Roundup was the most popular herbicide weed killer for many decades. Unfortunately, that means many more plaintiffs could be joining the thousands of cases already filed and won in court.
And while Roundup use was originally only tied to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, recent jury verdicts have also favored plaintiffs with other types of cancer.
It’s good news for many people who can finally get financial compensation to improve their quality of life and medical treatment.
But such changes in evidence also mean that you need the support of a highly experienced attorney.
Let me explain.
Legal Support From Nebraska’s Top Litigation Team
Here at Schmidt & Clark LLC, we have helped many clients who developed notorious non-Hodgkin's lymphoma due to using the weed killer Roundup. With thousands of successful cases, there is compelling evidence that will convince juries.
However, we have also seen a change in the types of cancer attorneys have successfully linked to Roundup through scientific evidence.
And because our law firm has over 20 years of litigation experience, we quickly adjusted our processes to gather and present evidence for other cancers effectively.
But we also understand that plaintiffs with a Roundup cancer diagnosis are dealing with a lot of stress and worry. And that’s why we make it our priority to make the entire process as stress-free as possible.
It starts with our free evaluation, and we also operate on a contingency fee basis to help people avoid worrying about legal fees. We only bill you when we achieve a favorable settlement or court ruling.
That means you can focus on your health and family without all the distractions from the legal case.
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Is Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Cancer?
The most common first symptom that patients present with is swollen lymph nodes, and these types of lymphatic and blood cancers can spread quickly. Unfortunately, treatment is limited to controlling illness, and there are no known cures for patients.
While Bayer/Monsanto insists that there is no carcinogenic risk, the World Health Organization and the International Agency For Research On Cancer have taken steps to warn the public about the health impacts .
And based on thousands of jury verdicts in Nebraska and the rest of America, courts have been ruling in favor of plaintiffs to help them secure compensation.
But shifting the legal evidence process towards additional types of cancer requires a skilled legal team with a proven track record of litigation involving the largest companies in the world.
Who Can File Lawsuits in Nebraska?
People who were regularly exposed to the weed killer and have developed cancer like non-Hodgkin lymphoma may be able to file a lawsuit in Nebraska.
What is important to note is that to file a lawsuit, you have to be able to prove that you have suffered from a personal injury like a serious illness linked to Roundup. It’s not enough to say that you used Roundup without knowing that it could cause cancer and that the product label didn't warn you.
There must be proof of a linked illness to get started with the claim.
In most cases, people were professionally exposed to Roundup through employment. This includes agricultural workers, landscapers, greenkeepers, horticulturalists, and lawn maintenance workers.
But it’s also possible for plaintiffs to prove that they were indirectly exposed because someone else used the weed killer close to their home, garden, or workplace.
Establishing this evidence is complicated, and we’ll guide you through the details in our free consultation.
“The cases largely hinge on conflicting scientific views about the safety of Roundup, and on the interpretation of internal Monsanto documents that plaintiffs say show wide-ranging corruption and collusion.”
- Carey Gillam and Aliya Uteuova, Journalists at TheGuardian.com
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Nebraska?
The statute of limitation for a lawsuit in Nebraska is four years, based on rules for personal injury lawsuits . But it’s important to understand that there can be many years between glyphosate exposure and the first symptoms of cancer.
What that means is that in typical accident injuries, there is a specific event and time when the injury happened.
But for serious illnesses like cancer, the clock starts ticking towards that deadline from when you had the first symptoms or received a diagnosis as part of routine screening tests.
While four years may seem like a long time, it’s important not to delay taking the first steps. Talking to an attorney as early as possible is vital to ensure you don’t end up in trouble because of the time limitation.
And the earlier you file your claim, the sooner you could be getting a payout to help improve your quality of life and pay for medical costs.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
Lawsuits in Nebraska can result in settlement payouts worth over $100,000 and, in some cases, even millions of dollars. However, the amount of financial compensation you can receive will depend on the circumstances of your personal injury.
Here are some of the variables that your attorney will discuss with you to ensure you get the best possible payout:
- The severity of your cancer diagnosis and prognosis for your quality of life
- The impact on lost wages and your ability to provide financial security for your family
- How much pain you are dealing with due to cancer and treatments
- Impact of medical expenses for cancer treatment that you have to cover out of pocket
- Future medical bills to ensure you keep getting the best possible treatment
- Mental health issues you are dealing with like stress, anxiety, and depression
- Your ability to care for your children and perform household chores without the help of other
These are just some of the things that our team will discuss with you to ensure that they factor into the payout along with punitive damages.
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While Bayer/Monsanto continues to claim that there are no links between its weed killer and cancers like non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, thousands of Roundup cases are ruling in favor of plaintiffs resulting in large payouts.
Call Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm today and arrange a free consultation with our team. We’ll guide you through the entire process and help you make the first critical decisions.
The whole process is designed to help you avoid the typical stress and worry involved in such cases so that you can focus on taking care of your health and family.