With increasing numbers of successful lawsuits against Monsanto/ Bayer for serious illnesses from Roundup, most of the media attention has focused on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as the main cancer in question.
But there has been increasing evidence that leukemia may also be directly linked to regular glyphosate exposure. And many lawsuits have successfully argued such cases to achieve significant payouts for plaintiffs.
Our team at Schmidt & Clark LLP has specialized in these types of claims and helped countless clients to get the compensation they deserve.
And it all comes down to the personal care and approach we take with every one of our clients.
Increase Your Lawsuit Success With The Right Legal Team
While there have been tens of thousands of lawsuits successfully linking a Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma diagnosis to Roundup exposure, the number of leukemia cases is comparatively low.
This doesn’t mean that it’s not possible to establish such a link through a lawsuit, but the legal argument and evidence are different, requiring the skills of a law firm that has extensive experience with all types of personal injury cases.
You don’t want to leave the additional level of complexity in a leukemia Roundup case to an inexperienced team.
Not only do we offer a free consultation for all potential clients, but we always put the attorney-client relationship at the center of everything we do.
That means that you will deal with less stress relating to your legal case, allowing you to focus on your treatment and well-being.
How Much Is A Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Worth?
Roundup cancer lawsuits can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars; in some cases, payouts have run into the millions. What’s important to keep in mind is that many variables influence the value of a Roundup litigation payout .
What can further change the possible payout is the fact that Bayer often resorts to a Roundup settlement before a case goes to trial, especially when the evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of the plaintiff.
What our dedicated lawyers do is take a full assessment of your personal circumstances to come up with an estimated value of your Roundup claim.
These variables include:
- The type of exposure to Roundup you have dealt with through employment or personal use
- The diagnosis and prognosis of your leukemia treatment right now and into the future
- The impact of leukemia on your ability to earn a living to support your family and pay for medical treatment costs
- The limitations the illness has imposed on your day-to-day living standard and ability to care for your family
- The limited ability you may face for taking care of daily household chores without the help of others
- The amount of pain you have to deal with as part of the illness and treatment
- The impact on your mental health and levels of stress and anxiety
As you can see, many variables can influence the amount Roundup plaintiffs could be entitled to, which makes it even more important to discuss these in detail with a dedicated attorney.
How Do You Qualify For Leukemia Roundup Lawsuits?
You qualify for a lawsuit by submitting proof that you have a blood cancer diagnosis and exposure to Roundup through employment or personal use at home.
While Roundup weed killer lawsuits have focused on plaintiffs who developed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, leukemia has now also been established as one of the potential health risks.
And when it comes to the Roundup exposure, there are multiple ways this could have happened. In many cases, this is due to regular exposure through employment where you may have directly or indirectly handled Roundup.
But this can also happen if someone else was regularly using Roundup near your home, with some of the glyphosate particles becoming airborne.
What is just as important is filing your lawsuit within certain time limitations.
Here’s what that means.
Statute Of Limitations
The statute of limitations for a lawsuit is set at the state level, where it can range from two to four years .
What this means is that you have a certain amount of time to submit your lawsuit to state courts. After that deadline passes, you may no longer qualify for a lawsuit and payout.
But what is more important than the total time you have to submit your claim is determining when the time starts ticking.
See, with other personal injuries like a car accident, there is a specific date when the physical injury happened. In these Roundup cases, symptoms and diagnosis of leukemia might take many years to develop.
When this is the case, rules are in place to determine the start date, typically the earliest symptoms or medical diagnosis.
The laws and rules around this determination are complicated, and it’s important that you have an experienced legal team by your side to make sure you don’t miss such a deadline.
Main Effects Of Roundup Weed Killer Exposure
The main health risks that Roundup weed killer poses to humans are two types of cancer that can have life-limiting effects.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer that affects the lymph nodes and significantly impacts your immune system. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma patients will develop abnormal white blood cells, and treatment is limited to controlling the cancer with no known cures available .
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a type of blood and bone marrow cancer that directly impacts the balance of white and red blood cells and your body’s ability to fight infections.
“Many people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia go long periods without experiencing symptoms or health complications. People may have treatment for CLL on and off for many years. CLL never goes away.”
While the World Health Organization has taken steps to classify Roundup as probably cancer-causing, the Environmental Protection Agency still lists glyphosate as not carcinogenic despite all the evidence from thousands of lawsuits.
How Do You Prove You Were Exposed To Roundup?
The best way you can prove exposure to the Roundup weed killer is through invoices and receipts from stores where you bought.
Alternatively, people who worked as gardeners, greenkeepers, agricultural workers, or in other similar professions may also be able to provide work orders to show that they regularly handled and sprayed Roundup.
There is also the possibility of people developing leukemia or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma indirectly if someone else regularly sprayed it near your home or place of work.
In either of these cases, you could be eligible to file a lawsuit to compensate you for your personal injury.
Call Us For A Free Case Review
If you’re uncertain about any aspect of a possible lawsuit against Monsanto/Bayer, then contact our dedicated legal team for a free consultation. We will fully assess your circumstances and advise you on the best course of action.
And if you want us to file a Roundup claim on your behalf, we can take all the stress and hassle out of the process. We ensure that our team fights the legal battle, so that you can focus on your health and medical treatment.
Call us today to learn all the details you need to start the process and receive the maximum possible payout.