Do I Qualify for a Paraquat Lawsuit?
Am I Eligible for a Paraquat Lawsuit?
That’s the question faced by many who have suffered Parkinson’s disease, who may have been exposed to Paraquat, a toxic and potentially deadly weed killer (herbicide). You may qualify for a Paraquat lawsuit if you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after exposure to Paraquat.
Those at especially high risk of exposure include farm workers, individuals living near farms, and even school children whose rural schools may have been subject to Paraquat drift or Paraquat overspray. Paraquat may also enter the groundwater due to runoff and endanger those whose drinking water supply is near farms that have applied the toxic weed killer.
Paraquat Lawsuit Eligibility
Our product liability lawyers are often asked, “Can I file a Paraquat lawsuit?”
You may qualify for a Paraquat lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:
- You handled Paraquat as a mixer, loader, or applicator or were otherwise exposed to Paraquat (and were properly licensed); OR
- You were exposed to Paraquat by Paraquat drift, agricultural overspray, or groundwater contamination
- AND you were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
Criteria for Paraquat lawsuit is especially stringent, and these cases can be extremely difficult to prove. Therefore, it is important that you contact an experienced Paraquat lawyer at Riddle & Brantley today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation and case review.
Who May Qualify for Paraquat Lawsuits
Many people may have been exposed to Paraquat and subsequently developed Parkinson’s disease, potentially as a result of their exposure.
Some may have been exposed due to occupational hazard, as farmers, herbicide / pesticide applicators, or other agricultural workers. Others may have been exposed due to proximity to farms where Paraquat is or was used.
Those possibly exposed to Paraquat and affected by toxicity include:
- Farm workers
- Herbicide and pesticide applicators
- Applicators using handheld or backpack sprayers
- Applicators operating tractors equipped to spray herbicide / pesticide
- Agricultural pilots (“crop dusters”)
- School children attending rural schools in close proximity to farms spraying Paraquat
- Property owners living near farms spraying Paraquat
Paraquat use was widespread throughout the United States throughout the second half of the 20th century, and is still in use today, though on a more limited basis.
Paraquat Use in the United States
States with greater historical or current Paraquat usage include:
- North Carolina
We can evaluate your claim and help determine if you qualify for a Paraquat lawsuit. If you are eligible, we can assist with how to file a Paraquat claim and handle the entire legal process from beginning to end.
As always, there are absolutely no upfront costs, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.
Proving Paraquat Exposure
Due to the timeframes involved, proving Paraquat exposure can be extremely challenging. At Riddle & Brantley, our Paraquat attorneys and on-staff investigators can help locate administrative and agricultural records that may help prove exposure.
Due to varying statutes of limitations and the difficulty proving Paraquat exposure, it is critical you contact us for a FREE, no-obligation consultation as soon as possible in order to evaluate your claim.
For a FREE consultation and claim investigation, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There are absolutely no attorney fees unless we win your case. We don’t get paid unless you do. Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim. You may be entitled to significant Paraquat compensation and we would love to help you if we can.
“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”
–Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client
What is Paraquat?
Paraquat is an extremely toxic herbicide (weed killer) that was commonly used on farms in the 20th century. It is still used today, though it is less popular and health concerns — such as Parquat’s link with Parkinson’s disease — have led more than 30 countries to ban the herbicide. The product is still allowed as a “Restricted Use” chemical in the United States.
Major manufacturers of Paraquat include Syngenta and Chevron, both of which are alleged to have known Paraquat was dangerous and failed to warn consumers and regulators.
Experienced Paraquat Lawyers
At Riddle & Brantley, our product liability attorneys have been fighting for victims of dangerous products like Paraquat for decades. Our personal injury lawyers have over 225 years of combined legal experience.
Since 2000 alone, we’ve recovered more than $600 million for victims of others’ negligence and wrongdoing (see disclaimer below).
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Paraquat lawsuit attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.
There is no obligation, and we don’t get paid unless you do. Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.
Award-winning attorney Gene Riddle and our legal team fight tirelessly for our valued clients and would be happy to assist however we can (see disclaimer). We strive to treat every client like family and are proud of the words our clients use to describe their experience working with us.
Justice Counts for those who have suffered from Parkinson’s disease due to Paraquat. If you qualify for a claim, we are ready to help however we can.
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