What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects the brain’s ability to produce dopamine. Symptoms develop gradually over years and can include tremors, especially in the hands, limb rigidity, and balance problems. Non-motor symptoms may include depression, sleep disorders, and cognitive impairment.
Parkinson’s disease is incurable, and while not always fatal can lead to serious complications. However, the symptoms of Parkinson’s are treatable with medication and surgery. Most patients require several different types of treatment to manage their symptoms, and may require in-home care to manage their treatment.
How to Join a Paraquat Lawsuit
Studies linking paraquat to Parkinson’s disease have been out for years. In 2017, the Unified Parkinson’s Advocacy Council begged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the use of paraquat in the United States due to the troubling links between its use and neurodegenerative disease.
So far, nothing has been done to prevent manufacturers from creating or exposing agricultural workers to this dangerous herbicide. So we’re taking the fight to them.
If you have been exposed to paraquat and have developed Parkinson’s disease, a paraquat lawsuit can help you seek compensation for all of your damages including medical costs, lost wages, and loss of quality of life. Getting started with your claim is completely free.
The sooner you get started, the better. States have deadlines for filing toxic exposure lawsuits. Extensive research must be done to link your diagnosis with exposure to paraquat, and this takes time.
A qualified toxic exposure lawyer can ensure all documentation is submitted on time, and can help prove that your Parkinson’s diagnosis is linked to your use of paraquat. Please call or contact us today to get started on your claim.