Paraquat can cause damage to neurons that make the neurotransmitter, dopamine, in the brain. Parkinson's disease symptoms include impaired fine motor skills and loss of dopamine.
Low-level exposure to Paraquat may increase your risk of developing Parkinson's Disease. This could be due to either swallowing Paraquat or living near the area where the herbicide has been sprayed. Anyone who has been exposed to paraquat and has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease can file a lawsuit with the help of Paraquat lawyers.
The University of Guelph did a 2018 study using human cells. The study revealed that Parkinson's disease risk was increased by 250 percent when exposure to Paraquat and Maneb fungicides.
Paraquat poisoning can have devastating and long-lasting effects. You may experience severe physical symptoms or a permanent disability depending on how you were exposed. Or, you might experience psychological trauma. These situations can lead to medical bills that run into thousands of dollars, loss of weeks, months, or complete incapacity to return to work.
These situations may give rise to a claim against Paraquat's manufacturer. You and your Paraquat lawyer might negotiate with the manufacturer and their legal counsel to reach an agreement. Paraquat damages are also known as losses. This settlement will provide a fair financial compensation.
Paraquat settlements can vary depending on how severe your injury is and what your circumstances are. If you and the manufacturer cannot reach a settlement, your case goes to trial. The court will decide if you are entitled to damages. The court will also determine how much compensation you are entitled to.