A growing number of plaintiffs in Vermont have been successfully filing lawsuits. A lot of that growth in cases is because of the time delay in people developing the first symptoms of cancer.
But recent court cases have also established a proven link between the Roundup weed killer and several types of cancer other than non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
That means there are potentially thousands more plaintiffs who had exposure to Roundup who need to take immediate action to ensure they get the compensation they deserve.
Here’s why it’s so important.
Legal Support From Vermont’s Top Litigation Team
Here at Schmidt & Clark LLC, we have over 20 years of experience filing injury lawsuits against some of the largest corporations in America. These have included hundreds of litigation cases where we have achieved large payouts for clients.
But the recently emerging evidence that the weed killer may be responsible for several types of cancer has made it more complex to properly prepare a lawsuit.
That’s where our law firm’s reputation as a leading litigation team will make all the difference in your lawsuit.
Unlike most other law firms, we focus on the attorney-client relationship and understand that such legal cases can be stressful for clients.
We aim to make it as stress-free as possible for you so that you can focus on your medical treatment and family without the constant distractions of legal tasks.
You can call us for a free case review, and you won’t have to worry about any upfront legal fees. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only get billed when we achieve a favorable payout or settlement.
Is Roundup Weed Killer Carcinogenic?
Yes, the Roundup weed killer has been scientifically proven to be carcinogenic, with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma being the most common cancer in lawsuits so far .
But recent studies and legal claims have also identified a link between Roundup and leukemia and multiple myeloma. That means there are potentially thousands more people with a cancer diagnosis waiting to file a claim.
One of the difficulties with these new types of claims is that it requires a different approach to gathering and presenting the evidence to a jury.
People diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma can rely on established legal precedents, but you need a skilled litigation team with the experience to adjust to this new evidence.
What confuses things a bit is the opinions of different government agencies. For example, the EPA still doesn’t warn consumers about the Roundup cancer risks.
But the World Health Organization and the International Agency For Research On Cancer list glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen. And they have been critical of widespread use worldwide .
Fortunately, our law firm has the necessary experience to adjust the approach to presenting this new evidence in lawsuits.
And that experience has helped many of our clients in Vermont to win the payouts and settlements they deserve.
“In 2019, researchers at University of Washington concluded that using glyphosate increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41 percent.”
Who Can File Lawsuits in Vermont?
People in Vermont who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma or another type of cancer linked to Monsanto's Roundup exposure may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
The important thing to keep in mind is that you must prove that you have a diagnosis of a serious illness that could be the result of regular glyphosate exposure. You can’t file a claim just for using an unsafe product with the appropriate warnings on the label.
In most cases, it has been people who used Roundup daily for employment purposes. This includes landscapers, gardeners, agricultural workers, and horticulturalists, among many other professions.
But we have also successfully filed cases for plaintiffs who were indirectly exposed to Roundup. This can happen when someone regularly sprayed the weed killer near your workplace or home.
A lawsuit like this is more complex, but we recommend that you start by talking to our litigation team for free advice on the potential for a favorable outcome in your case.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Vermont?
The statute of limitations for Roundup cancer claims in Vermont is three years . It’s important to understand that the clock starts ticking from the time you developed cancer, not when you used Roundup in the past.
Here’s what that means.
If you were employed as a landscaper four years ago and regularly sprayed Roundup, you may only notice cancer symptoms now. Or you might even receive a diagnosis from a routine medical checkup.
In such a case, you will still have three years to file your claim, but it’s important not to waste any time.
The earlier you contact our law firm for a free case evaluation, the sooner your lawsuit will go to trial to get you the best possible payout.
That is life-changing money that you deserve, and that could make a significant difference in your medical treatment as well.
How Much Is a Lawsuit Worth?
A lawsuit in Vermont can be worth hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of dollars. But the total amount of any personal injury claim is entirely dependent on the individual circumstances.
Here are some of the variables our lawyers will discuss with plaintiffs before filing lawsuits:
- The medical outlook for your illness and its impact on your quality of life
- How much pain the illness and treatment are causing
- Other mental health complications like chronic stress, anxiety, and depression
- Impact of medical expenses on your financial situation and ability to get the best treatment
- Loss of income and your ability to work and provide financial security for your family
- Your ability to care for children and perform regular parenting duties
- How much help you need with household chores
There are many more factors that can contribute to higher payouts, and our lawyers are highly skilled in making sure you get the best possible payout.
Call for a Free Case Review
If you or a loved one have developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and you believe it could be due to regular exposure to Roundup, then contact our lawyers today.
We will provide you with a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t have to worry about legal fees just to get the process started.
Our law firm has a proven track record with cases involving the Roundup weed killer, helping hundreds of people receive life-changing payouts.