Paraquat Lawsuit

Exposure to weed killers that contain paraquat may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. If you were diagnosed with Parkinson’s after using these products, you may be able to file a paraquat lawsuit for compensation.

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we’ve secured more than $10.6 billion total for families harmed by negligent corporations. Let us fight for the justice you deserve.

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Herbicide Paraquat Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Paraquat is a weed-killing chemical used in many commercial herbicide products. However, thousands have filed lawsuits claiming exposure to paraquat caused them to develop Parkinson’s disease.

In one study, paraquat users were found to be 2.5 times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Commercial farmers and agricultural workers may be most at risk of developing Parkinson’s disease due to regular, prolonged exposure to paraquat. Residents living near fields where paraquat is sprayed are also at risk.

Paraquat use in the U.S. remains high despite dozens of countries banning paraquat products due to their toxicity levels, including the United Kingdom, Switzerland and China.

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we have over 20 years of experience fighting for those injured through no fault of their own.

If you or a loved one worked with or near this chemical and now have Parkinson’s, contact us today. You may be eligible to pursue compensation from a paraquat lawsuit.

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Products Containing Paraquat

Paraquat dichloride, commonly referred to as paraquat, can be found in many different herbicides sold for use in commercial agriculture.

A few products that contain paraquat include:

  • Blanco®
  • Bonedry®
  • Cyclone™ SL 2.0
  • Devour™
  • Firestorm®
  • Gramoxone® SL 3.0
  • Helmquat 3SL
  • Para-Shot 3.0
  • Parazone 3SL
  • Quit-Quak™
  • Willowood Paraquat 3SL

Paraquat products are commonly used when weeds become resistant to glyphosate products like Roundup®.

Who Can File a Paraquat Lawsuit?

You may be able to file a paraquat lawsuit if you or a loved one was:

  • Exposed to an herbicide that contained paraquat
  • Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy or multiple system atrophy as a result

Even if your loved one has already passed away from Parkinson’s disease, you may still be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.

Find out if you qualify for a paraquat lawsuit during a free, no-obligation consultation.

How to File a Paraquat Parkinson’s Lawsuit

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we’re committed to making the paraquat Parkinson’s lawsuit process as easy as possible. Let us handle the legal legwork for you, so you can focus on your health and spending time with your family.

Our paraquat lawyers can help:

  • Determine your eligibility to file a claim during a free consultation
  • Gather evidence to build a strong case, like medical records and proof of exposure
  • File your paraquat lawsuit for Parkinson’s disease before any deadlines
  • Negotiate paraquat lawsuit settlement amounts with the defendants
  • Present your case in court during a trial if a settlement is unable to be reached

Compensation from a paraquat lawsuit can help pay for medical bills, lost wages from missed work and other expenses.

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Paraquat Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

If cases are settled, paraquat lawsuit settlement amounts will vary depending on certain factors in each claim.

For example, victims with extensive exposure to paraquat may receive more compensation than someone who was only exposed to the toxic chemical a few times.

Syngenta, one of the largest producers of paraquat products, has faced countless lawsuits for Parkinson’s disease over the past decade.

The company spent more than $187 million to settle multiple paraquat claims in 2021.

Our paraquat lawyers will always fight for the maximum compensation possible in your case, so you can afford the care you need without financial worry.

Let Our Paraquat Lawsuit Lawyers Fight for You

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our paraquat lawsuit lawyers have the resources and experience needed to fight for compensation on behalf of your family.

As a national personal injury law firm, we can help clients in all 50 states file lawsuits for Parkinson’s disease against companies that made or sold paraquat products.

Our team has secured over $10.6 billion total for thousands of families nationwide.

There are no out-of-pocket costs to file a paraquat lawsuit with the help of our attorneys. We only get paid if your case results in compensation.

Get a free legal consultation now to see if we can fight for the justice you deserve.

Paraquat Herbicide Lawsuit FAQs

Who sells paraquat?

Syngenta, an agricultural company based in Switzerland, makes up approximately a quarter of all paraquat sales.

Hundreds of other companies also sell products containing paraquat, including:

  • Altitude Crop Innovations
  • Chevron USA
  • Drexel Chemical Company
  • Willowood USA

If you or a loved one developed Parkinson’s disease after using paraquat, you may be able to secure compensation from a paraquat lawsuit.

Contact Simmons Hanly Conroy now to see if you qualify.

Is there a paraquat class action lawsuit?

Yes. Over 5,300 claims have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL), which works similarly to a paraquat class action lawsuit.

There’s still time to file a paraquat lawsuit. Get a free consultation now to find out if our paraquat lawyers may be able to help your family.

How much do paraquat lawsuit attorneys charge?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our paraquat lawsuit attorneys.

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there’s no financial risk to taking legal action. Our team only gets paid if you do.

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