How Can I File A Paraquat Lawsuit In California?

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Paraquat Lawsuit

Paraquat exposure, resulting in a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, is very prevalent in people with extended exposure to the pesticide. Symptoms of Paraquat exposure are very prominent in people who live in or near farms that regularly get sprayed with Paraquat.

Paraquat is a weed killer, and people can get exposed to it in many different ways; it can impact an individual’s neurological health resulting in long-term health side effects. Regardless of the severity of your symptoms, or the period of exposure to Paraquat, a lawyer can determine whether you may be eligible to file for a Paraquat lawsuit settlement and receive compensation in the state of California.

Who Is A Candidate To File A Paraquat Lawsuit?

Many plaintiffs (person initiating a lawsuit) come into contact with Paraquat in one of the following ways:

  • Constant close contact with farm animals
  • Regularly frequenting commercial agricultural land
  • Drinking water from a well
  • Selling, transporting, or manufacturing Paraquat as a means of employment
  • Residing on agricultural land
  • Working on farms with periodic use of substantial amounts of Paraquat
  • Living on or close to farms that use Paraquat

Anyone who fits this description and exhibits signs of deteriorating health can be a candidate to file a Paraquat lawsuit.

What Is The History Of A Paraquat In California?

Paraquat usage doubled from 2013 to 2017, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Agricultural workers use about 10,000,000 pounds annually in the United States. But, not all states use the same amount of Paraquat. California is one of the few states that have 3 pounds of Paraquat for every square mile, and that is a lot!

According to Ted Thompson, from Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF), “An estimated 116,900 people live with Parkinson’s in California — the highest number of people with the disease in the country!” In addition to these statistics, unambiguous data links Parkinson’s disease with Paraquat. The state of California has the most vineyards in the country. It could be the reason why there is so much pesticide in California.

What Forms Of Compensation Can I Receive If I Win A California Paraquat Lawsuit?

Complainants can receive three forms of compensation from a California Paraquat Lawsuit.

General Compensation:

It is difficult to assign a monetary value to general damages in a lawsuit because they include incalculable damages. Anxiety, depression, mental health conditions, mental distress, and PTSD are some forms of indemnification that fall under this category. It can also include the inaptitude to participate in hobbies the victim enjoys. A person may receive general compensation based on the capacity of impairment.

Remunerative Compensation:

Remunerative compensation deals with lost income, medical bills (past and future), memory loss, cognitive decline, and lost quality of life due to physical impairment. All of these costs are easily countable.

Punitive Compensation:

Not all plaintiffs will receive punitive compensation because this is a court order to punish manufacturers for failing to provide sufficient warning about the use of their product. The main goal of issuing punitive damages is to prohibit other manufacturers from making the same mistake.