Paraquat, a toxic herbicide that kills weeds and other vegetation, is highly toxic. Paraquat poisoning is well-known for its acute effects. However, recent research has shown that prolonged, low-level paraquat exposure can increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurological disorder, is characterized by tremors and loss of mobility. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disorder that has no cure and can have debilitating effects.
The law firm is currently investigating cases involving paraquat exposure that resulted in Parkinson’s Disease. To file Seattle paraquat parkinson’s lawsuit, please contact a product liability lawyer today.
Paraquat is used to control weeds and other vegetation that can adversely affect crops in commercial agriculture. Paraquat is extremely dangerous and is only allowed to be used by licensed professionals in the United States.
Licenced applicators apply liquid paraquat to crops. The body can accumulate paraquat toxins if it is exposed to small amounts of airborne particles for a prolonged period. Paraquat can cause neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s by causing damage to neurons.
Paraquat herbicides are often used on commercial farms. This could put anyone at risk for developing Parkinson’s disease. This includes:
- Machine operators
- Maintenance workers
- Licensed Applicators
Paraquat herbicide may be used in the air. You may also be at risk if you live near farms that use paraquat herbicides.
The law firms can help you pursue compensation for all the damages that your family has suffered as a result of Parkinson’s disease and paraquat exposure. You may recover the following damages:
- Future and current medical expenses
- Loss of potential earnings
- Other out-of-pocket costs, such as wheelchairs and walkers, travel expenses for medical appointments, home health services, and so on.