Paraquat exposure has been linked with Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders. Paraquat is primarily used by licensed applicators for weed and grazing control. The attorneys who are handling lawsuits are happy to examine your case if you suspect that paraquat may have been used in the control of weeds and grasses during work in agriculture or landscaping.
You might be able to seek compensation for your medical bills or other losses related to your illness. The Seattle attorneys for Paraquat lawsuits are currently investigating Parkinson's cases involving Paraquat, a North Carolina-based herbicide. The product liability can review your work history to determine if there may be a link between Paraquat and your disease.
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Relationship between Paraquat & Parkinson's Disease:
Numerous studies have shown a link between increased Parkinson's disease risk and pesticide use in farming areas. Multiple studies have been conducted, including a review on the environmental toxicology of Parkinson's Disease (PD), and an investigation into 31 pesticides and how they are linked to Parkinson's Disease risk. Paraquat was identified as a particular risk.
A 2011 study by the National Institute of Health, the Farming and Movement Evaluation Study (FAME), showed that people were approximately two-and-a-half times more likely to develop Parkinson's disease after being exposed to paraquat and a similar herbicide known to be rotenone.
Paraquat's mechanism is explained by the American Parkinson's Disease Association. It produces unstable molecules that are oxygen-rich and react with other molecules in cells. Reactive oxygen species can cause damage to DNA, RNA, and proteins. It is believed that this is what causes Parkinson's Disease patients to lose their nerve cells.