On April 30, 2021, Mariah Taylor, a resident of Alabama filed a lawsuit in federal court in the US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama under case number: 1:21-cv-00207-MU.
The lawsuit names defendants Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, Syngenta AG, and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in the case caption.
Just like the Rutherford case in Alabama, https://paraquatattorneys.com/rutherford-vs-syngenta-et-al-new-alabama-paraquat-claim-filed-in-federal-court/, the complaint begins by explaining what Paraquat is and who the defendants are.
Ms. Mariah Taylor's complaint states her exposure to Paraquat which she says began in the mid-1960s and continued through 2010. Ms. Taylor stated she worked on her family farm in Whatley, Alabama and was exposed to Paraquat. The plaintiff states, similar to several other lawsuits filed in the paraquat litigation, that "as a direct result" of her exposure to paraquat, she developed symptoms associated with Parkinson's and was eventually diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2012. For more information about Paraquat Parkinson's disease lawsuits visit: paraquatattorneys.com.
Ms. Taylor also stated in her complaint that doctors did not connect the exposure to Paraquat and her diagnosis, and that Ms. Taylor hadn't seen or heard of any information that suggested PD was linked occupational paraquat exposure at her family farm in Whatley, until mid-2021.
The plaintiff's lawsuit continues to detail Syngenta and Chevron's corporate histories, as well as the plaintiff's multiple exposures. The lawsuit also cites research that suggests a connection between the disease and the chemical herbicide.
"I've represented crop growers for many years. I know how hard they work. I am proud to represent those impacted by this chemical herbicide. My team and I will work our hardest to fight for our clients. In my opinion, the science in this case suggests enough of a link between Parkinson's disease and the herbicide that I think our clients deserve just compensation." - Jason Reese.
To read a copy of the full complaint Taylor vs Syngenta.