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Have you used Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer and gotten a cancer diagnosis? Roundup has been linked to developing cancer, most frequently non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. 

If you have used Roundup and been diagnosed with cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. The first step is to speak with an experienced Maine Roundup lawyer.

At Schmidt & Clark, LLP, we have the experience and resources to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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  • Our law firm has been handling lawsuits for years. We have the experience and resources necessary to pursue your claim to the fullest extent.
  • Our Maine Roundup attorneys will handle every aspect of your claim from start to finish. We will answer any questions you have and keep you updated on significant case developments.
  • We represent clients in their Roundup claims nationwide, including in Maine. We are a top personal injury and mass tort firm that provides the most comprehensive representation possible.

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What Does Roundup Do to the Body?

Roundup is the brand name of a herbicide containing the chemical glyphosate. Roundup’s active ingredient kills plants by inhibiting their ability to produce specific proteins necessary for growth.

While glyphosate-based herbicides effectively kill weeds, they have also been linked to several serious health conditions, including cancer.

The World Health Organization and its International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has found that glyphosate exposure can increase the risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer affecting white blood cells.

Scientific evidence suggests that this dangerous drug is a human carcinogen and may be tied to other blood cancers such as multiple myeloma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, B-cell lymphoma, and hairy cell leukemia. There is also evidence that Roundup’s carcinogenic properties may increase the risk of other types of cancer, such as brain, breast, and pancreatic cancer.

Furthermore, recent findings show this chemical may also cause other health problems, such as:

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver damage
  • Birth defects
  • Nervous system damage

If you have been exposed to glyphosate and developed any of these conditions, you may be able to file a lawsuit. Free consultations with the law firm of Schmidt & Clark, LLP, can help you understand your options for legal action.

Qualifying for a Lawsuit in Maine

A lawyer explaining paperwork on a clipboardFour major factors will be considered when determining whether you qualify for a lawsuit.

The first thing that will be examined is whether or not you have been exposed to Roundup weed killer. If so, did you use it according to the manufacturer's instructions?

If you have been exposed, the next important thing is the length of time and frequency of exposure. The longer and more often you were exposed, the greater your chance of winning a lawsuit. 

The second factor that will be considered is whether you have been diagnosed with cancer or another Roundup-related disease. If you have not been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or other condition associated with glyphosate, you cannot file a claim. 

The third thing that will be looked at is causation. In order for your claim to be successful, you will need to demonstrate that the Roundup product caused your cancer. 

The fourth and final factor that will be considered is damages. You must demonstrate that you have suffered some loss from your Roundup exposure. This could include medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering. 

Contact us for a free case evaluation and let our Maine Roundup attorneys help you get the payout you deserve for your medical care and other expenses.

Statute of Limitations in Maine

In Maine, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is six years from the date of injury [1]. This means that you have six years from the date of your diagnosis to file a lawsuit.

Compared to many states, Maine has a relatively long statute of limitations. However, if you fail to file your lawsuit within this time frame, you will likely be barred from doing so later.

Also, if you are filing a wrongful death claim, you only have two years to do so.

Thus, if you or your family members are victims who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer or another disease after using this toxic chemical, you should contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. 

If you form an attorney-client relationship quickly, you can ensure that your claim is filed within the statute of limitations.

How Much Compensation Can I Get?

A lawyer passing money to a clientThe amount of compensation you may be entitled to will depend on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, the extent of your Roundup use, and your damages.

For example, if you have been diagnosed with a serious form of cancer, such as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and have incurred significant medical costs and lost wages as a result, you may be entitled to receive a large amount of compensation. You also may get money for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other non-economic damages.

Additionally, you might receive punitive damages if you can show that the manufacturer of Roundup knew about the risks associated with their product and failed to warn consumers. The amount of compensation you ultimately receive will depend on the facts of your individual case.

However, the Monsanto company has had several large verdicts against them in lawsuits, with victims diagnosed with Roundup-caused cancer being awarded tens of millions of dollars. 

"Bayer has spent or otherwise set aside more than $16bn for settlements and other costs, including paying out more than $130m to winning plaintiffs in the first three trials."
- The Guardian

One of these verdicts was for $80 million, another for $289 million, and another for $2 billion when people developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using the product [2]. 

Monsanto denies any cancer claims against its product, but these large payouts indicate you could be entitled to a significant amount of compensation if you have a strong case.

Make Schmidt & Clark Your Maine Roundup Lawyers

We are currently accepting new lawsuits. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a disease like cancer after exposure to Roundup weed killer, we offer a no-obligation, free case review.

Although no one can guarantee a specific outcome, our Maine Roundup lawyers will fight to get you the best possible result in your suit. We have a proven track record of success in lawsuits, and we are not afraid to take on Bayer, the company that acquired Monsanto.

Tens of thousands of lawsuits have already been filed. Call us for more information or to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers.


References:

  1. https://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/14/title14sec752.html
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/business/monsanto-roundup-cancer-verdict.html

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