Bonfire Herbicide

Paraquat exposure

Manufactured by United Phosphorous, a large chemical company, Bonfire Herbicide is a product that contains paraquat, a highly toxic active ingredient. The purpose of this herbicide is to control weed and grass in a wide range of crops. As a restricted use pesticide, Bonfire Herbicide can only be used by licensed applicators who underwent the mandatory training provided by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is forbidden for people to work with paraquat even under the supervision of certified applicators. You should know that paraquat is a highly toxic substance and even a single sip can be fatal, which is why products that contain it often have safeguard additives in them, such as a blue dye, a strong odor, and a substance to induce vomiting in case of ingestion.

Claim Application

If you worked with or were around Bonfire Herbicide for a long time, you are at high risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. For this reason, if you have a family member who used paraquat, you should keep a close eye on their health. In the unfortunate case that they receive this diagnosis, please contact our attorneys, as they specialize in toxic exposure and will help your family member recover the compensation they deserve from the liable company.

Although Bonfire Herbicide is highly toxic, it is not banned in the United States and it is actually one of the most popular herbicides in the country, as it can easily get rid of weeds and grasses that are resistant to glyphosate, another dangerous product sold under the brand name of Roundup. However, paraquat, the active ingredient in Bonfire Herbicide, is currently forbidden in 32 countries and even China, which does not prioritize the wellbeing of its agricultural workers, is working on placing a ban on it. People who apply Bonfire Herbicide must wear adequate protective equipment, which includes coveralls, shoes and socks, chemical resistant gloves, and a NIOSH-approved particulate filtering respirator equipped with N, R, or P class filter. Bonfire Herbicide is very effective for the following crops:

  • alfalfa
  • almonds
  • artichoke
  • asparagus
  • beans
  • peas
  • berries
  • cacao
  • yam
  • corn
  • cotton
  • clover
  • guar
  • guava
  • hops
  • lentils
  • mint
  • onions
  • garlic
  • passion fruit
  • peanuts
  • pineapple
  • potatoes
  • rice
  • safflower
  • sorghum
  • soybeans
  • barley
  • wheat
  • sugarbeets
  • sugarcane
  • sunflower
  • vegetables

It is important to know that people who use Bonfire Herbicide have a 250% higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. For this reason, their family members should pay close attention to their health and look for the symptoms of the condition, which include slowness of movement, a tremor in the hands, legs, jaw, or head, stiffness of the limbs, and trunk and impaired balance and coordination. Because misdiagnosis is, unfortunately, a frequent occurrence in people with Parkinson’s disease, affecting up to 30% of them, people with a history of exposure to paraquat must be examined by multiple specialists in order to receive a correct diagnosis. Thereby, you should encourage your family member who worked with or was around Bonfire Herbicide to seek a second and even a third opinion. In the regrettable case, they have Parkinson’s disease, we strongly advise you to reach out to our law firm, as our legal team specializes in toxic exposure and will be able to recover financial compensation on their behalf from the liable company.

Quality legal assistance for people injured by paraquat exposure

Our attorneys specialize in toxic exposure, as this is their main area of practice, which means that they have the necessary knowledge and resources to help you obtain the financial compensation you are entitled to from United Phosphorous if you developed Parkinson’s disease as a consequence of paraquat exposure. While the legal process is complex and demanding, it will require minimal involvement on your part and a family member can help you navigate it, as we are aware that the majority of our clients are in a lot of physical and emotional distress. We will gather pertinent and solid evidence to support the causal relation between your Bonfire Herbicide exposure and your diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, which will guarantee a favorable outcome for your claim. Eventually, following claim submission, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis from the responsible company. For additional information, please feel free to contact our law firm and we will gladly answer your questions.