Exposure to paraquat has been linked to increased risk for Parkinson’s disease.

If you or a loved one is an agricultural worker diagnosed with or showing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including tremors, slow or difficult movement, restless sleeping, stooped posture and loss of smell after exposure to paraquat, you may be entitled to compensation.

Find out quickly and easily if you qualify


Have you been exposed to any of the following:

Is the injuried party deceased?

When did you begin using Paraquat?

Were you exposed to paraquat for at least 8 days (does not need to be consecutive)?

Do you (or a loved one) have a restricted use pesticide license or are you (or a loved one) a certified pesticide applicator?

Are you willing to sign a sworn Affidavit regarding your exposure to Paraquat?

Did you actually spray the paraquat?

Were you diagnosed with Parkinson's disease?

How old were you at the time of your diagnosis?

When were you diagnosed with Parkinson's disease?

Did you experience any of the following injuries?

Did you take any of the following medications?

Do you currently reside outside of the U.S.?

Are you currently represented for this case by another law firm?

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What is paraquat?

Paraquat is an herbicide used on over 100 crops to kill weeds and grass. Due to its toxicity, paraquat is classified as a restricted use herbicide by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which requires commercial farmers to recertify their applicators every three years.

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors. Symptoms develop and progress over years and also include slowness of movement (bradykinesia, limb rigidity, gait and balance problems).

Studies Link Paraquat to Increased Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

Multiple studies and published research papers have established a link between Parkinson’s disease and exposure to paraquat, including by the EPA and in the American Journal of Epidemiology. A National Institute of Health report showed paraquat users developed Parkinson’s disease approximately 2.5 times more than non-users.

10 Early Signs of Parkinson’s

  • Slight tremors or shaking in finger, thumb, hand or chin while at rest
  • Small handwriting
  • Loss of smell
  • Trouble sleeping, including sudden movements during sleep
  • Trouble moving or walking
  • Constipation
  • Soft or low voice
  • “Masked face,” showing serious, depressed or mad expression
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Stooping or hunched over posture

Banned or Phased Out in Over 30 Countries

Paraquat is one of only two pesticides still in use in the United States that has been banned or is being phased out in over 30 countries, including all the countries in the European Union, England, Brazil, Switzerland and China.

In October 2020, the EPA reapproved the use of paraquat in the United States.

If you or a loved one is a licensed applicator or agricultural worker who developed Parkinson’s disease after being exposed to paraquat, financial compensation will help you afford the best care.