A growing number of farm workers across the US have filed lawsuits claiming the manufacturer failed to warn that the herbicide is linked to Parkinson’s disease and other risks of neurological damage. If you or someone you love has been exposed to Paraquat and diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disease or another health condition, the seasoned attorneys at The Alvarez Law Firm may be able to help you recover financial compensation by filing a multidistrict litigation lawsuit against Paraquat manufacturers. 

Farmer spraying herbicide

What is Paraquat?

Paraquat is the second most used weed killer on an international level, trailing only glyphosate (found in RoundUp). 7 million pounds of Paraquat were applied to nearly 15 million acres in the United States alone. Herbicide Gramoxone contains Paraquat as an active ingredient. It has been in use since 1961, and its toxicity is what makes it so effective in controlling weeds. 

Do I Qualify for a Paraquat Lawsuit?

Paraquat has been strongly linked to the development of Parkinson’s disease. However, there are several other injuries that are associated with the ingestion or inhalation of Paraquat. These are:

  • Holes or burns in the esophagus
  • Lung scarring and failure
  • Liver damage and failure
  • Inflammation and infection affecting vital organs
  • Kidney failure
  • Cancer
  • Central nervous system damage
  • Death

These are at the highest risk of suffering injuries from Paraquat:

  • Agricultural workers
  • Farmers
  • Landscapers
  • Licensed pesticide and herbicide applicators

You may have a case against the manufacturer if you have suffered serious illness or observed Parkinson’s symptoms after being exposed to Paraquat. 

It’s critical to understand that the most potent effects of Paraquat develop over time, especially if it’s related to a degenerative neurological disease. 

Banner media

Products Containing Paraquat

Agribusiness giants like Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Syngenta, Altitude Crop Innovations, Drexel Chemical Company, and Helm Agro, among others, are a few popular manufacturers of herbicides containing Paraquat. Popular brand names include:

  • Omin Brand Paraquat
  • Gramoxone SL 3.0
  • Bonedry
  • Cyclone SL 2.0
  • Blanco
  • Helmquat 3SL
  • Parazone 3SL Herbicide
  • Gramoxone SL 2.0 Herbicide
  • Devour
  • WillowoodParquat 3SL
  • Paraquat Concentrate
  • ParaShot 3.0
  • Tigris Paraquat 3 SL
  • Purgatory 3SL

Liability for Paraquat-Related Injuries

The majority of plaintiffs that are part of the multidistrict litigation lawsuit are suing top herbicide manufacturers including Syngenta and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Based on this, any company manufacturing Paraquat can be held liable in the lawsuit. Your Florida Paraquat injury attorney will identify the company whose product you used and build a strong case to hold them liable for your injuries and losses. 

Average Settlement for Paraquat Injury Victims

Every Paraquat claim is unique, with the settlement amount depending on a variety of factors, including:

  • Type of injury
  • Severity of injury
  • Medical expenses
  • Inability to work
  • Length of exposure
  • Jury response

It is important that you speak with a qualified and competent Paraquat personal injury attorney to understand the specifics of your case. 

Office media
Office media
Office media
Office media

Discuss a Winning Legal Strategy With Our Attorneys to Maximize Damages

The Paraquat injury lawyers at The Alvarez Law Firm have the resources, experience, and legal knowledge to ensure your compensation is maximized. Our attorneys are passionate about obtaining a winning resolution for every client. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 877-445-7675 or fill out this online contact form.

Let’s talk about your case.

Schedule a Consultation
Contact us media