Paraquat Drift Lawsuits

April 21, 2021 | By Riddle & Brantley Accident Injury Lawyers
Paraquat Drift Lawsuits

Paraquat Drift Lawsuits

Have you been exposed to Paraquat herbicide due to agricultural drift? You may qualify for a Paraquat drift lawsuit if you’ve been exposed to Paraquat due to drift and later diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

For a FREE consultation with an experienced product liability lawyer concerning a potential Paraquat lawsuit, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.

There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation in your Paraquat drift lawsuit. Please call 1-800-525-7111 and let us help determine if you qualify for a Paraquat lawsuit.

What is “agricultural drift”?

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The Environmental Protection Agency defines pesticide drift (also known as agricultural drift) as occurring when pesticide or herbicide move “through the air at the time of application or soon after, to any site other than the area intended.” This drift can be dangerous and unintentionally expose humans to dangerous chemicals, such as Paraquat.

Pesticide drift has been called an “insidious threat to human health.” A report in Scientific American stated that “the biggest risk from pesticide drift is to those living, working, or attending school near larger farms which employ elevated spraying equipment or crop duster planes to apply chemicals to crops and fields.”

This elevated risk — and subsequent Paraquat exposure — is partly the subject of the Paraquat lawsuits that our firm is handling.

If you believe you or a loved one’s Parkinson’s disease may be due to Paraquat exposure as a result of chemical “drift,” you may be entitled to compensation — call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced attorney.

We can help you with how to file a Paraquat lawsuit and handle the entire process from beginning to end. Our priority is to recover the compensation you deserve, and make the entire process as easy, stress-free, and convenient as possible for you.

Drift vs. Overspray

Pesticide “overspray” on the other hand, is similar, but occurs when the remnants of pesticide or herbicide falls on a non-target crop, which can potentially endanger those in an unintended area. Overspray can be attributed to operator error, as opposed to drift, which occurs naturally despite the applicator’s best intentions.

>>For more information on Paraquat overspray, please visit our Paraquat overspray lawsuit page.

Paraquat Drift

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Paraquat drift can occur when the toxic weed killer (herbicide) is carried through the air to unintended areas, potentially endangering nearby farm workers, school children, property owners, and others.

School children may be especially at risk, as many schools in rural areas are located adjacent to or nearby farms where pesticides and herbicides like Paraquat are routinely applied.

Paraquat drift is especially dangerous because research shows that Paraquat can cause Parkinson’s disease.

Our firm is actively investigating cases of Parkinson’s disease potentially linked to Paraquat drift.

If you or a loved one has suffered exposure to the weed killer Paraquat due to drift, and were later diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you may qualify for a Paraquat drift lawsuit and be entitled to significant compensation. 

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Paraquat drift lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.

The consultation is free, and you won’t pay any attorney fees we win your Paraquat Parkinson’s lawsuit and you receive compensation.

What Causes Pesticide Drift?

Pesticide or herbicide drift occurs when particles of pesticide or herbicide (like Paraquat) is picked up by the wind and spread to unintended areas.

Paraquat and other herbicide overspray can occur during or after application by all types of equipment, including:

  • Backpack or “hand-held” pesticide / herbicide applicators (mechanical sprayers and hydraulic sprayers)
  • Agricultural aircraft (“crop dusters”)
  • Spray tractors with enclosed cabs

Is Paraquat Drift Dangerous?

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Yes. The spread of Paraquat to unintended areas via herbicide drift (sometimes called pesticide drift) is a serious danger to humans. Research has shown that Paraquat can cause Parkinson’s disease. Despite being banned in more than 30 countries, Paraquat is still allowed in the United States, although its use is now heavily restricted.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to Paraquat due to Paraquat drift, and later diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, our experienced Paraquat lawyers can help evaluate your claim and, if you decide to hire us, fight for the justice and Paraquat compensation you deserve.

For a FREE consultation concerning your potential Paraquat drift lawsuit, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the convenient form below.

The consultation is free and you won’t pay any upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.

We don’t get paid unless you do — it’s as simple as that.

Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.

Who is Affected by Paraquat Drift?

Drifting Paraquat herbicide has the potential to seriously endanger humans in close proximity to farms where this toxic weed killer is applied.

Those potentially exposed to Paraquat from drift include:

  • Farm workers
  • Adjacent farm workers
  • School children
  • Adjacent property owners

Why Riddle & Brantley for Your Paraquat Lawsuit?

Riddle & Brantley has been fighting for victims of dangerous products like Paraquat since 1985. Our product liability attorneys have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience handling injury cases, and we’ve recovered more than $600 million in total compensation for deserving victims since 2000 alone (see disclaimer below).

“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”

-Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

Our attorneys are led by Gene Riddle, an experienced trial attorney who has been recognized with prestigious memberships in Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and Super Lawyers (see disclaimer below).

Don’t wait — the longer you wait to contact us, the harder it may be to prove that Paraquat drift caused you or your loved one’s Parkinson’s disease, and you may miss your opportunity to receive the compensation you deserve for your suffering.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a Paraquat drift lawsuit attorney.

Justice Counts for those who suffered from Parkinson’s disease potentially due to Paraquat drift or overspray, and we are ready to help however we can.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation with an award-winning Paraquat attorney today (see disclaimer below).

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