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Roundup is a popular herbicide used in many homes and businesses across the country. However, studies have raised serious concerns about its safety. Roundup has been linked to cancer, and many people using the herbicide have been diagnosed with the disease.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup, you may be eligible for compensation from Bayer, its current manufacturer. A lawyer from the Schmidt & Clark law firm can help you understand your legal options and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Why Schmidt & Clark Should Be Your Roundup Attorney
- With thousands of cases under our belts, Schmidt & Clark, LLP has the experience and resources to handle your case from start to finish. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients and are not afraid to take on big companies like Bayer.
- We also believe that no one should have to suffer because of the negligence of another, and we will fight tirelessly to get you the justice you deserve.
- Our understanding of Roundup herbicide litigation is unrivaled, and we are committed to staying on the cutting edge of this rapidly-changing area of law.
The Connection Between Roundup and Cancer
Ever since Monsanto created it in the 1970s, the herbicide Roundup has been a staple of American agriculture. Roundup is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world to kill weeds and promote plant growth.
Roundup’s active ingredient is a compound known as glyphosate that has been linked to cancer and other health problems in humans. In fact, the World Health Organization and its International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as a "probable human carcinogen" .
While more research is needed to confirm the connection between Roundup weed killer and cancer, the evidence is concerning for glyphosate being dangerous to human health. Lawsuits have arisen to help those with medical bills and other issues related to Roundup use.
"Monsanto's conduct involved repeated actions over a period of many years motivated by the desire for sales and profit."
- 1st Appellate District in the Court of Appeal for California
Studies have implied that people who have prolonged exposure to the glyphosate in the Roundup product have an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.
Applying Roundup also may be linked to other cancers, such as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, acute myeloid leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and multiple myeloma.
Qualifying for a Lawsuit in Alaska
In order to qualify for a lawsuit, you must have been diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup.
You may be eligible for financial compensation from your lawsuits if you can show that Monsanto failed to warn consumers of the risks associated with Roundup and that this failure led to your cancer diagnosis.
Further, if you have lost family members to cancer after they used the herbicide Roundup, you may also be able to file wrongful death lawsuits against Bayer.
It's essential to gather evidence to support your Roundup claims. This evidence can include medical records, receipts for the purchase of the product, and any other documentation that will help to show that you were exposed to Roundup and that it contributed to your cancer diagnosis.
Finally, it's important to find experienced Alaska Roundup cancer lawyers, like those at Schmidt & Clark. You want personal injury lawyers who have handled cases like yours in the past and who know how to navigate the legal system.
Our personal injury attorneys will be able to help you build a strong case and get you financial help.
These Alaska Roundup lawyers will give you a free case review to determine if your exposure to Roundup or other glyphosate-based herbicides led to your non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other problems requiring medical care.
Statute of Limitations for Alaska Roundup Cancer Lawsuits
If you believe you have a Roundup claim against Bayer for injuries caused by Roundup, it's crucial to act quickly. In Alaska, the statute of limitations for personal injury and cases regarding defective products is two years .
This means that you have two years from your injury, or from the time you discover it, to file a lawsuit against the company. If you don't file within this time frame, the court will likely bar you from doing so.
For wrongful death cases in Alaska, the statute of limitations is also two years, but this time it is from the date of death.
This is why it is crucial for you to come in for a free case evaluation with our Alaska roundup lawyers early in the process.
Our product liability attorneys will look at your Roundup exposure and look at what legal action can help you get money for your medical costs and suffering.
What Compensation Can You Get?
The amount of compensation you may be eligible to receive will depend on the severity of your injuries, the impact that Roundup has had on your life, and other factors.
However, if you are successful in your lawsuit, you may be able to recover damages for:
- Medical expenses (both past and future)
- Lost wages and income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you have lost a loved one to cancer after they used Roundup, you may also be able to recover damages for:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of financial support
In addition to these compensatory damages, you may also be able to recover punitive damages against Bayer. Punitive damages are designed to punish the company for its actions and to deter future misconduct.
Those punitive damages are far more variable than compensatory damages and may be in the millions or even tens of millions of dollars.
The first successful Roundup herbicide case resulted in a jury award of $289 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a man who developed cancer after repeated use of the weed killer for years. In another case, a couple with cancer received a $2 billion jury verdict.
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome, but these lawsuits show the potential for high awards in these cases.
Get a Free Case Evaluation
Determining whether or not you need legal representation can be tricky. But if Roundup weed killer has injured you, you should speak with experienced Alaska Roundup lawyers about your case.
An attorney can help you understand your rights and options and will fight for the compensation you should have.
And all without risk to you or legal fees unless our law firm wins the case. Contact us at Schmidt & Clark, LLP today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We're here to help.