Paraquat and Parkinson's: The Link

By James Parker
/
May 26, 2021

Paraquat is a highly volatile herbicide manufactured by the Syngenta Group, Chevron Chemical Company, the Adama Group and others. While paraquat has seen heavy use in recent years, some prominent groups have been investigating the herbicide’s potential connection to Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition where the cells controlling dopamine production die or stop working. Since dopamine coordinates movement, common Parkinson's symptoms include tremors, slowness, stiffness, and walking and balance problems.

In 2010, a review in Pubmed.gov discussed how epidemiological studies and rodent testing have linked inhalation of paraquat and the development of Parkinson’s. This has been supported by studies as recent as 2021, and paraquat has been officially linked to Parkinson’s by the Micheal J. Fox Foundation

Despite the growing amount of research that suggests that paraquat may have a significant connection to the development of Parkinson’s, the U.S. Center for Disease Control does not state the risk or potential risk of any neurological damage from paraquat exposure on their official fact-sheet. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does mention the potential link to Parkinson’s on its paraquat page but states that there is not sufficient evidence to make a formal connection between paraquat and “any of the health outcomes investigated.”

If you or a loved one have developed Parkinson’s after extensive use and inhalation of paraquat, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To pursue that compensation, however, you will need an experienced mass torts attorney who can get you the settlement you deserve. The best way to find an experienced mass torts attorney with a winning record is with Attorney at Law.

At AAL, our nationwide network of attorneys and law firms allows us to match you with the best mass torts attorney in your area. In addition to experience and a winning record, our partner firms have the resources to stand against big corporations and the perspective needed to provide intimate client care.

All AAL mass tort partners work on contingency. That means if you don’t win compensation, you don’t have to pay. 

Don’t wait. Contact AAL today for a free no obligation consultation and begin your journey to justice.

Related Posts

Attorney At Law is changing how clients connect with lawyers. By providing an innovative platform to lawyers who want to expand their practice’s reach, AAL is bringing law practices into the future.
+1 (888) 529-9321
6142 Innovation Way
Carlsbad, California 92009
© 2022 Attorney at Law | All rights reserved
Some of the content of this website may be considered attorney advertising under the rules of certain jurisdictions. The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.
crossmenuchevron-up linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram