Paraquat is a popular herbicide widely used for farming all around the USA. An experiment conducted in Southern California in the 1980s revealed that MPTP which is heroin containment that shares the same component structure as Paraquat can cause symptoms similar to Parkinson’s Disease. This experiment showed that MPTP destroys the dopamine neurons which are the same ones that cause Parkinson’s disease in patients. So, since this research, Parkinson’s disease has been loosely connected with the use and extensive exposure to Paraquat.
At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group , we have been representing our clients who have been using Paraquat for farming and currently suffering and showing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Our West Virginia Paraquat lawyer will help you understand what damage you can recover with your claim. Come to us for getting the rightful justice.
Things to Know About Paraquat Lawsuit
The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA in 1997 announced that at the time of loading, mixing and application of Paraquat, and later after the application process, Paraquat causes enough exposure for the users to the chemical compound. That is why the risk is not only high for those who are using Paraquat but also for those who live near the farms where this herbicide has been used. For the last 20 years, the medical community has been researching the effects of Paraquat on the nervous system and especially Parkinson’s disease.
In a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in 2009, it has been said that exposure to Paraquat can increase the chances of Parkinson’s Disease by 75%. Till 2018, there have been many important studies and reports published that have highlighted the same for the people who have been exposed to Paraquat chemical compound.
Things to Know About Paraquat Dis
Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that is known for its onset in humans in mid to later years in life. This disorder affects the motor system which results in tremors in arms and legs, slow movements, impaired balance and coordination, the rigidity of the body and limbs. This happens due to the continuous degeneration of dopamine neurons in the brain.
Parkinson’s disease is a choric disorder that is highly progressive. The patients can get only some partial relief from medical therapies. While the aged population is increasing everywhere around the world, there is a notable prevalence of Parkinson’s disease amongst all countries, especially the newly developing countries like India and China.
The real reason for this disease is still a mystery for the whole medical community. However, in recent years, many scientific researchers suggested that exposure to harmful chemicals such as pesticides can cause the early onset of Parkinson’s Disease.
How Paraquat is Utilized?
Paraquat is applied directly on the leaves as a spray to kill the weed. When the chemical touches soil, the compound becomes inactive. It is sprayed for clearing fields right before the corps are planted. This is also used to destroy marijuana crops that are widely found in Mexico and the U. S.
While the high-profile lawsuit against Round Up has reduced the use of that chemical, the usage of Paraquat as a pesticide has increased manifolds. It is also used for plants that have become resistant to glyphosate or Round Up components.
If you have been exposed to Paraquat for an extensive period of time and already showing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, then you will need medical attention immediately. While you take care of your treatment and relief, our West Virginia Paraquat lawyer will take care of your legal claim. Come to us at Mountaineer Criminal Law Group and let us help you with your claim.