Paraquat is a pesticide that has been linked to cases of Parkinson’s disease in agricultural workers who used or came into contact with it. The paraquat lawsuit attorneys at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough are now accepting inquiries from those affected by this dangerous chemical.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition, and it has several symptoms that vary widely from sufferer to sufferer. Tremors, slowed movements, reduced bodily control, and several other cognitive and muscular symptoms are hallmarks of this condition.
If you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after paraquat exposure, you shouldn’t 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
Paraquat has been associated with many different health conditions. Extensive research has linked exposure to paraquat with Parkinson’s disease. Some studies indicate that people exposed to commonly used agrochemicals like paraquat have a 250% higher risk of developing Parkinson’s.
Other research suggests that younger people who have been exposed to paraquat might face an even greater risk. It’s because of these health risks associated with paraquat that 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 law. On the contrary, use of paraquat has more than doubled in the last 10 years in the U.S., which means more people have been exposed to 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 pesticide 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 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 sufferer is experiencing complications linked to paraquat.
Who Can Take Legal Action Against Paraquat Manufacturers?
Many of the lawsuits being filed against paraquat manufacturers involve people who have worked or lived around farms or performed activities that involved exposure to pesticides.
In some cases, workers who handled paraquat directly have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and filed lawsuits. However, many of those affected never directly used or handled paraquat. They were simply near the pesticide 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 pesticide. It also means that the manufacturers of paraquat will have several lawsuits to contend with.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we have years of experience handling these types of cases. If you’re considering taking legal action, it’s best to do so while there’s momentum in the courts. Don’t delay in exploring your options.
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 makers of paraquat. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we are currently accepting inquiries from anyone who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after prolonged exposure to paraquat.
Our legal team has years of experience holding negligent manufacturers responsible for the harm they’ve caused our clients. We believe that 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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