Thousands of people in Georgia have had to suffer from the serious health risks that the Roundup weed killer has caused. And while most initial lawsuits mainly focused on one type of cancer, recent jury verdicts have favored plaintiffs with other illnesses.
This means that thousands more people could be eligible to file a lawsuit if they have one of several other types of cancer.
But the issue with such new precedents is that it requires skilled legal arguments to ensure you get the best possible result.
And that’s what our litigators at Schmidt & Clark LLC have a proven track record of.
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Thousands of people in Georgia have successfully gone through a lawsuit to receive financial compensation for the pain and suffering that this weed killer has caused.
And the number of plaintiffs is growing because more people are receiving their first cancer diagnosis many years after Roundup use, and lawsuits have also established further proven links to other cancers.
With this being the most widely used herbicide, it’s no surprise that many people are developing serious health problems. But this shift in links to other illnesses creates further complications in filing such cases.
That’s why you need an attorney with extensive experience litigating personal injury cases against the world’s largest corporations.
Our Schmidt & Clark team has filed hundreds of cases against this popular weed killer, and we have experience in dealing with new and shifting evidence to ensure you get the best possible outcome.
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The Link Between Roundup and Cancer
Most lawsuits have focused on one type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This illness impacts the lymph nodes, and treatments can only limit the impact on the immune system as there are no known cures.
The difficulty this poses is that new evidence like this often requires a different approach to filing and arguing a case against Roundup's manufacturer Bayer. Your attorney needs to fully understand the medical evidence to present it in a convincing way to a jury.
Many people worry that the EPA still doesn’t accept that glyphosate in Roundup could be linked to cancer . However, this doesn’t give a legal defense any kind of weight.
If you are uncertain whether your cancer is linked to Roundup, contact us today for a free consultation, where we’ll assess your case details at no cost to you.
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Who Is Eligible for a Lawsuit in Georgia?
People who have had regular Roundup exposure and have developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma or another type of cancer may be eligible for a lawsuit in Georgia.
It’s important to highlight that it’s not enough to have used the weed killer in the past. Unless you have a serious illness linked to Roundup, you won’t be able to prove that you’ve suffered a personal injury.
Also, remember that the sooner you talk to an attorney, the better the outcome can be. There is no class action lawsuit you could join, but that doesn’t mean you will be fighting this battle alone.
In some states, multiple lawsuits have combined into multidistrict litigation. This is where a certain set of evidence and questions are dealt with at the same time. But this isn’t the same as a class action.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Georgia?
The statute of limitations for lawsuits in Georgia is two years . While this is relatively short compared to other states, it’s important to understand that the clock starts ticking when you develop cancer symptoms or receive a medical diagnosis.
A lot of time can pass between using Roundup and developing cancer. And that’s different from personal injuries as the result of an accident that is tied to a specific time and place.
In Georgia, lawsuit limitations could mean that you won’t be eligible to file a claim, and that’s why it’s so important not to waste time before you seek formal legal advice.
The sooner you hire an attorney to deal with your lawsuit, the better it will be for the outcome and payout.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
In Georgia, lawsuit settlement payments can be worth over $100,000, but this will entirely depend on your personal circumstances.
Some cases have also resulted in payouts, including punitive damages in the millions, but it’s best to carefully assess all variables with a litigation attorney.
Here are the main things that will influence how much your compensation will be worth:
- Details of your cancer diagnosis and medical prognosis for treatment
- How much pain you’re dealing with due to cancer and the necessary treatment
- What the impact has been on your employment and ability to earn a living now and in the future
- Whether you can continue taking care of household tasks without the help of others
- Impacts on your ability to care for your children in daily life
- Medical opinions on your chances of recovery and possible limited life expectancy
- Current and future medical expenses to ensure you get the best possible treatment
Because this is the most widely used herbicide, it’s increasingly likely that many more people will be making claims against Monsanto/Bayer. And anyone concerned about such legal action needs to talk to an attorney today.
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Call for a Free Case Evaluation
If you or a family member have developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma or another type of cancer that may be linked to Roundup, then call our dedicated team at Schmidt & Clark, LLP for a free consultation.
We will fully evaluate all your medical details to establish the best approach to get the largest possible payout. Our process ensures that you don’t have to deal with any stress or worry so that you can focus on your health and family without the distractions that lawsuits can bring.
Talk to an attorney on our team today and find out the best possible next steps to get you the compensation you deserve.