It is important to know that exposure to paraquat is associated with a great risk of Parkinson’s disease, which is why people who worked with or were around Quik-Quat and developed this condition are eligible for compensation from the liable manufacturer. Our law firm specializes in toxic exposure and can help you recover the money you deserve if you came to struggle with Parkinson’s disease as a result of paraquat exposure.
People who are qualified to use Quik-Quat are required to wear adequate protective equipment when mixing, loading, and applying it, including coveralls, protective eyewear, chemical resistant gloves, shoes, and socks, as well as a NIOSH-approved particulate filtering respirator with any N, R or P filter, to reduce exposure to paraquat. It is against federal law to use paraquat if you do not have training in this respect, even if you work under the supervision of a certified applicator. Because paraquat is highly toxic, it is forbidden to be used around home gardens, schools, recreational parks, golf courses, and playgrounds. Quik-Quat is very effective in keeping weeds and grasses at bay in the following crops and many others:
If you worked with or were around Quik-Quat for a long time, your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease over the years is very high. For this reason, your family members should keep a close eye on your health for symptoms such as slowness of movement, a tremor in the hands, legs, jaw, or head, stiffness of the limbs and trunk, and impaired balance and coordination, which may indicate the onset of the condition. If you suspect your family member has Parkinson’s disease, you should encourage them to see multiple specialists, as misdiagnosis is very common in people with this condition. Up to 30% of individuals with Parkinson’s disease initially receive a wrong diagnosis. In the regrettable event that your family member has this condition, please reach out to our legal team to recover the compensation they deserve on their behalf.