Paraquat Herbicide Product Liability Attorneys Assisting Injured People in Michigan

Agriculture is an essential part of both the American economy and our basic civil infrastructure, and agricultural output has been prioritized by both government and non-government actors throughout the history of our republic. Unfortunately, the use of dangerous products in agriculture has been common, as companies and governments are hesitant to enact regulations that may stifle economic and agricultural output. Paraquat is an herbicide sold in the United States by Chevron that farmers have used for decades. It is often employed in the cultivation of crops such as corn, soybeans, cotton, and various fruits and vegetables grown in Michigan. Paraquat is effective in controlling a broad spectrum of weeds, and its quick action makes it a popular choice among farmers for pre-planting and post-emergence weed control.

Paraquat 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, Detroit, and Grand Rapids Product Liability lawyers at the Neumann Law Group represent Michigan victims of defective or dangerous 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. In the event that a settlement is not possible, our skilled team of attorneys and investigators will not hesitate to pursue your claim through trial to seek a judgment in your favor. Pursuing such a claim requires the use of experts in many fields, including petrochemical analysis, medicine, as well as forensic accounting and occupational experts. With

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, Detroit, or Traverse City, call us at (800) 525-6386 or complete our online form. In addition to our Michigan offices, we also represent clients from coast to coast out of our Los Angeles, Boston, and New York offices.

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