If you have been diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup weed killer, you may be entitled to compensation. The product liability attorneys from the Schmidt & Clark law firm are experienced in handling claims against Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup. We can help you pursue a claim for damages if you have been harmed by this product.
Roundup has been linked to an increased risk of negative health conditions, particularly non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and other cancers. Our legal team can help you understand your legal rights and options.
Contact us for a free consultation. We will review your case and advise you of your legal options. There is no obligation to file a lawsuit, and we do not charge any fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Ways We Can Help You
- Our lawyers hold over 20 years of experience representing injured plaintiffs, specializing in dangerous and defective drug lawsuits.
- Our results speak for themselves. We have helped thousands of people, including Louisiana residents, secure the compensation they deserve.
- No matter how formidable the opponent is, an attorney from Schmidt & Clark will fight to get you the cash settlement you need and deserve. We've successfully represented clients against some of the largest corporations in the world.
The Problem With Roundup
Roundup is the most popular weed killer worldwide, used everywhere from golf courses to home gardens. Roundup use has also been linked to increased cancer risk. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Roundup, as a "probable human carcinogen."
Monsanto has long claimed that Roundup is safe, but the IARC's decision called that into question. Monsanto has faced numerous lawsuits to hold the company responsible and seek compensation for their Roundup claims.
Studies have associated the active ingredient in Roundup with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other blood-related cancers such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia, T- and B-Cell lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Even low levels of exposure to glyphosate have been linked with an increased risk of health problems, birth defects, and other issues.
Who Can File a Lawsuit?
Anyone who has used Roundup or other glyphosate products may be at risk of developing cancer. This includes agricultural workers, landscapers, gardeners, and others who use the product regularly.
Even people exposed to Roundup secondarily, such as those living near areas where it is sprayed, may be at increased risk.
If you have used Roundup and were later diagnosed with cancer, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. Families of individuals who have died from cancer after prolonged exposure to Roundup may also be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
To be successful in a lawsuit, you must be able to show that:
- You were exposed to Roundup weed killer
- You have a Roundup-related diagnosis
- Monsanto knew or should have known about the harms associated with Roundup
Fortunately, there is evidence that Monsanto has known about the dangers of Roundup for years. Yet, the company has failed to provide label warnings to consumers. That said, Roundup weed killer is being pulled from U.S. markets though the company is not admitting fault.
Our personal injury attorneys can help you hold Monsanto accountable for its negligence. Contact us for a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options in filing lawsuits.
Statute of Limitations for Filing Lawsuits in Louisiana
In Louisiana, the statute of limitations for filing a product liability lawsuit is one year from the date of the injury .
This means you have one year from your diagnosis to file a lawsuit. If you do not file your lawsuit within this time frame, you will likely be barred from doing so.
The court may extend the one-year statute of limitations in certain circumstances. However, it is important to note that these exceptions are rare.
"Bayer's decision to end U.S. residential sale of Roundup is a historic victory for public health and the environment"
- Andrew Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety Executive Director
This statute of limitations for lawsuits is shorter than in many other states, so it is vital to act quickly if you believe you have a case. An experienced Louisiana Roundup attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options and ensure your lawsuit is filed on time.
At Schmidt & Clark, LLP, we have a team of experienced personal injury attorneys who can help you throughout the legal process. Contact our team of experienced Louisiana Roundup lawyers for a free case evaluation to learn more about your legal rights and options.
How Much Will I Recover?
The amount of money you may be able to recover in a lawsuit will depend on the specific facts and circumstances of your case.
In general, however, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. If glyphosate exposure and Roundup caused your loved one’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma, you may also be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
You may also be able to recover punitive damages if you can show that Monsanto acted with gross negligence or recklessness. Punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant and discourage others from engaging in similar behavior.
These damages are rare, but some have recovered millions in Roundup cases. In Monsanto's first significant trial loss, a school groundskeeper named DeWayne Johnson was awarded $289 million in damages after he developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma .
In another case, a jury awarded a couple $1 billion in punitive damages for their cancer diagnosis after finding that the company had failed to warn consumers about the risks associated with Roundup.
The amount of money you may be entitled to recover will depend on your case's specific facts and circumstances. A personal injury lawyer from Schmidt & Clark can help you assess the value of your lawsuit and fight for the maximum compensation you are entitled to. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact us for a free case review.
Get a Free Case Review With Our Louisiana Roundup Lawyer
At the Schmidt & Clark law firm, we understand that people who developed cancer after Roundup exposure may have limited financial resources.
That is why we only represent clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not owe us any legal fees unless we can recover compensation for you.
We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that cancer can take on patients and their families. Our Louisiana Roundup lawyers will fight tirelessly to help you get money for your medical costs and other injuries.
To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact us for a free case evaluation.