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Paraquat Lawsuit MDL Status and Update

August 19, 2022   |  
Paraquat Litigation Update - August 2022 Manufacturers and distributors of Paraquat, a popular weed killer, are currently facing over 1000 lawsuits alleging they neglected to inform consumers of the dangers connected to paraquat herbicides. The Paraquat MDL (multi-district litigation) judge has allowed most of these claims to proceed, with the...
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Judge Denies Defense Motions, Allows Most Paraquat Lawsuits to Advance

March 3, 2022   |  
Defendants’ Motions Denied in Paraquat Litigation A federal judge in southern Illinois has ruled that hundreds of paraquat lawsuits can proceed against Syngenta Corp. and Chevron USA, the major manufacturers and distributors of the herbicide (weed killer) in the United States. Chief U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel denied motions filed...
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Does Paraquat Cause Kidney Disease?

January 10, 2022   |  
Paraquat is an herbicide that has been used to rid everything from home gardens to commercial farms of weeds since the 1960s. However, this popular weed killer has recently been linked to an increased risk for a wide variety of health problems. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed alleging that...
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Paraquat Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL in Illinois

June 28, 2021   |  
In major news for plaintiffs claiming that exposure to Paraquat caused their Parkinson’s disease, Paraquat lawsuits have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL). Paraquat MDL On Monday, June 7th, 2021, the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation in the Southern District of Illinois created new multidistrict litigation (MDL) for claims made...
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TCE and Parkinson’s Disease: Another Risk Factor?

April 12, 2021   |  
Cases of Parkinson’s disease potentially associated with the herbicide Paraquat are increasing at an alarming rate, which has spurred researchers to search for previously unlinked substances that may be causing the terrible disease. Researchers increasingly believe that the chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) also may be linked to the development of Parkinson’s...
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