Do I have a case?
We are evaluating cases for clients that have a confirmed diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease and had prior exposure to Paraquat. If this is you, we encourage you to call us as soon as possible at 1-800-882-2525.
What is Paraquat?
Paraquat is a herbicide. also known as “Gramoxone,”, is one of the most popular herbicides in the United States. It is commonly used in farming a variety of crops, including cotton, peanuts, potatoes, soybeans, sugarcane, and vegetables, among others. Dating back to the 1970s due to its high toxicity, Paraquat has been only available to trained certified applicators and is not approved for residential use. Common brand names containing Paraquat include Paraquat Concentrate®, Gramoxone®, Blanco®, Cyclone SL 2.0®, Firestorm®, Helmquat 3SL®, Bonedry®, Devour®, and Para-Shot 3.0®.
Does Paraquat Cause Parkinson’s Disease?
Exposure to paraquat can cause many health problems, including Parkinson’s disease. Research has revealed that farm workers exposed to paraquat have a statistically significant increased risk to develop Parkinson’s disease. This has caused organizations such as the Michael J. Fox Foundation to work with Congress in calling for Paraquat’s ban in the United States.
While the US has yet to ban paraquat, many countries have banned it outright. Over 40 countries have committed to phasing out the herbicide.
What is the timeframe to call about this?
Cases such as this take years and we do not have a definitive timeframe as to when you may get compensation. However, the legal system also requires that you bring a potential lawsuit within a certain period of time based on when you realize that you may possibly have a lawsuit. Thus, it is essential that you act immediately to preserve your claim.
Why should I call the Miller Firm?
The Miller Firm has years of experience in product liability lawsuits such as this. In particular, 3 of the 4 clients that went to trial in Monsanto Roundup herbicide cases were clients of the Miller Firm. The Miller Firm handles these cases as individual actions and not class actions.