Parkinson's disease is a progressive disease of the nervous system that affects the freedom of movement of people diagnosed with the disease. Parkinson's disease causes tremors, stiffness, and difficulty walking, balance, and coordination. Studies show that people exposed to paraquat are 2.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with Parkinson's.
Who can bring action?
If anyone develops Parkinson's disease after taking paraquat, then they are eligible to be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a reliable law firm today to see if you are 'eligible to file a Syngenta paraquat lawsuit'.
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Some of the people who may be entitled to paraquat include:
- Farmers taking paraquat who are later diagnosed with Parkinson's disease or develop symptoms of the disease
- Farmers who mix or spray paraquat who are later diagnosed with Parkinson's disease or develop symptoms of the disease
- Family members with Parkinson's illness are produced by getting in touch with paraquat.
What is paraquat?
Paraquat is a highly toxic herbicide used to kill weeds, grass, and other plants. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies paraquat as a "limited use" chemical, meaning it can only be purchased and used by commercially licensed users. Although limited, paraquat is the most widely used herbicide with limited use in the United States. Outside of the United States, more than 50 countries have completely banned the use of paraquat because of the health risks associated with the chemical.
There is a study published showing a link between paraquat and Parkinson's disease. The study found that people living within 1,600 feet of areas where paraquat was sprayed were "at high risk" for Parkinson's disease. Another study found that there was a "strong relationship" between paraquat and Parkinson's disease.