Paraquat exposure

Quik-Quat video

Drexel Chemical Company is the manufacturer of Quik-Quat, another herbicide that contains paraquat. It is a burndown herbicide designed to control grasses and broadleaf weeds in a wide range of crop and non-crop applications. Quik-Quat is very effective in destroying weeds that are resistant to glyphosate, which is another toxic herbicide sold under the brand name Roundup. The product contains 3 pounds of paraquat per gallon and begins acting within 30 minutes of application. However, because paraquat dichloride is highly toxic, Quik-Quat is a restricted use pesticide that can only be used by licensed applicators who have previously undergone special training provided by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Claim Application

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:

  • alfalfa
  • almonds
  • apples
  • apricots
  • artichokes
  • asparagus
  • avocados
  • bananas
  • beans
  • blackberries
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • coffee
  • corn
  • eggplant
  • cotton
  • garlic
  • grapes
  • lemons
  • lettuce
  • olives
  • onions
  • peas
  • pistachio
  • potatoes
  • sugarcane
  • walnuts

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.

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

With nearly 30 years of experience in pursuing compensation for victims of toxic exposure and their family members, we are ready to help you recover the money you are entitled to from the manufacturer of Quik-Quat. After a thorough assessment of your situation, we will determine whether you are eligible for filing a paraquat claim. If you are, our legal experts will begin conducting extensive research to collect the necessary evidence that must accompany your claim, which will guarantee a successful outcome for your case. It is important to know that filing a paraquat claim does not entail litigation. While the legal process is quite 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 great physical and emotional pain. Eventually, after claim submission, you will receive the maximum compensation you are eligible for from the responsible manufacturer of paraquat. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact our law firm and we will promptly answer your questions.