While the jury is still out on whether or not Paraquat definitively causes Parkinson’s disease, the evidence is mounting that there may be a link between the two.
Paraquat is a weed killer (herbicide) used in commercial agriculture and common groundskeeping. The herbicide works by causing plants to dehydrate and die rapidly because Paraquat is so effective at killing plants that it has been routinely used for decades in agricultural and non-agricultural settings.
However, recent studies have suggested that exposure to Paraquat may increase an individual’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
Causes of Parkinson’s disease
While the exact mechanism by which Paraquat may cause Parkinson’s disease is not yet known, it is thought that the herbicide may damage nerve cells in the brain. This damage may then lead to the development of Parkinson’s disease.
At this time, there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, and there are few treatments available that can significantly improve symptoms. Therefore, it is essential for people regularly exposed to Paraquat to be aware of the potential risks. If you are routinely exposed to Paraquat, talk to your doctor about your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
Filing Lawsuits for damages
If you think you or a loved one may have developed Parkinson’s disease after exposure to Paraquat, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Paraquat lawsuits allow people who have been harmed by exposure to Paraquat to seek compensation for their injuries.
If you have been exposed to Paraquat and have since been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, contact a Paraquat lawyer today to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
Do I Have a Paraquat Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Paraquat lawsuits. In addition, we are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Paraquat can cause Parkinson’s disease. If you think you or a loved after has been exposed to Paraquat, you should contact a lawyer today. You may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries.Read More