National and international media attention on the Roundup weed killer lawsuits has never been higher. That has a lot to do with the fact that there is new evidence of this product causes multiple types of cancer.
Most initial high-profile cases focused on an established link to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but in recent years, attorneys have successfully won cases where plaintiffs had many other cancers.
The difficulty with cases where the evidence of illnesses shifts is that it requires a different line of argument in court to fully establish liability with Bayer.
And that’s what our litigation team at Schmidt & Clark has successfully achieved for many clients.
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The number of lawsuits in Florida has significantly increased recently. One of the reasons for this is the time delay in cancer development, but there have also been several other high-profile cases with new evidence.
These have established that Roundup cancer is not just limited to notorious non-Hodgkin's lymphoma but several other types of cancer that have serious health implications.
This means that attorneys filing a lawsuit need to adjust how they prepare and present evidence based on these new findings.
Adapting in this way requires extensive litigation experience that our team at Schmidt & Clark has proven through many Roundup weed killer lawsuits.
But we don’t just deliver on the legal work we do. Our team fully understands how stressful and worrying such legal actions can be, and we pride ourselves on establishing an attorney-client relationship that puts you at the center of the process.
Not only can you trust us with confidential or sensitive information about your medical history, but we also ensure that you have fewer distractions from dealing with your health and medical treatment.
Take advantage of our free consultation to find out how much less stress this will mean for you and your family.
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Has the Roundup Edd Killer Been Linked to Cancer?
Yes, the Roundup weed killer is linked to cancer, and many court trials have also ruled in favor of thousands of plaintiffs. In these cases, the main type of cancer is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but more evidence has emerged of other types of cancer .
The primary active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup is called glyphosate, and studies have shown that there is a link to multiple cancers of the lymphatic system, as well as leukemia and even brain cancer in children .
Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency still doesn’t acknowledge that this serious health implication exists for humans. But the World Health Organization announced a few years ago that their findings suggest that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen for humans .
The important thing that potential plaintiffs need to keep in mind is that the lawsuit we file for you will be based on scientific evidence, and the opinion of the EPA doesn’t play any role.
“Herbicide manufacturers have stood by their products, even while still agreeing to settlements of current and future lawsuits. In June 2020, Bayer, which acquired Monsanto in 2018, settled the majority of current and possible future lawsuits for more than $10 million.”
Who Is Eligible for a Lawsuit in Florida?
People who live in Florida and have received a cancer diagnosis linked to Roundup exposure may be eligible for a lawsuit against Bayer/Monsanto.
The important thing to understand is that just having used Roundup in the past isn't enough for a personal injury lawsuit. Even though Bayer/Monsanto failed to warn consumers about the impact on human health, exposure alone is not grounds for a lawsuit.
You will also have to provide evidence supporting an illness like cancer as the direct result of the Roundup weed killer.
This most commonly happens to agricultural workers, landscapers, garden center employees, and lawn care workers, where the use of herbicides is very common.
And it’s putting that evidence together in a favorable way that requires the skills of an experienced litigation attorney.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Florida?
In Florida, lawsuits have a statute of limitations that is four years . However, it’s important to understand when this time starts ticking as it’s different from other types of personal injury, like car accidents.
In the case of glyphosate use, cancer may develop many years later, and early symptoms of a diminished immune system or even a random medical check-up may come a lot later.
For a lawsuit, the statute of limitations starts with your diagnosis or symptoms, and you mustn’t let this time expire.
You need to get formal legal advice as soon as possible to ensure your personal injury case isn’t rejected.
What Kind of Financial Compensation Can You Expect?
The compensation plaintiffs can get in a lawsuit depends on their circumstances. But in most cases, the payouts have been over $100,000, with some high-profile payouts going into the millions.
Here are some of the important variables that will influence how much money you could be entitled to:
- The amount of glyphosate exposure you had in the past through personal use or employment
- The type of cancer you have and your prognosis for treatment success
- How much pain and discomfort you are dealing with due to the illness and treatment
- What impact cancer has had on your ability to earn a living and provide financial security for your family
- Whether you’re still able to care for your children without the help of others
- Your ability to perform regular household chores and hobbies
- The availability of expensive treatment options that could improve your health
As you can see, the Roundup weed killer can impact many areas of your life, resulting in out-of-pocket expenses and a diminished standard of living.
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If you or a family member have developed cancer due to Monsanto's Roundup, then don’t waste any time before taking legal action. Call us here at Schmidt & Clark, LLP for a free consultation, where we’ll assess your case and provide you with all the legal process details.
We have helped hundreds of people who used this popular weed killer and now have to deal with the consequences. But you don’t have to take this battle against a large corporation alone.
We will ensure that the process is as stress-free as possible so that you can focus on your health and family without unnecessary distractions.