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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup, you may be eligible for compensation. The manufacturers are facing multiple lawsuits alleging that the herbicide causes cancer, and juries have awarded millions of dollars in damages to plaintiffs who have sued.

Schmidt & Clark, LLP is a law firm of many experienced personal injury attorneys who handle product liability cases, including those involving Roundup. We are currently representing clients in litigation and may be able to help you too.

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  • No matter where you are located, our firm can help. We have represented clients throughout Kansas and across the country in litigation.
  • Our attorneys have over 20 years of experience handling complex mass tort claims. We will put this experience to work for you to secure the compensation you deserve.
  • We have a successful track record of representing clients in Roundup cases. We have the expertise and resources necessary to take on any corporation.

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What Is the Effect of Roundup on People?

Roundup is the most popular herbicide in the world and is used by farmers, landscapers, and home gardeners. The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which the World Health Organization and its International Agency for Research on Cancer classified as a “probable human carcinogen” in 2015.

Glyphosate exposure has been linked to an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other blood cancers.

This cancer starts in the cells of the immune system and results in symptoms such as:

  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Weight loss
  • Itching
  • Fatigue

Roundup weed killer is also linked to other cancers such as Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, multiple myeloma, B-cell lymphoma, and T-cell lymphoma. Further, glyphosate is associated with non-cancer diseases like liver disease, kidney damage, and reproductive problems.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Roundup cancer, you may be eligible for compensation. To learn more about your legal options and whether you may have a case, contact Schmidt & Clark, LLP today for a free consultation.

Qualifying for a Lawsuit

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To be eligible to file a Roundup weed killer lawsuit in Kansas, you must have:

  1. Used Roundup regularly and followed the instructions.
  2. Been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or another Roundup-related cancer or disease after using this popular weed killer.
  3. Show that Monsanto knew or should have known about the risks associated with Roundup weed killer but failed to warn consumers.
  4. Suffered damages due to your Roundup cancer diagnosis, such as medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.

If you meet these qualifications and would like to discuss filing a lawsuit, contact the Kansas Roundup lawyers at Schmidt & Clark, LLP today.

The Statute of Limitations in Kansas

The legally limited time to file a claim is known as the “statute of limitations.” In Kansas, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of your cancer diagnosis [1].

Some exceptions may extend the time limit, such as if you were a minor at the time of your diagnosis or if you did not discover your cancer until after the two-year period. 

If you believe you may have a case but are unsure if you are within the statute of limitations, speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. This is because your ability to file the Roundup claim can be denied based solely on when you choose to file.

At Schmidt & Clark, LLP, our Kansas Roundup attorneys can review your case and let you know if you are still eligible to file a lawsuit. We will also explain the specific laws that may impact your case.

What Does a Roundup Award Cover?

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Each case is judged on its own merits, but f we are successful in your lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.

This can include money for:

  • Medical care, prescription drug costs, and future medical costs
  • Fair compensation for lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

In addition to these compensatory damages, you may be able to win punitive damages if it is found that Monsanto acted with gross negligence in its failure to warn its customers about the cancer risk of Roundup weed killer. These punitive damages are designed to punish the company and deter future misconduct.

Since evidence has emerged linking Roundup to cancer, Monsanto has faced thousands of lawsuits from farm workers and people across the country. Some have resulted in enormous damages.

For example, in August 2018, a jury in San Francisco awarded $289 million to a man who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after decades of Roundup exposure. The jury found that Monsanto acted with malice and recommended punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages.

In March 2019, another California jury ordered Monsanto to pay $80 million to a man who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to Roundup while working as a school groundskeeper. The jury found that Monsanto had failed to warn consumers about the risks associated with Roundup and awarded $80 million in damages [2].

“The huge damages awarded in this case reflects that the jury shares our concerns. After this massive award, we expect to see even more awareness that Roundup is not as safe as advertised.”
- Kara Cook-Schultz, US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund

Past results afford no guarantee of future results to Kansas residents, it is apparent that significant awards are possible in lawsuits. If you have been diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup, contact our legal team today to discuss the financial compensation you may be entitled to.

Our experienced team of Kansas Roundup attorneys has represented clients who have been diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup. We will fight to get you everything you deserve, so contact us for a free case review and no-obligation consultation.

Make Us Your Kansas Roundup Law Firm

When you hire Schmidt & Clark, LLP, for your lawsuit, you can be confident that your case is in good hands. Our lawyers have a proven track record of success in pursuing claims against large companies like Monsanto.

We have the experience and resources necessary to take on these powerful interests and fight for the compensation you deserve. We do not back down from a fight and will not let Monsanto get away with harming our clients.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer after exposure to Roundup weed killer, contact us today for a free case evaluation. We will review your case and help you understand your options without any risk. 

We work on a contingency fee basis. Thus, when our law firm forms an attorney-client relationship with you, we will never charge a dime unless we win your case.


References:

  1. https://www.lenexalaw.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/219/2015/02/KS_Product_Liability_July_2007.pdf
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/27/us/monstanto-roundup-california-verdict.html

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