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Over the past few years, the number of lawsuits filed against Monsanto/Bayer has increased significantly. And while a lot of that has to do with the delay in people developing cancer, a lot of it also has to do with recent Roundup cases proving a link to multiple types of cancer.
That is opening up lawsuit claims to thousands more people, who may suffer serious consequences from the weed killer Roundup.
But when legal precedents and evidence changes like this, you need an experienced litigation team with the experience to change the approach to presenting such cases.
Let me show you why that’s critical.
Legal Support From Pennsylvania’s Top Litigation Team
Here at Schmidt & Clark LLC, we have helped hundreds of clients with their Roundup cancer cases. We have also been helping clients in cases against some of the largest corporations in America with personal injury and medical malpractice claims.
That level of experience we have gained over the last 20 years has helped us shift our approach to not only supporting people who developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Clients with other types of cancer may also have a valid claim, and we can advise you on the best possible approach.
If you have developed cancer and believe it was due to Roundup, then contact our law firm immediately. We will assess your claim for free and work on a contingency fee basis.
That means you won’t have to worry about upfront legal bills for your personal injury lawsuit.
Does Roundup Weed Killer Cause Cancer?
Yes, Roundup weed killer has been scientifically linked to cancer, with the majority of lawsuits so far proving the link to non-Hodgkin lymphoma . But recent cases have also been able to achieve large payouts for other types of cancer, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia and multiple myeloma.
That means thousands more people with many types of cancer diagnoses may now be able to claim for compensation they deserve.
But there’s a lot of confusing information about Roundup exposure. Despite the thousands of jury verdicts, the EPA still doesn’t list the active ingredient glyphosate as carcinogenic.
On the other hand, the World Health Organization and the International Agency For Research On Cancer have taken steps to highlight the cancer risk associated with Roundup and have been critical of its continued use .
Who Can File Lawsuits in Pennsylvania?
People who regularly used or were exposed to the weed killer Roundup and have a cancer diagnosis for non-Hodgkin lymphoma may be able to file a compensation claim.
The important thing is that you must be able to prove you had regular exposure to Roundup that resulted in a serious illness. It’s not enough to claim Roundup usage without adequate warnings of the overall health risks.
Most cases so far have been filed by people who had exposure through employment. These are typically gardeners, landscapers, lawn care workers, and agricultural workers.
But it’s also possible to file a lawsuit if you had exposure because someone sprayed Roundup regularly near your home or workplace.
Such cases are more complicated, and we recommend that you take advantage of our free consultation today to find out whether you have enough evidence to file a successful claim.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania?
Under Pennsylvania personal injury law, the statute of limitations is two years .
The important thing is that you need to carefully work out when the clock starts ticking. Developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma symptoms can take many years, and in some cases, people find out they have cancer due to a routine screening test.
The two-year deadline starts when you have the first symptoms or receive results from a medical test.
This differs from accident-based injury claims tied to an event and specific time. This adds complexity meaning that you need experienced personal injury attorneys to carefully analyze this timeline.
Even though developing cancer due to exposure to Roundup can take many years, it’s important not to waste any time in filing your lawsuit.
The earlier you take the first steps, the sooner you’ll be able to receive the compensation you deserve to improve your quality of life and medical treatments.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
Lawsuits in Pennsylvania can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, with some of them even paying out millions. But the amount you will be able to claim will depend on your personal circumstances.
Here are just some of the variables that influence the financial compensation you can achieve:
- The prognosis from your doctor for your treatment, quality of life, and life expectancy
- How much pain and suffering the illness and treatment are causing
- Impacts on your ability to work and earn a living to provide for your family
- Whether you’re able to care for your children on a daily basis
- The amount of help you need for dealing with regular household chores
- Mental health issues tied to your illness, like depression, stress, and anxiety
- Cost of medical bills so far and expected costs for future treatment
These are just a few items that our litigation team will discuss to ensure you get the best possible payout.
"Bayer AG, after more than a year of talks, agreed to pay as much as $10.9 billion to settle close to 100,000 U.S. lawsuits claiming that its widely-used weedkiller Roundup caused cancer, resolving litigation that has pummeled the company's share price."
Call for a Free Case Review
If you or a member of your family have had a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and you were regularly exposed to Roundup, then don’t waste any more time before taking the first steps in a lawsuit.
Our law firm offers a free consultation where we discuss the details of your claim and assess whether there’s enough evidence to proceed.
Our attorneys will go through the process and ensure you have a stress-free experience so that you can focus on your health and family.