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Paraquat is a highly toxic commercial herbicide which has been used on farmlands across the country since the early 1960s. Paraquat has been utilized in roughly 130 countries for maize, orchards, soybeans, vegetables, potatoes, rice, cotton, apples, coffee, and many other major crops. Noncrop area uses include roadsides, highway margins, and around commercial buildings, power plants, storage yards, and parkways.

Paraquat is the second highest-selling weed killer globally, trailing only glyphosate. In 2015, seven million pounds were applied in the U.S. on nearly 15 million acres.

While paraquat has been banned in 32 countries across the world, including the European Union and China, it has not been banned in the United States yet. In fact, the use of paraquat in the U.S. has only continued to grow in recent years.

Farmers and agricultural laborers are most at risk for exposure, but those who live near industrial farms also may also be at risk of paraquat exposure.

If you or a loved one were exposed to Paraquat and then diagnosed with:

  • Parkinson's Disease

You may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer.

There are time deadlines to file a claim so don’t wait – act now.

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