Paraquat exposure

Paraquat video

Paraquat is a weed killer manufactured by Syngenta, a renowned chemical company. Being one of the most toxic herbicides, it's very effective in destroying weeds that have become resistant to glyphosate. Due to its high toxicity, Paraquat is a restricted-use herbicide, meaning that only certified, licensed applicators can purchase and use it for crops. Parkinson's disease is one of the most concerning health risks associated with exposure to Paraquat. Still, the manufacturer has failed to ensure that farmworkers using the herbicide, and people living nearby farming communities, were adequately warned about the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Claim Application

The most common brand name of paraquat-containing weed killers manufactured in the United States is Paraquat. Nevertheless, numerous other brand names contain paraquat dichloride, the main active ingredient of this toxic herbicide. Paraquat sprayed on crops becomes airborne during application and can drift to long distances from the crops to neighboring communities. Frequent exposure to this highly toxic product can lead to the development of Parkinson's disease. 

Paraquat and other paraquat-containing products are currently used on more than 100 crops, including:

  • cotton
  • almonds
  • barley
  • corn
  • peanuts
  • rice
  • soybeans
  • sugarbeets
  • sugarcane
  • sunflowers
  • vegetables
  • wheat

The most significant risk of exposure to Paraquat is for farmworkers and individuals living, working, or attending schools near commercial farms. If you or a family member used Paraquat or were around it, know that your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease is high. Thereby, we recommend keeping a close eye on your and your loved one’s health to identify the early signs of this condition, which may include:

  • tremor in arms, legs, chin, or head
  • slowness of movement
  • stiffness of the limbs and trunk
  • impaired coordination
  • impaired balance and dizziness
  • difficulty in sleeping

Consequently, if you suspect that you or a family member is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, you should seek a second and even a third medical opinion, as misdiagnosis often occurs in individuals with this life-altering condition. An accurate diagnosis will help you receive the treatment you need, and it will also make you eligible for rightful compensation from the liable manufacturer.

File a paraquat exposure claim with the help of our legal team

If you or somebody already have a Parkinson's diagnosis and a history of frequent Paraquat use, we encourage you to seek legal help. With over 30 years of experience in pursuing rightful compensation on behalf of victims of toxic exposure, we provide quality legal help but equally personal attention to each of our clients. Our legal team, specializing in toxic exposure, can help you obtain rightful financial compensation from the liable manufacturer of this highly-toxic herbicide. For additional information, don't hesitate to contact our law firm, and we will promptly answer your questions.