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The number of people developing cancer due to the Roundup weed killer has increased significantly in recent years. And the result of that has been a long backlog of active and pending lawsuits against Monsanto/ Bayer.
This trend is down to the time delay until people notice cancer symptoms and also due to increasing evidence of other types of cancer linked to toxic chemicals.
For potential plaintiffs in Oklahoma, that means choosing the right law firm with the skills to adapt to changing legal processes.
Let me explain why this is so important.
Legal Support From Oklahoma’s Top Litigation Team
While the initial increase in lawsuits mainly dealt with people who developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, there has been more evidence that other types of cancer could also be linked.
That’s a significant change in how lawyers prepare and argue a case in court, requiring a highly skilled and experienced litigation team.
Here at Schmidt & Clark LLC, we have spent 20 years building a reputation as one of the leading litigation teams in America, and we have successfully supported many plaintiffs with their lawsuit in Oklahoma.
Because of this experience, we are able to adjust our approach to establishing a successful legal case quickly and whenever needed so that clients get the best possible results.
But we also understand that lawsuits can be stressful and worrying times for plaintiffs. That’s why we put the attorney-client relationship at the center of everything we do.
It starts with a free case evaluation, where we guide you through the process. And we also work on a contingency fee basis so that you don’t have to worry about large legal bills to win the compensation you deserve.
Is Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Cancer?
Yes, the Roundup weed killer has been scientifically linked to cancer. In most cases, plaintiffs have filed claims as the active ingredient glyphosate caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma. But there is now plenty of evidence to support claims for multiple myeloma and leukemia .
What this means is that there are potentially thousands of plaintiffs who haven’t filed a lawsuit yet because they are uncertain about whether they have a case or not.
What makes it even more confusing is that the EPA doesn’t Highlight Roundup and glyphosate as having a link to developing health issues.
But the World Health Organization and the International Agency For Research On Cancer have declared Roundup a probable carcinogen, and they have been calling for an end to its widespread use .
This conflicting information can complicate matters, and that’s why we recommend that you should discuss the details of your case with an attorney on our litigation team.
We can fully assess your situation and advise you on the chances of success in your case.
Who Is Eligible for a Lawsuit in Oklahoma?
People who had regular glyphosate exposure through Roundup use and developed cancer as a result may be eligible to file a lawsuit. The important thing is that a plaintiff has to prove both the exposure and the serious illness.
You can’t file a claim because you used the weed killer without an adequate warning of all the serious health issues.
In Oklahoma, lawyers have mainly worked with people who were exposed through their jobs, e.g., landscapers, gardeners, horticulturalists, and greenkeepers.
But Roundup cancer victims also include people with indirect exposure. While it can be more difficult to prove that someone else caused cancer by regularly spraying the weed killer near their home or workplace, with the experience of our team, you’ll have a great chance of success.
“The cases largely hinge on conflicting scientific views about the safety of Roundup, and on the interpretation of internal Monsanto documents that plaintiffs say show wide-ranging corruption and collusion.”
- Carey Gillam and Aliya Uteuova, Journalists at TheGuardian.com
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Oklahoma?
The statute of limitations for a lawsuit in Oklahoma is two years . It’s important to understand that with personal injury clients suing due to an accident, there’s an exact event and time when that clock starts ticking.
But with Roundup exposure, it can take many years for people to encounter the first symptoms of cancer, and in some cases, it’s a diagnosis through a routine screening test.
What this means is that you have two years from the moment you have a diagnosis to file a claim to seek compensation. And it’s vital not to waste time in taking the first actions through an attorney.
That’s why we recommend everyone call our team as soon as possible for a free consultation to ensure you don’t run into issues with this deadline.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
In Oklahoma, lawsuits can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, with some even going into the millions. However, the financial compensation you can achieve in a trial depends on your personal circumstances.
Here are just a few of the variables that influence how much personal injury clients can get:
- The prognosis you got from a doctor about your treatment and life expectancy
- How much pain and discomfort you have to deal with due to the illness
- Lost income and your ability to earn a living in the future
- Impacts on your mental health, including stress, anxiety, and depression
- Whether you can still perform household chores without the help of others
- Your ability to care for children and perform regular parenting duties
- The impact medical bills have had on your finances now and in the future
These are just a few of the items we will discuss with you to assess your compensation entitlement.
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If you or a loved one have developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and you regularly used Roundup, then don’t waste any more time thinking about your next steps.
Call us for a free consultation on your Roundup cancer claim, and our litigation team will guide you through the entire process.
Our law firm has many years of experience in winning lawsuits, and we’ll ensure that you have a stress-free experience with the best possible result.