Paraquat Parkinson's Disease Cases May Be Consolidated In Multi-District Litigation
Bellweather trials could indicate that jurors find the claims of using paraquat and developing Parkinson's disease hold water
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - More than 60 lawsuits have been filed against Syngenta and Chevron, the makers of paraquat. Plaintiffs allege working with the deadly herbicide for an extended time led them to develop Parkinson's disease. Plaintiffs claim that the companies knew about the link between ingesting paraquat and the development of Parkinson's disease. A motion is underway and supported by both sides to consolidate the state and federal cases into multidistrict litigation to centralize and streamline repetitive administrative procedures and enable a federal judge to determine the efficacy of expert witnesses. Legal experts prefer MDL in cases like this where hundreds or thousands of individual plaintiffs claim a drug, chemical, or medical device caused similar types of personal injury, Parkinson's disease in this case. MDL is thought to not only make intelligent, non-emotional decisions on the science that underlies the complaint but also save the court system hundreds of thousands of hours of repetitive work nationwide. Both defendants in the Paraquat Parkinson's disease litigation agree that MDL is the way to go but object to the venue of the Northern District of California because only one of the current plaintiffs is from California. The defendants prefer Minnesota or Texas to host the MDL since the two states have hosted related types of cases. Farms in Minnesota use excessive amounts of paraquat as do most midwestern farm states. Now is the time to seek the guidance of a Paraquat Parkinson's disease attorney if you think you have a case. The statute of limitations may apply state by state and is usually two to three years after the moment of diagnosis.
Paraquat Parkinsons disease lawyers are interviewing farmworkers and others that live or work in the neighborhoods surrounding farms that spray paraquat, that has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease to see if they qualify to file a claim against Syngenta and Chevron. If you or a loved one qualify, your case could be added to those filing suit. If successful you may qualify for a lump-sum monetary award to reimburse you for past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of wages, and punitive damages for pain and suffering.
- About Parkinson's Disease -
According to the National Institute for Health, "Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. Parkinson's symptoms usually begin gradually and get worse over time. As the disease progresses, people may have difficulty walking and talking." During the initial stage of Parkinson's disease, the individual starts to notice that something about their health is off. A person may often stumble or fall, inexplicably drop things, and otherwise experience abnormal motor skill challenges. In the second stage, the Parkinson's patient may start to experience noticeable muscles stiffening and failing coordination. The disease gradually progresses over months and years until the patient can no longer walk, talk, or recognizes the people and places they knew their entire lifetime.
Lawyers for Paraquat Lawsuits
Attorneys handling Paraquat Lawsuits for leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and multiple myeloma offer free, no-obligation case review for individuals and families who believe they may have grounds to file a paraquat Parkinson's lawsuit. Working on a contingency basis, these attorneys are committed to never charging legal fees unless they win compensation in your paraquat Parkinson's lawsuit. The product liability litigators handling Roundup claims at the Onder Law Firm have a strong track record of success in representing families harmed by dangerous drugs and consumer products.