Pesticide Litigation Attorneys in Seymour, Indiana
The Pardieck Law Firm has a clear understanding of the dangers of pesticides and the legal issues involved in pesticide litigation. Our trial attorneys advocate for clients who have sustained serious injury or have lost a loved one as a result of the toxic effects of pesticides. As experienced pesticide litigation attorneys, we work to recover compensation and justice by pursuing truth and accountability.
Pesticide exposure, especially exposure to a class of pesticides called Organophosphates or OPs, can result in serious health problems and even death. Organophosphates are a byproduct of nerve agents used during World War II and are considered neurotoxins or, in other words, substances that attack the nervous system. The use of OPs began shortly after the War when synthetic chemical pesticides were gaining popularity for use on the farm and in the home.
Although much of what the general public reads about the danger of pesticides deals with cancer, the more pervasive problems are caused by the neurotoxic qualities of organophosphates. Symptoms of pesticide exposure include:
Permanent developmental delay in children
Unfortunately children are the ones who are most likely to suffer from exposure to pesticides. Their immune systems are immature as are their endocrine systems, muscles, and bones. A child’s liver and kidneys are not able to detoxify chemicals as well as an adult. Because children spend more time on the floor, they are also the ones most likely to pick up pesticides from carpets, flooring, and toys. Exposure may occur through ingestion, but dermal exposure (through the skin) is common as well.
At this time, there are over 20,000 brands of pesticides available for purchase in the United States that use organophosphates or carbamates in their chemical mix. These two pesticides act in the same way by affecting the nervous system and are responsible for over seventy-five percent of the pesticide poisonings in the country.
Experienced Pesticide Litigation Lawyers
If you believe that you or someone you know has suffered from exposure to pesticides, contact The Pardieck Law Firm. Our attorneys are experienced in toxic tort litigation and are knowledgeable about government safety guidelines and the systems that are in place to regulate the companies that use and manufacture pesticides.