California Paraquat Lawsuit Attorneys

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Our California Paraquat Lawsuit Attorneys are actively retaining farm workers and others who have developed Parkinson’s Disease after being exposed to the herbicide Paraquat.

Multiple scientific studies have linked Paraquat with Parkinson’s Disease. Those whose Parkinson’s Disease was caused by Paraquat may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.

We don’t charge a fee for our services until and unless we obtain financial compensation for our clients. Our only fee is a small percentage of any compensation we obtain for you.

Call us at (800) 718-4658 for a free consultation if you or a loved one was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease after being exposed to Paraquat . You can also fill out the contact form on this page or use the live chat feature.

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Grounds For A California Paraquat Lawsuit

The central claim in a Paraquat Parkinson’s Disease lawsuit will be that those who manufactured, distributed and sold Paraquat knew or should have known that Paraquat is dangerous to human health and is linked with Parkinson’s Disease but failed to warn the public about it.

It has been known since at least 1933 that Paraquat possesses redox (reduction-oxidation) properties: it is a potent oxidant and readily goes through redox cycling when exposed to oxygen. Science has known since the 1960’s that these redox properties make Paraquat toxic to animal and plant cells.

Evidence suggests Paraquat‘s redox cycling produces reactive oxygen species which lead to oxidative stress, damaging and killing dopaminergic neurons. The death of dopaminergic neurons has been identified as a cause of Parkinson’s Disease.

Scientists have found that Paraquat, when given to mice, crosses the blood-brain barrier to cause destruction of dopamine neurons.

Numerous studies, including studies published in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2020, have found an association between Paraquat and Parkinson’s Disease.

Those who manufactured, distributed and sold Paraquat had a duty to exercise reasonable care in making sure that Paraquat was safe when used as instructed and intended or in a reasonably foreseeable way. This duty includes adequately testing products, staying aware of current scientific knowledge of any of their products’ dangers and adequately warning about any dangers associated with their products.

The failure of companies to do these things enables us to pursue numerous causes of action in a Paraquat lawsuit, including:

Negligence

Negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care in the name of harm prevention. Negligence is failing to do what a reasonably careful person would do in the same situation. Negligence is also doing what a reasonably careful person wouldn’t do in the same situation.

A successful negligence claim in California requires the following to be proven:

  • Negligence occurred
  • Someone was harmed
  • The negligence substantially caused the harm

It is negligent to fail to perform adequate testing and research to determine how far Paraquat can drift from where it is sprayed and how readily it can be absorbed by those around where it is sprayed. It is negligent to fail to perform adequate testing and research to determine what kind of negative health effects occur in people exposed to Paraquat.

It is negligent to fail to perform due diligence in keeping up with any scientific studies suggesting one’s product is dangerous. It is negligent to ignore scientific studies suggesting one’s product is dangerous. It is negligent to fail to warn the public about scientific studies suggesting one’s product is dangerous.

Strict Liability

While we believe negligence has led to people developing Parkinson’s Disease from Paraquat exposure, strict liability claims don’t require negligence to be proven.

Those who manufacture, distribute or sell products are strictly liable for injuries caused by their products if their products contain a manufacturing defect or a design defect. Products with a manufacturing defect are defective because something went wrong while they were being made. Products with design defects, however, are defective when manufactured and used correctly. Their design itself is defective.

It appears as if Paraquat contains a design defect because it is unsafe when manufactured and used correctly since it has been linked with Parkinson’s Disease.

California law also holds those who know or should know their product is dangerous but fail to warn about it liable for any injuries caused by their product.

California Paraquat Lawyers

Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers are toxic exposure experts, having been successfully obtaining financial compensation for toxic exposure victims for decades, including victims of asbestos, benzene, Roundup and firefighting foam. Our team of lawyers and experts knows through experience how to prove that companies knew or should have known about the dangers of their toxic products but negligently failed to warn about them.

Call us at (800) 718-4658 for a free consultation. You can also complete the contact form on this page or talk with a live chat specialist.