Paraquat is an herbicide sold in the United States by Chevron that farmers have used for decades. It has now been found to be linked to serious injuries These include mainly Parkinson’s disease in farmers, sprayers, and other agricultural workers. Paraquat is toxic to living plants and animals because it causes weakening and death of living cells. Although many lawsuits claim Parkinson’s disease, lung damage, kidney failure, heart failure, and difficulty swallowing, the makers of Paraquat believe the claims are without merit. If you or a loved one have developed Parkinson’s Disease or other health problems after exposure to products containing Paraquat, you should talk to an attorney to find out more about your legal rights. The Traverse City and Grand Rapids Product Liability lawyers at the Neumann Law Group represent victims of defective consumer products.
Lawsuits seeking compensation for injuries caused by dangerous or defective products can be based on many factors. These include willful negligent conduct, breach of implied contract, defective design of the product, or a failure to warn consumers of known dangers and risks of a product. Many of the pending claims against the makers of Paraquat fall in the two last categories – defective design and failure to warn. Plaintiffs claim that the packaging and methods of use lead to it being more likely to be inhaled, ingested, and absorbed into the body. They also claim that the makers of Paraquat didn't warn consumers of the dangers of exposure and didn't provide proper directions for use to lower risk of that exposure. Allegations also include that Paraquat manufacturers knew that using it would and did create serious risk of harm. Proper testing was not done to evaluate the long-term neurological damage caused by Paraquat.Were You or a Loved One Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease or Other Health Issues After Paraquat Exposure?
People who believe that they have developed Parkinson’s Disease or another serious health problem due to the use of or exposure to Paraquat should talk to a Product Liability injury attorney at the Neumann Law Group. They may qualify to file a claim for product liability and negligence. The potential settlement amounts in product liability lawsuits can include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of spousal support and consortium, pain and suffering, and other factors. These amounts will vary case to case and a Michigan personal injury attorney can help to get the largest possible settlement for you and your loved ones.Schedule a Free Consultation with a Product Liability Attorney in Michigan
At the Neumann Law Group, we are currently offering free consultations to people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and other serious health issues thought to be related to exposure to Paraquat or any other consumer product with design, manufacturing, and marketing defects. We also can assist people who have suffered harm from defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, or mass torts. For a consultation with a Paraquat injury lawyer in Grand Rapids or Traverse City, call us at (800) 525-6386 or complete our online form.