New York, NY (PRWEB) July 20, 2011
Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, a national law firm that represents victims of toxic substances, is investigating complaints from landscapers and property owners who have experienced tree death or damage that may be associated with the use of Imprelis herbicide. Property owners should contact the firm if their trees have been damaged following the spraying of Imprelis. More information about possible Imprelis side effects can be obtained at Parker Waichman Alonso LLP's Imprelis Tree Death page at http://www.yourlawyer.com. The page will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.
Imprelis, brought to market by DuPont in 2010, is designed to kill broadleaf weeds, including dandelion, clover and wild violet. Imprelis is only available to landscapers and professional gardners, and is approved for sale in all states with the exception of California and New York. DuPont touts Imprelis as an environmentally-friendly herbicide and an "innovative solution to control a wide spectrum of broadleaf weeds."
According to a New York Times report published on July 14, reports of dying trees possibly associated with Imprelis started surfacing around Memorial Day. Imprelis is now suspected of causing the death of thousands of Norway spruces, eastern white pines and other trees on lawns and golf courses across the country. The reports have prompted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin gathering information on the tree deaths from state officials and DuPont, the Times said.
DuPont Professional Products acknowledged receiving reports of tree deaths and damage possibly associated with Imprelis in a letter to turf management professionals dated June 17. The company said it is investigating the reports, and has cautioned that Imprelis not be sprayed near Norway Spruce or White Pine, or in places where the product might drift toward such trees or run off toward their roots.
At least one class action lawsuit has already been filed against DuPont over alleged Imprelis tree damage. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (Case No. 1:11-cv-00624-UNA) alleges that Imprelis caused "the loss of thousands, if not tens of thousands, of mature pine and spruce trees," and the nationwide damage "is mounting with no end in sight." It is expected that many similar lawsuits will be filed in the near future.
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