Paraquat Parkinson’s Lawsuit Filed by Woman After Years of Mixing and Spraying the Herbicide

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Another complaint has been filed concerning the link between weed killer’s Paraquat and Parkinson’s disease.

The plaintiff alleges that after eight years of mixing and spraying Paraquat, she developed Parkinson’s disease. Paraquat droplets entered her bloodstream, which impacted her central nervous system that led to the Parkinson’s diagnosis, the lawsuit contends. The plaintiff also claims that defendant Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC failed to warn consumers like her of the risks associated with the herbicide.

Widely used for 60+ years to prevent unwanted grass and weed growth, Paraquat has been banned from may countries due to its toxicity. Though restricted in the U.S. to commercially licensed users, the chemical is still in use today. Paraquat poisoning is possible through inhalation as well as skin exposure, and can cause damage throughout the body, including the central nervous system.

This plaintiff’s case is likely to be consolidated in the multi-district litigation pending in the Southern District of Illinois with other similar Paraquat Parkinson’s disease lawsuits against Syngenta. The cases are coordinated for pre-trial discovery purposes, whose outcomes may be impacted by a series of bellwether trials which may gauge the way the rest of the cases are concluded.

Who Is Eligible to File a Paraquat Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one handled or used an herbicide or pesticide containing Paraquat and were later diagnosed with Parkinson’s, disease you may be legally entitled to compensation. Farmers, farm workers, agricultural workers, gardeners, groundskeepers, chemical mixers/sprayers, and herbicide applicators may be most at risk. Don’t delay, schedule a free consultation by calling (866) 962-6479 or contacting us online. We take cases nationwide.

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