Western New York Paraquat Injury

Western New York’s Finest Paraquat Toxic Exposure Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Outstanding Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Utilize Aggressive Negotiation Tactics to Obtain the Highest Settlement Offers for Victims Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Chronic Health Problems After Being Exposed to Paraquat in Western New York.

CornfieldSince 2005, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of battle-tested attorneys have fought to provide clients with the highest level of personal injury representation. Our compassionate team takes great pride in treating clients with the respect and admiration that they deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s greatest reward is listening to his clients proudly boast about the quality of representation they received.

Suppose you, or someone dear to your heart, have developed Parkinson’s disease caused by paraquat exposure; you may not know what to do. Even if it was a very long time ago, it is crucial to consult with a highly experienced toxic chemical exposure lawyer. Paraquat is regularly applied to soybeans, alfalfa, wheat, corn, and fruit. Some victims unintentionally ingest traces of the herbicide, while countless others inhale airborne particles. Planters, agricultural workers, certified applicators, licensed handlers, and families living close to commercial farms are at the greatest risk. Paraquat poisoning can even result from something as simple as skin contact. A majority of those who have developed Parkinson’s disease were gradually subjected to trace amounts of the chemical over time. Sadly, most paraquat exposure victims do not even realize that they are at risk until it is already too late.

The United States, European Union, China, and Brazil are the largest agricultural producers and users of herbicides in the world. Of these 4 nations, America significantly lags in banning dangerous pesticides. Paraquat has been banned in no less than 32 countries. Although paraquat is classified for “restricted use” by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this classification has done nothing to diminish widespread use of the weed killer. Truth be told, the use of the herbicide has exponentially increased by over 200%. Consequently, our veteran attorneys have witnessed the appalling health effects caused by paraquat. No one should be forced to suffer the bodily, emotional, or neurological damages caused by irresponsible manufacturers of paraquat.

Our fundamental goal is to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve so that you can receive proper medical care. Insurance companies and negligent corporations have paid over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s clients, for their illnesses and related damages. Kindly contact our elite team now for your free, no-obligation consultation. We are available twenty-four-seven by dialing (716) 839-3939 or by filling out our online consultation form.

Vital Steps to Take After Suspected Exposure to Paraquat

According to the World Health Organization, in 2000, there were an estimated 2 million paraquat poisoning cases. Although licensed applicators are most vulnerable to paraquat exposure, studies indicate that many farmers and even families residing near commercial farms are also at risk. Unintentional inhalation, contact with skin, ingestion, and consuming contaminated food or drinks can all lead to paraquat poisoning. If you suspect that you have been exposed to even traces of paraquat, it is important to seek immediate medical treatment. While waiting for help to arrive, pre-hospital remedies include the following:

  1. Take Off Your Clothes: Although the chemical is not readily absorbed through unbroken skin, paraquat can damage the skin and lead to greater systemic absorption. Thus, if you think that any weed killer got onto your clothing, remove the clothing and avoid touching any of the contaminated attire.
  2. Take a Shower: After carefully rinsing the paraquat off of your body, lather on soap to cleanse your skin. Make sure none of the residues remain on your feet.
  3. Administer Charcoal Pills: Activated charcoal or Fuller’s Earth should be taken orally. These pills can help bind to any paraquat particles that might have been ingested.
  4. Cleanse Your Eyes: In case your eyes are burning, or your vision is blurry, thoroughly rinse out your eyes with water for at least 15 minutes. If you are wearing contacts, take the lenses out and never use them again.
  5. Properly Dispose of Your Clothing: After taking the necessary above protection measures, put your clothes in a sealed plastic bag. Enclose the sealed bag inside another bag to protect others from exposure. Then, inform responding emergency personnel or the New York State Department of Health. Do not dispose of the bags by yourself.



Five Important Steps to Living With Parkinson’s

It is important to take the time to adequately understand how Parkinson’s can impact you physically as well as your outlook and emotions. By controlling the manageable aspects of the disease, you can improve your well-being and minimize stress levels. The following 5 steps can help you begin to cope with your Parkinson’s better:

  1. Choose a doctor who has expertise in treating progressive neurological disorders;
  2. Establish your personal goals and priorities;
  3. Work to form healthy habits;
  4. Try and stay active in ways that work for you; and
  5. Find somebody you can confide in and stay connected.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team recognizes that if you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s after being exposed to paraquat, your whole world may be turned upside-down. No one deserves to have their brain deteriorate because of reckless herbicide manufacturers. While all the money in the world cannot eliminate your agony and pain, compensation can provide financial stability for you and your family. That is why the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite Western New York paraquat exposure lawyers will do everything in their power to obtain the highest possible monetary compensation and ensure that some sense of justice is rendered. Contact our zealous legal team today to learn more about your legal rights. We are available twenty-four-seven by dialing (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 Western 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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