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Since the first high-profile lawsuits against Monsanto, thousands of plaintiffs have taken legal action because of the consequences they suffer due to Roundup weed killer. 

And those numbers are still growing faster because of new and emerging evidence that Roundup may cause multiple types of cancer. 

But with such new evidence comes added complexity to presenting legal arguments to a jury in the best possible way. 

And that’s where you need a highly experienced law firm. 

Let me explain.

A group of employees talking about businessMost lawsuits have revolved around a cancer diagnosis for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. And because the evidence for such cases has been well established, there is a standard legal process that attorneys could follow. 

But with a new shift that attorneys have taken to convince juries of links to other types of cancer, you need a team that has experience in quickly adapting to new evidence. 

Here at Schmidt & Clark LLC, we have built a reputation as one of the top litigation law firms in America. And with over 20 years of experience dealing with some of the largest companies in America, we know how to handle these changes in a lawsuit. 

But we also understand that these can be very difficult and stressful for plaintiffs, so we focus on the attorney-client relationship. As a result, you will deal with less stress, allowing you to focus on your medical treatment and family. 

It all starts with a free consultation where we can explain all the details for you to take the right steps in getting the compensation you deserve.

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Does Roundup Weed Killer Cause Cancer?

Yes, Roundup can cause different types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Some studies have put the increased risk of cancer at over 40% based on research on the herbicide glyphosate [1].

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma affects the lymphatic system, and the only treatments available can aim to control the illness, as there are no known cures. 

Despite all the legal and scientific evidence of this link, the Environmental Protection Agency still hasn’t taken steps to list the active ingredient as dangerous for human health. 

But the International Agency For Research On Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization, has declared Roundup a probable carcinogen [2]. The organizations have also been critical of the continued Roundup use and that there is insufficient information to warn consumers of the serious risks. 

Fortunately, thousands of jury trials have delivered verdicts in favor of plaintiffs, resulting in large payouts and settlement offers. 

“The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, has issued a statement advocating a worldwide end to glyphosate usage, due to the potential cancer risk and adverse health effects.”
- Teresa Hagan Thomas PHD, BA, RN, medicalnewstoday.com

Who Can File Lawsuits in Montana?

A lawyer and a client having a talkIn Montana, lawsuits can be filed by people who can prove they have a personal injury like cancer linked to the Roundup weed killer. 

The two important factors are establishing proof of being regularly exposed to Roundup and having a serious illness related to this weedkiller. It’s not enough to want to file a claim because Bayer/Monsanto failed to warn you about the possible health issues. 

For Montana residents and plaintiffs, most cases involved people who used Roundup through employment. These are typically gardeners, landscapers, and lawn care workers, among many others. 

But it’s also possible for lawyers to prove that indirect exposure was the cause. This can happen when other people and companies use Roundup near your home or workplace, where you then come in contact with glyphosate. 

Such cases can be more complicated, and you want a legal team with a proven track record to support you to ensure maximum success. 

Call our team today for a free consultation, and we can explain the best process for your individual case. 

What Is the Statute of Limitations in Montana?

In Montana, lawsuits have a statute of limitation of three years [3]. What this means is that you have three years from the time of your first cancer symptoms or confirmation of a medical diagnosis. 

It’s different from other personal injury cases where the claim relates to an accident with a specific date. But that doesn’t mean you should take your time to take the first steps in your lawsuit. 

You may have developed cancer many years after using Roundup, but delaying the legal process will also delay the compensation payout, which could make a huge difference in your treatment and quality of life. 

It’s why scheduling an initial consultation as soon as possible is so important to ensure success in your case. 

How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?

A client and a lawyer shaking hands

Roundup in Montana could be worth over $100,000 in typical cases, but it entirely depends on the circumstances of individual cases. Some high-profile cases have even paid out over a million dollars. 

Ultimately, a set of variables influence the payout in a personal injury case involving glyphosate-based herbicides.

Here are some that our attorneys will discuss with you: 

  • Your medical prognosis for future treatment and life expectancy
  • The amount of pain the illness and treatment are causing
  • The impact on your ability to earn a living and provide for your family
  • Mental health issues like stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Medical costs that you’ve incurred in the past as well as expected in the future
  • Your ability to care for your children without the need for help
  • Whether you can still perform regular household chores on a daily basis

Your attorney must have extensive experience analyzing personal situations to get you the best possible payout. 

Call for a Free Case Review

If you or a member of your family have received a medical diagnosis for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or other cancer and you regularly had exposure to Roundup, contact us immediately for a free consultation. 

Our dedicated attorneys will fully assess your situation and advise you on taking the first steps during the free case evaluation. 

You also won’t have to worry about upfront costs as we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay legal fees when you receive the payout from Bayer/Monsanto. 

This will be one phone call you won’t regret making. 


References:

  1. https://www.washington.edu/news/2019/02/13/uw-study-exposure-to-chemical-in-Roundup-increases-risk-for-cancer/
  2. https://www.iarc.who.int/featured-news/media-centre-iarc-news-glyphosate/
  3. https://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/personal-injury/laws-montana.html

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