Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were exposed to chlorpyrifos and suffered severe autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Lawsuits against the manufacturers of Lorsban (chlorpyrifos) claim that exposure to the chemical may have devastating neurological effects.
Lorsban is a popular pesticide containing the active chemical chlorpyrifos. Several studies indicate that exposure to chlorpyrifos can have adverse health effects on children. Chlorpyrifos may cause damage to the developing brain at a young age or in utero.
Exposure to chlorpyrifos can occur by consumption, inhalation, or contact through the skin. The most at-risk populations are individuals who live in close proximity to locations where the pesticide is sprayed and those employed in packing plants or as farmers. In July 2021, a class action lawsuit was filed in several California counties against Dow Chemical and its successor company on behalf of children who had contact with chlorpyrifos and presented with severe neurological damage after exposure. According to state records, 61 million pounds of chlorpyrifos were applied from 1974 through 2017 in the four counties where the lawsuit was filed.
Lorsban has been linked to serious neurological conditions, including autism, ADHD, cognitive disability, communication difficulties, and other adverse neurobehavioral conditions.
If you or a loved one has been injured by Lorsban (chlorpyrifos), you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:
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Several studies have shown a link between prenatal and postnatal exposure to chlorpyrifos and adverse neurological conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Biomonitoring Program confirmed that the general pollution may come into contact with chlorpyrifos. Individuals who live near areas where the chemical is applied or work in agricultural jobs where chlorpyrifos is frequently used have the highest risk of injury from exposure. The National Pesticide Information Center found that newborns and young children are more vulnerable to the adverse consequences of exposure than adults.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) evaluated the risks of chlorpyrifos and issued a final rule in August 2021 announcing that it will halt the use of chlorpyrifos on all food products to protect the health and safety of the public. In addition, the agency plans to issue a Notice of Intent to Cancel under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to cancel registered food uses of chlorpyrifos meeting the criteria for revoked tolerances. The EPA’s action terminates all uses of chlorpyrifos on food crops, but does not affect its non-food applications. Previously, the EPA denied petitions in 2017 and 2019 to place limitations on the use of chlorpyrifos despite challenges from farmworkers and health and environmental groups.