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Since the first high-profile lawsuits resulted in large payouts to plaintiffs, there have been over 100,000 successful cases against Monsanto/Bayer.
And that number could be increasing a lot faster. Not only are more people getting a medical diagnosis linked to this weed killer, but recent lawsuits have established more links to other types of cancer.
Because this could confuse plaintiffs, it’s important to speak with an experienced litigation attorney to find out whether you have enough evidence for a Roundup case.
Let me explain.
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The majority of lawsuits so far have focused on getting payouts for people who developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This led to a standard practice of establishing evidence for plaintiffs with a very high success rate.
But because people with a different cancer diagnosis have convinced district court juries about the links to Roundup, attorneys need to quickly shift their legal arguments and evidence preparation.
For Indiana residents, it’s important to understand that this requires a law firm with experience and skills in litigations dealing with the largest corporations in America.
And that is something that our team at Schmidt & Clark LLC has proven with over 20 years of experience dealing with all types of cancer claims.
You don’t want to jeopardize the outcome of your lawsuit, and because we operate on a contingency fee basis, you won’t have to worry about how to pay the costs of such an experienced law firm.
The Link Between Roundup and Cancer
Thousands of lawsuits have relied on medical and scientific evidence showing that exposure to Roundup can cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma .
But lawyers have also established links to leukemia and multiple myeloma, and juries have accepted that evidence. There have also been animal research trials that have shown a link that can’t be ignored .
Despite all this established and emerging evidence, the Environmental Protection Agency still refuses to acknowledge this link and warn consumers about it.
However, the World Health Organization And The International Agency For Research On Cancer have been critical of Roundup's safety record and list glyphosate as probably carcinogenic.
If you’re concerned about whether there is enough evidence to link your type of cancer to Roundup, call our law firm for a free consultation, and our lawyers will provide you with a full analysis.
“The cases largely hinge on conflicting scientific views about the safety of Roundup, and on the interpretation of internal Monsanto documents that plaintiffs say show wide-ranging corruption and collusion.”
- Carey Gillam and Aliya Uteuova, Journalists at TheGuardian.com
Who Is Eligible for a Lawsuit in Indiana?
People who have developed cancer that can be linked to proven regular use of this weed killer may be eligible for a lawsuit. The important thing is that you have to prove both the Roundup exposure and the personal injury from the illness.
It’s not enough to simply show that you used the Roundup weed killer in the past and that the company didn’t warn about possible serious health risks.
You should also be aware that there are currently no class action lawsuits that plaintiffs can join. But if you’re concerned about the possible costs of taking a case to court, our legal team will put such worries to rest as we only charge fees if you win a payout from Bayer.
Another important factor in these cases comes down to the fact that developing cancer can take many years.
Let me show you why that’s important.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Indiana?
In Indiana, lawsuits have a statute of limitations that is two years . This means that there is a time limit during which plaintiffs can file their lawsuits.
But because developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or other types of cancer can take many years, it’s important to understand that the statute of limitations isn’t tied to the time when plaintiffs were exposed to Roundup.
Instead, the time starts ticking when you have either noticed the first symptoms or received a medical diagnosis through a routine test screening.
It is vital to establish a full timeline of events from the glyphosate exposure to the illness developing to avoid problems with filing a lawsuit on time.
Mistakes at this stage of a case could result in plaintiffs missing out on Roundup cancer compensation payments.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
A lawsuit in Indiana could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, with some cases running into the millions. However, the exact amount that plaintiffs can expect depends entirely on individual circumstances.
Here are some of the most important variables that can increase the amount of financial compensation:
- The Roundup cancer diagnosis and prognosis for future treatment and life expectancy
- The amount and regularity of Roundup weed killer exposure through employment
- How much of an impact the illness and treatment has had on your income and ability to provide financial security for your family
- The impact of medical expenses on your financial situation
- How much pain and discomfort the illness has caused
- Whether there is an impact on your mental health like depression, stress, and anxiety
- Possible future medical bills for better forms of treatments
- Your ability to care for children and perform standard household chores without outside help.
As you can see, there’s a lot of preparation that needs to go into lawsuits to ensure that a jury comes up with a payment that will adequately compensate you.
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If you or a family member have had a cancer diagnosis like non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, then don’t waste time thinking about your next steps.
Talk to our dedicated litigation team today and receive a free consultation that will assess your case's details. We’ll advise you on whether you are eligible for filing a claim and can give you an idea of the payout.
All of our clients receive the same personal approach that aims to take all the stress and worry out of such a legal case. That allows you to focus on your treatment and family without the distraction of having to deal with the legal process.