Even after more than 100,000 successful lawsuits, growing numbers of plaintiffs have developed cancer due to regular exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides.
And that number is likely to continue rising as Monsanto’s Roundup has now been linked to many types of cancer. However, it can become much more complex to argue a case where evidence of the link is relatively new.
And that’s why you need to carefully assess the details of such a lawsuit with a legal team that has a proven track record of dealing with more than just one type of cancer diagnosis.
Let me show you why that’s so important.
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Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is the type of cancer that has been part of the majority of Roundup claims in America. But new evidence has also shown that there is a link to multiple myeloma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and even brain cancer in children.
That’s a worrying trend that requires specific experience in litigation of personal injuries involving the largest companies in the world.
The law firm you choose to represent you in district court has to be able to establish and present the evidence of these new cancer links in a way that convinces a jury or forces Bayer/Monsanto into a settlement offer.
And that is something that our team at Schmidt & Clark LLC has proven through many lawsuits that have resulted in large payouts for our clients.
Unlike many other law firms, we focus on making the entire Roundup litigation process as stress-free for our clients as possible. We understand that it’s more important for you to focus on your medical treatment and family than worrying about the details of your case.
Is Roundup Linked to Cancer?
Yes, the weed killer Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides are linked to cancer . The most common type you will hear of in most high-profile lawsuits is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
This cancer affects the lymph nodes around your body and severely impacts the immune system.
But exposure to Roundup weed killer may also cause other types of cancer, and it’s important to have an experienced law firm carefully assess your diagnosis to establish whether the evidence supports a lawsuit.
To complicate things further, many people believe that because the EPA doesn’t list glyphosate as carcinogenic, they might not have a legitimate case .
However, the International Agency For Research On Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has been critical of Bayer and claims that glyphosate is probably cancer-causing in humans .
“In 2019, researchers at University of Washington concluded that using glyphosate increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41 percent.”
Who Is Eligible for a Lawsuit in Delaware?
People who had regular exposure to Roundup and have developed cancer due to the toxic chemical glyphosate might be eligible for a lawsuit.
However, it’s important to note that you can’t file a claim purely for Roundup exposure. You must show evidence of a personal injury in order to file such a civil case for financial compensation.
Establishing that evidence and presenting it in the right way to a jury can be a complex process where you simply can’t afford to end up with mistakes due to inexperience.
It’s our task to prove that Roundup caused cancer in your case, and we make sure that the legal process is as stress-free as possible for you and your family.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Delaware?
In Delaware, lawsuits have a statute of limitation of two years . However, developing cancer can take many years before there are any symptoms, and in some cases, cancer is picked up through routine medical check-ups.
What that means for a lawsuit is that the clock doesn’t start ticking when you were exposed to Roundup. It starts when you have symptoms of serious health issues or when you have a cancer diagnosis from a doctor.
Establishing this timeline of Roundup use and illness requires formal legal advice from attorneys with extensive experience filing and arguing such cases in state and federal court.
How Much Is a Payout or Settlement Worth?
In Delaware, lawsuits determine the payout amount depending on the individual circumstances of a plaintiff. Most lawsuits and settlements have paid out more than $100,000; in some cases, the value has gone into the millions.
Here are the main variables that will influence how much your compensation will be:
- The amount of glyphosate exposure you had through employment or at home
- Your cancer diagnosis and impact on your life expectancy
- The impact on your ability to work and provide income for your family
- What medical expenses you have had so far
- Availability of expensive treatment options
- Impact on your mental health, including depression, anxiety, and stress
- Whether you’re able to perform daily household and personal hygiene tasks without help
- Your ability to care for young children on a daily basis
Lawsuits filed with the right amount of detail and evidence of the true impact Roundup has had on a plaintiff’s life will have a far greater chance of success and maximum payout.
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If you or a loved one have received a diagnosis of cancer that might be related to Roundup, then contact our dedicated litigation team today. We have dealt with hundreds of cases going up against the largest corporations in America and will make sure you get the best possible outcome.
We have that proven success record, and we know how important it is to build an attorney-client relationship that puts you at the center of everything we do.
That means less stress and worry, allowing you to focus on your medical treatment and family while we take care of the rest.
It’s one phone call you won’t regret making.