Paraquat Parkinson’s Lawsuits
Those suffering from the effects of paraquat exposure, including Parkinson’s Disease, can get help from Greenblatt & Veliev Injury Lawyers in Rockville, Maryland – serving you throughout DC, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Our personal injuries attorneys can help you get the compensation you need to pay for medical expenses, emotional damage and suffering, and injuries related to Paraquat herbicide exposure.
What Is Paraquat?
Paraquat is a strong herbicide that is used in the agricultural industry in the United States. It’s used primarily for weed and grass control in various crops, including: hay, alfalfa, coffee, corn, cotton, and soybeans.
Other Names For Paraquat
- Para Shot
Is Paraquat Poisoning Possible?
Ingesting Paraquat is extremely dangerous. Exposure to even small amounts of this herbicide can lead to medical problems. You can start to experience issues in a matter of several hours, days, or even weeks or develop issues years later.
You can be exposed through ingestion or inhalation – breathing in the chemical.
- Heart Failure
- Kidney Failure
- Tachycardia, Or Fast Heart Rate
- Muscle Weakness
- Liver Failure
- Lung Scarring
- Respiratory Failure
What Is The Paraquat Lawsuit About?
Recent studies have shown that Paraquat can lead to the development of Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease that progresses over time. Although there are a variety of factors that can lead to someone developing Parkinson’s Disease, it’s believed that long-term exposure to chemicals such as herbicides can be a risk factor.
This is because herbicides like Paraquat mimic a chemical known as MPTP, which is known to kill dopamine-producing cells that can lead to Parkinson’s.
Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease
- Severe Tremors
- Stiff Muscles
- Poor Balance
- Difficulty Walking
- Confusion Or Amnesia
Who Is At Risk For Paraquat Exposure
Agricultural workers who work daily with Paraquat can be at risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease. These include workers such as farmers, certified Paraquat applicators, logistic workers that refill tanks containing this herbicide, and families that live near crops and farms that use it.
How A Personal Injury Law Firm Can Help
It can be difficult to file a claim on your own, know what experts to consult, and represent yourself against multi-billion dollar companies like Syngenta, the makers of Paraquat. If you or a loved one has been exposed, you should contact a personal injury law firm to help you file a claim, fight for a monetary settlement, and win your case in court.
Your lawyers can help prove that your injuries were due to Paraquat exposure and that you will need to be compensated fairly for past, current, and future damages.
Paraquat Lawsuits In Maryland
In Maryland, you must file a products liability lawsuit within three years of the date of your injury to be eligible to receive compensation. It’s essential to reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to get your case evaluated and get justice.
Contact A Maryland Paraquat Lawyer Today
At Greenblatt & Veliev Injury Lawyers, we will fight for justice and compensation for your pain and suffering related to Paraquat poisoning. If you live in Maryland, DC, Virginia, or Pennsylvania, time is of the essence when filing your lawsuit. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free case evaluation.