Symptoms of Paraquat Poisoning – Don’t Ignore These
Paraquat was first used in the 1960s to control grass and weed growth in farmlands. A few years after this, the government used it in a large scale to destroy poppy and marijuana fields in an effort to stem the rise of drugs and their consumption in the country. Paraquat is a commonly-used herbicide that is only available for commercial use on account of questions surrounding its toxicity. Recently, numerous studies have found that Paraquat may cause Parkinson’s disease, especially in people that were exposed to the herbicide chemical over a long period of time due to occupational exposure, with individuals working as farmhands being at the top of this list. It is also alleged that Syngenta Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Paraquat, were aware of the toxic effects of its product to the human brain and neurons, yet failed to warn the public who may have taken preemptive action to protect themselves from exposure. If you or a loved one was exposed to Paraquat and then went on to develop Parkinson’s disease later in life, we may be able to legally help.
Are you looking for a Paraquat class action lawsuit attorney? The experienced Paraquat lawsuits attorneys at McCready Law bring to the table over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience where we helped individuals just like you get the justice and compensation they duly deserved after being harmed by the negligent actions of big corporations. Please call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 for your 100% FREE legal consultation into your rights as someone exposed to Paraquat. Why should you choose us? For starters, all legal claims are processed and handled by a real attorney, and NOT a paralegal. In addition to having staff that is bilingual (hablamos Espanol), we have the prerequisite experience when it comes to litigating cases in court, something that may injury firms do not as they would rather enter into negotiations with the insurance company for a quick but insubstantial payout for the victims. Lastly, but certainly not least, is the fact that we take on all cases on contingency fee basis, which means that there are NO UPFRONT FEES when we take on your case, which is worked on to successful resolution after which our attorneys levy our fees. Regardless of where you are in the country, please call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options as regards Paraquat Parkinson’s lawsuits.
Chronic exposure to Paraquat has been documented as raising the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by an astounding 600%. This is a high possibility for people charged with tending to crops and farms for instance harvesters in vineyards, combine tractor operators as well as planters. This is especially true for farm workers in California due to the fact that over 10 MILLION kilograms of Paraquat is used in farms across this state.
Some of the most common symptoms of Paraquat poisoning include:
- High heart rate
- Muscle fatigue
- Diarrhea, blood in stool, and vomiting
How Does Paraquat Cause Parkinson’s?
Paraquat doesn’t cause Parkinson’s instantly; it progressively destroys neurons in the brain by accelerating oxidative stress in the these cells, causing gradual cell death. This is something that can occur over a number of decades and because Paraquat lingers in the body, the neuron damaging effect is cumulative.
Paraquat Poisoning and Parkinson’s Attorneys – Call Us Now!
If you developed Parkinson’s because you worked in a farm that sprayed this herbicide, you may be able to file a class action lawsuit. Please call us NOW at (773) 823-0298to learn more. The call is 100% FREE, and we look forward to helping you.