Were you exposed to the herbicide Paraquat (also known as Gramoxone) and later developed Parkinson’s disease?
Paraquat is an herbicide used to kill weeds, for clearing fields before planting crops, and as an herbicide for weeds that have developed resistance to Roundup weedkiller. Hay, cotton, corn, alfalfa, and wheat are just some crops that farmers and agricultural workers use Paraquat for. Paraquat has been called the world’s deadliest weed killer. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s website, “a single sip of Paraquat can be fatal.” It has been restricted or banned in China, the European Union, and Brazil, but it is still one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. Many studies from as far back as the 1990s have shown that exposure to Paraquat can cause Parkinson’s Disease.
If you are an agricultural worker or farmer who used Paraquat or were exposed to Paraquat in some way and later developed Parkinson’s disease, The Gutierrez Law Firm could seek these damages for you:
- Past and future medical expenses to treat your injuries.
- Past and future pain and suffering you have experienced because of your injuries.
- Wage losses, if any.
- Other economic losses experienced because of your injuries.
- Punitive damages, if appropriate.
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