Plaintiffs all over America have been coming forward to file new lawsuits, and at this stage, over 100,000 people have received compensation from Byer/Monsanto.
In recent years, these lawsuits are not just coming up with non-Hodgkin lymphoma as the main medical condition. New evidence has emerged that the Roundup weed killer is also linked to several other cancers.
And that means there are many more people who could be entitled to large payouts for their pain and suffering as well as medical bills.
But it’s important to carefully plan your next steps.
Legal Support From Idaho’s Top Litigation Team
Here at Schmidt & Clark LLC, our litigation team has many years of experience filing lawsuits. And because we have a proven track record of over 20 years going up against the largest corporations in the world, we can quickly shift our approach with new evidence of illnesses.
That means that no matter your cancer diagnosis, we can tell you what the current evidence is about a possible link to the Roundup weed killer.
This is not an easy process with such new cases, and it’s the main reason why you have to carefully choose who will represent you in a trial against Monsanto/Bayer.
Our lawyers will ensure that you have a stress-free experience so that you can focus on your medical treatment without the distraction that comes with a lawsuit.
Does Roundup Cause Cancer?
Yes, scientists have been able to establish Roundup can cause cancer. The initial lawsuits proved that Roundup caused cancer known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma .
It’s cancer that affects the lymph nodes and can severely impact the immune system. There are treatments available, but they can only try to keep the disease under control with no known cure yet.
But other types of cancer, like myeloma and leukemia, have also been at the center of successful lawsuits.
What adds to the confusion is that the EPA still doesn’t list the active ingredient glyphosate as a carcinogen .
On the other hand, the World Health Organization And The International Agency For Research On Cancer have taken steps to highlight that glyphosate is probably related to cancer. And they have been in favor of an outright ban worldwide.
“Exposure to glyphosate — the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup — increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent”
- Jackson Holtz, Author at washington.edu
Who Is Eligible for a Lawsuit in Idaho?
People who regularly had exposure to the Roundup weed killer and later developed associated cancer might be eligible to file a lawsuit in Idaho.
A critical part of determining eligibility is what kind of serious illness the plaintiff has encountered and whether it’s directly linked to Roundup exposure. Just exposure to a toxic chemical that Monsanto didn’t warn consumers about is not enough grounds for a lawsuit.
But if you have a medical diagnosis for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or another serious illness, contact our law firm to find out the best approach for your lawsuit.
For plaintiffs in Idaho, lawyers have achieved large payouts, but it’s important that you take immediate action to ensure you don’t miss the deadline set in the statute of limitations.
Let me explain.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Idaho?
In Idaho, lawsuits have a statute of limitations that is two years . This means that there is a deadline for filing lawsuits, and if you miss this deadline, you won’t be able to get the compensation you deserve.
What’s important to understand is that the timeline runs from when you had the first cancer symptoms or a professional diagnosis through random screening.
Unlike with other accident-related personal injuries, developing cancer can take many years, and that’s why your attorney has to establish a timeline of exposure and illness before filing a lawsuit.
This is a critical step in the legal process, and you need the support of an experienced litigation team to avoid mistakes at this early stage.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
How much a lawsuit is worth depends entirely on the plaintiff's circumstances. In Idaho, lawyers have won payouts that are typically over $100,000. But there have also been high-profile cases where the amount was over a million dollars.
Lawyers have to carefully establish many variables that can influence the payout to achieve the maximum amount.
- What doctors say your prognosis for your standard of living and life expectancy are
- How much exposure you had to the Roundup weed killer
- How much cancer and treatment has impacted your ability to earn a living
- Whether you’re struggling to keep providing financial security for your family
- What level of pain and discomfort cancer and treatment are causing
- Limiting impacts on your ability to care for your children without outside help
- Impacts on performing regular household chores
- The financial burden of current and future medical bills
These and many other variables aim to establish a monetary value for the lawsuit to compensate you adequately for this toxic chemical's impact.
Call for a Free Case Evaluation
If you or a loved one had regular exposure to Monsanto's Roundup herbicide and developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or another cancer that may be related to the weed killer, then call us today for a free consultation.
Choosing one of the most experienced lawyers in Idaho can take most of the stress and worry out of the legal process.
We make sure that we put our clients’ needs at the center of everything we do so that lawsuits don’t interfere with their ability to focus on their treatment and family.
This will be one phone call you won’t regret.