If you or a loved one has suffered from Parkinson's disease from paraquat exposure, you may have grounds to file a paraquat Parkinson's lawsuit against the manufacturer, Syngenta. Paraquat lawsuits enable persons and families harmed by paraquat side effects to seek compensation for the medical expenses, pain, suffering and loss that have resulted from this highly toxic herbicide.
Over the past decade, numerous studies have documented the connection between paraquat exposure and Parkinson's disease. Persons who use paraquat in agricultural settings, along roadways or railbeds, or who live in proximity of paraquat usage are all at risk of Parkinson's disease. Depending on their level or length of exposure as well as certain genetic factors, the risk may be quite substantial. Parkinson's disease is a serious degenerative condition that results in irreversible damage and loss of motor control. Paraquat Parkinson's disease may also cause a variety of emotional challenges such as depression, apathy and sleep disorders.
Syngenta is responsible for warning consumers of the risks associated with its products and ensuring adequate protections are in place to keep users safe. Ironically, Syngenta is based in Switzerland, a country that has not permitted the use of paraquat since 1989. Critics of Syngenta assert the agri-giant has purposefully misrepresented the safety of paraquat for decades, disregarding known health risks, and Syngenta is facing a host of paraquat lawsuits.
Syngenta garnered more than $13 billion in annual sales in 2019, in part due to the growing success of its paraquat-based product, Gramoxone. The use of paraquat doubled in the United States between 2013 and 2017, recently exceeding 10 million lbs / year.
Paraquat lawsuits are not the only legal trouble the Swiss company finds itself in. Syngenta is still resolving thousands of lawsuits related to the promotion of its genetically-modified Viptera corn seed. Syngenta knowingly promoted this corn seed to American farmers prior to its approval in China; any corn contaminated with Viptera was then rejected for import into China, causing significant damage to the American corn market and resulting in crushing losses to farmers. In the cases of both Viptera and Gramoxone, Syngenta has made choices that prioritize its own profits at the expense of American farmers and families. Our attorneys representing individuals and families in paraquat lawsuits see it as their mission to achieve justice no matter the complexity of the case.
If you or a member of your family developed Parkinson's disease and have a history of paraquat exposure, you may qualify to file a paraquat Parkinson's lawsuit to recover compensation for damages you have suffered as a result of this highly toxic herbicide. Filing a lawsuit is the only way to secure compensation for medical bills, lost time at work, pain, suffering and loss that have resulted from paraquat Parkinson's.
Our attorneys accept paraquat Parkinson's lawsuits from around the United States, and offer no-cost, no-obligation paraquat lawsuit case review for persons throughout the nation who match this description. This could include farmers, persons who used paraquat in non-agricultural settings, and persons who live in areas where paraquat has been used. To discuss your situation in detail with an attorney and to learn about paraquat lawsuit time limits in your state, please complete our online contact form. One of our attorneys handling paraquat Parkinson's lawsuits will contact you promptly.
Many persons who have developed Parkinson's disease following exposure to paraquat wonder if filing a paraquat lawsuit against Syngenta will result in meaningful compensation for their family. Our attorneys handling paraquat lawsuits for Parkinson's disease want to assure the public these will not be class action lawsuits in which those who file a claim can expect only a small, symbolic settlement. On the contrary, lawyers handling paraquat Parkinson's lawsuits believe persons and family members of persons who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and have a history of paraquat exposure may be entitled to significant compensation. Paraquat lawsuits against Syngenta are likely to be consolidated as Multi-District Litigation (MDL), in which each claim will be handled on its own merit and compensation will be determined based on the degree of suffering of each plaintiff.
We will represent all persons involved in a paraquat lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning our lawyers never charge legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form and one of our paraquat Parkinson's attorneys will contact you to answer any of your questions.
The Onder Law Firm is a St. Louis personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. The Onder Law Firm has represented clients throughout the United States in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation such as Pradaxa, Lexapro and Yasmin/Yaz, where the firm's attorneys held significant leadership roles in the litigation, as well as Actos, paraquat Parkinson's, Risperdal and others. The Onder Law Firm won $197 million in three talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits in St. Louis in 2016 and other law firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. For more information, visit www.OnderLaw.com or call 1-877-ONDER-LAW.