New York & Long Island Paraquat Attorneys
Paraquat is one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States, sold under brand names like Gramoxone, Firestorm and Parazone. Due to its extreme toxicity, the product is banned in 32 countries including all of Europe and China. Paraquat continues to be used in the United States despite overwhelming scientific data that the toxic weed-killing herbicide significantly increases the risk of Parkinson’s Disease, a debilitating and irreversible neurological disorder.
What is Paraquat and Who is at Risk
Injuries Associated with Paraquat
The symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease can include:
- Tremors (shaking of fingers, hands or limbs)
- Slowed movement
- Muscle rigidity
- Loss of automatic movement
- Impaired balance
- Speech changes
Parkinson’s Disease often results in additional complications, including cognitive problems (dementia), depression and other emotional changes, swallowing difficulty, problems chewing and eating, sleep disorders and bladder issues.
In June 2021, federal Paraquat lawsuits were centralized in a multi-district litigation (MDL) before U.S. District Court Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (MDL No. 3004).
Contact Lewis Saul & Associates, P.C. To Discuss Your Rights
If you or someone you know has been exposed to Paraquat and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries. This includes reimbursement of your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability and permanent injury, punitive damages and wrongful death. For a free and confidential case evaluation, please call our office toll-free at (888) 747-5342.