Were You Injured Due To Paraquat Exposure? We Can Help.
Herbicides are supposed to kill weeds but not harm the person who uses them. Unfortunately, this is not true of paraquat. Paraquat – or paraquat dichloride, to use its proper name – can cause devastating injuries and, in some cases, death.
If you sustained injuries as the result of paraquat exposure, you should seek our assistance at Kibbey Wagner, PLLC. Our attorneys help farmers, agricultural workers and others throughout Florida who suffered exposure to hazardous substances. We have recovered multimillion-dollar settlements and awards for the victims of toxic chemicals.
Common Side Effects of Paraquat Exposure To Look Out For
Paraquat is one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restricts its use to only licensed applicators. Despite the safety restrictions, many people have still experienced negative side effects due to exposure.
Some of the symptoms include:
- Swelling of the tongue, mouth and throat
- Diarrhea or bloody stool
- Organ failure
- Difficulty breathing
If you experience one or more of these symptoms after exposure to paraquat dichloride, seek immediate medical attention. During and after your treatment, you can work with an injury attorney to discuss your rights.
Paraquat Exposure Cases Can Result In Class Action Lawsuits
Multiple people can band together to file a class-action lawsuit against a manufacturer. This saves time and offers strength in numbers. Our lawyers have handled numerous class-action cases, also referred to as mass torts, involving chemicals and other consumer products. Because these types of lawsuits are very different from individual suits, it is crucial that you have a team on your side that has handled them before.
Discuss Your Options And How We Can Help
The road to recovering compensation is long, but we are ready to help you. We have flexible scheduling times including evenings and weekends. Reach out to us to request a free initial consultation with an attorney. Call 772-444-7000 or send us an email to schedule an appointment at our West Palm Beach, Stuart or Port St. Lucie office.