Paraquat Lawsuit

Paraquat Lawsuit

Industrial herbicide, Paraquat has been linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s Disease. Agricultural workers, farmers and others who were exposed to Paraquat products and developed Parkinson’s Disease may be eligible for compensation.

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Seeger Weiss is currently accepting cases from agricultural workers, farmers and others who were exposed to industrial herbicide Paraquat (also known as Gramoxone) and have since developed Parkinson’s disease.

Case Updates

  • 5/15/23

    As of May 15, 2023, 3,730 lawsuits have been filed in In Re: Paraquat Products Liability Litigation.

  • 12/23/22

    Once again, Judge Rosenstengel pushed back the first paraquat bellwether trial to October 2023, cancelling trial dates in July and September 2023.

  • 8/29/22

    Judge Rosenstengel cancelled previously set bellwether trial dates in November 2022, March 2023, and June 2023, postponing the first bellwether trial to July 2023.

  • 6/15/22

    As of June 15, 2022, 1,292 cases have been filed in the paraquat multidistrict litigation.

  • 2/14/22

    Judge Rosenstengel largely ruled in favor of plaintiffs, granting in part and denying in part Syngenta and Chevrons’ motion to dismiss. The judge denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss claims for negligence, strict product liability, breach of implied warranty and violation of various state consumer protection laws. She opted to dismiss claims alleging that the companies’ promotion of paraquat created a public nuisance. The ruling is a milestone for plaintiffs who were exposed to paraquat and now suffer from Parkinson’s disease.

  • 9/3/21

    Judge Rosenstengel ordered Defendants to produce all discovery requests and responses, non-expert witness deposition transcripts and exhibits, expert reports, and pleadings that were prepared in the Hoffman litigation to plaintiff lawyers in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) and California Judicial Council Coordination Proceedings. This order will likely speed up the MDL and help bring cases to trial sooner.

  • 6/18/21

    Syngenta agreed to pay a group of Hoffman v. Syngenta plaintiffs suing in Illinois $187.5 million to settle claims that paraquat caused their Parkinson’s disease. Prior to the settlement, a trial date had been set for June 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. Hundreds of additional lawsuits remain filed in state and federal courts across the country.

  • 6/8/21

    The judicial panel on multidistrict litigation ordered claims against Syngenta and Chevron to be centralized before Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel in the Southern District of Illinois. Plaintiffs allege that use of the herbicide paraquat in the manner the companies intended causes Parkinson’s disease.