Because Roundup has been the most widely used weed killer worldwide, it’s no surprise that the number of lawsuits against Bayer/Monsanto has been growing.
And while part of that growth is due to the time it can take for people to notice the first symptoms of cancer, there’s also a worrying trend in new types of cancer being linked to Roundup use.
The result will be thousands more plaintiffs who can now file claims against an organization that still refuses to acknowledge any mistakes.
But, such changes in legal evidence require highly experienced litigation lawyers to ensure success.
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Because of recent lawsuit verdicts going in favor of plaintiffs who hadn’t developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma but some other types of cancer, there is likely to be a rush of new filings.
But the evidence that lawyers have used to prove a link between Roundup and non-Hodgkin lymphoma will not likely be suitable for these new cases.
Here at Schmidt & Clarke LLC, we have built a reputation over 20 years as a law firm that doesn’t shy away from new evidence to ensure that our clients get the best possible results in litigation.
That experience has now given us the advantage of quickly and effectively shifting our approach to get the best possible results for our clients.
But we also understand how stressful a lawsuit can be for plaintiffs. And that’s why we focus on the attorney-client relationship, which means you can focus on your medical treatment and family without constant distractions from the legal process.
And you also don’t have to worry about any upfront legal costs, as we work on a contingency fee basis. Essentially, any legal fees are directly tied to a successful case and the amount of payout you receive.
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Is Cancer Linked to Roundup Weed Killer?
Yes, cancer is linked to Roundup and the active ingredient glyphosate. Some studies suggest that the increased risk of a cancer diagnosis is over 40% .
The first high-profile lawsuits mainly focused on plaintiffs with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; since then, thousands of people have successfully sued Bayer/Monsanto.
Despite all this evidence, Bayer/Monsanto still refuses to put Roundup cancer warnings on the labels. But the International Agency For Research On Cancer (part of the World Health Organization) has classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen and is highlighting the Roundup cancer risks .
Fortunately, juries in New Hampshire have been delivering verdicts in favor of plaintiffs, as they see the scientific evidence and act the right way.
Who Can File Lawsuits in New Hampshire?
Residents of New Hampshire who can prove they regularly used Roundup and have developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, as a result, may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
There are two important factors in such lawsuits.
First, you must prove that you were regularly exposed to the weed killer. And secondly, you need a medical diagnosis for non-Hodgkin lymphoma or another type of cancer. It’s not enough to simply prove that you used toxic chemicals without knowing what they could do.
In most cases, this means agricultural workers, landscapers, gardeners, and people from similar professions are filing claims.
But it’s also possible to be dealing with a personal injury because other people or companies sprayed the weed killer near your home or workplace.
Such lawsuits can become a lot more complicated, and you will need the support of a highly experienced legal team.
And the best first step towards finding out where you stand with filing a legal case against Bayer/Monsanto is to take advantage of our free consultation.
We’ll guide you through all the details and ensure you have a clear picture of what to expect.
“In 2019, researchers at University of Washington concluded that using glyphosate increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41 percent.”
What Is the Statute of Limitations in New Hampshire?
The statute of limitations for lawsuits in New Hampshire is three years and is based on personal injury legislation . What’s important to understand is that this deadline is linked to when you found out that you have developed cancer.
That can be when you first noticed symptoms that you discussed with a doctor or a diagnosis through a routine screening test.
The problem with glyphosate exposure is that it can take many years to notice those first symptoms, and you need skilled lawyers to fully establish the timeline.
It’s not a simple task like in a traffic accident where plaintiffs can link an injury to an event and specific time.
The best thing to do is carefully discuss all the Roundup exposure you had in the past and ensure that you don’t miss the filing deadline.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
Payouts or settlements in litigation in New Hampshire can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, with some cases rewarding compensation in the millions. But every personal injury lawsuit will carefully assess the circumstances of each plaintiff.
Here are some of the most important variables in lawsuits:
- Your medical cancer diagnosis and prognosis for your quality of life
- How much pain and discomfort you’re dealing with daily
- Impacts on your ability to work and earn a living to provide financial security for your family
- Mental health issues that could impact chronic stress, anxiety, and depression
- Whether you’re still able to care for your children without needing help
- Your ability to perform household tasks
- Financial impacts of medical expenses to date and in the future
Discussing these in detail with an experienced litigation attorney is important to ensure you get the best possible payout.
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If you or a loved one have received a medical diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a result of exposure to Roundup, then call our law firm today for a free consultation.
We have achieved large payouts in countless lawsuits, and the longer you delay taking the first steps, the longer it will take to receive a payout that could improve your quality of life.
Schmidt & Clark, LLP attorneys will guide you through all the details, and you won’t have to worry about any of the stress and worry.
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