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If you were exposed to paraquat, you could later contract one of the diseases that paraquat is associated with, including Parkinson’s disease. Additionally, you could suffer from paraquat poisoning, which affects you almost immediately after exposure.
If you accidentally ingested paraquat, it could kill you. If you lost a loved one because of paraquat ingestion or exposure, you should file a paraquat lawsuit.
If you suffered from paraquat poisoning but recovered, you could contract a disease later in life.
Finally, if you were exposed to paraquat and have been diagnosed with a disease associated with paraquat, you could recover medical expenses and other damages, with the help of our Wisconsin product injury lawyers or Minnesota Product liability lawyers.
If you ingest a large amount of paraquat, you will most likely have mouth and throat swelling, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea, which could be bloody. The gastrointestinal symptoms could lead to dehydration, low blood pressure, and electrolyte abnormalities. It is often fatal. A sip is enough to kill you.
After a few days, you could notice symptoms such as confusion, acute kidney failure, a fast heart rate, coma, liver failure, heart injuries, severe and/or acute lung scarring, pulmonary edema, muscle weakness, respiratory failure, and seizures.
If you ingest a small amount, you could suffer from heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure, and lung scarring. If you survive paraquat poisoning, you could have long-term lung scarring, problems with your heart and kidneys, esophageal stricture, and Parkinson’s disease.
You could also be poisoned by paraquat if you get enough of it on your skin. Even if you spill it on your clothing, you could suffer from symptoms caused by exposure.
If paraquat creates open wounds in the form of bleeding rashes, those wounds could become infected, leading to additional medical expenses and possibly amputation. Always tell your doctor that you were or might have been exposed to paraquat if you see a rash that you cannot explain after walking through places where farmers might have used the chemical, such as orchards, pastures, and fields of vegetables.
Additionally, some people could suffer from depression because of paraquat injuries if their illnesses cause the inability to work and provide for their families, or the seriousness of the illnesses or disease that paraquat causes.
If you suspect you have long-term issues because of paraquat, your first step is to document your case. See your doctor to determine what is wrong and the potential causes. Once you obtain a diagnosis, you can start any available treatment or therapies, and you can contact a paraquat lawyer to discuss recovering damages.
If you lost a loved one because of paraquat poisoning, you should also contact an experienced paraquat attorney—you might have a wrongful death case. Recovering damages for paraquat poisoning provides some financial stability for you, especially if you have ongoing medical expenses or if you lost a loved one to paraquat poisoning.
Not any personal injury lawyer can represent your interests in a paraquat lawsuit. The firm you choose should have experience in settling or litigating lawsuits where people suffered illnesses, diseases, and death because of dangerous chemicals. Preferably, the attorney you choose should have experience with paraquat settlements or cases.
Some factors to look for when locating a paraquat attorney include:
Finding an attorney that you feel comfortable with is the second most important feature after experience. If you do not feel comfortable with the attorney, communication will be poor or will completely fail, which is not good for your case.
If you suffered from paraquat poisoning that caused long-term health issues or you lost a loved one because of paraquat exposure or ingestion, you could recover damages including:
Special damages, often referred to as economic damages, have a monetary value and include:
General damages, often referred to as non-economic damages, do not have a monetary value and include:
If you suffered injuries because of paraquat poisoning or you have long-term illnesses, a disease, or disabilities because of paraquat exposure, speak with an experienced product liability attorney for a free case evaluation.