The risks of paraquat exposure have been known for decades — but companies kept using the highly toxic herbicide anyway, prioritizing their profit over your health.

The Lidji Firm can help you determine what legal options might be open to you and fight to secure the compensation you may be entitled to. We can help you determine your eligibility and work with you through the legal process, hopefully leading to a paraquat settlement.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s after potentially being exposed to paraquat — either on the job or simply at home, if you live near a farm — call The Lidji Firm today at (800) 223-7455 or submit a free case review.

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Paraquat Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to file a paraquat lawsuit?

The best way to determine if you may be eligible to file a paraquat lawsuit is to get a free legal evaluation from a top paraquat law firm. As a national law firm with over 40 years of legal experience, The Lidji Firm has helped thousands of clients across the country get the compensation they deserve, and may be able to help you too.

We can help you determine your eligibility — get a free case review today.

Why should I file a paraquat lawsuit?

There are many reasons to file a lawsuit if you’re suffering as a result of being exposed to paraquat.

Paraquat lawsuits can help you:

  • Secure compensation to cover medical bills and other expenses
  • Hold the companies that exposed you to paraquat responsible
  • Spread awareness of the dangers associated with paraquat, which helps others at risk

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after working on or living near a commercial farm, you may be eligible to file a paraquat lawsuit.

How do I prove I was exposed to paraquat?

Paraquat exposure may be easier to prove in some cases than in others. For instance, if you’ve worked on an industrial farm in the past, you may already be familiar with the pesticides you were exposed to. But if you just happened to live near a commercial farm, you may be completely unaware of what toxic chemicals you’ve inadvertently been exposed to.

This is where a paraquat law firm with a proven track record can help. If you’ve lived near an industrial farm or worked on one and have since been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, our paraquat attorneys may be able to help you prove your case.

Contact The Lidji Firm today to learn your options.

Paraquat exposure may be easier to prove in some cases than in others. For instance, if you’ve worked on an industrial farm in the past, you may already be familiar with the pesticides you were exposed to. But if you just happened to live near a commercial farm, you may be completely unaware of what toxic chemicals you’ve inadvertently been exposed to.

This is where a paraquat law firm with a proven track record can help. If you’ve lived near an industrial farm or worked on one and have since been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, our paraquat attorneys may be able to help you prove your case.

How much does a paraquat lawsuit cost?

When you work with The Lidji Firm, the legal team that represents you works on what’s known as a contingency basis, meaning you don’t have to pay any fees upfront or hourly rates. Your lawyer will receive a portion of the paraquat settlement or verdict results only if your case is successful.

Who is at risk of paraquat exposure?

Paraquat exposure predominantly affects:

  • Farmers, farmworkers, landscapers, and agricultural workers
  • Residents of rural areas near farmland sprayed with paraquat
  • Anyone who works with or around professional-grade pesticides

According to one 2012 study, people who use paraquat and have a certain genetic variation are 11 times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, making some more at risk from exposure than others.

If you’ve developed Parkinson’s after living near or working on an industrial farm, you may be entitled to compensation. Learn what legal options may be available to you by getting a free case review today.

What is Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that can lead to uncontrollable shakiness, stiffness, and the general deterioration of motor-function abilities.

There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, though there are treatments available that may help lessen some motor and non-motor symptoms.

Is there a link between paraquat and Parkinson’s disease?

Yes. Since the early 2000s, studies have shown paraquat to be linked to Parkinson’s disease. In fact, prolonged exposure to the herbicide can increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by 200-600%, according to the Unified Parkinson’s Advocacy Council.

A comprehensive review of the medical literature on paraquat also shows that the rate of occurrence of Parkinson’s disease was 25% higher in individuals who were exposed to paraquat. The same study indicates that the longer one’s exposure to paraquat, the higher their chance of developing Parkinson’s disease.

How does paraquat cause Parkinson’s?

Paraquat can alter cell chemistry to the point of cell damage and death through a process called oxidative stress. When specific dopamine neuron cells in the brain are damaged and lose the ability to function properly, Parkinson’s disease may result.

Individuals can be subject to paraquat-induced parkinsonism by:

  • Coming into close proximity with recently sprayed plants
  • Accidentally getting paraquat on their skin or hair
  • Mixing, loading, or applying paraquat

Those with frequent and chronic exposure to the weed-killer may be more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease caused by paraquat.

Paraquat Lawsuit Lawyers at The Lidji Firm

The Lidji Firm has helped thousands of people over the last 30 years get the legal attention they deserve. While filing a legal claim may seem overwhelming, our lawyers can help you every step of the way.  Submit your case or call us at 800-223-7455, use our online chat via the website.