Thousands of people in America suffered in silence for decades with the terrible effects of using Roundup weed killer by Monsanto around their homes and work environments.
But the high-profile lawsuits of the past ten years have changed that situation. And those who have suffered the most from the fallout of this weed killer now stand a chance of getting the compensation they rightly deserve.
Here at Schmidt & Clark LLP, we have built up decades of trial and litigation experience that we effectively use to get our clients what they deserve.
1. Get The Right Help For Your Claim
If you or a loved one has suffered from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or other forms of cancer linked to Roundup, then you don’t want to face the road ahead without professional legal support.
Plaintiffs are going up against one of the largest corporations in the world with financial resources that make ongoing litigation a challenge.
And that also means that you need the support of lawyers who don’t just have trial and litigation experience. Fighting and winning such a lawsuit requires significant financial resources and a support team to make the process run smoothly and in a time-sensitive way.
It’s not an easy battle, but with the right team, you won’t have to deal with the stress that such a lawsuit can cause.
And that is something we put at the heart of our attorney-client relationship. As our client, we make sure that the legal process is as hands-off for you as possible so that you can continue dealing with your health issues without unnecessary distractions.
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2. How Much Is A Lawsuit Worth?
A Roundup settlement is potentially worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, the exact amount is determined in the courts and depends on each plaintiff’s circumstances.
You may have heard of Roundup settlement money in the billion-dollar range, but it’s essential to understand that these are sums for thousands of settlements so far .
There are also thousands of outstanding individual cases still open that Monsanto is dealing with in district and federal courts.
Determining the value of such a claim has to involve carefully assessing these key areas:
- Specific health issues you have developed, e.g., non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- The extent to which the illness has impacted your health and life expectancy
- The impact of the illness on your ability to work and earn a living both now and in the future
- Disruptions from ongoing and future treatment to your daily life like caring for children, enjoying hobbies, and attending to household chores
- How much physical pain do you have to endure
- Mental health impacts from the illness and treatment
Because of this wide range of variables, it’s only fair to give you the value of such a lawsuit after we assess your case during a free consultation.
3. How Do You Qualify For Lymphoma Roundup Lawsuits?
You may qualify for a Roundup claim lawsuit if you demonstrate that you have suffered from cancer like non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and had regular glyphosate exposure through Roundup.
There are many lawsuits linking Roundup to several different illnesses and cancers, so it’s essential to have exact medical details of your disease.
It’s not enough to prove that you have used Roundup or had a bottle of it in your garage for many years. For a lawsuit against Monsanto to be successful, you will require measurable harm that you can directly link to Roundup exposure.
4. What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Roundup Cancer Lawsuits?
The statute of limitations for Roundup weed killer-related cancer lawsuits is set at the individual state level. It essentially defines how much time you have between a personal injury occurring and filing a lawsuit .
There are still so many potential future Roundup liabilities because, in such personal injury lawsuits, the physical and mental damage may not occur until many years after using Roundup.
If you have any concerns about the timeframe to file a lawsuit, then talk to our dedicated legal team today. We will assess your personal timeline and advise you on the best approach.
5. Main Effects Of Roundup Weed Killer Exposure
While the Environmental Protection Agency still lists glyphosate as non-carcinogenic, multiple lawsuits have proven a link between Roundup and a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Other potential cancers have come up in lawsuits, and despite Bayer attempting to appeal federal court decisions, The Supreme Court declined such appeals.
Plaintiffs will have to provide medical proof of cancer or another illness linked to Roundup and the extent of the disease.
If this hasn’t happened yet, it will be challenging to demonstrate damages.
6. How Do You Prove You've Used Roundup?
You can prove you’ve used Roundup ideally with receipts of purchase for use at home. Alternatively, if you used Roundup as part of employment or a job contract, then presenting work protocols and invoices can satisfy as proof.
There might be other options as well if you didn’t keep the invoices. The stores where you bought the Roundup could help you if they keep itemized records of purchases.
Either way, it’s best to talk to one of our lawyers to help you with this vital part of the evidence.
“Despite Bayer’s insistence that the IARC scientists were wrong and that there is no evidence that glyphosate or Roundup cause cancer, it has spent the last few years trying to settle the majority of the cases, paying cancer patients and their families to avoid trials.” - Carey Gillam and Aliya Uteuova, Journalists And Writers at theguardian.com.
7. Can You Join A Class Action Lawsuit Against Monsanto?
There is currently no Roundup class action lawsuit that you can join. There is federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) action taking place.
But this is a process where thousands of lawsuits have got together to address a certain set of questions that will repeatedly come up in all of the court hearings.
This is tied to settlement figures of over $10 billion, which Bayer is setting aside to also cover unknown future lawsuits .
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Request A Free Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Evaluation
If you or a loved one has suffered from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or another type of cancer and have proven exposure to Roundup, then contact our law firm today. We will assign you a dedicated lawyer to provide you with a free case review.
Schmidt & Clark, LLP team has won many Roundup weed killer lawsuits, and we have the experience to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
And we make sure that this is as stress-free for you as possible by handling all the legal work efficiently and effectively.