It is well known that exposure to harmful chemicals can affect your health. Not all chemicals, however, have the same level of toxicity. While some can cause unpleasant side effects, some others can cause permanent, irreversible damage. Paraquat is one such chemical of the latter, which is known to increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease significantly.
If you have been exposed to Paraquat in the past and have developed Parkinson’s as a result, you can file a Paraquat lawsuit against the manufacturers with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney and seek compensation.
The Link between Paraquat and Parkinson’s
Paraquat has been used as a weed killer for decades by agricultural workers all over the country. Due to its ability to kill a wide range of weeds and the fact that it is fast acting, Paraquat remains one of the most commonly used herbicides in the US today.
The possible connection between Paraquat exposure and Parkinson’s disease was first pointed out by a study published by the National Institutes of Health in 2011. Ever since then, several other studies have been published regarding the connection between Paraquat exposure and Parkinson’s disease. As a result, many people who have developed Parkinson’s as a result of Paraquat use or exposure have started filing Paraquat lawsuits against the manufacturers.
How Does Paraquat Increase the Risk of Parkinson’s?
Research shows that Paraquat tends to disrupt the cellular structure and destroys the dopamine producing neurons in the brain, which severely affects motor functions and causes Parkinson’s disease. Experts say that the risk of Parkinson’s disease in people who have been exposed to Paraquat is 2.5 times higher than those who have never come into contact with the chemical.
This is why rural, agricultural parts in the country tend to have a higher rate of Parkinson’s disease compared to their urban, non-agricultural counterparts. There is no denying the fact that the use of pesticides and herbicides – Paraquat in particular – plays a major role in increasing the risk of Parkinson’s among the residents of these areas.
The good news is that people are beginning to realize that exposure to Paraquat can have serious, long-term effects, many of which might be irreversible. There are a wide number of Paraquat lawsuits filed against manufacturers by farm owners, agricultural workers, and other affected people all over the country over the past few years.
If you have developed Parkinson’s as a result of Paraquat use or exposure, you might be entitled to a Paraquat settlement. With the help of a skilled Paraquat Parkinson’s attorney, you can hold the manufacturers accountable for their negligence and get compensated for the tangible and intangible losses you have incurred.
Looking to File a Paraquat Lawsuit? Trial Power Can Help You!
At Trial Power, we firmly believe that the common man should not pay the price for the gross negligence of large companies and multinational corporations.
Our lead attorneys – Dana Kirk and Denman Heard – are two of the most successful personal injury lawyers in the country today. They have the expertise, experience, and resources to help you get justice and the restitution you deserve.
Contact us today for a free and confidential review of your case by one of our Paraquat Parkinson’s attorneys.