike other products that contain paraquat, it is not necessary for Blanco to be kept away from sunlight, flames, or sparks and the herbicide can even be frozen. Because it is highly toxic, however, it should always be kept in a locked area so that children will not have access to it, as even a sip of Blanco can be fatal, particularly for young people. People who are qualified to apply paraquat products need to wear appropriate protective equipment when using it, which includes:

  • coveralls
  • shoes and socks
  • protective eyewear
  • chemical resistant gloves
  • NIOSH-approved particulate filtering respirator
  • face shields

Blanco is very effective in keeping weeds and grasses away from a wide range of crops. It is commonly used throughout the country because it can destroy weeds that are resistant to glyphosate, another toxic herbicide sold under the brand name Roundup. Some of the crops Blanco can be used for are the following:

  • soybeans
  • vegetables
  • lentils
  • guar
  • cotton
  • corn
  • asparagus
  • rice
  • sugarcane
  • potatoes
  • sugarbeets
  • guava
  • vines
  • alfalfa
  • sunflower
  • almonds
  • sorghum
  • clover
  • mint
  • beans
  • peas
  • safflower
  • berries
  • peanuts
  • strawberries
  • onions
  • cacao

If you worked with or were around Blanco for a long period of time, you should keep a close eye on your health and ask your family members to do the same for you, as you are at high risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The symptoms of this condition include slowness of movement, a tremor in the hands, legs, jaw, or head, stiffness of the limbs and trunk, and impaired balance and coordination. Consequently, if you suspect you or a family member is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, we strongly encourage you to seek a second and even a third opinion from medical specialists, as misdiagnosis occurs in up to 30% of people with Parkinson’s disease. Not only will a correct diagnosis help you receive the treatment you need, but it may also make you eligible for obtaining financial compensation from the manufacturer of Blanco.

File a paraquat exposure claim with the help of our skillful attorneys

Our law firm specializes in toxic exposure and has been providing quality legal assistance to people injured by toxic agents for nearly 30 years. If you came to struggle with Parkinson’s disease as a result of using Blanco, we strongly advise you to reach out to our legal team, as we have the necessary knowledge and resources to help you recover the compensation you deserve from Altitude Crop Innovations, LLC for your diagnosis. Although the legal process is quite complex, it will require minimal involvement on your part and you can ask a close family member to help you navigate it with more ease, as we know that most of our clients are in great physical and emotional pain. After we thoroughly assess your situation, we will begin gathering evidence to support your claim, which will be filed with the manufacturer of Blanco. You will eventually receive the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease if you choose to work with our skillful legal experts. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us and we will promptly answer your questions.