Paraquat Parkinson’s Disease Attorneys
Paraquat is a hugely popular herbicide that has been linked to cases of Parkinson’s disease in people who used or came into contact with it. The experienced paraquat lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough are now accepting inquiries from those affected by this dangerous chemical. Farmers are the backbone of America, and because paraquat is such a widely used herbicide, many of our farmworkers have been exposed.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition, and it has several symptoms that vary widely from victim to victim. Tremors, slowed movements, reduced bodily control, and several other cognitive and muscular symptoms are hallmarks of this condition.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after paraquat exposure, you should not be forced to pay the price for its manufacturers’ mistakes. Our legal team is here to help. Contact our paraquat lawsuit attorneys today to schedule a free consultation about your legal options.
A Strong Link Between Parkinson’s Disease and Paraquat
Extensive research has linked exposure to paraquat with Parkinson’s disease. Some studies indicate a 250% higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease when using chemicals such as paraquat.
Additional research suggests that younger people who have been exposed to paraquat might face an even greater risk. Because of the health risks associated with paraquat, this chemical has been banned in the European Union since 2007 and is no longer sold in China.
Lawmakers have even introduced legislation that would ban paraquat in the U.S., though it has yet to become a law. The use of paraquat in the U.S. has more than doubled in the last 10 years and unfortunately, it also means more people will be exposed to the adverse effects caused by this dangerous chemical.
The Health Complications Associated with Paraquat Exposure
Exposure to paraquat could have devastating consequences on a person’s health. Those exposed to this herbicide have reported a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
- Multiple System Atrophy
- Corticobasal Syndrome
- Lewy Body Dementia
- Essential Tremor
In many cases, people who have been exposed to paraquat will experience Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms. Those symptoms might include:
- Slowed movement
- Rigid muscles
- Impaired posture/balance
- Loss of automatic movements such as blinking or smiling
- Speech/writing changes
These symptoms could be signs of Parkinson’s disease or similar disorders that require medical attention. The symptoms could also indicate that a victim is experiencing complications linked to paraquat.
Who Can Take Legal Action Against Paraquat Manufacturers?
Most paraquat lawsuits against the manufacturer involve farmers, agricultural workers, and even support workers who pick up goods and transport them elsewhere. Paraquat can drift and expose people who live in surrounding areas to Parkinson’s disease.
In some cases, workers who handled paraquat directly have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and have filed lawsuits. However, many of those affected never directly used or handled paraquat. They were simply near the herbicide for prolonged periods or indirectly exposed.
The fact that so many people with any degree of exposure to paraquat have suffered serious illness as a result speaks to the incredible dangers of this herbicide. It also means that the manufacturers of paraquat will have multiple lawsuits to contend with.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our paraquat Parkinson’s disease attorneys have years of experience handling these types of cases. Don’t delay in contacting the paraquat lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough.
Can You File a Paraquat Lawsuit After Being Diagnosed with Parkinson’s?
If you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s after being exposed to paraquat, you have every right to take legal action against the manufacturer of paraquat. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we are currently accepting inquiries from anyone who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after exposure to paraquat.
Our legal team has years of experience holding negligent manufacturers responsible for the harm they’ve caused. We believe you deserve justice and compensation for everything you’ve been through.
If you’d like to learn more about your legal options, our paraquat lawyers are here to help. Contact us anytime to schedule your free consultation with the paraquat lawsuit attorneys at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough.
Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough is not affiliated with, sponsored by or associated with manufacturers of paraquat, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the University of Guelph, or Science Daily.
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