Paraquat dichloride, also known as Gramoxone, Firestorm, Helmquat and Parazone, is a chemical weedkiller classified as a non-selective herbicide. Hundreds of prominent government and other research studies have found that dichloride, the active chemical in Paraquat, increases risk for the onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD) 2.5 times through exposure when inhaled, handled or allowed to invade the bloodstream through an open wound.

Parkinson’s is often characterized by a latency period of 10-20 years after exposure to dichloride, but reportedly as few as five and up to 50 years.

More than 32 countries have banned Paraquat’s sale and use, including the entire EU and China, though it is still manufactured in a few countries where otherwise banned. The U.S., however, still allows for purchase and application by licensed applicators. In fact, use of Paraquat has increased in the U.S. over recent years since it is such an effective herbicide.

According to the Unified Parkinson’s Advocacy Council, evidence strongly suggests that chronic exposure to Paraquat can increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by 200–600%.

Paraquat is lethally toxic. As the current labeling states, “One Sip Can Kill.”

Thousands of cases have already been filed against the makers of Paraquat for farmers, agricultural workers and even bystanders who used or were exposed to Paraquat fumes and developed Parkinson’s disease. While many different companies manufacture Paraquat products worldwide, Gramoxone, manufactured by Syngenta, is one of the most recognized brands in the United States.

If you or a loved one has received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or is symptomatic of Parkinson’s after exposure to Paraquat, please contact us to see if you are eligible to participate in the Paraquat lawsuit.

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