Chlorpyrifos is a dangerous chemical. Scientists who exposed it to lab rats and mice observed significant changes in their bodies, such as weight loss and organ inflammation. Some of these changes have been seen in humans as well, especially in small babies.
Seeing their baby suffer from health issues is something that no parent ever wants. If your child’s health and life have been affected by Chlorpyrifos, you can consult a Chlorpyrifos birth injury lawyer for help.
Who can file a Chlorpyrifos pesticide lawsuit?
Anyone who has been exposed to Chlorpyrifos and has suffered from health consequences can file a Chlorpyrifos lawsuit. Farmers, who work in agricultural fields, and babies, are more at risk. Other people, who consume the crops grown in such agricultural fields, are also at risk.
The various health risks associated with Chlorpyrifos in babies are as follows.
- Reduced IQ.
- Lower birth weight.
- High risk of attention disorders.
- High risk of movement disorders.
Look out for the following initial signs and symptoms of Chlorpyrifos exposure.
- Tearing of the eyes
- Increased salivation
- Sweat production
- Runny nose
When symptoms appear, and the exposure is not controlled, they can progress further into the following conditions.
- Muscle twitching
- Abdominal cramps
- Lack of coordination
- Blurred or darkened vision
- Increased heart rate
- Respiratory depression
- Reduced control on urine and bowel movements
On which grounds can you file a Chlorpyrifos lawsuit?
All consumer product companies are required by the law to test their products for detecting harms and risks before selling them in the market. Patients claim that the company failed to test their product correctly to protect people from risks. If they had taken the necessary steps that a reasonable manufacturer would have taken, such injuries would not have taken place. Thus, the company’s negligence has led to neurological injuries.
- Defective design.
The product company had the duty to make sure that their product was designed to be safely used by humans. The company was responsible for making sure that the product was safe for its intended use. Chlorpyrifos was defectively designed in two ways:
- It was more dangerous and harmful than the ordinary consumer would expect.
- It contained unreasonably dangerous elements even when safer alternatives were available.
- Failure to warn.
Companies are obligated by the law to inform consumers about their products’ potential risks and side effects on their product labels. Patients claim that the company was aware of the dangers of the product and still failed to warn customers. Most chemical products have side effects; however, it is the company’s duty to inform about the dangers so the consumers can make an informed choice.