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Monsanto's Roundup has gained increasing media attention in the last few years because it has become clear that numerous other types of cancer now have a proven link.
That means that people who were regularly exposed to the Roundup weed killer and now have a cancer diagnosis other than non-Hodgkin's lymphoma could be entitled to compensatory damages.
If you live in Colorado and have developed cancer as a regular Roundup user, you should immediately consider all your legal options.
Talk to an attorney to see if there is already a proven link between your personal injury and the active ingredient glyphosate.
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Our litigation team here at Schmidt & Clark LLC has built its reputation not just on successfully arguing hundreds of personal injury and defective product cases. We pride ourselves on focusing on the attorney-client relationship to make the entire process as stress-free as possible.
Our attorneys carefully analyze all the evidence in each case to put together the best arguments for a successful outcome. After many years of going up against some of the largest corporations in the world, we have the experience and confidence to argue against Monsanto/Bayer.
The main difficulty for all of these cases is establishing a clear and evidence-based timeline from when you used glyphosate-based herbicides to when you first had cancer symptoms or a diagnosis.
The best thing you can do is not waste any more time and call us for a free consultation to ensure you don’t miss the time window to file your lawsuit.
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The Link Between Roundup and Cancer
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is the most common cancer in lawsuits against Bayer/Monsanto. But that’s mainly because the earliest successful lawsuit focused on this cancer that affects the lymph nodes.
Studies have established an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, especially in people with jobs involving regular Roundup use. More worrying is the fact that millions of Americans could have traces of glyphosate in their bodies .
This is one of the main reasons courts are now seeing more regular Roundup cases filed for other types of cancer.
It’s also important to highlight that the International Agency For Research Of Cancer (part of the World Health Organization) has listed glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen .
This international agency is also critical of the fact that Bayer didn’t warn consumers of the serious impacts of Roundup after the first high-profile cases resulted in huge payouts.
Who Qualifies for a Lawsuit in Colorado?
People with a cancer diagnosis like non-Hodgkin lymphoma and who had regular Roundup exposure in the past may qualify for a lawsuit in Colorado.
It’s important to note that it’s not enough to just prove Roundup exposure. You must be suffering from an illness with a proven link to frequent use of glyphosate.
Establishing this evidence can be tricky, and it often requires the support of a legal team to ensure success. Ideally, that proof would be available as receipts or invoices from a store. But even when those aren’t available, getting them from the store might be possible if there are itemized customer records.
And proving Roundup injuries will involve providing medical records about the diagnosis and treatment.
While most lawsuits have involved agricultural workers, garden center employees, landscapers, and gardeners, many other plaintiffs include people who simply used Roundup around their home, garden, or yard, even though Monsanto knew of the potential dangers after the first payouts.
No matter where you may have come in contact with Roundup or what type of cancer you may have developed, talk to our legal team today for a free case evaluation.
“The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco rejected Bayer's argument that lawsuits like Edwin Hardeman's never should go to trial because federal pesticide laws barred allegations that the company failed to warn of Roundup's cancer risks.”
- Tom Hals, Journalist at Reuters.com
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Colorado?
The statute of limitations for a personal injury case in Colorado is two years . However, it’s important to note that in the case of a lawsuit, the timing works out differently from an accident injury.
An accident has a clear event and date when it occurred, and the injury happened. But when it comes to developing cancer, many years can go by before you experience the first symptoms or receive a diagnosis from a medical screening test.
In Roundup-related cases, it’s important to establish a clear timeline of Roundup exposure and the earliest stages of the illness. It’s only from the time you knew something was wrong that the time limit for your case will start.
This can involve some complications in arguing your situation, and that’s why it’s so important to speak with one of our litigation attorneys for a free consultation as soon as possible.
The more time you let slip, the more difficult it could become to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
How Much Is a Payout or Settlement Worth?
If you’re based in Colorado, lawsuit payouts or settlements can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some high-profile cases have even paid out in the millions, but it all comes down to individual circumstances.
In each Roundup cancer case, our team will carefully assess the following details.
- The extent of exposure to the weed killer
- Your medical diagnosis and impact on your life expectancy
- The pain and discomfort caused by the illness and treatment
- Disruptions to your family life and ability to perform household chores
- How lost income now and in the future could limit your ability to provide for your family
- Cost of medical bills so far, other medical expenses in the future, and the availability of the best treatment options
- Impact on your mental health, including stress, anxiety, and depression
The fallout from Roundup weed killer can impact many areas of life, and your legal team needs to make sure they look into all of them to establish the right claim amount.
Even if you didn’t suffer economic losses in the form of lost wages, you could still be liable for compensation for the pain and suffering as well as medical bills associated with getting the best possible treatment.
Call for a Free Case Review
If you’re based in Colorado and have non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or other cancer, don’t waste any time taking the first step in your lawsuit. You can take advantage of our free consultation to check your eligibility and possible payout.
Our team will carefully assess your personal circumstances and come up with the best possible legal approach to maximize your payout.
We represent clients all over America and have built up a reputation for focusing on making the process as stress-free as possible.
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