March 1, 2021 — A farmer with Parkinson’s disease has filed a lawsuit blaming the toxic herbicide Paraquat for his illness.
The lawsuit was filed by James H., a farmer from Illinois who claims he was repeatedly exposed to Paraquat since he was a young child.
According to the lawsuit, he began working on farms in Clinton County and Bond County, Illinois in the 1960s. He continued working on alfalfa, corn, soybean and wheat farms through the 1980s, where he was repeatedly exposed to Paraquat while spraying it on crops.
For example, between June and August every year from 1972 through 1976, he mixed, loaded and used trucks to spray Paraquat on crops.
The lawsuit claims he “inhaled, ingested, and absorbed Paraquat” while mixing, loading, spraying, and working in fields after spraying.
In 2008, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, an incurable neurological illness that causes shaking, trouble walking, muscle stiffness, and other symptoms that cause severe disability.
The Paraquat Lawsuit was filed on February 23, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, Syngenta AB, and Chevron USA Inc. — Case Number 3:21-cv-00211.
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