The growing number of lawsuits in recent years has been a worrying trend for many people that had a lot of exposure to the weed killer before the risks to human health were widely known.
And what has become even more worrying is the fact that many Roundup cancer cases have now made claims for several different types of cancer.
As a result, thousands more potential plaintiffs require the help of an experienced attorney to ensure they get the compensation needed for dealing with serious health conditions.
Legal Support From Massachusetts’ Top Litigation Team
Thousands of lawsuits have relied on scientific evidence that the Roundup weed killer is directly linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, some claims have now succeeded in proving a link to other types of cancer as well.
While that is good news for plaintiffs’ ability to file claims, it complicates the legal process of gathering and presenting the necessary evidence in court.
Here at Schmidt & Clark LLC, our team of lawyers has over 20 years of experience with successful claims against some of the largest businesses in America. And that means we know exactly how to best adapt to new information and evidence to ensure our clients get the best possible results.
We have also built up a reputation for making the attorney-client relationship our top priority, as we understand how stressful it can be to gather and analyze confidential or sensitive information relating to your medical and employment history.
Call us for a free consultation, and we’ll explain the process in detail so you can offload the worry of such a legal battle.
Is Roundup Linked to Cancer?
Yes, the Roundup weed killer has been linked to several different cancers, with the most common one reported being non-Hodgkin's lymphoma .
The active ingredient called glyphosate is doing all the damage, and there is now also evidence that it may cause multiple myeloma and leukemia . These new findings have now opened the door to thousands more lawsuits, which could mean that many people will finally receive adequate compensation.
It’s also important to note that while the EPA still refuses to highlight the link between cancer and glyphosate, the International Agency For Research On Cancer and World Health Organization now lists it as a probable human carcinogen .
These organizations are also critical of the fact that Bayer/Monsanto still didn't properly warn consumers of health risks that could lead to cancer and have called for an international ban.
"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
Who Is Eligible for a Lawsuit in Massachusetts?
People who can prove that they were exposed to Roundup and later developed a type of cancer linked to the weed killer may be eligible to file a claim in Massachusetts. The important thing is that you have to prove a personal injury like a Roundup cancer diagnosis.
It’s not enough to simply claim that you were exposed to a dangerous chemical without being adequately warned about it.
In Massachusetts, lawyers have also filed claims where people developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma even if they didn’t personally use the product. It’s entirely possible to have regular exposure at home or work because someone else is spraying it near you.
Such Roundup claims can become complicated, and you need the right law firm to support you in getting the maximum possible financial compensation.
Dealing with such complexity is what our team at Schmidt & Clarke LLC has proven through many lawsuits that we have filed in Massachusetts.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, lawsuits have a statute of limitations of three years . It’s important to understand that this deadline is linked to when you developed cancer and when you used Roundup.
It can take many years to develop symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma; in some cases, it might be picked up through routine screening tests.
And because of that time delay, plaintiffs have three years from the time of symptoms or a medical diagnosis to file their cancer claims.
Missing such a deadline will likely make it impossible to file a Roundup claim, and that’s why it’s important not to waste any time.
Talk to our litigation team today to ensure you don’t run into such a problem with your claim.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
In Massachusetts, lawsuits can be worth several hundred thousand dollars. Some cases have even paid out in the millions, but the total payout depends entirely on your personal situation.
To assess the full damage done by the Roundup weed killer, our team will carefully analyze many variables, including these:
- The impact of cancer on your quality of life and life expectancy
- How much pain the illness and treatment are causing
- Lost income from employment and limitations on future prospects of earning a living
- The medical costs you have had to cover so far in order to get the necessary treatment
- Future medical bills that you could be facing for many years to come
- How well you’re able to perform regular household chores without having to hire someone to help
- Whether you’re still able to fully care for your children on a daily basis
These, along with punitive damages, will play a significant role in how much your payout or settlement offer might be.
Call for a Free Case Evaluation
If you or a family have developed cancer like non-Hodgkin lymphoma, you shouldn't waste more time before filing a claim.
Lawsuits will take time to prepare and see through to a successful verdict. And you don’t want to delay how soon you can receive a payout that could significantly impact your family's wellbeing.
Talk to a Massachusetts Roundup Attorney on our team today for a free consultation, with the added peace of mind that we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t face any upfront legal costs, and we only charge you if your claim is successful.