If you or someone you care about is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, your struggle may be one of fear, financial concern, and various health challenges. And, if you find that the negligence of another created your condition, anger may also come into play.
The law may offer you some relief if paraquat likely led to your Parkinson’s disease. With the help of an attorney, it may be worthwhile for you to investigate a paraquat lawsuit.
What Is Paraquat?
Paraquat is an herbicide people often use as a weed killer. It is an active ingredient in many products meant to enhance and protect your lawn. However, scientists and the medical community have stated that paraquat is extremely toxic to the liver, kidneys, and lungs if ingested.
How Can Paraquat Relate to a Lawsuit?
Paraquat lawsuits generally claim that the use of the herbicide with paraquat can cause Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, when a person has had significant exposure to paraquat and a medical professional diagnoses them with Parkinson’s Disease, they can contact an injury attorney. If their attorney finds that negligence or wrongful conduct was involved, they may file a lawsuit against the company that produced the paraquat-containing product.
Paraquat lawsuits materialized after studies showed that long-term exposure to the chemical can cause Parkinson’s disease. Plaintiffs diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease claim that manufacturers were negligent because they failed to warn consumers about the risks associated with using their product. Pursuing a lawsuit is the method by which our justice system allows victims to seek compensation for their resultant injuries.
Are There Many Paraquat Lawsuits?
Scientific studies in recent years addressing the link between paraquat and Parkinson’s disease are gaining more and more recognition. As a result, the number of paraquat lawsuits continues to rise across the country.
Lawsuits alleging a paraquat-Parkinson’s disease link can include multiple defendants. This is because Paraquat is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. There are many different brands or product trade names that are paraquat-based.
How to Be Eligible to File a Paraquat Lawsuit
You could be eligible to file a paraquat lawsuit if:
- You have Parkinson disease or other medical conditions;
- You had significant exposure to paraquat prior to your diagnosis; and
- A lawyer can show that there is a link between the paraquat and your medical condition.
An experienced law firm can best analyze your situation and determine how to be eligible to file a paraquat lawsuit.
I Have Parkinson’s Disease, But There Is No Cure. So Why Should I File a Paraquat Lawsuit?
Regardless of the extent of your injuries, there is never any requirement that you need to file a paraquat lawsuit. However, if you are eligible, it is advisable to do so.
By filing a lawsuit, you are telling a company that it knew or should have known of the danger of parquet and should not have sold the product or tried to hide the dangers involved in its use. This is one of the main purposes of law: To make people take responsibility for their actions, especially when they are harmful to others.
Regarding compensation, it is correct that right now there is not a cure. However there are costly treatments, and medical expenses you will likely incur in the future. In addition, you may have lost wages, endured pain and suffering, and experienced general emotional damage. If exposure to paraquat led to these things, you deserve to seek compensation from the people who caused your harm.
So you file a lawsuit to hold negligent companies responsible for their bad behavior and discourage them from continuing such harmful behavior in the future. You also pursue a lawsuit so you can get compensation for your financial losses, and get the money you need to pay for future medical expenses you will incur because of the manufacturer’s negligence. You already have to endure the physical toll that your illness will take on your life. You should not have to also pay the hefty financial price that accompanies such a devastating diagnosis.
Who Do I Contact to File a Paraquat Lawsuit?
To file a paraquat lawsuit, reach out to an attorney. Research and interview the legal team you are thinking of hiring because, in this type of case, experience counts. You are not expected to know what to do beyond the step of carefully hiring seasoned professionals to take on your case.
As you look for an attorney, seek a law firm that:
- Provides a free consultation;
- Has experience handling paraquat cases;
- Gets results; and
- Has a good reputation with clients and the community as being caring and knowledgeable.
You want experienced lawyers who will recognize the stress, fear, and frustration Parkinson’s may already be causing you. As you strive to deal with your illness, our team of attorneys will take charge. We conduct an investigation, getting critical information from you, your doctors, and anyone else who may contribute to a greater understanding of your circumstances. We will do the legal research and when all is in order, we will file a parquet lawsuit on your behalf. Our attorneys work hard to make the legal process one that you need not fear. We take the reins and seek the relief and compensation you deserve.
D’Amore Law Group: Fighting for You
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If you have a legal concern, contact D’Amore Law Group. We provide you with a free case evaluation and a ‘no fee unless we win’ service. Reach us online, by calling 503-222-6333, or at our toll-free number, 1-800-905-4676. We have conveniently located offices in Oregon and Washington, and are ready to serve you today.