Paraquat is a highly toxic herbicide used to control weeds and grass but can also be harmful to humans. If inhaled, it could result in poisoning. Long-term exposure to Paraquat can cause neurological damage. Farmworkers and others who live near sites of frequent Paraquat use are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s is a terrible disease. For any victims and families who end up in this situation due to Paraquat exposure, we want to help you find justice. Paraquat is already banned in 32 countries, and its use is only allowed in limited places and circumstances. If you believe you or a loved one developed Parkinson’s as a result of exposure to Paraquat, ask us how we can help.
Where Paraquat Exposure Happens
Paraquat can be used on more than 100 crops including:
- Vegetables and other crops
Paraquat is administered as a spray, which means workers can inhale the chemical. Anyone who lives or works near areas with heavy Paraquat use may also be exposed to a dangerous amount of the chemical.
Potential victims of dangerous Paraquat exposure include farmers or agricultural workers; commercial growers; groundskeepers and gardeners; landscapers; individuals or communities who live near farms, railroads, roads, or surrounding areas that are in close proximity to those using Paraquat to maintain their farms or properties.
How to File a Paraquat Lawsuit
If you suspect you’ve been affected by Paraquat—either developing Parkinson’s as a result of the exposure or know of a loved one who has suffered in this way—we encourage you to call Richard Schwartz & Associates. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, our team can help link evidence of exposure to Paraquat and start building a case for you.
The most common Paraquat-based herbicide, Gramoxone, is manufactured by Syngenta. Other companies that use Paraquat in their herbicides include Chevron Phillips, Adama, and Drexel Chemical Companies. We can do the legwork to determine which of these companies may liable for your exposure. Then, we can help you hold these companies liable.
Making the Legal Process Simple
A Parkinson’s diagnosis is devastating. If you or family member has received this diagnosis, we want to make sure you are taken care of and rights are protected. At Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. we do everything we can to make our clients’ lives easier. We will come to you for meetings if you can’t make it to one of our offices, and we are always communicative, honest, and compassionate. We understand you have questions—and we are here to answer them as fully as possible.
By filing a lawsuit, we can help you request damages like:
- Medical bills
- Future medical needs
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Personal or household aid
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
If you or a loved one has been injured due to another's negligence, contact our team today. We can help.