The cancer risk from exposure to Roundup has now been well established through tens of thousands of lawsuits in America and worldwide.
While most of those cases have dealt with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, there is growing evidence that people who develop myeloma cells may also have developed cancer due to Roundup.
This means there are potentially many more outstanding lawsuits for people to receive compensation through a Roundup cancer case.
Here at Schmidt & Clark LLP, we have a specialized legal team who successfully fights Roundup legal cases on multiple cancers.
And here’s why having an experienced legal team is so important.
Increase Your Lawsuit Success With the Right Legal Team
While the link between Roundup and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been well established through many years of lawsuits against Monsanto/Bayer, there have been comparatively few cases where plaintiffs have developed multiple myeloma cells.
From a legal perspective, this requires a different approach to presenting evidence and the arguments in favor of your case, an area in which the trial lawyers at our law firm have extensive experience.
Not only will you have one of the most experienced legal teams fighting your case, but you’ll quickly benefit from the advantage of the attorney-client relationship we prioritize.
What we aim to do is make the entire legal process as stress-free as possible for you and your family. That way, you can focus on your medical treatment without the constant distractions and worry about whether your case is progressing as it should.
How Much Is a Roundup Multiple Myeloma Lawsuit Worth?
A lawsuit related to multiple myeloma as the result of Roundup exposure mainly depends on the circumstances of individual cases. However, payouts in recent years have been in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, with some going into the millions .
Ultimately, what is more important in these lawsuits is the extent of the personal injury you’re suffering and the amount of glyphosate exposure you experienced.
Here are some of the questions that heavily influence the value of a payout:
- What is your myeloma diagnosis and prognosis supported by the medical evidence of cancer cells?
- How aggressive has cancer been on your plasma cells and bone marrow since doctors first diagnosed it?
- Has your disease impacted your ability to earn a living in the past, present, and future?
- Where has cancer impacted your day-to-day living and ability to care for your family?
- Have you experienced limitations in being able to care for yourself or complete household chores without the help of others?
- Are you facing a reduced life expectancy due to cancer and necessary treatment?
- What pain and discomfort are you dealing with due to the disease and medical treatment?
- Due to your myeloma diagnosis, have you experienced mental health issues, including stress, anxiety, and depression?
Many other variables can influence how severe your personal injury is, and our team will discuss these in detail to ensure that you receive the best possible payout.
Who Qualifies for Multiple Myeloma Roundup Lawsuits?
People with a confirmed medical diagnosis for multiple myeloma and a proven exposure to glyphosate from Roundup may qualify for a lawsuit. This means that you require medical evidence of cancer cells.
It’s not enough to simply prove that you have been exposed to the active ingredient in Roundup.
You need evidence of myeloma or other cancers to prove that you have suffered a personal injury with physical and possibly mental health implications.
Establishing this connection between Roundup and your medical condition requires careful preparation of evidence from your doctors and other medical specialists, a process that our team is experienced and skilled in.
Along with establishing your evidence, it’s also important to carefully assess what kind of time limitations you’re facing to ensure a successful lawsuit.
Let me explain.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for a multiple myeloma lawsuit against Bayer depends on the state in which you’re filing the claim. Each state sets this time limitation for civil cases involving personal injuries, varying from two to four years.
However, it’s important to note that you’re not limited from filing a claim from the time you were exposed to the weed killer.
The clock starts at the time when you first developed symptoms or received a diagnosis through medical tests. These tests can range from the evidence of abnormal white blood cells to scans that may reveal the presence of tumors.
What is vital here is not to let too much time elapse and ensure that you hire an attorney to make this assessment for your geographic location.
Is Multiple Myeloma Linked to Roundup Exposure?
Yes, multiple myeloma has been linked to Roundup through many successful legal cases across America. While the underlying causes for this type of cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma are still unclear, there is plenty of reliable evidence to support such claims.
In the case of multiple myeloma, the disease begins with abnormal plasma cells in your bone marrow . And one of the main impacts of this disease is frequent infections due to a struggling immune system.
But it can also lead to bone issues and kidney failure, which is a further complication that can heavily influence the value of your payout.
“In multiple myeloma, cancerous plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow and crowd out healthy blood cells. Rather than produce helpful antibodies, the cancer cells produce abnormal proteins that can cause complications.”
How Do You Prove You Were Exposed to Roundup?
The best way to establish evidence that you were exposed to this toxic chemical is through receipts and invoices from stores where you bought Roundup. But even if you didn't keep these receipts, it’s often possible to get this evidence if the store keeps detailed customer records.
You may also have come in contact with Roundup in multiple ways.
One of the more common cases is occupational exposure to glyphosate. If you work as a gardener, landscaper, greenkeeper, or for a lawn care maintenance company, then you should collect evidence of work orders and processes that include Roundup.
There’s also the possibility of regularly using Roundup around your home. Or, maybe someone near your home or place of work regularly used Roundup, meaning that you could have been exposed to airborne glyphosate particles.
It’s important to note that while the Environmental Protection Agency still doesn’t acknowledge the cancer risk of glyphosate, the World Health Organization has taken steps to list it as probably carcinogenic to humans .
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Because Roundup is the most widely used herbicide worldwide, it shouldn’t be surprising that many people have developed cancer and other serious illnesses.
But the outcome of a trial or settlement negotiation depends on the skill and experience of the trial lawyers you hire. And that’s where our legal team has a track record like no other.
Not only can we ensure that no stone is left unturned to achieve the highest possible payout for you, but we also make sure that this is as stress-free as possible.
That way, you can focus on your medical treatment and family while we deal with all the legal matters.
Call us today for a free consultation and experience the difference our legal team will make.