Paraquat is a weed killer that has been shown to cause Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Paraquat became commercially available in 1964. The Paraquat chemical is so dangerous that it is banned in more than 50 countries and a special license is required to purchase and use it. Individuals who use it are 2.5 times more likely than the general population to develop Parkinson’s Disease. It is often used on farms in place of tilling because, unlike Roundup, Paraquat kills everything.
Federal lawsuits against the manufacturers of Paraquat have been consolidated in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois for pretrial proceedings. Carey Danis & Lowe is at the forefront of the national litigation. Sarah Shoemake Doles of Carey Danis & Lowe has been appointed by the Court to serve as Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead and Liaison Counsel for the federal Paraquat litigation. As such, she is responsible for coordinating the activities of all Plaintiffs during pretrial proceedings and also is designated as the primary contact between the Court and all Plaintiffs’ counsel. Carey Danis & Lowe is accepting clients who have been exposed to Paraquat and thereafter either have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease or take medication for symptoms associated with PD.
If you were exposed to Paraquat before developing PD, contact the Paraquat lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe today to see if you can join the Paraquat mass action lawsuit.
The Paraquat Parkinson’s Disease lawsuit involves the Paraquat chemical used in numerous brand names, including but not limited to:
- Paraquat Dichloride
- Cyclone SL 2.0
- Helmquat 3SL
- Para-Shot 3.0
Signs of Parkinson’s Disease
There are no blood tests or scans that can diagnose PD. Individuals may experience symptoms without a formal PD diagnosis.
Symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease include:
- Hand tremors
- Loss of balance
- Prolonged stiffness
- Slowed/difficult movement
- Freezing (inability to move)
- Parkinsonian gait (take small, shuffling steps/difficulty picking up feet)
- Reduced arm swing
- Facial masking/frozen face (loss of facial expressions)
- Low voice/difficulty speaking
- Small handwriting
- Asymmetric resting tremor
- Confusion during evening hours
- Early awakenings or sleep disturbances
Medications Used to Treat PD Symptoms
There is no cure for PD but symptoms may be managed with medication. If you have had Paraquat exposure and are taking any of the following medications that are used to treat symptoms of PD, you may qualify for Paraquat litigation even without a formal PD diagnosis.
- GOCOVRI (amantadine)
- Apokyn (apomorphine hydrochloride injection)
- Artane (trihexyphenidyl HCL)
- Azilect (rasagiline)
- Cogentin (benztropine)
- Eldepryl (selegiline)
- KYNMOBI (apomorphine hydrochloride)
- Sinemet (levodopa)
- Mirapex (pramipexole)
- Neupro (rotigotine transdermal system)
- Nourianz (istradefylline)
- Requip (ropinirole)
- Xadago (safinamide)
- Zelapar (selegiline HCL)
Contact Our Paraquat Lawyers
Carey Danis & Lowe is proud to represent those individuals injured by America’s largest corporations. We are dedicated to fighting for our clients’ rights and will demand just compensation for the injuries caused by the Paraquat chemical.
If you believe you should be part of the Paraquat Parkinson’s Disease lawsuit, our skilled attorneys have the experience, knowledge, and resources to represent you. Contact our Paraquat lawyers today!