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Loss of automatic movements due to paraquat exposure

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition affecting the brain, and known symptoms include loss of automatic movements that can worsen over time. Its effects are different for everyone, while early signs may go unnoticed. Since there is no cure for the debilitating disorder, receiving an early diagnosis is vital for patients to receive proper care.

Symptoms typically begin by affecting one side of the body and gradually take over the other side as well, growing in intensity. A common misconception about the early symptoms of Parkinson’s is that they are seen as effects of the normal aging process.

The loss of automatic movements implies a decreased ability to perform unconscious actions, such as blinking, smiling, or swinging your arms when walking. As the disease advances, it may generate a variety of concurrent symptoms like gait abnormalities, postural instability, and shuffling feet, making it increasingly difficult to perform multiple tasks at once. Changes in the sensory system lead to further loss of automatic movements troubles in:

  • regulating the speed or size of movements
  • initiating and stopping movements
  • automatically controlling muscles
  • linking various movements to accomplish one task
  • completing one action before beginning the next

Loss of automatic movements and paraquat exposure

It is vital to consult a specialist if you experience a loss of automatic movements – to diagnose your condition and rule out any other causes. As a neurodegenerative condition, Parkinson’s disease severely impacts movement and, along with several other debilitating symptoms, decreases the quality of life.

Loss of automatic movements is inflicted by abnormal brain activity due to a depletion in dopamine production and may result from sustained exposure to paraquat. This restricted-use herbicide can only be employed by licensed applicators. While paraquat can be fatal if ingested, repeated exposure in low doses is highly damaging as it can contribute to the development of Parkinson’s disease.

People are most at risk of exposure when:

  • working directly with paraquat
  • living or working near lands that were treated with paraquat

This dangerous chemical is not intended for residential use and cannot be applied around schools, golf courses, parks, or playgrounds. Paraquat may contaminate ground or well water and even fruits and vegetables that are sold to the public.

Quality assistance in filing a paraquat exposure claim

If you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after being exposed to paraquat, you may be eligible to file a toxic exposure claim and hold the manufacturer accountable for your suffering.

The qualified team at Atraxia Law will carefully assess the particularities of your situation and collect the necessary evidence to support your claim and help you navigate it with ease. Your involvement will be minimal, as we will handle the case specifics on your behalf.

Feel free to contact us immediately to schedule a free consultation and discuss the next steps of your paraquat exposure claim.

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