Paraquat Lawsuits

Exposure to Paraquat is know to increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease. As such, it is dangerous to human health and unfit to be marketed and sold in commerce – particularly so without proper warnings and directions as to the dangers associated with its use.

Nature of Action:

This case arises out of the Defendants’ wrongful conduct in connection with the design, development, manufacture, testing, packaging, promoting, marketing, advertising, distribution, and sale of paraquat dichloride, also known as paraquat methosulfate (“Paraquat”).

Status of Paraquat Lawsuits:

Lawsuits are being reviewed for –

  • Farmers and Farm Workers
  • Herbicide Applicators
  • Tank Filers and Transporters
  • Gardeners, Groundskeepers and Municipal Workers
  • Families Living Around Farming Communities

and others who have experienced medical problems.

Consultations and case evaluations are currently being provided to determine if financial compensation and settlement benefits will be available to those individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease following exposure to the herbicide.



  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
  • Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC
  • Syngenta AG

and other companies that have sold a variety of paraquat-based herbicides, including:

  • Gramoxone
  • Paraquat Concentrate
  • Blanco
  • Cyclone SL 2.0
  • Other Paraquat-based Herbicides


Paraquat is a herbicide used for weed and grass control and has been in use the the US since 1961. Worldwide, it is one of the most commonly used herbicides. It is known to be very toxic, with a high risk of paraquat poisoning if not handled appropriately.

As a result, Paraquat is a “Restricted Use Pesticide” (RUP) in the United States, and can only be purchased, mixed or applied by licensed paraquat applicators. It also has a color dye applied to make sure it is not confused with coffee, with a sharp odor added and a chemical agent that causes someone who ingests it to vomit. However, those precautions may not be enough to protect users from the health risks linked to Paraquat exposure.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that Paraquat can enter the human body through absorption or penetration of the skin, as well as through mucous membranes, airways, cuts and abrasions, and via breathing it into the body or digestion through droplets introduced via the mouth, nose or airways.

Paraquat Parkinson’s Disease Risk:

Paraquat exposure can result in devastating health consequences for those who are exposed to the toxic pesticide, particularly licensed applicators who work with it on a regular basis. It has been linked to several serious health effects, including:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver Failure
  • Lung Scarring

Parkinson’s disease is one of the most concerning risks associated with Paraquat, as the manufacturer has not adequately warned about this problem. It is believed that Paraquat creates oxidative stress in cells, which kills certain brain cells associated with the production of dopamine, which can lead to Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s disease affects about 1 million Americans, and at least 6 million other people worldwide. The association between Paraquat exposure and Parkinson’s disease is so strong that scientists use Paraquat to induce Parkinson’s disease in animals for testing purposes.

Emerson Firm, PLLC Announces Ongoing Investigation Involving Nissan Rogue

Feb 16 2021, Emerson Firm, PLLC announces a continuing investigation of a hugely significant issue involving the transmission system of Nissan Rogue vehicles. This matter relates to consumers who purchased or leased 2014, 2015, or 2016 Nissan Rogue vehicles.

If you purchased or leased a 2014, 2015, or 2016 Nissan Rogue then you may have claims that can be pursued.  It is believed that the transmission system in these vehicles is defective. Owners have reported a significant delay in the vehicle’s response while attempting to accelerate from a stop or while attempting to merge into freeway traffic, or pass another vehicle, which requires the ability to accelerate quickly. This delay in response is typically accompanied with reports of the engine revving while the driver depresses the gas pedal without little to no increase in vehicle speed. Vehicle owners have also experienced and reported stalling, jerking, lurching, juddering, and/or shaking while operating their Class Vehicles, as well as premature transmission failure.

These vehicles are equipped with a continuous variable transmission or CVT type of automatic transmission that does not use conventional gears to achieve the various ratios required during normal driving. Instead, it uses a segmented steel belt between pulleys that can be adjusted to change the reduction ratio in the transmission. This is supposed to occur smoothly and continuously. Like a conventional transmission, a CVT is electronically controlled by a Transmission Control Module or TCM.

Nissan North America, Inc. (“NNA”) is a California corporation with its principal place of business located at One Nissan Way, Franklin, Tennessee 37067 and doing business in Tennessee and throughout the United States. Founded in 1933 and headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (“NML”) is a corporation organized under the laws of Japan. NML manufactures and distributes automobiles and related parts. It also provides financing services. NML delivers a comprehensive range of products under various brands that are manufactured in Japan, the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom and other countries. NML is the parent and 100% owner of NNA.

Emerson Firm, PLLC with offices in Houston, TX and Little Rock, AR, is a law firm specializing in results, integrity, and personal service. Emerson Firm represents automotive consumers throughout the nation and has significant class action experience with proven results. Emerson Firm lawyers have devoted their practice to complex commercial litigation for almost forty years and have recovered over a billion dollars for consumers in class actions throughout the United States.

IMPORTANT:  If you purchased or leased one of the vehicles identified above then please contact us immediately to protect your rights.  It makes no difference what state you reside in. Send your inquiry with your complete contact information including phone number and email address to plaintiffs’ counsel, Emerson Firm, PLLC via e-mail to John G. Emerson ( and we will get back to you to discuss your situation.