With the increasing number of lawsuits in Rhode Island, many potential plaintiffs have reported new types of Roundup injuries.
Since the first successful lawsuits against Monsanto's Roundup weed killer, the main type of cancer diagnosis has been non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but recent cases have revealed a worrying trend that could open up other cancers.
But achieving a Roundup settlement or trial payout in such cases requires a skilled team of litigation lawyers to ensure you get the best possible compensation.
Let me explain why that’s so important.
Legal Support From Rhode Island’s Top Litigation Team
Lawsuits can become extremely complex, and difficult for lawyers to assemble and present evidence to a jury in a convincing way.
But when new evidence emerges in other trials about links to cancer other than non-Hodgkin lymphoma, then you need a legal team that can quickly adapt to those changing demands.
Here at Schmidt & Clark LLC, we have over 20 years of experience building a reputation as one of the leading law firms for litigation cases in America.
We have dealt with some of the largest corporations in America and successfully got payouts for hundreds of clients.
And our attorneys can fully address any concerns clients might have about the type of cancer they are dealing with. If there’s enough evidence to support your claim, we’ll help you through the process.
Simply call our law firm for a free case evaluation. We also work on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t need to worry about large legal fees to take the first steps in your lawsuit toward the compensation you deserve.
Is Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Cancer?
Yes, Roundup has been scientifically linked to cancer. In most cases, plaintiffs were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but there has been a trend in jury verdict ruling in favor of plaintiffs with other types of cancer like myeloma and leukemia .
In some research, the results indicate that there’s a 41% higher risk of receiving a cancer diagnosis for people who regularly used Roundup weed killer.
One of the confusing factors for many people is that the EPA still doesn’t publicly warn people about the Roundup cancer risks.
On the other hand, the World Health Organization and the International Agency For Research On Cancer have declared glyphosate as probably carcinogenic and called for ending the sale of the toxic ingredient .
“Monsanto’s conduct evidenced reckless disregard of the health and safety of the multitude of unsuspecting consumers it kept in the dark.” - 1st Appellate District in the Court of Appeal for California
Fortunately, most people who go through a lawsuit can establish the necessary evidence to achieve a payout. But it all hinges on lawyers carefully assessing eligibility criteria.
Here’s what that means.
Who Can File Lawsuits in Rhode Island?
People in Rhode Island who regularly were exposed to the Roundup weed killer and developed cancer like non-Hodgkin lymphoma could be entitled to file Roundup claims.
But it’s important to understand the two vital pieces of proof that plaintiffs need to establish with their attorney.
Firstly, lawyers can only file lawsuits if the plaintiff has a diagnosis of a serious illness like cancer. It’s not enough to try and process a claim because you weren’t warned about the risks of this popular weed killer.
Secondly, you’ll need to prove regular exposure to Roundup at home or through employment. In most cases, that means people who work as gardeners, landscapers, or agricultural workers.
But it’s also possible to prove exposure if someone else regularly sprayed the weed killer near your home or workplace.
Such cases can become complicated, but our litigation team has the experience to get a favorable verdict in court.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Rhode Island?
The statute of limitations for lawsuits in Rhode Island is three years . What’s important to understand for plaintiffs is that the deadline is linked to the one you developed cancer.
It can take many years after glyphosate exposure for cancer cells to form, and because of that time delay, the clock starts ticking from when you have the first symptoms and not when you used Roundup weed killer.
This is one of the most critical things to consider for a lawsuit. Your attorney has to carefully analyze the timeline of when you used the weed killer Roundup and when you got your cancer diagnosis.
You don’t want to miss this deadline, so we recommend that people contact our team immediately to take the first steps in their lawsuit.
Three years may seem like a long enough time to prepare for a filing, but the sooner you get started, the earlier you could be looking at a life-changing payout.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
In Rhode Island, lawsuits can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some high-profile cases have even paid out in the millions, but the amount of financial compensation depends on individual case details.
Here are a few of the important things that our legal team will analyze before they file a Roundup claim:
- How much pain and discomfort you’re dealing with due to the illness and treatment
- The prognosis doctors have provided for your life expectancy and quality of life
- Any lost income and your ability to earn a living and provide financial security for your family
- Impacts of medical bills for your treatment so far and in the future
- Mental health issues like chronic stress, anxiety, and depression
- Your ability to care for your children and perform regular parenting duties
- The amount of help you may need to keep on top of household chores
All lawsuits require careful analysis to ensure you get the maximum possible payout, and our lawyers will guide you through the entire process.
Call for a Free Case Review
If you or a loved one have had a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or another type of cancer due to using the Roundup weed killer, then take the first step towards the compensation you deserve.
Our law firm offers a completely free consultation where we explain the details of the process. And you won’t have to worry about large legal bills either. We only get paid for successful lawsuits, so there shouldn’t be anything stopping you from taking the first step.
This is going to be one phone call you won’t regret making.