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Paraquat Exposure Lawsuits on the Rise in the United States

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on April 27, 2021

Personal injury and product liability lawyers from all over the country are currently facing a concerning uptick in the amount of clients calling to inquire about paraquat exposure lawsuits, the correlation between paraquat and Parkinson’s disease, and the different avenues of legal action they can take against the corporate manufacturers who distributed the toxic and deadly herbicide for decades.

Back in February of this year, two personal injury and product liability lawsuits – Runyon v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc. et al and Piper v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc. et al – were filed in the state of Illinois on the behalf of two individuals who were both diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after years of “regular, frequent, prolonged exposure to paraquat while preparing, using and spraying paraquat,” the lawsuit alleges. Furthermore, it goes on to claim that “the defendants failed to provide adequate packaging and failed to provide proper warnings about paraquat.”

In the case of Durbin v. Syngenta et al, filed in federal court in March 2021 against Crop Protection LLC, Syngenta AG, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, and Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Mr. Durbin alleges that he “was repeatedly exposed to, inhaled, ingested and absorbed paraquat into his body” while employed on an Illinois farm between 1983 and 2002. He is now suffering from a multitude of neurological issues that are frequently known amongst the medical community as early indicators of Parkinson’s disease.

Filed in December 2018 on behalf of her husband Marvin Wendler, whose Parkinson’s disease has progressed to the point where he requires constant supervision and care and no longer has enough faculties to bring forth a case of this magnitude, Mrs. Lorena Wendler’s lawsuit alleges that her spouse’s life-threatening and debilitating illness was due to “chronic low-dose exposure to paraquat while working in Illinois.” Additionally, it claims that Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, Syngenta AG, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Bergmann-Taylor Inc., and Growmark Inc. “failed to provide adequate directions for using paraquat, did not provide adequate packaging, and failed to provide sufficient warnings about paraquat.”

If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease as a result of toxic paraquat exposure, we can help. Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has been fighting for the rights of toxic chemical exposure victims. To schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY for an appointment.

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James O. CunninghamSince 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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