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The media attention on Bayer Monsanto for the significantly increasing number of lawsuits has grown in recent years. And while a lot of that has to do with more people developing Roundup-related cancer, there is also more attention on the types of cancer.
Since the initial lawsuit, most cases have involved plaintiffs with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. But new evidence shows that thousands more people could be eligible for compensation.
But filing and winning such claims with new and shifting evidence requires a skilled litigation team to not miss out on the maximum possible payout.
Legal Support From Mississippi’s Top Litigation Team
Here at Schmidt & Clark LLC, our litigation team has many years of experience filing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma claims for plaintiffs with a proven link to Roundup.
While we’ve had a lot of success in getting the compensation people deserve, we have noticed a growing trend in plaintiffs presenting with other types of cancer. And because our team has over 20 years of litigation experience against some of the largest corporations in America, we’re in a great position to continue our success rate.
With these new Roundup cancer risks, your legal team will need to take a different approach to gathering and presenting the evidence to a jury in order to ensure that you get a favorable verdict or settlement offer.
That’s why you shouldn’t waste any time before taking the first step towards filing a claim by calling our law firm for a free consultation.
We’ll guide you through the entire process on a contingency fee basis. Essentially, you will only be billed for legal fees when we achieve a payout.
Is Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Cancer?
Yes, the active ingredient in Roundup has been legally and scientifically linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma . The illness causes swollen lymph nodes and can ultimately cripple the immune system.
But recent evidence has also shown that a cancer diagnosis of multiple myeloma and leukemia could also be the result of regular Roundup exposure.
And despite all that evidence from thousands of lawsuits, the Environmental Protection Agency still doesn’t warn people about the health risks associated with glyphosate or demand Roundup cancer warnings on the product label and in advertising practices.
At the same time, the World Health Organization and the International Agency For Research On Cancer have declared Roundup as a probable carcinogen . And the organizations have been critical of the lack of commitment to this serious public health issue.
The mixed messaging and the new types of emerging cancers linked to Roundup require more complex approaches to preparing legal cases, and that’s where our team has developed the necessary skills to ensure success.
“Despite Bayer’s insistence that the IARC scientists were wrong and that there is no evidence that glyphosate or Roundup cause cancer, it has spent the last few years trying to settle the majority of the cases, paying cancer patients and their families to avoid trials.”
- Carey Gillam And Aliya Uteuova, Journalists At TheGuardian.com
Who Can File Lawsuits in Mississippi?
People who can prove regular exposure and a cancer diagnosis tied to the weed killer Roundup may be eligible to file a lawsuit. The important thing is that plaintiffs have to prove that they suffered an illness related to an evidence-based Roundup cancer risk.
It’s not enough to claim that you used Roundup without being warned of the health consequences.
In Mississippi, lawsuit attorneys have successfully presented such evidence in thousands of cases that predominantly involved farm workers, landscapers, gardeners, and tree nursery workers.
And while exposure through employment is the most common cause, there are also thousands of people who had indirect exposure because someone else used Roundup near their home or workplace.
Such cases can become complex from a legal argument perspective, and it’s best to discuss the details during a free consultation with our litigation team.
You can’t afford to miss out on an opportunity to receive the payout that could help with your treatment and quality of life.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Mississippi?
The statute of limitations for lawsuits in Mississippi is three years . What this means is that you have three years to file a claim after you noticed the first cancer symptoms or received a medical diagnosis.
Because developing cancer caused by glyphosate exposure can take many years, it’s important to understand when the clock starts ticking for plaintiffs. And establishing that kind of timeline as part of the case evidence requires a skilled legal team.
With injuries that result from an accident, there is a specific place and time that the event took place. But with a Roundup claim, establishing the timing of events is a lot more complicated.
And it’s a process that you can’t take chances with, as missing the deadline to file a claim will mean that there’s no way to get the compensation you deserve.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
A lawsuit payout in Mississippi can be worth in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, with some high-profile cases going into the millions. However, it’s important to understand that the value of financial compensation is based on individual circumstances.
Here are some ways that people are dealing with the impacts of the weed killer:
- The severity of the cancer diagnosis and prospects for your life expectancy
- Impacts on your ability to earn a living and provide financial security for your family
- The amount of pain and suffering due to cancer and the necessary treatment
- Diminished quality of life and impacts on hobbies and everyday activities
- Your ability to care for children without the help of others
- Disruptions from mental health issues like depression, stress, and anxiety
- Current and future medical bills to ensure you get the best possible treatment
These require the careful attention of an experienced litigation attorney to ensure you get the highest possible payout or settlement offer.
Call for a Free Case Review
If you or a family member have developed cancer like non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, then call our team today for a free consultation. We will discuss all the details of the legal process and ensure that you understand what the best approach is.
You will also understand how a highly experienced litigation team can take away all the worry and stress of facing such legal actions. That means you can focus on your health and family without constant distractions.
And because we work on a contingency fee basis, you won’t have to worry about large upfront legal fees either.