Paraquat, a highly toxic herbicide, can only be used by licensed applicators in the U.S. Farmworkers work with paraquat the most, as they have to keep the crops free of unwanted weeds and grasses.
Still, it is important to note that the herbicide is sometimes used in non-agricultural settings.
The following are the farmers who often use paraquat on crops:
In addition to those categories, groundskeepers, pickers, and growers might also experience toxic exposure. Paraquat is one of the most widely used herbicides by farmers to save arduous labor, protect crops against invasive weeds, and produce agronomically important crops such as corn, soy, and cotton. Over 25 million farmers in more than 120 countries use paraquat at the moment. Nevertheless, using the herbicide is associated with a high risk of Parkinson’s disease.
The families of farmworkers are also susceptible to Parkinson’s disease, as exposure to the herbicide within 1,600 feet of a home increases the risk of developing the disorder by 75%. This is because most live on farms where paraquat is regularly applied to crops, and the herbicide vapors linger in the air for a long time and can be easily carried by the wind.
Our expert team has the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to help you find out if you are entitled to financial compensation if you used or were exposed to paraquat and now struggle with Parkinson’s disease. We will only need proof of your paraquat exposure and your medical records. Eligible individuals will promptly be directed to a specialized attorney to have their paraquat exposure claims filed.