McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, Investigating Paraquat for Parkinson’s Disease Diagnoses

The experienced attorneys of McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, are building a case against the manufacturers of Paraquat – the commonly used herbicide – for its alleged connection to the development of Parkinson’s disease in those who have been exposed to the product. Since it’s initial production in 1961, Paraquat has been used to kill off undesirable plants on America’s farmlands. However, this herbicide and other herbicide products using the same chemicals are linked to severe toxicity, potential lung damage, and allegedly the development of Parkinson’s disease.

The toxicity of Paraquat is so well-documented, in fact, that only trained and certified pesticide applicators may handle and apply Paraquat to fields. The dangers do not stop with application, though. This herbicide is known to carry well on air and could affect others not involved in the spraying process. Farmers, farmhands, certified applicators, pesticide or herbicide factory workers, or those who lived near a no-till farm that utilized Paraquat or other similar products could be at risk for becoming ill due to exposure, specifically topical contact, ingestion, or inhalation.

Unsure if you may have been exposed to Paraquat? This herbicide is most commonly used on soybeans, pasture, hay, cotton, wheat, tobacco, orchards, or vineyards.

If you or a loved one are a farmer, farmhand, grower, certified applicator, or someone who is in close contact with fields sprayed with Paraquat herbicide and have developed Parkinson’s symptoms or have received an official diagnosis, you could be eligible for recovery. Contact us today by completing the form or calling (909) 345-8110.

Paraquat Use Could Cost You

This herbicide has been widely used throughout the world’s farmlands for decades, but its negative long-term effects on those exposed are not news. Many countries have already banned the use of Paraquat and all associated products in fields due to its immense toxicity. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), depending on the amount of exposure, paraquat poisoning could lead to severe short-and long-term side effects, including:

  • Pain and swelling of the mouth, throat, and abdomen
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure
  • Severe lung scarring
  • Respiratory failure
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Death

Paraquat can be found in any of the following mainstream herbicide products:

  • Gramaxone
  • Firestorm
  • Cyclone
  • Helmquat
  • Parazone
  • And, Para Shot

Those who have been exposed to Round-Up may also be in danger of developing Parkinson’s Disease. Though Round-Up does not include Paraquat in its chemical makeup, the two chemicals are often confused, leading some unsuspecting growers and farmhands to be heavily exposed to Paraquat inadvertently.

If your fields or those who’ve worked on have been sprayed by these products or you lived near a farm where these products were used and you have developed Parkinson’s Disease or similar symptoms, contact us today by filling out the form or calling (909) 345-8110.

You Deserve Justice for Your Health

Parkinson’s Disease is no laughing matter, and for many growers and farmhands across the country, this neurological disease could end their career. McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, attorneys are dedicated to protecting the interests and livelihoods of those hardworking men and women who provide for their fellow Americans in the most basic, vital ways. We’re proud to say we’ve recovered more than $1 billion for our wronged clients since our inception over 30 years ago and seek to continue our legacy of advocacy.

If you or a loved one are a grower, farmhand, certified applicator, factory worker, or were simply a neighbor to a farm that may have used Paraquat and have developed Parkinson’s Disease or similar symptoms, contact us today! Call (909) 345-8110 or complete the form here.

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