Paraquat, a popular herbicide, has been linked to Parkinson’s disease and other health problems. If you or someone you love was exposed to Paraquat by ingestion or skin contact and suffered health consequences as a result, you could be entitled to monetary compensation from the product’s manufacturer. A Stanislaus County paraquat lawyer from our team can help you seek various damages, including medical treatments, pain and suffering, and more.
At Nadrich & Cohen, we will aim to help you prove the connection between your adverse health and Paraquat exposure. We will handle all the details of building a strong case for compensation and spearhead the settlement negotiation process for you. If your case must go to court, we will also represent you there. While we handle your case, you can concentrate on restoring your health.
How Exposure to Paraquat Could Have Compromised Your Health
According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Paraquat may cause significant damage to the health of individuals who come into contact with the product. Its potential dangers include:
- Low blood pressure
- Kidney or liver failure
- Abnormal electrolyte levels
- Heart failure
- Lung damage
- Respiratory failure
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), studies have also explored the connection between Paraquat exposure and the development of Parkinson’s disease.
Why Is Paraquat Still Approved for Use in the U.S.?
While Paraquat has not been banned or discontinued in the U.S., it has been severely limited. Its use is also being closely monitored and controlled. These measures have been taken in response to its toxic nature.
Its continued use does not detract from its dangers or limit your right to pursue compensation. In fact, the EPA has deemed the product so dangerous that even ingesting a small amount can be fatal, and no antidote for this poison exists.
Start Your Fight for Financial Compensation from Paraquat’s Manufacturer Right Away
According to CCP § 335.1, you have a limited time to pursue the manufacturer of this dangerous product for the damage it did to your physical health.
- You have two years from the date you discovered your Paraquat-related health challenges to file your personal injury or product liability lawsuit.
- You have two years from the date of a loved one’s Paraquat-related death to file your wrongful death lawsuit.
At Nadrich & Cohen, we know that understanding, correctly interpreting, and complying with the statute of limitations is more complicated than it might seem. The best way to ensure you do not inadvertently forfeit your right to recover damages is by letting a Paraquat lawyer serving clients in Stanislaus County handle the details of your case for you.
How Do I Know if I Qualify to Sue Paraquat’s Manufacturer?
On your own, it can be difficult to understand whether you have a case against Syngenta and other manufacturers of Paraquat.
In general, you qualify if we can prove a connection between your diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or other known health challenges and exposure to Paraquat. The best way to determine your eligibility is to let us do it for you.
Our law firm offers free case reviews. During yours, we will ask questions, learn about your health challenges, and document your use of Paraquat. From there, we will inform you of your eligibility to seek financial recovery.
Our Client-Focused Law Firm Will Fight for Your Financial Compensation
Your injury case may benefit from the guidance and support of a personal injury lawyer. A Paraquat lawyer from our team at Nadrich & Cohen can take all the following actions to keep your case in Stanislaus County moving forward:
- Visit you in your home or healthcare facility
- Handle all case-related communication and correspondence
- Compile medical and scientific data that supports your case
- Obtain, complete, and file all insurance and legal forms
- Ensure we file your case within California’s allotted timeframe
The benefits you’ll experience by hiring our law firm also include our ability to navigate the settlement negotiation process effectively. We will field and review each monetary offer you receive and guide you toward a favorable and well-informed decision.
Monetary Damages We May Recover for You
Learning that a product you used jeopardized your health causes more than physical harm. It also challenges your mental and emotional health. When we pursue damages for you, we’ll include compensation for your mental and emotional pain and suffering.
Other damages we may recover for you include:
- Past and future medical care
- Ongoing physical pain and suffering for the discomfort your health condition and treatments have caused
- Losses of any income you experience when your health no longer allows you to work
You can also seek compensation for your loss of enjoyment of life. Additionally, if you lost a family member to a Paraquat-related illness, you may also be entitled to recover wrongful death damages.
Get the Legal Service and Support You Need at No Upfront Cost
Taking on a huge product manufacturer is a daunting task. When a Stanislaus County Paraquat attorney from our firm handles your case, we’ll ensure it gets the attention to detail it deserves without adding to your financial burden.
We will review your case, consult experts, prepare your files, and take all other actions on your behalf at no upfront cost to you. We will accept a percentage of your settlement or verdict as compensation, and — per our “No Fee Promise” — you owe us nothing if your case does not result in a financial award.
Explore Your Paraquat Compensation Options at No Cost to You
If the use of or exposure to Paraquat harmed you or someone you love in Stanislaus County, CA, a Paraquat attorney from our team can help you fight to hold the product’s manufacturer accountable.
Learn more about how a Stanislaus County paraquat lawyer can fight for your right to financial compensation by contacting a team member at Nadrich & Cohen today.