Have you been injured by Roundup weed killer? You're not alone. Thousands of people across the country have filed lawsuits against Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup, alleging that they developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma after using the herbicide.
Wisconsin residents harmed by this product need an experienced lawyer on their side. That's where the Schmidt & Clark law firm comes in. We're dedicated to protecting the rights of those injured by dangerous products.
We've been following the story of Roundup for years, and we're ready to help you get the justice you deserve.
Reasons to Choose Schmidt & Clark as Your Law Firm
- Despite the complexity of litigation, our firm has the experience and resources necessary to get you the compensation you are owed. Our Wisconsin Roundup lawyers have successfully handled large product liability claims in the past and are ready to put their expertise to work for you.
- We understand that this can be a terrible time for you and your family. You should not be obligated to bear the financial burden of someone else's negligence.
- Our results speak for themselves. Our personal injury law firm has a track record of success in getting our clients the money they need and the justice they deserve.
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What Is the Problem With Roundup?
Monsanto introduced Roundup in 1974, and it quickly became the best-selling herbicide in human history. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is a broad-spectrum herbicide used to control weeds.
Monsanto claims that Roundup is safe for human health when used as directed. However, many people developed cancer after using the harmful chemicals in this popular weed killer.
Roundup has been classified as a "probable human carcinogen" by the World Health Organization and its International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Studies have shown that this probable carcinogen can damage DNA, lymph tissue, white blood cells, and the body’s immune system. Significant evidence has linked Roundup to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and multiple myeloma.
Also, numerous studies have implicated Roundup in medical conditions like kidney failure, multiple sclerosis, reproductive problems, and liver damage.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma after using Roundup, you may be entitled to compensation. Call our Wisconsin Roundup attorneys for a free case evaluation. Our national law firm can review your medical records, provide formal legal advice, and pursue justice.
What Does It Take to Win a Lawsuit?
Juries have said that Monsanto, the company that manufactures Roundup, is responsible for the injuries caused by its products.
Monsanto knew or should have known its products were dangerous, but it failed to warn consumers of the risks. Monsanto has also been accused of manipulating research to downplay the dangers of Roundup in order to protect its annual sales.
Four main elements must be present for a lawsuit to be successful:
- Proof that you used Roundup weed killer correctly and have a Roundup-related disease.
- Proof that Roundup exposure caused your injuries.
- Proof that Monsanto knew or should have known about the risks associated with Roundup.
- Proof that you have been damaged due to your cancer diagnosis. These can be financial damages like medical bills and lost wages. Or they can be non-economic injuries like pain and suffering.
If you have strong evidence that you used Roundup and that it caused your non-Hodgkins lymphoma, you may have an excellent chance of prevailing in court.
Wisconsin’s Statute of Limitations
A statute of limitations aims to protect defendants from having to defend themselves against claims that are too old. Over time, memories fade and time-sensitive information disappears. This can make it very difficult for defendants to mount a defense against claims that are many years old.
In Wisconsin, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit is three years from the date of injury . If you miss this deadline for personal injury cases, the court will bar you from legal action, and you will be unable to recover compensation for your injuries.
There is one exception to the three-year statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Wisconsin. This exception is called the "discovery rule."
Under the discovery rule, the three-year statute of limitations does not begin to run until the plaintiff discovers—or reasonably should have discovered—the connection between their injuries and Monsanto's Roundup.
If Roundup has injured you and you believe Monsanto should be held accountable, it is vital to act quickly before the statute of limitations expires.
An experienced attorney can offer a free consultation about individual lawsuits and ensure your claim is filed prior to the deadline expiration.
What You Can Receive From a Lawsuit
People injured by Roundup weed killer may be entitled to compensation. Here are some specific areas:
You may be able to receive payment for your medical bills, both past and future. This includes treatment costs, hospitalization costs, and any other expenses related to your cancer treatment.
You may also be able to receive compensation for lost wages if your non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis has prevented you from working.
In addition to compensating you for economic damages, a lawsuit may also provide you with money for the physical pain and emotional suffering you have endured due to your injuries.
"Bayer AG is proposing to pay as much as $8 billion to settle more than 18,000 U.S. lawsuits alleging its Roundup herbicide causes cancer, according to people familiar with the negotiations."
In some cases, a jury may award punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages. However, punitive damages are usually only awarded in cases where the defendant's conduct was appalling.
That said, Monsanto has been required to pay substantial punitive damages. Plaintiff DeWayne Johnson filed a lawsuit alleging that he developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to his repeated Roundup exposure while employed as a groundskeeper.
In 2018, a California jury ruled in favor of Johnson, awarding him $289 million in damages because Monsanto failed to warn him of his risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma .
Since then, thousands of other agriculture workers, landscapers, and home gardeners have filed lawsuits against Monsanto, alleging that Roundup caused them to develop various forms of cancer, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and leukemia.
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Let Our Wisconsin Legal Team Fight for You
If Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer has harmed you, you deserve compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
An experienced personal injury attorney from Schmidt & Clark, LLP can evaluate your case and help you pursue the full amount of damages that you are entitled to under the law.
Call today for a no-obligation, free consultation. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not owe us attorney fees unless we win your case.