Rotenone Parkinson’s Lawsuit
A link has been discovered between certain pesticides and the development of Parkinson’s disease. The research discovered a rate of 2.5 times higher in people who have used specific pesticides. Rotenone is linked to an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Do you have a Rotenone Parkinson’s lawsuit? Read this article for more details or contact an attorney for a free consultation.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Study
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) conducted research that found a direct connection. A popular pesticide brand named Rotenone shows neurotoxicity levels linked to Parkinson’s disease. Not everyone that uses Rotenone develops Parkinson’s. However, people that do use this pesticide have an increased risk.
Here is everything you need to know about Rotenone Parkinson’s lawsuits:
What is Rotenone?
Rotenone is colorless and odorless. It is mainly used as a botanical pesticide. Additional uses include insecticide, and piscicide. The product is labeled as “natural” but it does not necessarily mean safe.
Rotenone is highly toxic to humans and animals in concentrated form. Studies show that prolonged exposure can lead to serious health problems.
Side Effects of Rotenone
There are many side effects from overexposure to Rotenone. They include but are not limited to:
- muscle convulsion
- cardiac effects like hypertension, tachycardia
- inhibits mitochondrial function, leading to Parkinson’s disease
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects the body’s movement. Early stages show small uncontrollable movements. Late-stage can be full-fledged tremors that affect the entire body and ability to speak and function.
There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease to date. There are medications available to help the symptoms of the disease. You can learn more about Parkinson’s disease on the Mayo Clinic website.
After the conclusive findings from the NIEHS, lawsuits are on the rise from people who have developed Parkinson’s after exposure to concentrated Rotenone.
Plaintiffs are claiming they developed Parkinson’s disease after working with Rotenone insecticide. Those affected include:
- agricultural workers
- residents who live near farmland
- state or federal agency workers who handled the product
- people who work with or around the product
There are several hundred active lawsuits across the country against Rotenone. More lawsuits are expected as more people exposed to Rotenone develop Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s disease can take several years to manifest symptoms. If you are diagnosed with Parkinson’s and have worked with Rotenone, talk to a lawyer.
Hire A Personal Injury Attorney
If you suspect you or a loved one’s Parkinson’s disease occurred from Rotenone exposure, call us today. A personal injury attorney can help you get the money you deserve for treatment and care. Contact us today for a free legal consultation. You don’t pay us anything unless we recover money for you.