Since the first Roundup cancer lawsuit was won in court against one of the largest corporations in the world, thousands of plaintiffs have successfully sued and received the settlements they deserve.
But with thousands of lawsuits still waiting to go through the court system, many plaintiffs have faced fast and early Roundup settlement money that doesn’t provide them with the full financial compensation they might need and deserve.
Here at Schmidt & Clark LLP, we have assembled a team of lawyers and support staff that make this litigation process efficient and effective for all our clients.
Here’s how we have helped our clients.
1. Find The Right Help For Your Claim
Dealing with ongoing litigation can be a very stressful situation when you don’t have the right legal team with adequate resources at your side.
Our law firm provides a team of highly experienced trial lawyers who have dealt with some of the largest corporations in America without backing down or becoming intimidated.
Having argued cases from a circuit court to a federal appeals court has given us the necessary skills and experience to manage the litigation risk involved in these complex cases.
If you are one of the unfortunate Roundup users who has developed a serious health condition like cancer, then you want a team with experience in such cases to make this a stress-free and hands-off process for you.
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2. How Much Is A Bayer Cancer Lawsuit Worth?
A Bayer cancer lawsuit can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars; in some cases, the settlements have gone into the millions .
However, there is a highly diverse range of payouts in lawsuits linking Roundup to cancer.
There are many personal factors that our team assesses for each client, and these involve looking at:
- What type of cancer or other diseases you have developed
- The opinion of doctors about your treatment prognosis and potential impact on life expectancy
- Whether you are currently able to earn a living, and how the disease and treatment will impact your ability to work in the future.
- How your daily life has changed for the worse since the onset of the disease and treatment, including your ability to look after your children and perform household chores
- The impact of physical pain and suffering from the disease and treatment
- Possible mental health issues that you are dealing with as a direct result of the disease
There are many other issues that you might be dealing with, and our team will assess your personal circumstances before assessing how much your payout might be.
3. How Do You Qualify For Roundup Cancer Lawsuits?
You qualify for a Roundup case against Bayer if you can prove that you have developed a serious disease like cancer while also having been exposed to glyphosate-based Roundup in the past.
It’s not enough to have owned some Roundup in the past or even to be exposed to it regularly through employment. You must prove that you have suffered a personal injury for such a lawsuit to succeed.
While lymphoma is the main type of cancer linked to Roundup, several court cases have also found links to other types of cancer.
Bayer has tried to bring appeals to The Supreme Court about jury verdicts on different diseases. But The Supreme Court declined those appeals allowing lawsuits and settlements to proceed.
4. What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Bayer Cancer Lawsuits?
The statute of limitations for lawsuits against Bayer is set by each state individually. In most cases, states determine this time limit to be the same as other personal injury claims .
There is no federal law on this time limitation, so it’s important to understand the limitations of your state and start the filing process early.
However, this time limit on filing a lawsuit against Bayer doesn’t start until you have a cancer diagnosis related to glyphosate exposure.
5. Main Effects Of Bayer Weed Killer Exposure
Scientists have demonstrated a link between the use of Roundup and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that starts in the lymphatic system .
This scientific evidence is a core part of all the Roundup cases, but other types of cancer can also result from Roundup use.
It’s important to note that while the Environmental Protection Agency still doesn’t list Roundup or glyphosate as carcinogenic, there are thousands of decisions in lawsuits that disagree .
It’s important to talk to our team if you have developed any type of cancer and you regularly came in contact with Roundup in the past.
“Currently, neither the EPA nor the European Food Safety Agency links glyphosate to cancer in humans. Conversely, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO), states glyphosate is “probably” carcinogenic to humans.” - Julie Scott, DNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP at HealthLine.com.
6. How Do You Prove You've Used Roundup?
The best way to prove that you’ve used Roundup is with invoices and store receipts. Whether you used it in small amounts around your home from time to time or you were exposed to it daily through employment, having such invoices will be the best way to satisfy the burden of proof.
In the case of using Roundup through your work environment, it’s also important to get documentation on work orders and processes.
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7. Can You Join Class Action Lawsuit Against Bayer?
No, you can’t join a class action lawsuit against Bayer, as there are currently no active ones. In some cases, there is multidistrict litigation action where thousands of cases go through a combined process to address specific questions that all of the lawsuits will have in common.
But this is not the same as a class action where one lawsuit covers all plaintiffs.
Since the first few Roundup Bellwether trials resulted in billions of dollars in payouts, Bayer has had to take a step back to avoid such litigation risk and future lawsuits causing bankruptcy.
That now means that a typical Roundup class action lawsuit will go to a state court, but in many cases, it’s possible to achieve a good settlement without having to go through lengthy and stressful trials.
Get A Free Lawsuit Evaluation with Our Attorneys
The global Roundup settlement bill is expected to grow by tens of billions of dollars. And you shouldn’t wait another day to start your filing process to get the maximum possible payment to compensate you for your disease.
Contact our team today to receive a free case review. We can assess your personal situation and explain the entire legal process.
We will also make sure that this is a hands-off and stress-free process for you, where we take care of all further settlement discussions.
That way, you can focus on your health and family while we fight to maximize your payout.