Chautauqua, New York, Paraquat Injury Lawyers

Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Paraquat Product Liability Lawyers in Chautauqua County, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Battle-Tested Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Aggressively Negotiate to Obtain the Highest Settlements for Victims Who Have Suffered from Parkinson’s Disease Caused by Exposure to Paraquat in Dunkirk, New York; Fredonia, New York; Jamestown, New York, Throughout Chautauqua County and Beyond.

Paraquat Product Liability Lawyers In 1961, paraquat was first manufactured under the trade name Gramoxone by Imperial Chemical Industries. Gramoxone is still sold by Syngenta today, and paraquat is also sold under various names, such as Devour, Para-Shot 3.0, Quik-Quat, and Bonedry. Although it may be an effective herbicide, paraquat is an extremely dangerous chemical. According to the American Council on Science and Health, as little as 2.5 grams of paraquat can be lethal. While ingesting the weed killer is highly toxic, paraquat can be even more poisonous when it is accidentally inhaled. Paraquat exposure has directly caused thousands of fatalities and contributed to devastating health problems over the past few decades.

Studies have consistently substantiated compelling scientific evidence linking paraquat to the development of Parkinson’s disease. But the most disturbing reports are that paraquat manufacturers have known about the hazards of the herbicide for many years. A recent investigative report from Greenpeace titled ‘The Paraquat Papers’ describes how manufacturers have concealed the dangers of paraquat for decades. The report details how emetic, a chemical substance known for causing vomiting, was added to paraquat. Manufacturers claimed that this was an effective way to prevent poisoning for those who unintentionally ingested the herbicide. However, recent documents obtained show that manufacturers knew for decades that the emetic mixed into paraquat did little or nothing to prevent poisoning fatalities.

There is no excuse for attempting to cover up the dangers of paraquat and failing to warn consumers sufficiently. If you, or someone you care about, have developed Parkinson’s disease or worse and believe that paraquat is to blame, please contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at (716) 839-3939 or through our online consultation form. Your initial consultation and case evaluation are completely free. You will never be asked to pay a single dollar unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite team of paraquat exposure illness attorneys are here to hold paraquat manufacturers liable for their reckless indifference to human life.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team would be honored to help you get through this difficult time. Our veteran attorneys vow to take appropriate actions to investigate your illness, establish accountability, and file a claim to safeguard your right to compensation. We are passionately devoted to securing the best possible result for your paraquat-related Parkinson’s and all other damages in Dunkirk, New York, throughout Chautauqua County, and beyond. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has forced insurance companies and careless manufacturers to pay at least $1,000,000.00 or more on 44 separate occasions to compensate his clients for their damages.

Holding the Responsible Paraquat Manufacturer Liable

Although residential use was banned due to toxicity, it has not stopped paraquat from becoming one of the most commonly sprayed commercial herbicides in the United States. Over the past few years, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of paraquat. Agricultural workers, certified applicators, pesticide mixers, families that lived around no-till farms, and other alleged paraquat victims have begun filing claims throughout the country. There are numerous paraquat manufacturers, the most notorious include:

  1. Syngenta;
  2. Chevron Chemical Company;
  3. Helm Agro;
  4. Altitude Crop Innovations, LLC;
  5. Sinon USA, Inc.;
  6. Drexel Chemical Company;
  7. Adama Group;
  8. Innvictis Crop Care LLC;
  9. United Phosphorus; and
  10. Growmark.



Determining the Value of Your Paraquat Wrongful Death Claim

Paraquat Wrongful Death Claim As reported by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), one sip of paraquat can kill an average person. While other comparable herbicides only had 4 to 8 percent death rates, the death rate for paraquat poisoning victims was 65 percent. The loss of someone close to you because of paraquat exposure is inexcusable. Wrongful deaths can place family members under extremely difficult circumstances emotionally and financially. While nothing can ever eliminate your loved one’s pain and suffering caused by their unfortunate passing, you may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible manufacturer and any other parties deemed to be liable. Wrongful death claims were designed to compensate surviving family members with money to help alleviate some of their struggles. You may be able to recover past and future damages, including:

  1. All medical costs incurred for the victim’s health ailments;
  2. Lost pay and additional work-related benefits, which includes future income or benefits if the victim had survived;
  3. Loss of parental guidance and support for surviving children;
  4. The value of the comfort and companionship the victim supplied;
  5. Loss of inheritance;
  6. Your family member’s pain and suffering caused by their paraquat exposure;
  7. All burial and other related funeral costs; and
  8. Punitive damages, if it can be established that the manufacturer acted recklessly or grossly negligent.

Our sympathetic lawyers realize that no amount of compensation can bring your loved one back, but money can help provide necessary financial relief. Most importantly, pursuing a wrongful death case can hold the liable paraquat manufacturers responsible for their unacceptable actions. Costly litigation often encourages corporations to take a greater interest in consumers’ health and not expose future victims to deadly toxins.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has been litigating severe personal injury and product liability lawsuits for more than 2 decades and possesses both the expertise and verified results to demand the compensation that you warrant. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. more than $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve personal injury claims. Do not allow evil paraquat manufacturers to escape punishment for the destruction they have caused. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced and elite Dunkirk, New York paraquat exposure lawyers will ensure that you are in a position to receive the highest possible compensation. Please call us today; our veteran team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at (716) 839-3939.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Dunkirk, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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