While paraquat poisoning causes immediate symptoms, such as pain and swelling of the mouth, nose and skin, paraquat exposure is a gradual process that has a strong causal relation to the development of Parkinson’s disease. Thereby, only people with a Parkinson's diagnosis can file a paraquat exposure claim.
Prolonged or frequent paraquat exposure comes with an increased 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.
There are several factors that determine your eligibility for filing a paraquat claim, such as:
If you are eligible, Atraxia Law 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.
The statute of limitations, depends on each state and ranges between 1 and 6 years. Most states have a statute of limitations for paraquat claims of 2 or 3 years from the moment of diagnosis.