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If you were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after living or working on or near a farm that used paraquat, filing an injury lawsuit can help you recover compensation for your losses, hold the companies that were responsible for your injuries liable, and raise awareness about the dangers of this toxic weed killer. The best way to determine whether you should file a paraquat lawsuit is to request a free case evaluation with one of our injury attorneys to discuss your eligibility.
Paraquat is sold under a number of brand names. Exposure to the following brands may mean you are eligible to recover compensation.
Paraquat poisoning occurs through ingestion, inhalation, or skin contact. In approximately 60-80% of cases, ingestion of the herbicide is fatal. Even when victims survive paraquat exposure, however, the weed killer can cause chemical burns, birth defects, and cancer. According to the Unified Parkinson’s Advocacy Council, paraquat dichloride exposure can increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by up to 600%.
Numerous studies have revealed a link between paraquat and the development of Parkinson’s disease in recent years. According to a study in 2017, exposure to paraquat can cause DNA damage, weakening mitochondrial respiration and increasing the incidence of Parkinson’s Disease. And some of the world’s top Parkinson’s disease experts assert that paraquat exposure is a leading environmental factor that increases the risk of the disease.
The risk of paraquat exposure is not limited to farm and ranch workers. People who live or work within 1,600 feet of where the deadly herbicide is used and those who come into contact with clothing and other contaminated fabrics may also be at risk.
When you file a paraquat lawsuit with the injury attorneys at Ankin Law Office, our team will represent you on a contingency fee basis. You won’t be charged any upfront attorney’s fees. We get paid from your settlement or verdict award only after we win your case.
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