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Paraquat Dichloride Exposure

Parkinson’s disease can be linked to Paraquat Dichloride exposure, a very common weed killer used in the United States. The makers of Paraquat are now facing lawsuits after not warning their users of Paraquat’s potential danger.  

Paraquat was a widely used fungicide and weed killer used throughout the United States. Paraquat was a powerful and toxic fungicide and pesticide used to destroy everything in a field.

If you have any questions about Paraquat or its potential link to Parkinson’s disease please contact our experienced Paraquat lawyers by filling out our easy contact form.

 

Paraquat is a toxic chemical that is widely used as an herbicide (plant killer), primarily for weed and grass control. In the United States, paraquat is available primarily as a liquid in various strengths.

Paraquat is a cheap and fast acting product, which has been credited with the growth of “no-tilling farming” in the United States. This means that paraquat was used to clear entire fields of everything, and after application workers would not need to till the fields.

This produced enormous savings to farm owners and other commercial interest, but put workers’ safety at risk. These serious risks were not properly disclosed to foreseeable users of the product.

The makers of this herbicide and other chemicals must inform its users of their products’ potential hazards. When they don’t, they can be held responsible for any injury caused by their product. If you were injured by Paraquat, a Lawyer might be able to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Lost Wages

If you’re the family of a loved one who died after being exposed to Paraquat. You might also qualify to receive money to help cover funeral costs and the pain of losing a loved one.