What Is Paraquat?

Paraquat is a herbicide.  It is used on commercial farms to eradicate unwanted plant growth and make way for the planting of new crops.  Paraquat has been banned by multiple countries, yet it is still one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. Currently, paraquat is legal in the U.S.  However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies all paraquat products as... read more?

Is Paraquat Dangerous?

Yes, paraquat is an extremely dangerous chemical. Not only has it been linked to Parkinson’s disease as well as kidney disease or kidney failure, but it is also poisonous if ingested. In fact, according to the scientific journal Environmental Health, paraquat is implicated in roughly 100 poisonings in the U.S. every single year. How harmful is paraquat you ask? On the authority of the EPA,... read more?

Who Can File a Claim?

As we do with every personal injury claim, The Ruth Law Team will need to demonstrate how a particular event caused an injury or ailment. In the case of paraquat, this means that you or your loved one will need to have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and exposed to the chemical paraquat. Because of the potency of paraquat, people who live or lived near farms or heavy agricultural... read more?

Is There a Class Action for Paraquat Causing Parkinsons?

No, there isn’t a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer of Paraquat. Many different product liability lawsuits have been filed in multiple states against Chevron, Syngenta, and other manufacturers claiming that Paraquat causes Parkinson’s disease and no warnings were placed on the product. Rather than establishing a class action lawsuit, these Paraquat cases are filed individually... read more?

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Paraquat Attorney?

If you or a loved one is suffering from Parkinson’s disease due to paraquat exposure, the last thing that you should have to worry about is financial limitations. The Ruth Law Team wants you to be able to focus on seeking justice, not paying attorneys fees. That is why we operate on a contingency basis. When you partner with The Ruth Law Team, you will not pay any money in advance—in... read more?