Under Investigation

Exposure to Paraquat, the toxic weed-killing herbicide used in commercial applications, linked to the development of Parkinson’s Disease

Methvin Terrell is currently investigating claims against the makers of Paraquat, the toxic weed-killing herbicide used in commercial applications. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease as a result of exposure to this toxic weed-killing herbicide, you may be entitled to recovery.  Contact us today for a free evaluation of your potential claims.  

Litigation involving Paraquat is on the rise and the makers of this toxic herbicide, Syngenta Crop Protection LLC and Chevron Corporation, have been named as defendants.  Recently, The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) ordered the consolidation of all Paraquat lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Although Paraquat has been banned in 32 countries and only licensed applicators can purchase it, Paraquat continues to remain one of the most widely used industrial herbicides. Paraquat is primarily used with specific crops, including corn, cotton, soybeans, fruit, and vegetables. Laborers of agriculture and farmers are most at risk for exposure. Farmers throughout the United States used more than 8 million pounds of Paraquat over nearly 15 million acres of land just last year. And, its commercial success has brought many brands of Paraquat, including Gramoxone, Firestorm, Helmquat 3SL, Parazone, Devour, Blanco, Quik-Quat, Bonedry, Bonfire Herbacide, Cyclone SL 2.0, Para-Shot 3.0, Aroquat, Crisquat, Kapid, Parawin, and many others.

Studies have found a link between exposure to Paraquat and the development of Parkinson’s Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder which to date has no cure. Parkinson’s Disease can limit a person’s mobility, cause tremors and imbalance, and often leaves an individual bedridden or forced to use a wheelchair. Plaintiffs allege in the litigation that exposure to herbicides that contain Paraquat resulted in diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease.

Contact us today to see how we can help your potential claims. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not owe a fee or be charged for any expenses unless we are successful in recovering for you! 

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