Paraquat, a toxic weed killing herbicide, has been scientifically linked to extremely increased rates of Parkinson’s Disease and other health-related issues. If you or someone you love has developed health issues or died as a result of Paraquat exposure, you may be entitled to recover damages. Speak with a Birmingham Paraquat Attorney at Morris Bart to understand your legal options. Our attorneys are prepared to discuss your case and help you with a completely free case consultation today.
Paraquat: A Roundup Alternative
You may be familiar with the residential and commercial herbicide, Roundup. As strains of weeds and pests became increasingly resistant to Roundup, Paraquat grew in popularity as an effective alternative. It is so effective, in fact, that according to recent data more than 7 million pounds of Paraquat has been applied to over 15 million acres across the United States.
Due to its extreme toxicity, Paraquat has been labelled as a “restricted use” substance by the US Environmental Protection Agency. In order to purchase the product, buyers must provide proof they are a licensed applicator. Sadly, these protective measures have not eliminated the extreme danger posed by one of the most toxic herbicides marketed in the United States in the last five decades. Agricultural workers, farmers, and anyone else who may have been exposed to Paraquat may be impacted.
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How Do I Know If I Have Been Exposed?
If you have come in direct contact with Paraquat, chances are you have absorbed this hazardous chemical. Even if proper precautions have been taken, Paraquat can still enter the body through accidental ingestion, inhalation, absorption through skin contact and contact with a laceration or break on the skin.
Even a small amount of exposure is enough to dramatically impact the body, as Paraquat is quickly absorbed upon contact. Once in the body, Paraquat attacks lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. A small sip of the toxic substance could immediately kill a healthy individual. Applicators have reportedly died within hours of spraying diluted Paraquat from faulty equipment or spilling the solution.
If you have been impacted by Paraquat and live in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Arkansas, a Morris Bart attorney can help answer your questions and discuss your legal options for free.
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Adverse Effects of Paraquat Exposure
Exposure to Paraquat can result in a variety of negative health symptoms, including death. Most commonly, however, for those who have been indirectly exposed to the hazardous product, there is an extremely increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease .
If you or a loved one has been exposed to Paraquat and has experienced the following symptoms, contact your physician immediately.
- Reduction in motor skills and balance
- Tremors in limbs at rest
- Impacted mobility
- Stiffness and rigidity
Additional Paraquat exposure signs
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), other signs of Paraquat exposure can also include:
- Accelerated heart rate
- Difficulty breathing
- Fluid in the lungs
- Organ failure, including heart, liver, and kidney
- Scarring of the lungs and/or esophagus
Address your physical condition with a medical evaluation prior to calling an experienced Paraquat injury lawyer. Once you have done so, an attorney can review your case and instruct you regarding your legal options. All Paraquat case evaluations are free and a Morris Bart attorney would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your case.
What is the current state of the Paraquat lawsuit?
In June 2021, the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation consolidated Paraquat litigation into MDL 3004 which will be under Judge Nancy Rosenstengel in the Southern District of Illinois. This will speed up the process for litigation by avoiding independent cases going through redundant settlement and trial steps. While this alone is a positive impact for those involved, Judge Rosenstengel is also already familiar with the Paraquat litigation. For these reasons, this is a good step forward for Paraquat victims.
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If you or a loved one has suffered adverse health effects related to your exposure to Paraquat, call the Morris Bart law firm today for a free consultation. A Birmingham Paraquat attorney is prepared to discuss the details of your case including your exposure and the overall impact it has had on your health. An attorney can answer any questions you may have and explain the legal options available to you. To find out more about our office locations in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas click here or call us today at (205)380-4158.
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