Roundup is a widely used herbicide that many people have in their homes and garages. This weed killer contains glyphosate, which is a herbicide that kills most plants. Glyphosate has been linked to cancer, so people who use Roundup may be at risk of developing cancer.
If Roundup has injured you or someone you know, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of Roundup. An experienced Ohio Roundup lawyer from Schmidt & Clark, LLP, can help you understand your legal rights and options.
How Our Ohio Roundup Lawyers Can Help
- Across Ohio, Roundup has been linked to an increased risk of cancer. We are ready and willing to fight for those whose well-being has been impacted. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
- The attorneys at our law firm have decades of experience handling complex mass tort claims. We put this experience to work to secure the maximum possible payout for victims.
- You should not bear the financial burden of someone else's negligence. Our lawyers are committed to ensuring each client gets individualized legal attention and care while they address their medical needs.
Why Roundup Weed Killer Is a Problem
Roundup is a popular herbicide used by many homeowners and businesses to control weeds. However, most people don't know that Roundup contains the active ingredient glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization classified glyphosate as a "probable human carcinogen."
Scientific studies have discovered that people with exposure to Roundup had an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, lymphocytic lymphoma, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Research has found that glyphosate use can cause chromosomal damage and injure cells in human and animal fetuses. This could potentially lead to various forms of cancer, birth defects, liver disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and kidney damage.
Lawsuits and Their Qualifications
Generally speaking, anyone diagnosed with blood cancer, like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, diagnosed after glyphosate exposure can file a lawsuit against Monsanto.
For your claim to be successful, you must accomplish a few tasks:
- First, you must show that you used Roundup weed killer regularly and as directed.
- Second, you must demonstrate that you developed cancer after exposure to Roundup.
- Third, you must prove that there is a causal link between your use of Roundup herbicide and your cancer diagnosis.
- Finally, you must show that Monsanto knew about the potential health risks of glyphosate exposure but took no action.
If you meet all of these qualifications, you may have a successful claim against Monsanto. These lawsuits are complex, so it is important to have an experienced Ohio Roundup attorney on your side who can navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.
"By the end of 2021, Bayer had allocated approximately $16 billion US to Roundup litigation in the United States, addressing roughly 98,000 of 125,000 cases."
- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Ohio’s Statute of Limitations
In Ohio, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of injury .
This means that if you received a cancer diagnosis more than two years ago, you likely are not eligible to file a lawsuit against Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup products.
A wrongful death lawsuit in Ohio also has a statute of limitations of two years. Thus, if a loved one passed away from cancer caused by Roundup use in the last two years, you may still have time to file a lawsuit on their behalf.
The statute of limitations is important to keep in mind because it sets a deadline for filing a lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, the court may bar you from bringing a claim, no matter how strong it may be.
This is why you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible after your Roundup injury. An experienced attorney can determine whether you have a case and, if so, help you get it filed before the deadline expires.
How Much Are Lawsuit Payouts?
Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup, has faced thousands of lawsuits alleging that the company's herbicide causes cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin lymphoma. While each case is different, some plaintiffs have been awarded millions in payouts. Here are some past examples.
- In 2018, a jury in San Francisco awarded plaintiff Dewayne Johnson $289 million in damages. The award included $39 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages. Johnson was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup as a groundskeeper for a school district .
- In 2019, a jury in Oakland awarded plaintiff Edwin Hardeman $80 million in damages. Hardeman was diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup on his property for many years.
- In 2019, a jury awarded plaintiff Alva and Alberta Pilliod $2 billion in damages. The couple used Roundup often before being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Several factors will affect the amount of your potential Roundup settlement.
Two of the most critical are:
- The severity of your injuries: If you have suffered serious problems from using Roundup, you are likely to receive a larger settlement than someone who has only sustained minor injuries.
- The strength of your evidence: For your case to be successful, you will need strong proof backing up your claims.
Of course, prior case results do not predict a similar outcome. However, these cases show that the amount of money awarded in lawsuit payouts can be substantial. You may recover compensation to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.
If Roundup has caused you problems, you should quickly speak to one of our Ohio personal injury lawyers who can help explain your options during a free consultation.
Let Our Lawyers Take Your Side
When Roundup has injured you, you need an experienced law firm on your side to help you get the justice you deserve. Our attorneys have experience handling these cases and will fight to bring you the best possible outcome.
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