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Thousands of people have successfully sued Monsanto/Bayer for Roundup exposure that led to cancer like non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. And while the number of those cases is still growing, there is another worrying trend among cases resulting from other types of cancer.
What that means is that there could potentially be thousands more people who will develop a serious illness in the coming years.
For anyone who may already be facing such a medical problem, it’s best not to waste time thinking about your next steps in a lawsuit.
Here’s why it’s so important to start the legal process immediately.
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Most legal claims against Monsanto/Bayer since the first high-profile success stories mainly involved one type of cancer called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
But the evidence of other cancers in recent years has emerged, and law firms have achieved favorable jury verdicts to get their clients' substantial payouts. But with such changes in evidence, attorneys need to shift how they approach gathering and presenting evidence.
Overall, that has resulted in a more complex claims process, and you need a law firm with experienced attorneys to deal with these changes in the best possible way.
You simply can’t leave any legal arguments to chance regarding this toxic weed killer.
Our team at Schmidt & Clark LLC has built up a reputation of being highly effective at taking litigation cases against the largest corporations in America.
And while that is an important part of finding the best legal team, you’ll also gain peace of mind knowing that we focus on building the best possible attorney-client relationship.
That means less stress and worry so you can focus on your health and family. You also won’t have to worry about crippling legal fees as we offer a free consultation and a contingency fee-based process.
You only pay us when you win your lawsuit and receive your deserved payout.
Is Roundup Linked to Cancer?
Yes, the Roundup weed killer has been scientifically linked to cancers, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia, and multiple myeloma .
These other types of cancer also affect the lymphatic system, and there are currently no known cures for the illness. Unfortunately, many people will have to endure treatment for the rest of their lives.
With these increased proven cancer risks come more complex legal arguments to ensure that plaintiffs get the best possible results.
Even though government agencies like the EPA still refuse to warn consumers about the dangers of the active ingredient glyphosate, the World Health Organization has taken positive steps.
It is highly critical of the continued availability and lists glyphosate as a probable carcinogen for humans .
“IARC also concluded that there was “strong” evidence for genotoxicity, both for “pure” glyphosate and for glyphosate formulations.”
- The World Health Organization
Who Is Eligible for a Lawsuit in Michigan?
People who were regularly exposed to the weed killer Roundup and later developed cancer related to that glyphosate exposure may be eligible to file a lawsuit in Michigan.
What is important to understand is that lawsuits are based on proof that a plaintiff has experienced a personal injury in the form of a serious illness. It’s not enough to prove that you had exposure and could possibly develop Roundup cancer in the future.
In most cases, people had very regular exposure through their employment. This includes agricultural workers, greenkeepers, landscapers, horticulturalists, and lawn care workers.
But it’s also possible to be exposed based on other people using Roundup near your home or workplace. This could still indirectly expose you to toxic chemicals, and it’s important to carefully establish the necessary evidence for such cases.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Michigan?
The statute of limitations for a lawsuit in Michigan is three years . However, it’s important to understand the difference between these cases and a typical accident-based personal injury.
In the case of an accident, there is a specific time and date associated with the event.
But developing cancer like non-Hodgkin lymphoma can take many years before you notice symptoms or receive a medical cancer diagnosis through a routine screening test.
That means that the clock starts ticking when you have the first symptoms or a diagnosis. And while three years may seem like a long time, it’s important not to delay the first steps of talking to an attorney.
Not only does that reduce the pressure to complete the case filing, but you also take steps to ensure you get your payout sooner.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
Payouts in Roundup cases in Michigan have often paid out over $100,000; in some cases, the payouts and settlements have been in the millions. However, the total you could be entitled to depends on your personal situation.
Here are some of the important variables that influence your payout:
- The severity of your illness and prognosis for treatment, and life expectancy
- How much pain cancer and the treatment are causing
- The medical expenses you have had to cover so far
- Future medical care to cover better treatment options
- Lost wages due to the inability to work and earn a living
- Impact on mental health like stress, anxiety, and depression
- Your ability to care for children and perform regular household chores without help
All of these things can significantly impact your payout, and it’s important that you have a highly experienced litigation attorney to analyze all these variables in detail.
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If you or a family member have developed cancer and believe it may be linked to Roundup use, don’t waste any more time thinking about your next steps.
Call our law firm today to schedule a free consultation, and we will advise you on how the process will work. We aim to take all the stress out of the lawsuit so that you can focus on your health and family.
And you won’t have to worry about expensive legal bills, as we work on a contingency fee basis.
This is one phone call you won’t regret making.