Another Weedkiller Is Linked to Serious Health Problems

At Cofman Townsley, it’s our job to hold negligent parties accountable when their carelessness seriously injures others. Most of the time, those negligent parties are individuals: they’re negligent drivers, doctors, boaters, truckers, and more. But sometimes, the negligent parties are big corporations.

In recent years, we’ve helped many people who were harmed by Roundup®, a popular brand of weedkiller that’s linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Roundup’s manufacturer has been ordered to pay billions of dollars to victims by juries because of their negligence, and countless more people will need settlements to pay for their cancer-related medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Now, another weedkiller is coming under fire for causing serious health problems: paraquat. This highly effective herbicide is also highly dangerous, and people exposed to it have developed Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s-related symptoms.

Unlike Roundup®, which was used at many homes and businesses, paraquat was mostly used on large fields and farms. However, countless field and farm workers were still exposed to it, putting their life and livelihood at risk. People who suffer from neurological problems caused by paraquat may be unable to work or even care for themselves, as the symptoms can be debilitating.

If you or someone you love was hurt by paraquat, or if you developed Parkinson’s disease or similar symptoms after being exposed to it or working on a field or farm, our St. Louis defective product lawyers want to speak with you. Contact us today for a free consultation.