Paraquat, sold under the name Gramoxone and made by Syngenta and numerous other chemical companies, is very a widely used herbicide aka weedkiller or plant killer. It is in the same classification as the much publicized weedkiller Roundup made by Monsanto which is owned b Bayer. Throughout the United States, much like Roundup, paraquat is used primarily as a liquid in various strengths. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies paraquat as “restricted use” meaning it can be used only by people who are licensed applicators. As paraquat is toxic and highly poisonous, the form that is marketed in the United States has a blue dye to keep it from being confused with beverages such as coffee, a sharp odor to serve as a warning, and an added agent to cause vomiting if someone drinks it. Paraquat from other countries may or may not have these safeguards added. According to parkinsonsnewstoday.com Paraquat users have a higher risk of developing the cognitive disorder Parkinson’s Disease. Studies show that workers, mainly agricultural workers, who are exposed to Paraquat tend to develop Parkinson’s more frequently and at an earlier age than Parkinson’s patients who do not work with Paraquat. Studies also iterate that Paraquat can kill dopamine-producing neurons in mice. The loss of these neurons is a key event driving Parkinson’s progression. If you, or a loved one, have developed or have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and you have a history of Paraquat exposure you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. Please click here to contact our Houston, Texas product liability attorneys handling Paraquat lawsuits.
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What Is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s Disease, shortened to Parkinson’s, is a neurological disorder. This means it effects the nervous system ultimately impacting the victims ability to control movement and bodily functions such as talking, sleeping, walking, maintaining balance and other motor skills. It is a progressive disease meaning it gets worse over time. Parkinson’s can be genetic or it can be induced by chemical exposure such as paraquat. Typically it is seen in more males than females and most people who develop Parkinson’s are over the age of 60. However, due to long term paraquat exposure victims can be much younger than 60.
Benefits In Paraquat Induced Parkinson’s Disease Lawsuits
It is possible to live with Parkinson’s and have a decent quality of life but the younger you are when you develop it the younger you are when it becomes debilitating. Medications and some surgical procedures can help but it is incurable so long term care will become necessary at some point. Benefits that can be awarded in Paraquat Parkinson’s Disease cases are pain and suffering compensation, diminished quality of life compensation, lost wage compensation, long term care and life planning compensation, medical expenses and medical care. The paraquat lawsuit attorneys at The Vaughan Firm P.C., will thoroughly analyze your claim and get you the maximum compensation and benefits allowed.
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