Paraquat Claims Lawsuits: Holding Manufacturer’s Responsible
Compensation for Paraquat Injuries
Who Manufactures Paraquat?
While various manufactures have held the rights to the product Paraquat overtime, the current manufacturer in the United States is Syngenta. Syngenta is a Swiss agrichemical company, who is owned by a Chinese corporation called ChemChina.
Even though years of scientific evidence have reinforced the link between paraquat exposure and Parkinson’s disease, Syngenta has failed to adequately disclose the dangerous potential side effects of their product. This means that Syngenta can be held legally responsible for selling a dangerous product without a proper warning of the risks of use.
Gramoxone is another common name for Paraquat. However, there are a variety of additional products that contain paraquat as well, including:
- Paraquat Concentrate
- Helmquat 3SL
- Cyclone SL 2.0
- Para-Shot 3.0
Who may qualify for a paraquat injury lawsuit?
Those who are directly exposed to paraquat are most at risk for developing paraquat poisoning, Parkinson’s disease, or developing severe and often fatal health problems. Those who live or work near farms or agricultural areas are the most vulnerable populations, primarily including:
- Paraquat Applicators,
- Other Agricultural Workers,
- Residents living near farming communities, and
- Rural residents who consume well-water.
Paraquat is an aerosol, meaning it not only impacts the people using the product, but can contaminate the air and travel to other areas, potentially harming innocent bystanders and residents who are in a close vicinity to where the product was used. Although it has not been confirmed, it is also disputed whether people can be exposed to paraquat through food exposure. There is also evidence that consuming well-water can result in paraquat exposure.
What is my Paraquat Case Worth?
If you are loved one has suffered health problems as a result of paraquat exposure, you potentially may be able to recover financial damages for the following: compensation for past and future pain and suffering, medical expenses, cost for rehabilitation, future expenses, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and wrongful death damages (if applicable). In a case where the negligent parties’ conduct was especially egregious, punitive damages may also be recovered.
Paraquat exposure can result in a variety of severe complications, ranging from swelling and burning of the throat, seizures, and even death. If you or someone you love has suffered from paraquat exposure, you will likely have hefty medicals bills, ranging over a long period of time. Medical bills can be especially burdensome, especially when diagnoses are not found immediately. Initial steps to obtain a diagnosis often require MRI’s, blood tests, CT scans, other diagnostic imaging, doctor visits, transport costs, or emergency room or hospital treatment. Even with a degree of insurance coverage, these expenses are lofty, and can add up fast.
When a large corporation’s negligence causes injury, that corporation should be held responsible for their medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. To secure compensation for your financial losses, including future medical costs, contact an experienced injury attorney at Montlick & Associates now, to see if you can file a paraquat injury lawsuit or claim.
How much does an Attorney Cost?
You may be wondering how much it will cost to hire a paraquat injury attorney. At Montlick and Associates, Injury Attorneys, we work for you on a contingency fee basis. That means there is no fee unless you win, and there are no upfront, out-of-pocket costs to you.* We take care of all of the legal and litigation expenses, so you can focus on your health while we fight to get you the financial recovery you deserve. We also provide a completely free consultation,through our online Case Evaluation form, or by calling us at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). If we are fortunate enough to have you as a client, your recovery is our first priority.
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Our attorneys want to help you hold negligent manufacturers responsible for the harm they have caused at the expense of others. If you or someone you love has developed Parkinson’s disease or paraquat poisoning as a result of exposure to paraquat, contact Montlick and Associates, Injury Attorneys, for a risk-free consultation. Our Paraquat Attorneys are available to help 24/7, nationwide, no matter where you are located.
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