Seeking Justice for Paraquat Exposure

If you or a loved one has been exposed to paraquat herbicide and suffered illness or have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, don’t try to face a claim for damages on your own. Big corporations and their insurers may try to intimidate you, say you don’t have a case, or give you the runaround but a highly-skilled paraquat lawsuit attorney will make them pay attention. Contact Perdue & Kidd Trial Lawyers in Houston today to schedule a free consultation.

Why Choose a Dangerous Products Attorney with Perdue & Kidd Trial Lawyers?

Perdue & Kidd is an elite firm representing paraquat herbicide lawsuits for individuals in Houston or anywhere across Texas and the U.S. Our dangerous products lawyer is part of a team with a combined 100-plus years of experience and national recognition for excellence in advocacy on behalf of those who have been wronged by corporate negligence and unethical practices. Co-founding attorneys Jim Perdue, Jr. and Donald Kidd share in the philosophy that people who need our help are best served in a boutique law firm setting where our brand of honest, client-centric, and award-winning representation has made us leaders in the field of personal injury, dangerous products, and medical malpractice law. If we take your case, you will receive fierce advocacy, respect, and personalized attention.

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Who may have been Affected by Toxic Exposure to Paraquat?

The majority of people exposed to paraquat include employees of paraquat manufacturing and distribution companies, those licensed to apply the herbicide, and those in the agricultural industry. Others, however, have suffered exposure as well. The list includes:

  • Agricultural Workers
  • Farmers
  • Herbicide Applicators
  • Landscapers
  • Gardeners
  • Farm Owners
  • Adjacent Property Owners
  • Children and Faculty of Adjacent Schools
  • And many others

Possible symptoms of paraquat exposure include:

  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloody stools and diarrhea
  • Accelerated heart rate
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Light-headedness
  • Disorientation
  • Parkinson’s Disease:
    • Tremors and shaking
    • Stiffness 
    • Balance or stability difficulties
    • Difficulty walking
    • Decrease in facial expression
    • Significantly smaller handwriting
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Why is Paraquat Linked to Parkinson’s Disease?

Paraquat is such an effective herbicide because it breaks apart oxygen from plant cells (or any living cell). This mechanism causes the deterioration and destruction of neurons in the human body which reduces dopamine production. Insufficient dopamine production by the body can result in Parkinson’s Disease.

Manufacturers and Brands of Herbicides Containing Paraquat

Paraquat has been used in various herbicides in the U.S. for over 60 years. Its production and use have been banned in China and over 30 other countries due to its toxicity. Some examples of paraquat manufacturers and brand names include:

  • Chevron Chemical Company:
    Ortho Paraquat CL
    Ortho Diquat 2 Spray
  • Syngenta:
    Cyclone SL 2.0
  • ADAMA Group: Parazone 3SL
  • Altitude Crop Innovations: Blanco
  • Chemtura Corporation: Firestorm
  • Crystal Chemical Inter-America: Crisquat-D
  • Drexel Chemical Company: Quik-Quat
  • Helm Agro: Helmquat 3SL
  • Innvictus Crop Care: Devour
  • Nufarm: Nuquat 250
  • RedEagle International: Paraquat 43.2% SL
  • Sharda USA: Para-Shot 3.0
  • Sinon USA: Bonedry
  • Tigris: Tigris Paraquat 3SL
  • United Phosphorus: Bonfire Herbicide
  • Willowood USA: Willowood Paraquat 3SL
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Paraquat Lawsuits and Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations for filing for damages in cases of negligence or liability varies depending on the circumstance of when a potentially paraquat-related illness occurred and was diagnosed, where the claim is being filed, etc. The statute of limitations is two years in the state of Texas. A paraquat injury attorney can help you determine if you can make a claim in these complex cases.

Take Action Now to Ensure Your Right to Receive Crucial Compensation is Protected

Contact Perdue & Kidd in Houston today to schedule a free consultation on your paraquat herbicide claim. A highly skilled dangerous product lawyer may be able to get you vital compensation for all medical expenses, lost wages, disability, medical equipment, in-home care, lost wages, pain, emotional trauma, and more.

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