Parkinson’s Disease and Paraquat Herbicide Exposure
We are representing individuals with Parkinson’s Disease as a result of exposure to the herbicide Paraquat. If you received a Parkinson’s diagnosis after exposure to Paraquat, please contact us to see if you have a claim for compensation.
What Is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s Disease is a nervous system disorder that causes intense tremors throughout the body. Those who struggle with Parkinson’s disease may not notice symptoms right away. Instead, this disease gradually over years affects the nervous system with rigid joints, impaired movement and balance, and speech changes.
As the nerve cells in the brain break down, dopamine levels decrease, causing atrophy in the nervous system. Those with genetic markers and those exposed to environmental toxins, such as Paraquat, are the most at risk for Parkinson’s Disease.
What Is Paraquat Herbicide?
Some farms and commercial plants use herbicides, such as Paraquat, to control weeds and grass. While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has labeled this specific herbicide as toxic, you can obtain its liquid form with proper licensure. It is highly poisonous and can cause long-term health issues from exposure.
Effects Of Paraquat Herbicide Exposure
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are several long-term health effects from exposure to the herbicide Paraquat. Some of adverse health effects include:
- Heart and kidney failure
- Liver failure
- Scarring of the lungs
- Respiratory failure
- Pulmonary edema
- Parkinson’s Disease
The length and severity of these issues depend on the amount of your exposure. Exposure to Paraquat can lead to serious health issues and possibly death. Once the toxin enters the body, it produces chemical reactions, especially in the heart, lungs, and intestinal areas.
Who Is At Risk For Paraquat Herbicide Exposure?
Paraquat herbicide can lead to poisoning if you ingest it or experience skin contact. If you’re working around a farm or commercial plant that uses Paraquat, you are more at risk.
How Do You Know If You’ve Been Affected?
Not everyone who experiences the above health issues will have Parkinson’s Disease, or even Paraquat exposure. However, if you experience sudden and severe gastrointestinal issues and you believe you may have been exposed to Paraquat, seek medical help right away. Medical therapies include using activated charcoal to help the body absorb the toxins.
If you have received a Parkinson’s Diagnosis after exposure to Paraquat herbicide, a toxic chemical, we can help you receive the compensation you deserve as a result.
Are You Eligible For Compensation?
If you’ve worked around commercial chemicals that may contain Paraquat, and are dealing with chronic health issues, we can help. Farmers and agricultural workers are easily exposed to dangerous chemicals on the job. Long-term exposure can lead to severe oxidative stress, which increases the toxin’s (Paraquat’s) absorption in the body.
There is no known cure for Parkinson’s Disease, which impacts your daily life and causes suffering. If your doctor diagnosed you with Parkinson’s Disease and you’ve come into contact with Paraquat herbicide, contact us today.
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