Paraquat, a common herbicide used by commercial farmers and other entities across the United States, has been linked to the development of Parkinson’s disease. If you or a loved one developed Parkinson’s disease after being exposed to Paraquat, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
In these situations, the Augusta Paraquat injury lawyers at Nicholson Revell, LLP can help. Our attorneys can represent you in your lawsuit against the herbicide’s manufacturers and fight aggressively for your right to maximum recovery.
Why Choose Our Augusta Paraquat Injury Lawyers
Our attorneys have a strong track record of successful settlements and jury verdicts. We have recovered over $140 million on behalf of our clients.
Our firm has over 100 years of combined experience in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. We have the skills, resources, and knowledge you need to hold Paraquat’s manufacturers accountable.
We operate on a contingency fee basis to help limit your out-of-pocket expenses. If our attorneys do not secure compensation on your behalf, you will not be charged legal fees.
What Is Paraquat?
Paraquat is an herbicide that is used to remove unwanted plants and desiccate certain crops, such as cotton. It is a restricted use product, and people who purchase and apply Paraquat must have a commercial license. Paraquat is highly toxic and can be fatal if ingested.
Paraquat is sold under multiple brand names, including the following.
Does Paraquat Cause Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative central nervous system disorder that affects mobility, movement, and balance. Symptoms usually start slowly and progress over time, with the most advanced patients being bedridden and requiring live-in care. While Parkinson’s disease can be managed with medications, there is no cure for this condition.
Scientific research has established a link between Paraquat exposure and Parkinson’s disease. According to a study of rural California residents, people exposed as a teen or young adult had a 200–600 percent higher chance of developing this neurological condition. Another study found that people who lived within 1,600 feet of a Paraquat-treated area had a heightened risk of the condition.
Filing a Georgia Paraquat Injury Lawsuit
Parkinson’s disease can be very painful and cause devastating financial hardship and emotional distress. If you developed this condition and believe that Paraquat may be responsible, you could file a lawsuit against the herbicide’s manufacturers. Through a Paraquat injury claim, you can recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
To secure compensation in your claim, however, you will need to provide sufficient evidence establishing four key facts.
You were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Paraquat is defective.
Paraquat’s defect caused your Parkinson’s disease.
You were using the product as intended.
The Augusta Paraquat injury attorneys at Nicholson Revell, LLP have access to the scientific research, expert witnesses, and resources you need to prove each of these elements and establish your right to damages. Our lawyers will work closely with you to gather this evidence, helping craft a compelling case in your favor.
Contact Nicholson Revell, LLP Today
If you were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after Paraquat exposure, the attorneys at Nicholson Revell, LLP can help. Our Augusta Paraquat injury lawyers will work diligently to secure the settlement you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and strategize your next steps.