While paraquat poisoning causes immediate symptoms, such as pain and swelling of the mouth, nose and skin, paraquat exposure is a gradual process and can eventually result in Parkinson’s disease.
There is a strong causal relationship between prolonged or frequent paraquat exposure and Parkinson’s disease.
There is a risk of developing this brain disorder by 250% in agricultural workers.
However, it is important to keep in mind that up to 30% of people who have Parkinson’s disease initially receive a wrong diagnosis. Since the symptoms of this condition often mimic those of other similar brain disorders, misdiagnosis is thereby very common, as 1 in 4 people with Parkinson’s disease will receive a wrong diagnosis after their first medical appointment.
For this reason, it is crucial to seek a second and even a third opinion from different medical specialists. Nevertheless, people who struggle with Parkinson’s disease are usually unaware of their condition and therefore their family members need to keep a close eye on their health and look out for the symptoms of this condition. Parkinson’s disease can be mistaken for the following conditions:
Only when you or your family member has a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease you can file a paraquat claim. The team of professionals at Atraxia Law will thoroughly assess your situation and subsequently let you know whether you qualify for filing a toxic exposure claim.
If you are eligible, they will recommend a specialized attorney so that you can obtain the financial compensation you are entitled to. Most people who develop Parkinson’s disease as a result of paraquat exposure are agricultural workers such as farmers and farm workers.
With over 35 years of experience in evaluating personal injury and product liability claims, our team at Atraxia Law will assess your circumstances of exposure to paraquat, as well as the severity of your diagnosis.
They will inform you whether you qualify for filing a toxic exposure claim. There are numerous factors that determine your eligibility for filing a paraquat claim, such as:
The statute of limitations, which refers to the timeframe within which you can file a paraquat claim, depends on each state and ranges between 1 and 6 years.
Nonetheless, most states have a statute of limitations for paraquat claims of 2 or 3 years from the moment of diagnosis, which is why it is essential to seek assistance as soon as you or your family member receive your diagnosis.
If we find that you qualify for filing a paraquat claim, we will guide you to a lawyer whose main area of practice is toxic exposure so that you can recover the compensation you deserve. For additional information, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly answer your questions.