Our Pennsylvania Paraquat Parkinson’s lawsuit lawyers are here to help you and your family if you have been exposed to the toxic herbicide Paraquat (paraquat dichloride) and developed Parkinson’s Disease in Pennsylvania. Paraquat is marketed as Gramoxone by agricultural manufacturer, Syngenta Group and ChemChina or China National Chemical Corp. Paraquat continues to be used by Pennsylvania farmers and agricultural workers to manage their food crops. Despite Syngenta’s awareness that Paraquat can cause Parkinson’s Disease (PD), they continue to market Paraquat. Syngenta and Growmark have been the subject of paraquat product liability and serious and permanent Pennsylvania personal injury lawsuits on behalf of farmers, agricultural workers and loved ones whom suffer from the incurable Parkinson’s Disease due to paraquat exposure. If you have suffered neurological disorders and permanent personal injury which is believed to be caused exposure and developed Parkinson’s Disease, call an experienced Pennsylvania Paraquat Parkinson’s Disease lawyer anytime for a free consultation.
In 1964, Syngenta Group began manufacturing, distributing and selling toxic pesticide paraquat- based Gramoxone. Syngenta AG was founded in 2000 with the merging of the agrochemical businesses Novartis and AstraZeneca. China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) acquired Syngenta AG and in 2020 ChemChina transferred its entire agricultural business to the Syngenta Group. Syngenta Group is headquartered in Switzerland with additional locations in Chicago IL, Tel Aviv and Shanghai. Despite company consolidations and name changes the same firm has manufactured toxic paraquat, which causes Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Syngenta Group and ChemChina are one of the world’s leading suppliers of crop protection herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, including Paraquat based weed killer, Gramoxone. Syngenta and ChemChina have ignored the known risks of the farming Paraquat-based weed killer Gramoxone and continues to sell the highly toxic herbicide to Pennsylvania farmers. Paraquat had been the subject of product defect liability claims and lawsuits on behalf of loved ones, family members, Pennsylvania farmers and agricultural communities who have developed the incurable and debilitating Parkinson’s Disease, alleging serious and permanent injuries and even Pennsylvania wrongful death. Call an experienced Pennsylvania Paraquat lawsuit attorney anytime for a free personal injury consultation.
What Is Paraquat
Paraquat (paraquat dichloride), also known by the brand name Gramoxone is a toxic weed-killing chemical sprayed on more than 100 different food crops by Pennsylvania farmers. Paraquat is produced in China by agrochemical manufacturer, Syngenta Group and ChemChina. Syngenta herbicide paraquat was being used by US farmers to control glyphosate-resistant weeds. Paraquat products are a restricted use pesticide (RUP’s) because of its high toxicity. Only commercially licensed farmers and agricultural workers are able to purchase and use Paraquat in Pennsylvania. The applicators must be licensed in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations (EPA) and state law in Pennsylvania. Although banned in 50 countries, United States and Pennsylvania farmers continue to spray Paraquat on its crops. Scientific evidence revealed Paraquat doubles the risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease in U.S. farmers. More than ten million pounds of Paraquat are sprayed on United States crops every year. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Paraquat ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption have been linked to adverse health effects where there is no antidote or cure, causing serious and permanent personal injury including Pennsylvania wrongful death. Parkinson’s Disease (PD) has been linked to low-level chronic Paraquat exposure.
Exposure to Paraquat can cause serious Allentown personal injury to loved ones of those coming in frequent contact with paraquat. In addition to causing Parkinson’s Disease, paraquat poisoning has been linked to cause life-long consequences including:
- Chronic toxicity affecting the eyes, lungs, liver, kidneys and endocrine system
- Acute toxicity and heart, liver and kidney failure by inhalation, oral intake and dermal absorption
- Various cancers due to exposure of Paraquat
- Respiratory Issues
- Permanent Lung Damage
- Pulmonary Edema
- Muscle Weakness
- Paraquat Poisoning
Parkinson’s Disease Lawsuit Attorney
Scientific studies have linked Syngenta ChemChina weed killer, Paraquat to incurable Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition causing the death of dopamine neurons in the brain. PD is chronic and there is currently no therapy to slow, stop or reverse the progression. Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease include: impaired balance and coordination, difficulty speaking, sleep problem, memory difficulty, mental and behavioral changes, tremors in hands, arms, legs, jaw or head, facial masking, stiffness of the limbs and trunk, slowness of moving, stooping over taking small quick steps and reduced swinging of the arms, restless legs, dizziness, emotional changes and fatigue. Scientific studies have linked ChemChina Syngenta weed killer, Paraquat to Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Exposure to Paraquat is easily absorbed into the body as it applied by handheld sprayer or sprayers attached to tractors and airplanes. In 2016 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that exposure to Paraquat use (paraquat dichloride) may lead and Parkinson’s Disease. Family members with a specific genetic variation are put at a greater risk by being exposed to this toxic Paraquat. Scientific evidence that found Paraquat exposure during young adult years increased the risk of Parkinson’s Disease. If you or a family member has suffered personal injury damages, Lehigh Valley wrongful death or a Pennsylvania Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis, our Pennsylvania Paraquat Parkinson’s Lawyers are here to help you and your family.
Extensive scientific research has linked Parkinson’s Disease (PD), a non-curable, debilitating neurological disorder to the use of Syngenta Group pesticide Paraquat. Studies suggest environmental factors such as rural living, Pennsylvania farming and well water consumption with increased risk of Parkinson’s Disease. Observational human studies of Pennsylvania farmers applying Syngenta paraquat shows that chronic, long-term exposure to Paraquat might lead to central nervous system toxicity. Studies revealed 200 percent increased risk in Pennsylvania farmers and agricultural workers coming in contact with toxic herbicide Paraquat by mixing or applying the pesticide. Paraquat damaged DNA indicated paraquat can cause Parkinson’s Disease. Animal studies revealed depletion of dopamine injected with the Paraquat, with irreversible damage. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of paraquat toxicity and suffer from Parkinson’s Disease our Pennsylvania Paraquat liability attorneys will help you file a Syngenta Group and ChemChina Paraquat lawsuit.
Parkinson’s Disease Treatment and Diagnosis in Pennsylvania
Currently there are no blood or laboratory tests to diagnosis non-genetic Parkinson’s Disease. A Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis is determined on you or a family member’s medical history and a comprehensive neurological examination. As there is no cure for Parkinson’s Disease (PD), medications, surgical treatment and therapies may assist in relieving some Parkinson’s Disease symptoms. Medications increase the level of dopamine, help control non-motor symptoms and affect brain chemicals, reduce involuntary movements, tremors and muscle rigidity. Deep brain stimulation, or DBS is a surgical procedure where electrodes are implanted in part of the brain and chest to stimulate the brain to help stop many of the movement related symptoms related to Parkinson’s disease. Other therapies include physical, occupation, speech and supportive therapies. If you or a family member has suffered Scranton personal injury damages or wrongful death our Pittsburgh Paraquat lawsuit lawyers are experienced in getting the maximum compensation across Pennsylvania. Call an experienced Allentown Paraquat Parkinson’s Disease attorney anytime for a free Paraquat consultation.
Center for Disease Control and Paraquat Lawsuits
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has expressed concern on the toxic effects of Paraquat poisoning and the long-term health effects. Ingestion is a route of exposure and suggest immediate medical attention. If exposed to Paraquat on your clothing or body, Center for Disease Control suggests removal and rapid washing of your entire body and seeking immediate medical attention. The CDC suggests you avoid touching contaminated clothing and wearing rubber gloves, place and seal inside a plastic bag. The health department or emergency personnel will arrange for further disposal. Initial Paraquat decontamination is followed up by medical attention using activated charcoal or Fuller’s earth, nasogastric suction, IV fluids, medications, a ventilator and possibly dialysis should kidney failure occur. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is not aware of any proven antidote or cure that exists for paraquat poisoning. Call an experienced Leigh Valley Paraquat Lawsuit attorney anytime for a free consultation.
Protect Against Paraquat Act of 2019 Legislation
The Protect Against Paraquat Act of 2019 (HR3817) is aimed at eliminating the use of Syngenta Group toxic chemical, Paraquat, in the United States. Congress has proposed a huge overhaul of pesticide regulation since the last pesticide rules of 1966. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would be required to ban all pesticides, including Syngenta Group Chem China toxic Paraquat which is used by United States and Pennsylvania farmers and agricultural workers to control weed growth in food crops used for human consumption. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would ban all pesticides which are banned in Europe and Canada. Pesticides that are considered dangerous to you or your loved one would mandate congressional action. While Pennsylvania farmers are allowed to spray over a billion pounds of pesticides each year on the foods we consume, exposure to the dangerous chemical, Paraquat, is being linked to brain damage and Parkinson’s Disease. In addition, the Paraquat Act would allow lawsuits to be filed to force the immediate review of harmful pesticides which have not seen evaluation for fifteen (15) years. The EPA began its review of Paraquat and has until October 2022 to decide further use of the extremely harmful herbicide.
Our Pennsylvania Paraquat lawyers are here to help you and your family get through this difficult time. If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease or associated conditions due to Paraquat toxicity in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, or the greater Lehigh Valley our product liability and Allentown personal injury attorneys are here to help. Our Pennsylvania Paraquat attorneys will meet you at your home or apartment anywhere in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We travel to: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Penn Hills, PA, Pocono PA, Reading PA, Scranton PA, State College PA, Stroudsburg PA, Upper Darby PA, Wilkes-Barre PA, Williamsport PA, Bristol PA, Erie PA, Harrisburg PA, Haverford PA, Hershey PA, Hempfield PA, Johnstown PA, Lancaster PA, Lansdale PA, Lower Merion PA, Norristown PA, Abington PA, Altoona PA, Bensalem PA and York PA. Call us anytime to speak with an experienced Paraquat Lawsuit Attorney for a free consultation.
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