With the number of lawsuits filed against Monsanto/Bayer increasing in recent years, there is increasing publicity about the true impacts of exposure to Roundup weed killer products.
Thousands of plaintiffs have successfully filed lawsuits for personal injury claims with serious health implications. What has changed in recent cases is the fact that it’s not just non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that is linked to Roundup.
Attorneys have managed to link several other serious cancer diagnoses, and juries have agreed with those findings.
If you’re living in California and unsure whether you can take a case to a district court, you need to carefully consider the following information.
Get the Support From California’s Top Litigation Team
With over 20 years of experience litigating against the largest corporations in the world, our team at Schmidt & Clark has built up a reputation for being the most successful team in dealing with cancer lawsuits.
Because the evidence for cancers other than non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been growing in recent years, we’ve also achieved great success by looking at other legal options to pursue compensation for clients.
But we don’t just focus on the legal side of cases. Our experience has taught us that the attorney-client relationship is a key part of our success.
And of us, that means putting all clients at the center of what we do to ensure they have a stress-free process.
If you’re based in California and are concerned about your eligibility to recover money from Monsanto/Bayer, contact our law firm today for a free consultation.
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The Link Between Roundup and Cancer
The majority of successful lawsuits have dealt with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This type of cancer causes swollen lymph nodes around the body, gradually worsening and limiting the immune system's effectiveness.
But several more types of cancer are now part of thousands more court cases where attorneys are successfully proving new cancer links.
Even though the EPA lists the active ingredient glyphosate as not carcinogenic, the World Health Organization and its International Agency For Research Of Cancer have listed it as probably cancer-causing .
It’s important to note that lawsuits don’t rely on the information provided by the EPA and that you have a great chance of receiving compensation and punitive damages for your illness.
“Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, is probably a carcinogen, according to the World Health Organization. Repeated exposure to glyphosate has been linked to cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.”
- Esther Mobley, Journalist at sfchronicle.com
Who Qualifies for a Lawsuit?
People who developed cancer through private or professional use may qualify for a lawsuit. It’s important to highlight that Roundup exposure alone without personal injury is not enough to file a case against Monsanto/Bayer.
In most of these lawsuits, people diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma filed a claim, but many other forms of cancer have now been part of successful cases. These new cancer links have made filing claims against Monsanto more difficult, but our litigation team has the necessary experience to ensure success for your case.
The popular weed killer hasn’t been banned, meaning thousands of people continue to be regularly exposed to Roundup as garden center employees, landscapers, or gardeners.
It’s also common for a former groundskeeper or agricultural worker to develop symptoms many years after retiring, as it can take time to develop the first symptoms.
And it’s important to understand why that time factor is so important.
Let me explain.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in California?
In this case, California law may limit the timeframe to one year, and this is something that requires the experience of our dedicated litigation team for lawsuits.
Many cases have involved retired people exposed to Roundup for many years. But if their cancer wasn’t diagnosed for another few years, then the time for filing starts when the symptoms start or the diagnosis was received.
Missing such deadlines could mean that you won’t ever be able to get the compensation you deserve, so don’t waste any time before taking action.
You also need to remember that there are no ongoing class action lawsuits that you could join, making it even more important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to avoid issues due to the statute of limitations.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
In California, Roundup weed killer cases can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some plaintiffs have also achieved payouts in the millions, but this entirely depends on the individual circumstances.
Here are some of the main variables that could influence your payout:
- Your cancer diagnosis and prognosis for the future
- The treatment you’re going through and its impact on your life
- How much pain and discomfort the illness and treatment are causing
- The overall impact on your life expectancy
- Your ability to earn a living and provide for your family
- Any impacts on your ability to care for children and perform household chores
- The medical bills for the best treatment options
Our dedicated litigation team will focus on building an attorney-client relationship to get all the necessary information for the best possible settlement payout.
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Call for a Free Case Evaluation
If you or a loved one are dealing with a cancer diagnosis that may be related to Roundup, then you should immediately talk to our team for a free consultation. Any wasted time in taking this first step could impact the success of your claim.
Our team here at Schmidt & Clark, LLP has extensive lawsuit experience and has built a process that puts the attorney-client relationship at the center of everything we do.
This removes the legal battle's stress so that you can focus on your medical treatment and family.
Take the first step towards the payout you deserve by taking advantage of our free case review. It will be one phone call you won’t regret making.