The Problem: Paraquat has been used as an herbicide for crops in the United States. It has been alleged that exposure to Paraquat causes Parkinson’s Disease in farmers and agricultural workers.

The Response: Lawsuits are being filed on behalf of affected clients. Syngenta, the manufacturer of Paraquat denies the allegations.

What Can We Do to Help: Our experienced attorneys can review your medical records and advise you if filing a case is in your best interest.

The attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, and Boissoneault are investigating allegations against Syngenta, the manufacturer of Paraquet, that the herbicide can cause Parkinson’s Disease. Lawsuits alleged exposure to this toxic herbicide by farmers and agriculture workers is dangerous and the manufacturer failed to inform the public. If you or someone you know has worked with Paraquat and have developed Parkinson’s Disease, contact us today. Find out if you can seek compensation for your injuries by completing our free case evaluation.

The use of Paraquat began in the 1960’s. It has been popular with farmers because of its effectiveness in killing weeds in rows and fields. Studies have suggested that users of Paraquat can face up to a 600% increase in risk of developing Parkinson’s disease – and the risk increases with age and years of use. The Unified Parkinson’s Advocacy Council sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2017 asking for a ban of Paraquat. At this point, the EPA has not banned the use of the herbicide.

Paraquat is a chemical herbicide, or weed killer, that’s highly toxic and used in the United States. It’s also known by the brand name Gramoxone. More than 32 countries have banned the herbicide, including the European Union, according to Parkinson’s News Today. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently restricted the use to only licensed and trained applicators.

The Agricultural Health Study, a large study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, found an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s in farmers who used Paraquat.

Lawsuits against the Syngenta and Chevron Phillips, a couple manufacturers of Paraquat, are still being filed, and cases are still being collected. If you or a loved one has developed Parkinson’s disease after use of Paraquat, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact our firm at 1-800-Gallon1 (1-800-425-5661) or fill out a free case evaluation form. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve.

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