If you were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after working or living near an area where paraquat weed killers were sprayed, you may be entitled to compensation. Paraquat is a chemical that is found in numerous herbicides, including Gramoxone, Para-SHOT, and Blanco. Its use is restricted to commercial agriculture: It cannot be purchased by the average consumer in a retail store. Numerous studies conducted over the last decade have found that paraquat exposure may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

Which Weed Killers Contain Paraquat?

Paraquat is sold under multiple brand names. The following are just a few examples:

  • Blanco
  • Bonfire
  • Cyclone
  • Devour
  • Firestorm
  • Gramoxone
  • Helmquat
  • Parazone
  • Para-SHOT
  • Quik-Quat
  • VECOL

If you believe you were exposed to one of the herbicides listed above or a similar weed killer that contains paraquat, you may qualify to file a paraquat lawsuit.

Why File a Paraquat Lawsuit?

Paraquat is still being sold and used in the United States despite reports from multiple scientific studies that illustrate how dangerous the chemical is. Countries like China and Brazil have banned paraquat because of concerns for public health.

Filing a lawsuit is one way to hold chemical manufacturers accountable for failing to warn users of the dangers of their weed killers. A lawsuit can also compensate you for the harm you may have suffered as a result of corporate negligence.

A paraquat lawsuit can compensate you for the following losses:

  • Medical expenses: Including past and future medical care
  • Pain and suffering: While no amount of money can take away your pain, you should be compensated accordingly
  • Decrease in earning potential: If you are unable to work as your Parkinson’s disease progresses, your loss of income will be considered when determining your settlement or verdict amount

How Can The Ferraro Law Firm Help Me With My Paraquat Case?

Few toxic tort law firms have the experience that The Ferraro Law Firm has litigating cases against large chemical manufacturers. Our firm’s founder, James Ferraro, Sr., received an historic verdict against DuPont for selling a fungicide that caused a baby to be born without eyes. Our toxic tort attorneys can help investigate how you were exposed to paraquat and gather evidence to pursue justice on your behalf against the responsible manufacturers.

If you or a loved one were diagnosed with paraquat-related Parkinson’s disease, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to schedule a free legal consultation. While no amount of money can eliminate your diagnosis, it can ensure you have the financial resources to obtain treatment and make your life as comfortable as possible.