Posted on 19th March, 2021
by Legal Staff
While the most common brand name of paraquat in the United States is Gramoxone, a product that is manufactured by Syngenta, there are numerous other brand names under which you can find this herbicide.
Paraquat was first manufactured in 1962 and since then, it has become one of the most popular herbicides in the country and worldwide.
However, due to the high toxicity of paraquat, it is currently banned in 32 countries including China. The latter, which is known for not placing great emphasis on the wellbeing of its agricultural workers, is striving to forbid the use of this herbicide.
The following is a list of the most popular brand names of paraquat, which can be found both in the United and across the world. It is important to be aware of all the brand names paraquat can be sold under, as the herbicide you may use or be exposed to could be imported under different brand names:
It is worthy of note that paraquat can also be found in products with other herbicides, such as diquat, simazine, linuron, metolachlor, and urea herbicides. For instance, Pathclear contains paraquat, diquat, simazine, and amitrole, which makes it highly toxic and dangerous.
If you were exposed to paraquat, whether by working with it or by being around it, and developed Parkinson's disease, you are eligible for compensation. The team of experts at Atraxia Law will carefully assess your situation to determine whether you can file a paraquat claim with the liable manufacturers.
We have been evaluating personal injury and product liability claims for over 35 years and will provide you with quality services if one of your family members developed Parkinson's disease as a result of paraquat exposure. Because people who struggle with this brain disorder often have a difficult time explaining their situation, your involvement in the process will be essential.
We will thoroughly evaluate the eligibility of your family member by taking into consideration key aspects such as how severe their paraquat exposure was and how much distress their Parkinson's disease is causing them in their everyday life.
Eventually, you will know with certainty whether they are eligible for filing a paraquat claim with the responsible herbicide manufacturers. If they are, we will guide you to a lawyer whose main area of practice is toxic exposure to recover the financial compensation they deserve. For additional information, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly answer your questions.