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Roundup is a popular herbicide used by many homeowners and businesses. Although it is effective at killing weeds, it has also been linked to serious injuries in people who are exposed to it.

If Roundup has harmed you or someone you know, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a lawyer at the Schmidt & Clark law firm for a free case review and consultation.

Why You Should Call Schmidt & Clark

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  • Our law firm has both the resources and experience necessary to get you the compensation you deserve in your lawsuit. Our Roundup weed killer lawyers have successfully handled mass tort litigation cases in the past and are ready to put their expertise to work for you.
  • We know a cancer diagnosis is a difficult and stressful time for you and your family. We will do everything in our power to help you recover the money you need to cover your medical care and get your life together.
  • You should not have to bear the financial burden of someone else's negligence. We will fight tirelessly on your Roundup claim to find you the justice you deserve.

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The Real Dangers of Roundup Weed Killer

A lawyer showing information to his client using a tabletGlyphosate is a synthetic chemical first introduced in the 1970s. It is Roundup’s active ingredient and can kill weeds by inhibiting a critical enzyme that is essential for their growth.

While glyphosate is effective at destroying plants, glyphosate exposure may be harmful to humans. Scientific evidence has suggested that exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide can lead to health problems, such as cancer, birth defects, kidney disease, and reproductive issues.

In 2015, the World Health Organization and its International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans."

Research among agricultural workers has shown that exposure to Roundup is associated with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. Symptoms of this disease include severe fatigue, weight loss, enlarged lymph nodes, and skin rashes.

Unfortunately, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared Roundup “was not likely to cause cancer”, and Monsanto continues to deny that the product is dangerous. However, the potential risks associated with glyphosate-based herbicides are severe and shouldn't be ignored. 

If you or someone you love developed cancer after Roundup use, please don't hesitate to seek legal representation. An experienced Wyoming Roundup lawyer can answer your questions and guide you through the process of seeking financial compensation for your injuries. 

Do You Qualify for a Lawsuit?

Although anyone can file Roundup claims, to be successful, your suit must meet specific criteria.

Roundup cases that are successful will show that: 

  • You were diagnosed with Roundup-related cancer like non-Hodgkin lymphoma after Roundup exposure
  • You used Roundup regularly and as directed by the manufacturer before your diagnosis
  • Monsanto failed to warn you about the risks associated with using Roundup even though the corporation knew or should have known that it was dangerous

So, if you have been diagnosed with cancer after using the Roundup weed killer, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against Bayer. Bayer is the current owner of the Monsanto company—the manufacturer of Roundup. 

There are currently more than 30,000 lawsuits pending against Monsanto nationwide. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost pay, accrued and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.

To learn more about all your legal options and your rights, contact our office today for a free, initial consultation with our experienced attorneys.

The Statute of Limitations in Wyoming

Three lawyers reading and talkingThe statute of limitations is the time frame in which you must file a lawsuit. In Wyoming, the statute of limitations for defective products and lawsuits is four years from the date of the injury [1].

If you wait too long to file your lawsuit, the court will likely bar you from doing so. There are some legal exceptions to this rule, however. For example, if you did not discover your injuries until after the four-year period had passed, you may still have time to file suit. 

This can frequently happen in lawsuits because cancer symptoms can take years—even decades—to develop.

So, it's in your interest to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to find out if you are still eligible to file a suit.

At the law firm of Schmidt & Clark, LLP, our experienced attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of Roundup victims and their families. We are performing litigation on behalf of people who received a medical diagnosis of cancer after using the weed killer, so contact our office today for a free consultation.

What Can I Win in a Lawsuit?

A lawyer doing a handshake with his clientThe amount of money you can receive in a lawsuit will depend on several factors. These include the extent of your injuries, the amount of your medical bills, and whether or not you were able to continue working after your diagnosis.

You may be able to get money to repay you for economic losses, like surgical costs, medical bills, and lost wages. You may also be able to recover money for noneconomic losses, like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress.

In some cases, punitive damages may also be available. If Monsanto is found to have behaved recklessly or negligently in connection with its Roundup products, you may receive these damages.

Punitive damages are designed to punish defendants for particularly egregious misconduct and are not meant to compensate plaintiffs for their injuries. 

"During the lengthy trial, the plaintiff's attorneys brought forward internal emails from Monsanto executives that they said demonstrated how the corporation repeatedly ignored experts' warnings, sought favorable scientific analyses and helped to "ghostwrite" research that encouraged continued usage."
- The Guardian

For example, in 2018, a California jury awarded plaintiff Dewayne Johnson $289 million in damages after he developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after regularly applying Roundup at his job as a school groundskeeper [2]. 

Johnson's case was the first one to go to trial, and his Roundup weed killer lawyers argued that Monsanto knew about the risks of glyphosate but the company failed to warn consumers. 

Let Us Represent Your Lawsuit

If Roundup weed killer has injured you or your family members, you may be eligible for a lawsuit. The attorneys at Schmidt & Clark have years of experience handling personal injury suits, including cases involving Roundup cancer injuries.

Our attorneys will review your case for free and help you understand your legal options. If we think you have a case for legal action, we will represent you on a contingency basis, which means we don't get paid unless we win your suit or get a Roundup settlement for you. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you.


References:

  1. https://law.justia.com/codes/wyoming/2011/title1/chapter3/section1-3-105
  2. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/aug/10/monsanto-trial-cancer-dewayne-johnson-ruling

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