As one of the leading litigation law firms in America, we have seen a significant increase in personal injury claims against Bayer/Monsanto.
One of the main drivers of this increase has been the time delay in plaintiffs’ exposure to Roundup and developing the first signs of cancer. But another trend has emerged, with people making successful claims linking several types of cancer to this weed killer.
But with such emerging evidence, it’s important that you have a legal team with the experience and expertise to present those facts favorably during your lawsuit.
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With over $10 billion in lawsuit payouts so far, most cases have revolved around plaintiffs with a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis. Those thousands of cases have set clear precedents, and lawyers can follow a similar process for each client.
But because there is new evidence of other cancers than non-Hodgkin lymphoma linked to this weed killer.
And that means you need the support of a litigation team with experience in quickly shifting and adjusting to new evidence.
Here at Schmidt & Clark, we have spent over 20 years building a reputation as the leading law firm for personal injury cases. We have achieved favorable outcomes in hundreds of cases fighting legal battles with some of the largest corporations in the world.
That experience allows us to quickly adapt to new types of Roundup cases by leading the way in how to successfully present emerging scientific evidence and legal precedents.
We offer a free case review to all clients and work on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t have to worry about large legal bills just to start the process.
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Is Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Cancer?
Yes, the Roundup weedkiller has been linked to multiple types of cancer. The first lawsuits focused on proving a link to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but recent evidence also points to a link between leukemia and myeloma .
That means there are potentially thousands more plaintiffs who can bring their cancer diagnosis due to Roundup exposure in front of a jury to get the payout they deserve.
The underlying problem is the active ingredient called glyphosate, and there’s some confusion with the information available on official resources.
For example, the Environmental Protection Agency still doesn’t highlight the health risks associated with glyphosate.
But the World Health Organization and the International Agency For Research On Cancer have taken steps to list it as a probable human carcinogen . They have also called for ending the widespread use in the interest of public health.
Fortunately, jury verdicts from court trials in Tennessee have predominantly agreed that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen and ruling in favor of thousands of plaintiffs.
“Exposure to glyphosate — the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup — increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent”
- Jackson Holtz, Author at washington.edu
Who Can File Lawsuits in Tennessee?
People who have a medical diagnosis of cancer like non-Hodgkin lymphoma and have evidence of regular exposure to the weedkiller may be eligible to file a lawsuit in Tennessee.
The important thing to understand is that you must have a personal injury in the form of a serious illness. It’s not enough to claim that you unknowingly took health risks by using Roundup.
In the majority of cases, it has been people who had exposure through employment that have made claims. These typically include agricultural workers, landscapers, greenkeepers, and lawn care workers.
But it’s also possible to file a claim if you have a serious illness because someone used Roundup regularly near your home or workplace.
Unfortunately, there is currently no class action lawsuit that you can join.
But our law firm offers a free initial consultation where we can advise you on the best possible process to get the compensation you deserve.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Tennessee?
The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in Tennessee is one year . This is one of the shortest deadlines out of all the states, making it very important not to waste any time before contacting an attorney.
It’s also important to note that the clock starts ticking from when you have the first symptoms or a medical diagnosis through a routine checkup. The deadline isn’t linked to the last time you had glyphosate exposure.
For example, it may take three years before you notice swollen lymph nodes and receive a medical confirmation of cancer.
You will then have one year to file your claim with a court, and if you go over that deadline, then you won’t be able to achieve a payout.
Establishing the exact timeline of events from using Roundup to your diagnosis requires the expertise of skilled litigation attorneys.
And that’s why we recommend that you call us for a free consultation today and take the important first steps to get the payout you need.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
In Tennessee, lawsuits can be worth over $100,000; in some cases, payouts have reached the millions.
However, each personal injury is individually assessed to come up with financial compensation based on specific circumstances.
Here are some of the main variables that our team will discuss with you:
- The impact of the illness on your life expectancy and quality of life
- Loss of income and your ability to earn a living in the future
- The level of pain you have to deal with due to the illness and treatment
- Mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and chronic stress
- Your ability to perform household chores and parenting duties
- Impacts of medical bills on your finances
All lawsuits will have some different variables that can influence the payout, and it’s important that you discuss these carefully with your attorney.
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If you or a family member have developed cancer like non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, then call our law firm for a free consultation today.
We here at Schmidt & Clark, LLP will help you seek compensation to ensure that you can get the best treatment available and improve your quality of life.
And you won’t have to worry about the costs of filing such a claim, as we only charge for our service when we get a favorable outcome.