Leading Paraquat Personal Injury Attorneys in Texas, Arizona & New Mexico
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our Paraquat mass torts attorneys in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico provide extensive legal experience, resources, and solutions for clients who have suffered injuries from products and medications.
Paraquat dichloride — commonly called Paraquat — is a widely used herbicide that is designed to kill the unwanted plant and weed growth in fields, orchards, farms, and other commercial properties throughout the United States.
Since Paraquat’s initial registration for use, the EPA has reviewed and reassessed its safety and uses, during its registration review which reevaluates each registered pesticide on a 15-year cycle.
At issue is the fact that Paraquat is extremely toxic to the human body, and can cause fatal organ damage, including that to the brain, lungs, heart, kidney, and/or liver when ingested, as there is no antidote or cure for Paraquat poisoning once it gets into the body.
Who is at Risk of Paraquat Exposure in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona?
There is no consumer-approved version of Paraquat in the United States, which means its use is contained to certified workers who are employed in commercial or agricultural settings.
That may include:
- Agricultural workers
- Paraquat applicators
In recent years, individual and class action lawsuits have been filed by injured or ill clients who accuse Syngenta — the maker of the bran Paraquat — and other companies of failing to warn of the connection and risk of its use to Parkinson’s disease.
How Does Paraquat Cause Parkinson’s Disease?
Paraquat works breaking down oxygen atoms — also called inducing oxidative stress — from the molecules within living cells.
When our clients survive the initial exposure, the long-term medical conditions can include:
- Kidney failure
- Heart failure
- Scarring of the esophagus, impacting the ability to eat, drink, or swallow
- Development of Parkinson’s disease
Inside the human body, Paraquat destroys the neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine, which can lead to the onset of Parkinson’s disease, which recent studies by a leading university listed Paraquat exposure raises the risk of this condition by 250%.
If you were exposed to Paraquat and subsequently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, our skilled personal injury lawyers in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas can help provide the legal representation you need to pursue the manufacturer for the financial recovery you are entitled to for the damages you have suffered.
What are the Most Common Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s Disease affects each person differently, but often begins with signs of dizziness, fatigue, sleep disorders, constipation, and loss of smell.
Common advanced symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease may include:
- Difficulty standing or walking
- Loss of facial expressions
- Noticeably smaller handwriting
- Tremors and shaking
If you are suffering from injuries or illness caused by Paraquat use or have tragically lost a loved one to the same, contact our skilled mass tort attorneys in Texas, Arizona, or New Mexico today for help preparing your case for success inside and outside the courtroom.
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Arizona, New Mexico, and Arizona Today for a Free Consultation
If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their life to Paraquat exposure, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys in Texas, New Mexico, or Arizona at the Ruhmann Law Firm today by calling 915-910-5600 to discuss the details of your case today.
If you need to meet with our experienced attorneys in support staff before or after our regular office hours, we can accommodate your needs by scheduling an appointment that works with your schedule.
If you cannot come to us, we will come to you, and never charge any legal fees unless we produce a positive outcome for your unique case. Call us now to learn more.