What is paraquat?

Paraquat is a herbicide that is only meant for restricted use, this means that only those with a license have the right to use this herbicide on farms. But, recent studies have found that paraquat has led to the risk of Parkinson’s Disease by 250%. The study was done by the University of Guelph, after examining a team who had been exposed to paraquat. 

Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency has restricted the amount of use of paraquat. There have been several controversial stances taken for paraquat, which has put the Environmental Protection Agency under heat. There are around 1 million people in the United States that suffer from Parkinson’s disease. With the increased exposure to paraquat, these numbers are steadily increasing.

What is Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is best explained through various stages that one could suffer. This includes:

  • Tremors or mobility symptoms
  • Walking problems
  • Loss of balance and paralysis
  • Limited movement
  • Bedridden and may require home care

What are the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?

  • Losing smell
  • Tremors
  • Difficulty standing
  • Difficulty walking
  • Difficulty writing
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

Parkinson’s disease is a very serious disease that leads to permanent injuries and will need lifelong care. This will result in thousands of dollars in medical bills used to treat and assist the person with Parkinson’s. If you or a loved one have suffered Parkinson’s disease from paraquat, you have the right to file a lawsuit to get compensated for these medical bills.

What type of compensation could I receive for my paraquat lawsuit?

  • Medical bills
  • Future lost wages:  usually, those with paraquat disease may not be able to resume their previous jobs they had prior to being diagnosed with Parkinson’s. That is why you could receive loss in income.
  • Pain and suffering: Parkinson’s disease is known to cause extensive pain and suffering as the injured learns to live and adapt with limited mobility. This trauma is recoverable as compensation.
  • Punitive damages: in the event that paraquat manufacturers knew that it caused Parkinson’s disease, they could be held responsible for punitive damages.

Why hire our paraquat attorneys?

  • We have decades of experience representing victims who have been injured by defective products.
  • We have high-rated relationships with medical experts and toxicology experts to piece together exactly what happened and what the cause of the Parkinson’s.
  • We provide you with strong representation throughout the entire legal process to make sure that you get the help you need.
  • We work through a contingency fee basis to make sure that you do not pay any legal fees unless we win in your favor.

Do I qualify for a paraquat lawsuit?

Paraquat lawsuit eligibility must meet specific criteria. In order to see if you are eligible, you must show that you:

  • Dealt with paraquat. For example, you were properly licensed, and you were exposed to paraquat when you were a loader or an applicator.
  • You were exposed to paraquat through a spray or through contamination.
  • You then suffered Parkinson’s disease as a result of the paraquat exposure.

The above criteria are somewhat complex and could be very difficult to prove. That is why we recommend that you consult our highly qualified attorneys as soon as possible so you could get the help that you deserve.

What parties are exposed to paraquat?

Specific groups are more likely to experience exposure to paraquat compared to other members of society. These groups may include:

  • Farm workers
  • School children with schools near commercial farms
  • Property owners near commercial farms
  • Herbicide applicators

Is paraquat still in use today?

Paraquat is somewhat in use today. However, there is a current push against Congress to completely outlaw due to the herbicide’s link to cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Several states on the east side of the United States still use paraquat to this day. Northern California is also known to use paraquat herbicide. Paraquat is distinguished from other types of herbicides by being dyed blue. You could also tell that it is paraquat by the pungent and strong odor. 

What are the different types of paraquat?

Paraquat is also manufactured through other names, including:

  • Firestorm
  • Devour
  • Bonfire herbicide
  • Helmquat
  • Perazone
  • Blanco
  • Quik Quat

There are still several other names not mentioned above. For more information, contact our experienced mass tort attorneys today. 

What is a mass tort?

Mass tort is a specific type of litigation where there are several victims that have been injured. In this specific case, victims of paraquat exposure are considered to be the multiple plaintiffs. All these victims come together to file a lawsuit against the paraquat herbicide manufacturer.

How could you get exposed to paraquat?

  • Skin exposure
  • Ingestion
  • Inhalation 

How much do our paraquat attorneys cost?

When you hire our paraquat mass tort attorneys, you do not pay a dollar out of pocket. Unless you receive compensation, you pay no attorney fees. This means our fees are specifically related to winning your case. If we recover compensation, we will get our fees. Contact us today to see if you qualify for a paraquat lawsuit.

Do I need an attorney to file a paraquat lawsuit?

Although you do not necessarily need an attorney to file a lawsuit, including a mass tort lawsuit, having an attorney on your side makes a night and day difference, especially when it comes to paraquat lawsuits. This is a very specific type of lawsuit, and extensive records are needed. Besides records and evidence, you also need one who is experienced in the regulations of mass towards.

You should not have to deal with the frustration of the legal process. Let our attorneys do it for you.

What type of evidence do you need to prove paraquat exposure?

There are different types of evidence that you will need to show in order to file a successful paraquat lawsuit. these different types of evidence include:

  • The license you have to use paraquat
  • The application herbicide records of the commercial farm
  • Receipts of the herbicide purchase
  • Any other witnesses that were exposed to the herbicide

Experienced Paraquat Lawyer Near Me

Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys at Heidari law today so we can best help you navigate through the legal process to make sure that you get the utmost legal care. We will represent you against toxic chemical manufacturers with our highly qualified expertise and skill. Call us today for a consultation. 

We will review your case to determine what the best options and steps are for you. We know that it is not easy to deal with Parkinson’s, or to have a loved one who is dealing with Parkinson’s. We will work hard to make sure that you and your loved one get the legal care that you deserve.

We have offices located all throughout the state of California and Nevada to better serve you. Give us a call today to set up a consultation with our highly qualified legal staff at Heidari Law Group.