With thousands of successful lawsuits filed against Monsanto/Bayer, it looks like the number of outstanding cases will likely increase in the coming years.
Not only are the cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma increasing due to the delayed onset of cancer, but recent personal injury cases have convinced juries that the Roundup weed killer may also cause other cancers.
And that could open the door for thousands more plaintiffs who will need expert legal advice to take on such cases with new and emerging evidence.
Here’s why that’s so important.
Legal Support From Missouri’s Top Litigation Team
Here at Schmidt & Clark LLC, our personal injury attorneys have spent over 20 years building a reputation for being one of America’s best litigation teams. We have stood up for clients against some of the largest corporations and won life-changing payouts.
That experience has also allowed us to quickly shift our legal approach to evidence gathering and presentation in court, especially with new evidence that Roundup use also comes with an increased risk of other types of cancer.
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or another serious illness, our law firm will ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
And we do this by putting the attorney-client relationship at the center of everything we do. That means you don’t have to deal with stress and worry over the details of your legal case, allowing you to focus on your family and medical treatment.
You can take advantage of a free consultation to understand how a lawsuit process works. And you won’t be faced with upfront legal costs as we work on a contingency fee basis.
Is Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Cancer?
Yes, the active ingredient glyphosate in Roundup has been linked to multiple types of cancer . The most common type encountered since the first high-profile lawsuits is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after using Roundup.
But recent legal cases throughout America have also established a link to multiple myeloma and leukemia. And that means thousands more people with serious illnesses could be entitled to a large payout.
One thing that has caused some confusion is that the EPA still doesn’t warn the public of the risks that exposure to Roundup presents for human health.
However, the World Health Organization and the International Agency For Research On Cancer have declared Roundup a probable carcinogen .
The good news is that juries around America agree with the World Health Organization and have been awarding large payouts to plaintiffs.
If you’re concerned or uncertain whether your cancer may be linked to Roundup, contact our law firm today for a free case evaluation.
“A California appeals court upheld an $86 million verdict that found Bayer responsible for a couple's cancer after using Bayer's glyphosate-based Roundup against weeds.”
Who Can File Lawsuits in Missouri?
People who used the herbicide Roundup regularly and have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may be eligible to file a lawsuit against Bayer/Monsanto in Missouri.
It’s important to note that you must present evidence of a personal injury now, as it’s not enough to file a claim because the Monsanto company hasn’t labeled glyphosate as possibly carcinogenic.
In most cases, the plaintiffs have included farm workers, tree nursery employees, gardeners, and other agricultural workers who regularly handle and spray Roundup.
But attorneys have also established convincing evidence for clients who were indirectly exposed.
They may have come in contact with Roundup because other people or companies used the weed killer near their homes or workplaces.
But convincing a jury in such cases is a lot more difficult and requires the skills of experienced litigators with a proven track record of successfully presenting such arguments.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Missouri?
In Missouri, lawsuits have a statute of limitations of five years . This is one of the longest in America, but it’s still important to understand how the timing works.
See, with injuries due to car accidents, there is a specific event and date from when the clock starts ticking to the five-year deadline.
But a personal injury like cancer due to glyphosate exposure can take many years to develop into symptoms. And sometimes, such a serious illness is picked up through a routine screening test.
All this makes establishing evidence of a timeline from Roundup use to cancer a lot more complex, and you need an experienced attorney to ensure you don’t end up missing your filing date.
That’s why we always advise people not to waste more time thinking about taking the first steps. Simply call our legal team for a free consultation, and we will guide you through the entire process.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
A lawsuit payout for people who developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or another serious illness could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some of these cases have even achieved payouts in the millions, but the amount you can expect depends on your circumstances.
Here are some of the variables that our team will assess to figure out how much damage the Roundup weed killer has done:
- The impact cancer has had on your life expectancy and quality of life
- How much pain the illness and treatment are causing
- Impacts on your ability to work and provide financial security for your family
- The amount of help you need to perform regular household chores
- Whether you can still fully perform parenting duties to look after your children
- Medical bills associated with treatments needed to fight your cancer
- The impact on your mental health, including stress, depression, and anxiety
Each personal injury case linked to the chemical glyphosate has to stand on its own merits. Our team will do everything possible to get you the maximum payout or settlement possible.
Call for a Free Case Review
If you or someone in your family have received a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or other cancer and had regular exposure to Roundup, then take the first step to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
We offer all plaintiffs a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis. That means you won’t have to worry about the stresses of the Roundup trial or figuring out how to pay for legal bills.
You only pay for legal fees when we achieve a favorable payout for you and your family.