Paraquat is one of the most widely used industrial herbicides on the market; it is also one of the most dangerous. Its primary use is to control grass and weeds in many agriculture and non-agriculture sites. Licensed U.S. farmers and agriculture workers currently use more than 8 million pounds of paraquat per year on various crops.
What is the Paraquat Lawsuit About?
How Much Can Someone Get for Parkinson’s Caused by Paraquat?
The amount is different in every case but typically ranges from $10,000 to $200,000. This range is so wide because victims are paid in the settlement proportionally to the impact paraquat has had on their life. The more impactful and the more proof you have that paraquat caused your condition, the more you are entitled to receive. That’s why you want to talk to a lawyer about your medical conditions.
Symptoms Connected to the Paraquat Lawsuit
If you were exposed to paraquat sometime since 1961 and developed Parkinson’s disease, you may be eligible for compensation. Paraquat can be used only by people who are licensed to apply the chemical, so farmers and agriculture workers are the most likely to have been exposed.
The link to Parkinson’s disease is connected to herbicides that are identical to Paraquat, but may have been manufactured under names like:
- Para shot
Paraquat Poisoning and Exposure Symptoms
If you experience any of these symptoms after being exposed to paraquat, seek medical attention or contact your local poison control center:
- Immediate damage to the throat, mouth, and intestines
- Abdominal pain
- Trouble breathing
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