Paraquat Linked to Parkinson’s Disease – Lawsuit Investigation
Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP is investigating potential cases involving development of Parkinson’s disease after use or exposure to the herbicide paraquat. If you or a family member has Parkinson’s symptoms after using or being exposed to paraquat you may have a case against the manufacturer and be entitled to compensation.
What is paraquat used for?
Herbicides containing paraquat have been in long use to control weed and grass growth. Paraquat has been used as a stubble treatment in wheat fallow areas as a burn down pre-plant and as a desiccant on weeds and crops prior to harvest. Long-term exposure has been linked to serious, life-threatening health effects including an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
Who may qualify to file a paraquat lawsuit?
Those at the highest risk include farmers, agricultural workers, licensed herbicide/pesticide applicators, landscapers, and other people who used or were exposed to professional-grade herbicides.
If you or a family member has Parkinson’s symptoms after using or being exposed to paraquat you may have a case against the manufacturer and be entitled to compensation.
What products contain paraquat?
Popular herbicides containing paraquat are manufactured by agribusiness giants Syngenta, Chevron Chemical Company, Altitude Crop Innovations, LLC, Drexel Chemical Company, Helm Agro, and others.
It is sold under the brand names: Blanco, Bonedry, Cyclone SL 2.0, Devour, Drexel Quik-Quat, Firestorm, Gramoxone SL 2.0 Herbicide, Gramoxone SL 3.0, Helmquat 3SL, Omin Brand Paraquat, Para-Shot 3.0, ParaQ, Paraquat 43.2% SL, Paraquat Concentrate, Parazone 3SL Herbicide, Purgatory 3SL, Tigris Paraquat 3 SL, and Willowood Parquat 3SL.
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