What Is Imprelis® Herbicide & How Is it Linked to Tree Death?
Imprelis® is an herbicide product created by DuPont, a chemical company in the United States. Imprelis® was designed to kill weeds, and was released in October 2010 with advertising claiming it to be safe and effective for both residential and commercial properties, as well as golf courses, parks, sports fields, sod / turf farms, and more.
Imprelis was designed to kill weeds by absorbing through the roots and foliage; especially broad leaf weeds such as:
- Cat’s ear
- Lamb’s tongue
Unfortunately, Imprelis® caused some bad side effects. In August 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) required DuPont to stop selling Imprelis® because the product was linked to tree death and damage. Many thousands of users have reported that Imprelis® caused their spruce, fir, pine, and other types of trees to wither and brown, much like the weeds Imprelis® is designed to target.
Our Product Liability Lawyers in Houston Can Help You
Our team at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. can help you if your property has been negatively affected by Imprelis®. Our Houston accident attorneys handle cases like this regularly.
It’s sad that DuPont knew about the damaging effects their product was potentially having, but didn’t do anything about it. The EPA investigated the company and found that DuPont received thousands of reports of tree damage related to Imprelis® use, but still refused to include a warning on the product’s label.
What Should I Do if My Property Was Injured?
If your property was damaged because of Imprelis®, you shouldn’t hesitate to take legal action. Our Houston product liability attorneys can take on your case and fight for you. Having the right documentation will be very helpful, including maintenance, irrigation, and spray records as well as photographs of tree / shrub damage on your property.
Call Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. today for a free consultation with our product liability lawyers; dial (713) 621-7944.