"Syngenta has taken too long to acknowledge the very real health dangers associated with paraquat," said Fears Nachawati trial lawyer Majed Nachawati. "It's time for some real action to protect workers and anyone else who might come into contact with these inherently dangerous products."
The new lawsuits were filed by Dallas-based Fears Nachawati Law Firm in U.S. District Courts in California and Illinois, alleging that exposure to the herbicide led to the onset of Parkinson's disease in two men.
The cases are Paul Rakoczy v. Syngenta Crop Protection et al., Case No. 4:21-CV-02083, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; and Michael Joseph Kearns et al. v. Syngenta Crop Protection et al., Case No. 3:21-CV-00278, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.