Indianapolis, Indiana Paraquat Lawyers

The Indiana paraquat lawyers at Wagner Reese are currently accepting inquiries about paraquat lawsuits. This herbicide has been in use commercially for 60 years, and manufacturers of this dangerous product are finally being held accountable for failing to disclose side effects of exposure. 

If you or a loved one has been exposed to paraquat and are now experiencing serious, long-term side effects, such as Parkinson’s disease, kidney issues, or end-stage renal disease, our paraquat lawyers want to hear from you. We’re ready to fight to get you the much-needed compensation you’re entitled to by law!

Contact our team today to schedule a free consultation. 

Does Paraquat Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Disease?

Research indicates that paraquat increases the risk of developing Parkinson’s by 150%. Other studies have suggested that people exposed to paraquat in their teenage or young adult years experienced a 200%-600% increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Because of the dangers posed by paraquat, 32 countries have banned its use, though the U.S. is not one of them. In fact, it’s being used more than ever in America, as the use of paraquat in agricultural settings has roughly doubled in the past 10 years nationwide. 

Even people who eat food treated with paraquat could face an increased risk of Parkinson’s. However, those with the greatest risks are those working in food or agriculture. The longer workers were exposed to paraquat, the greater their chances of developing Parkinson’s.

Paraquat and Kidney Disease

Paraquat can also have serious consequences to specific parts of the body. For example, if ingested, paraquat can damage the kidney, lungs, liver, or heart. It’s also possible that the kidneys could be impacted even without directly ingesting large quantities of paraquat.

Some workers exposed to paraquat have reported serious kidney problems, including kidney disease or renal failure. If you’ve worked near paraquat and have required dialysis or are on a kidney transplant list, you should explore your legal options. Contact our team today to schedule your free consultation.

What You Need to Know About Paraquat Lawsuits

paraquat lawsuits can help workers suffering from Parkinson's or kidney disease

Although manufacturers might have known about a link between paraquat and Parkinson’s for years, paraquat users were not properly informed about the risks they faced when using this product. This has led to several lawsuits against paraquat manufacturers, including Syngenta and Growmark. 

As more research sheds light on the dangerous effects of paraquat, the more likely it is that lawsuits will continue to mount against manufacturers. By filing a paraquat lawsuit, people harmed by paraquat can seek compensation for the many damages they face, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life

Damages in product liability cases include both past and future expenses an injured person will encounter because of a dangerous product. Momentum in courts against makers of paraquat is gaining speed, and it’s important to make your voice heard while there’s still an opportunity to get compensation for the damages you’ve faced.

If you’ve been harmed by this dangerous product, contact a paraquat Parkinson’s disease attorney today. 

The Indiana Paraquat Lawyers at Wagner Reese Can Help

The Indiana paraquat lawyers at Wagner Reese have been representing injured people in our state for decades, and we’ve stood up to negligent manufacturers to fight for the compensation our clients deserve. 

Our attorneys have earned many awards and recognition from prestigious organizations. In 2020 alone:

  • Our founding partners, Stephen Wagner and Jason Reese, were among Indiana’s Top 25 Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers® honorees. 
  • Eight of our attorneys were selected to either the Super Lawyers® or Rising Stars lists, which name only a fraction of all legal professionals nationwide. 
  • Three attorneys at our firm were named in The Best Lawyers in America©, presented by Best Lawyers®. 

Our team believes that no one should be forced to pay out of pocket for damages caused by dangerous products like paraquat. Our product liability claims are about helping those harmed get the compensation they’re entitled to. Paraquat lawsuits are also about justice and holding negligent manufacturers accountable. 

Let the paraquat lawsuit attorneys at Wagner Reese help you explore your legal options. Contact our firm today to get your free, no-obligation case assessment. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s after exposure to paraquat, you deserve an advocate who will fight for you. Wagner Reese can help. 

What Exactly Is Paraquat—And Why Is It So Dangerous?

Paraquat is a toxic chemical herbicide designed to kill weeds and other types of undesirable plant growth. It has been widely sold and distributed for agricultural use since the early 1960s. 

Though paraquat is one of the most widely used herbicides, its dangers have been known for many years. It has been banned in the European Union since 2007 and is no longer allowed for use in China. 

The Link Between Paraquat and Parkinson’s Disease

Injured workers should contact an Indiana paraquat lawyer

Though links between paraquat and Parkinson’s disease have been researched for decades, several key studies in recent years have more clearly established this link. That research includes a 2011 US National Institutes of Health study that found a correlation between paraquat use and Parkinson’s disease among farmers, and a 2013 meta-analysis that discovered paraquat use could double chances of getting Parkinson’s. 

Several pieces of legislation have been introduced by lawmakers to ban the use of paraquat in the U.S., but they have not yet stopped the increasing use of this herbicide. 

The Effects of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a central nervous system disorder that can dramatically affect a person’s movements. It affects approximately 1 million people in the U.S. alone. 

One of the hallmark signs of Parkinson’s is an ongoing tremor. Loss of balance, stiffness, and slowed movement are other common signs of Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s can affect each sufferer differently. For example, not all people with Parkinson’s have tremors and muscle stiffness. However, most sufferers do have some form of slowness of movement. 

Parkinson’s disease can also lead to many non-motor symptoms, such as low blood pressure, sexual problems, constipation, cognitive problems, mood disturbances, fatigue, and speech problems, among many other possible symptoms. 

If You’ve Been Diagnosed With Parkinson’s or Kidney Disease After Paraquat Exposure, Know Your Rights

Legal action against the makers of paraquat is gaining ground, so it’s important to explore your legal rights as soon as possible. At Wagner Reese, we believe that everyone who suffers harm because of a manufacturer’s negligence deserves to have their voices heard. 

If you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s or kidney disease by a physician, and you’ve been exposed to paraquat, you could be eligible for compensation for the many injury-related costs you’ll face.

For more information about a paraquat lawsuit visit: https://paraquatattorneys.com

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