Sayville Lorsban Lawsuit Lawyer

Over recent years, thousands of individuals have filed lawsuits against pesticide manufacturers. Lawsuits regarding popular pesticides like Roundup and Paraquat allege these chemicals cause adverse health effects like cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Studies suggest that another commonly applied insecticide known as Lorsban may cause certain neurological disorders in exposed children. For years, research has found that chlorpyrifos, the active ingredient in Lorsban, may negatively impact the development of children. Agricultural workers and residents who live nearby application sites have suffered the brunt of the chemical exposure. Don’t hesitate to reach out today to learn more about how a Lorsban lawsuit can help you.

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who developed severe autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other neurological conditions after experiencing exposure to Lorsban. Lawsuits against the manufacturers of Lorsban (chlorpyrifos) claim that exposure to the chemical may have devastating neurological effects.

What is Lorsban?

In 1965 the Dow Chemical company introduced the organophosphate insecticide known as chlorpyrifos. This insecticide is available in brand names like Lorsban, Dursban, Whirlwind, and various other insecticides. It is one of the most widely used insecticides in the United States. Chlorpyrifos controls many types of pests like termites, mosquitoes, roundworms, and more. Agricultural workers spray chlorpyrifos products like Lorsban on corn, peaches, soybeans, citrus, grapes, apples, strawberries, and other crops to protect them from pests. Golf courses and other areas may apply chlorpyrifos to manage pests like mosquitoes or fire ants. Chlorpyrifos is a type of neurotoxin that blocks an enzyme responsible for controlling messages between nerve cells. When exposed to chlorpyrifos, the pest’s nervous system malfunctions, and eventually, the pest dies as a result.

The Environmental Protection Agency on Lorsban (Chlorpyrifos)

Since its first registration in 1965, the Environmental Protection Agency has reevaluated and revised the human health risk and application rules of chlorpyrifos products due to their toxicity. In 2000, the EPA and chlorpyrifos registrants entered an agreement to phase out chlorpyrifos for residential use. Over the next twenty years, the EPA reduced chlorpyrifos application rate standards, created “buffer zone” regulations, and limited which crops could receive chlorpyrifos application, but refused to ban chlorpyrifos. Previously, the EPA denied petitions in 2017 and 2019 to limit the use of chlorpyrifos despite challenges from farmworkers and health and environmental groups. Finally, in April 2021, a court ordered the agency to ban all food use of chlorpyrifos for the safety of agricultural workers and children.

Following the court ruling, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final decision 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.

Lorsban Injuries

Several studies have linked prenatal and postnatal exposure to chlorpyrifos to 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 Lorsban application sites or work in agricultural jobs that involve handling chlorpyrifos have the highest risk of injury from exposure. Food, drinking water, and drift from application sites can expose people to chlorpyrifos over time.

The National Pesticide Information Center found that newborns and young children are more vulnerable to the adverse consequences of exposure than adults. Chlorpyrifos may damage the developing brain at a young age or even in utero. A study conducted by the University of California, Davis concluded that pregnant women who lived within one mile of areas sprayed with organophosphate insecticides like Lorsban are 60% more likely to have a child with autism. Lorsban may cause serious neurological conditions including:

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Cognitive disability
  • Communication difficulties
  • Delayed motor development
  • Lower birth weight
  • Reduced IQ

What Do We Know About Lorsban Lawsuits?

Exposure to chlorpyrifos can occur through consumption, inhalation, or contact with the skin. The most at-risk populations are individuals who live in close proximity to application sites and those employed in packing plants or as farmers. In July 2021, individuals filed a class action lawsuit in several California counties against Dow Chemical and its successor company on behalf of children who presented with severe neurological damage after Lorsban (chlorpyrifos) exposure. According to state records, from 1974 through 2017, workers sprayed nearly 61 million pounds of chlorpyrifos in the four counties where the lawsuit was filed.

Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries in a Lorsban (chlorpyrifos) Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one suffered Lorsban (chlorpyrifos) exposure and developed neurological injuries, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and
  • Other economic losses related to your injury.

No child should have to endure lifelong challenges because of potentially avoidable neurological setbacks. Evidence of the effects of chlorpyrifos on childhood neurological developments dates back to the early 2000s. Yet, Lorsban manufacturers neglected to adequately inform the public about this data. Furthermore, these companies did not alter the formula of their products to exclude the harmful insecticide. Lawsuits accuse Lorsban manufacturers of jeopardizing the neurological development of innocent children. We understand that financial compensation cannot rectify the damage inflicted by chlorpyrifos, but a lawsuit can hold these negligent manufacturers accountable for their actions. Speak with one of our trusted attorneys today to begin your Lorsban lawsuit.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 525-3529 or submit an inquiry on this page.

Liability Law and Lorsban

  • The Lorsban manufacturers allegedly failed to warn consumers about the risk of serious neurological injuries associated with contact with chlorpyrifos.
  • Scientific studies have shown that chlorpyrifos causes damage to the brains of young children and infants in utero. The chemical was banned for household use in 2001 but has been used for agriculture purposes until recently.