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Litigation alleging Syngenta’s paraquat weed killer causes Parkinson’s disease moving toward trial

Posted on by Edward Lott

Lawyers involved in U.S. litigation accusing Syngenta AG of spending decades selling an herbicide that causes Parkinson’s disease are moving toward selection of a bellwether trial to be held roughly a year from now, according to the federal judge overseeing the litigation. In a hearing on Friday, U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel of the Southern … Continue reading “Litigation alleging Syngenta’s paraquat weed killer causes Parkinson’s disease moving toward trial”

What’s It Like to Live With Parkinson’s Disease?

Posted on by Edward Lott

If you represent people chronically injured due to paraquat exposure, there’s a good chance they will have Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder. Studies have found that paraquat, an herbicide, damages nerve cells. One 2011 study estimates those exposed to paraquat have 2.5 times the risk of having Parkinson’s compared to the general population. What are … Continue reading “What’s It Like to Live With Parkinson’s Disease?”

Litigation against Syngenta grows; lawyers fight over evidence and trial dates

Posted on by Carey Gillam

Syngenta AG is facing a growing number of U.S. lawsuits over allegations that its paraquat herbicide causes Parkinson’s disease, with a Fresno, California man pushing for an expedited trial that potentially would start within the next few months, and multiple plaintiffs’ lawyers jockeying for power and influence over future trial proceedings. Plaintiff George Isaak used … Continue reading “Litigation against Syngenta grows; lawyers fight over evidence and trial dates”

U.S. judge sets trial in litigation against Syngenta alleging weed killer causes Parkinson’s disease

Posted on by Carey Gillam

A federal judge appointed to coordinate proceedings for claims that Syngenta AG’s paraquat weed killers cause Parkinson’s disease said Wednesday she was setting a jury trial date for Nov. 15, 2022. U.S. Judge Nancy Rosenstengel of the Southern District of Illinois issued the order in an initial hearing with lawyers from multiple firms who are … Continue reading “U.S. judge sets trial in litigation against Syngenta alleging weed killer causes Parkinson’s disease”

Syngenta Faces More Paraquat Lawsuits over Parkinson’s Disease Side Effects

Posted on by Edward Lott

A new lawsuit claims Syngenta knew its popular weed killer paraquat could cause Parkinson’s disease but failed to warn the public. Tennessee resident Kimberly Jane Thompson developed Parkinson’€™s disease after she was exposed to paraquat from spray drift and water runoff from agricultural fields near her church and home, according to the lawsuit filed on … Continue reading “Syngenta Faces More Paraquat Lawsuits over Parkinson’s Disease Side Effects”

Litigation Update: JPML Transfers Paraquat Cases to Illinois

Posted on by Edward Lott

On June 7, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation centralized the paraquat litigation pending against defendants Syngenta and Chevron involving the herbicide in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, citing in its order “the convenience of the parties and witnesses” and the promotion of “the just and efficient conduct of … Continue reading “Litigation Update: JPML Transfers Paraquat Cases to Illinois”

Another delay for trial set to examine allegation that Syngenta weed killer causes Parkinson’s

Posted on by Carey Gillam

A highly anticipated first-ever trial pitting a group of farmers against the global agricultural giant Syngenta AG over allegations that Syngenta’s paraquat weed killer causes Parkinson’s disease has been delayed again and may not take place at all, according to sources close to the case. The trial in the case of Hoffman V. Syngenta was … Continue reading “Another delay for trial set to examine allegation that Syngenta weed killer causes Parkinson’s”

Trial pitting farmers against Syngenta delayed until June

Posted on by Carey Gillam

A highly anticipated first-ever trial pitting a group of farmers against the global agricultural giant Syngenta AG over allegations that Syngenta’s paraquat weed killer causes Parkinson’s disease has been delayed until June, the parties involved said on Saturday. The trial was set to begin Monday, livestreamed by Courtroom View Network, but a continuance was ordered … Continue reading “Trial pitting farmers against Syngenta delayed until June”

Paraquat litigation grows, first trial set for May 10

Posted on by Carey Gillam

Six more lawsuits alleging Syngenta’s weed killing pesticide paraquat causes Parkinson’s Disease were filed last week in Pennsylvania, California and Illinois, adding to more than a dozen similar lawsuits already filed in U.S. courts. The lawsuits all allege that exposure to paraquat,  which is banned in more than 30 countries though not in the United … Continue reading “Paraquat litigation grows, first trial set for May 10”

Pesticide With Links to Parkinson’s Under Petition for MDL Docket

Posted on by Carey Gillam

Syngenta, the manufacturer of the commercial-strength pesticide paraquat, is seeing mounting legal troubles. A new petition on March 25, filed on behalf of Paul Rakoczy, identifies 14 lawsuits in six federal judicial districts that link paraquat exposure to Parkinson’s disease diagnoses. This petition was submitted to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation with the intention … Continue reading “Pesticide With Links to Parkinson’s Under Petition for MDL Docket”

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