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Since the very first successful lawsuits, thousands of plaintiffs have managed to get large payouts to compensate them for the serious health conditions they are dealing with.
What has emerged in recent years is that there are multiple types of cancer that can be linked to the Roundup weed killer. That means there are potentially thousands more plaintiffs who deserve the same kind of payouts.
But filing lawsuits on relatively new evidence can be complex and difficult to present in court, and that’s why you need the help of one of the most experienced litigation law firms in South Dakota.
Legal Support From South Dakota’s Top Litigation Team
Here at Schmidt & Clark LLC, we have built a reputation for doing everything possible to ensure clients receive the compensation they deserve, even when dealing with the largest corporations in America.
Our law firm has over 20 years of litigation experience, and we have filed hundreds of successful lawsuits.
We have seen a significant increase in the number of people who claim they developed a type of cancer other than non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
That required a significant shift in how we analyze and present evidence in court. But because of our legal team’s experience, we’ve quickly adapted to ensure that our clients always get the best results.
We also fully understand that facing a lawsuit against a company the size of Bayer/Monsanto can be a stressful and worrying experience.
That’s why we do everything possible to make the process as hands-off as possible for you. And as a result, you’ll be able to focus on the treatment you need without the distractions of a lawsuit.
Does Roundup Cause Cancer?
Yes, the Roundup weed killer has been linked to a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. But scientific research and recent lawsuits have also established a link between the active ingredient glyphosate and cancers known as myeloma and leukemia .
That means there are potentially thousands more plaintiffs with a cancer diagnosis who can now file a claim against the makers of glyphosate-based weed killers.
What still confuses many people, though, is that the EPA still refuses to issue Roundup cancer warnings in any official documentation.
However, the International Agency For Research On Cancer (part of the World Health Organization) has declared Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides as probably carcinogenic .
Fortunately, juries in many court cases have agreed with the WHO that Bayer/Monsanto didn’t adequately warn consumers about the Roundup cancer risks.
But arguing a lawsuit based on this new evidence relating to different cancers requires an expert legal team.
And that’s a reputation our lawyers have built over many years of successful litigation against the weed killer manufacturer.
“Despite Bayer’s insistence that the IARC scientists were wrong and that there is no evidence that glyphosate or Roundup cause cancer, it has spent the last few years trying to settle the majority of the cases, paying cancer patients and their families to avoid trials.”
- Carey Gillam And Aliya Uteuova, Journalists At TheGuardian.com
Who Is Eligible to File a Lawsuit in South Dakota?
People who can prove they had regular Roundup exposure and developed cancer like non-Hodgkin lymphoma may be eligible to file lawsuits.
The important thing to remember is that you have to establish evidence that you have a Roundup-related personal injury in the form of an illness. You can’t file a claim just because you used the Roundup weed killer without having the proper information and warning about the danger.
In most cases, this involves people who were exposed through employment, like agricultural workers, landscapers, and gardeners. But it’s also possible to prove exposure when someone else sprayed the weed killer near your home or workplace.
Gathering and presenting that kind of evidence is something our attorneys have many years' worth of experience with. And you can take advantage of our free consultation to get the information you need in order to take the first steps.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in South Dakota?
In South Dakota, lawsuits have a statute of limitations of three years . And when it comes to the filing deadline for illness-related claims, it’s important to note that the clock starts ticking from when you developed cancer.
In other accident-based claims, there is a precise event and time. But it can take many years to develop the first symptoms of cancer or receive a diagnosis through a routine screening test.
This is a vital part of any lawsuit, and you should never waste any time before having that initial conversation with an attorney.
Establishing a timeline of events from when you were exposed to Roundup and when you became ill can significantly impact whether you can even submit your filing to the court.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
Lawsuits in South Dakota can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some payouts and settlements have even achieved millions of dollars, but it all comes down to the specific situation of the personal injury.
Here are some of the variables our law firm will discuss with you prior to filing a lawsuit:
- Your medical diagnosis and prognosis for your quality of life
- The amount of pain the illness and treatment are causing
- Lost income and your ability to work and earn a living in the future
- Impacts from emotional distress and mental health issues like anxiety and depression
- Mounting medical expenses from your treatment so far
- Future medical bills for treatment that could improve your quality of life
- Your ability to perform household tasks and parenting duties without outside help
All Roundup claims are individually assessed, and it’s important that you have a legal team with the experience to ensure that you get the maximum possible payout.
Call for a Free Case Review
If you or a family member have had a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or another type of cancer due to Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, then take the first step towards a life-changing payout.
Our law firm offers a free consultation and works on a contingency fee basis so that you don’t have to worry about financing your legal claim.
And we understand that lawsuits can be a worrying experience. That’s why we do everything possible to make it a stress-free process.
This will be one phone call you won’t regret making.