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Louisiana Paraquat Distributor files Toxic Tort Lawsuit against Syngenta

Louisiana Paraquat Distributor files Toxic Tort Lawsuit against Syngenta August 27, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Shreveport, LA  In a toxic tort lawsuit filed in the Western District of Louisiana, Michael Hensgens alleges that low-level exposure to Paraquat over the years he worked as a Paraquat distributor caused his Parkinson’s disease. Hensgens v. Syngenta will likely be consolidated for pretrial motions with the growing body of Paraquat litigation in the Southern District of Illinois.
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Syngenta Sues Insurers to Mount Defense, Pay Excess Claims

Syngenta Sues Insurers to Mount Defense, Pay Excess Claims June 30, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Wilmington, DE On May 17 Syngenta, the manufacturer and distributor of paraquat-based herbicides, filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware seeking a declaratory judgment that would compel nearly 100 insurers to undertake Syngenta’s defense in the growing number of product-based personal injury lawsuits. The underlying lawsuits focus on the link between the herbicide and Parkinson’s disease, which appears with disproportionate frequency in professionals who used the product under license and according to the manufacturer’s directions. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company also seeks damages against insurers who, according to the company, also breached other contractual provisions. Some of these breaches allegedly occurred decades ago.
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California Lawsuit: Paraquat Caused Parkinson’s disease

California Lawsuit:  Paraquat Caused Parkinson’s disease May 25, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
San Francisco, CA On April 2, Russell Denes filed a personal injury Paraquat lawsuit in the Northern District of California, alleging that his Parkinson’s disease was caused by his decades’ long, low-dose exposure to Paraquat. Denes, a certified pesticide applicator, allegedly used the herbicide according to safety regulations, and was aware that Paraquat was acutely toxic.
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