Who is Liable for Parkinson’s Disease Caused by Paraquat?

May 27, 2021 | By Riddle & Brantley Accident Injury Lawyers
Who is Liable for Parkinson’s Disease Caused by Paraquat?

Liability for Parkinson’s Disease Potentially Due to Paraquat

As lawsuits pile up alleging that a popular herbicide (weed killer) may cause a serious neurological disorder, many are wondering who may be liable for Paraquat-linked Parkinson’s disease.

Who is Liable for Parkinsons Disease Caused by Paraquat - Riddle & Brantley

The short answer is that any manufacturer that produced a defective Paraquat-containing product AND/OR failed to warn users about known risks is potentially liable in a Paraquat lawsuit.

Our product liability lawyers are actively investigating these claims and we would love to help you if we can.

If you or a loved one have suffered from Parkinson’s disease after exposure to one of many brands of Paraquat herbicide, please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.

You may be entitled to compensation in a Paraquat lawsuit. Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim. The claim investigation is free and we don’t get paid unless you do — if we don’t recover compensation for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees.

Liability in Paraquat Lawsuits

In product liability law, claims are typically supported by two important arguments:

  1. Failure to warn
  2. Defective design

The cases against Paraquat manufacturers like Syngenta and Chevron primarily allege that these companies knew about the chemical’s connection to Parkinson’s disease and failed to warn the public.

Failure to Warn

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other government agencies have been warning about the potential dangers associated with Paraquat for decades (in fact, Paraquat is banned in more than 30 other countries). Paraquat is a “Restricted Use Product” in the United States, and applicators must complete training and obtain a license prior to using the herbicide.

However, the “duty to warn” of dangers related to a “Restricted Use Product” like Paraquat does not fall to regulators like the EPA. Instead, it always falls on the manufacturer.

Our attorneys are actively working to hold manufacturers accountable for allegedly failing to warn of the known dangers of Paraquat exposure.

If you’ve been exposed to Paraquat herbicide and were later diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.

There are no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.

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

What Paraquat Manufacturers May Be Liable?

Are Manufacturers Liable in Paraquat Parkinsons Disease Lawsuits - Riddle & Brantley

Paraquat has been marketed in the United States since the 1960s, and there are many, many manufacturers that may be liable for Parkinson’s disease potentially caused by this chemical.

Syngenta and Chevron are two of the largest manufacturers of Paraquat-containing weed killers, and today Chinese manufacturers account for the majority of Paraquat production. Paraquat is commonly known by the trade name Gramoxone, a product manufactured by Syngenta.

Brands of Paraquat-containing herbicide include but are not limited to:

  • Gramoxone
  • Parazone
  • Quick-Quat
  • Para-Shot 3.0
  • Helmquat 3SL
  • Cyclone SL 2.0
  • Firestorm
  • Crisquat
  • Dexuron
  • Para-col
  • Devour
  • Bonedry
  • Blanco
  • Dexuron
  • Esgram
  • Ortho Paraquat CL
  • Tota-col
  • PP148
  • Garmixel
  • Pillarxone
  • AH 501
  • Bai Cao Ku

Recently, plaintiffs’ attorneys have alleged in court filings that evidence suggests that Syngenta knew that its Paraquat products potentially caused Parkinson’s disease and continued to market the chemicals without warning the public.

Syngenta, Chevron, and other Paraquat manufacturers have strongly denied liability and any wrongdoing.

Do You Have a Claim?

Paraquat exposure may cause Parkinson’s disease among many types of people, including but not necessarily limited to:

  • Farm owners
  • Farm workers
  • Herbicide applicators, including:
    • Applicators using “backpack” sprayers
    • Applicators driving tractors equipped to spray Paraquat
  • Property owners living adjacent to farms using Paraquat (affected by Paraquat drift, overspray, or runoff)
  • Rural schoolchildren who attended schools adjacent to farms spraying Paraquat

Paraquat exposure can be hard to prove, but our Paraquat Parkinson’s lawyers are experienced in helping potential plaintiffs build their cases.

For a FREE consultation with an experienced Paraquat lawsuit attorney to see if you qualify for a Paraquat claim, please call 1-800-525-7111.

The consultation is free, and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.

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

Justice Counts for those who potentially suffered from Parkinson’s disease due to Paraquat and we would love to help you and your loved ones however we can.

Since 1985, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of others’ negligence (see disclaimer below) and we are committed to holding potentially negligent companies like Syngenta and Chevron accountable.

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

-Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

Please call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim. We will advise you on your legal options and can assist with all aspects of how to file a Paraquat lawsuit.

Justice Counts.

*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.