Paraquat, a chemical herbicide and effective weed killer, has been sold by Syngenta and Chevron since the 1960s and has been widely used on golf courses, recreational areas, such as parks, and extensively within the agricultural industry. 

Even small amounts can cause poisoning, resulting in heart, kidney, liver failure, and lung scarring. 

A growing number of plaintiffs have filed Paraquat lawsuits against the manufacturer, alleging that they either knew or should have known that exposure to the herbicide. At the same time, it is being sprayed or after it drifts through the air, which can cause the development of Parkinson’s disease.