Since its introduction to the market in 1961 paraquat is one of the most widely used and also highly efficient non-selective herbicides in US agricultural practices.
While its efficiency cannot be questioned, the compound is also a very potent toxin that is regulated due to its hazardous nature and potential to cause harm or death to individuals that have been exposed to or used it.
One concentrated teaspoon of paraquat is sufficient to cause severe poisoning leading to fatalities since there is currently no available antidote. This has prompted the EPA to impose stringent regulatory measures restricting its use only to trained and licensed applicators.
In the US paraquat-based products contain a blue dye meant to make it easily distinguishable from beverages, a sharp distinctive odor, and also a special agent intended to induce vomiting in case of ingestion.
Other security measures adopted by the EPA that are intended to prevent significant injuries or death include:
Exposure to paraquat, whether it’s by ingestion, skin contact, or inhalation, requires urgent medical attention. Likewise, prolonged exposure to and use of the substance has been increasingly linked to serious health concerns such as developing Parkinson’s disease.
If you experience symptoms associated with Parkinson’s or have been diagnosed with the affliction following a period of exposure to paraquat or its use, it’s important to know that you may be eligible for financial compensation from the companies that manufacture products containing this highly toxic compound.
For the better part of the past 35 years, Atraxia Law has leveraged its time-tested expertise and legal acumen to represent its clients’ interests and provide them with the results that they seek.
We offer specialized legal advice and file claims for cases of toxic exposure that have resulted in severe illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, achieving notable financial compensations for those afflicted by the condition.
Since we are aware of the plethora of difficulties that a debilitating condition such as Parkinson’s entails our goal is to involve you in this process as little as possible.
By providing us with evidence of prolonged exposure to or use of paraquat as well as a medical diagnosis for Parkinson’s we will be able to thoroughly analyze your situation and let you know if your claim is eligible for financial compensation.
We encourage you to seek us out as soon as you have received your Parkinson’s diagnosis in order to ensure that the statute of limitations that varies from state to state will not become an unnecessary obstacle in this endeavor. For any further information, details, or clarifications please feel free to reach out to us.