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What Is the Process of Filing a Paraquat Claim?

Posted on 22nd March, 2021

by Legal Staff

By now, it is a known fact that exposure to paraquat can result in Parkinson's disease over the years.

If you were exposed to this herbicide and came to struggle with this brain disorder, you may be eligible for recovering financial compensation from the liable herbicide manufacturers.

The first step of the process is assessing your eligibility. Because people who have Parkinson's have a difficult time explaining their situation, the involvement of a family member is crucial.

They will be able to provide the team of experts at Atraxia Law with the necessary information. First, we need to know some key aspects, such as:

  • when your family member was exposed to paraquat
  • for how long your family member was exposed to paraquat
  • under what circumstances the paraquat exposure occurred
  • when your family member received their diagnosis
  • how much time has passed from the moment of diagnosis
  • how severe their paraquat exposure was
  • what medical expenses are incurred by their Parkinson's disease
  • how much distress is their brain disorder causing them in their everyday life

After we gather this information on behalf of your family member, our experts will conduct extensive research to find out whether they are eligible for filing a paraquat claim. We will search our database to discover what companies manufactured the paraquat products they were exposed to, and come up with the average financial compensation they can receive following claim submission.

If your family member is eligible for filing a paraquat claim, we will subsequently guide you to a lawyer whose main area of practice is toxic exposure so that you can recover the money your family member deserves for their suffering.

Paraquat Exposure and Statute of Limitations

One of the crucial aspects you need to keep in mind when filing a paraquat claim is the statute of limitations. It concerns the time frame in which you can file a paraquat claim and, if it is exceeded, your family member will no longer qualify for compensation. The statute of limitations depends on your state of residence, with the majority of states having a statute of limitations of 2 or 3 years from the moment of diagnosis.

For this reason, seeking assistance as soon as your family member receives their diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is vital, as the process of carefully assessing their situation is quite complex and tedious. The sooner you reach out to the team of professionals at Atraxia Law, the more time we will have to evaluate your situation.

Similarly, if your family member is eligible for compensation, the more time their attorney will have to prepare their paraquat claim for submission. There are numerous benefits working with our team of experts implies, such as:

  • we will thoroughly evaluate the extent of paraquat exposure of your family member
  • we will carefully assess how much distress Parkinson's disease is causing to your family member
  • we will be able to tell you with certainty whether your family member qualifies for filing a paraquat claim
  • we will gather evidence of paraquat exposure and crucial information about how the manufacturers failed to warn of the dangers of this herbicide
  • we will guide you to a specialized attorney to have your claim filed in order to receive the compensation your family member is entitled to

You will receive compensation within 3 months to one year following the claim submission, which can range between $10,000 and $200,000, depending on how much distress Parkinson's disease is causing your family member, whether they need the assistance of another person to perform everyday tasks, and the medical expenses incurred by their diagnosis.

Call Atraxia Law and We Will Help You File a Paraquat Claim

However, it is important to keep in mind that our company does not file paraquat claims, as our experts only evaluate your situation to determine whether your family member can file one.

The work we do will ease the legal process to a great extent, as you will already have the necessary evidence and know for sure whether your family member can file a paraquat claim.

For the last 35 years, we have been evaluating personal injury and product liability claims and our team of professionals will go to great lengths to help you determine whether your family member affected by paraquat exposure is eligible for filing a paraquat claim. Your involvement in the process is vital, as people with Parkinson's disease usually have a difficult time explaining their situation.

Nevertheless, the process will require minimal involvement on your part, as we will efficiently take care of nearly every aspect on your behalf. It is important to know that only people with Parkinson's disease that occurred as a result of paraquat exposure are eligible for compensation, as other diagnoses do not qualify them for filing a claim.

The only documents we will need from you are evidence of paraquat exposure and proof of diagnosis. The rest of the paperwork will be taken care of by our resourceful team of experts. If you have a family member who's struggling with Parkinson's disease as a result of working with or being around paraquat, we strongly encourage you to contact us and we will eventually tell you with certainty whether they can file a paraquat claim.

Whether your family member used paraquat themselves or were exposed to the herbicide by other people, they are eligible for compensation if they came to struggle with Parkinson's disease. For additional information, please feel free to reach out to Atraxia Law and we will gladly answer your questions.