Media attention to Bayer Monsanto has grown in recent years due to the significant increase in the number of lawsuits. And while much of this has to do with more people getting Roundup-related cancer, more attention is also being paid to the types of cancer.
Since the first lawsuit, most cases have involved plaintiffs with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. However, new evidence shows thousands more people could be entitled to compensation.
However, filing and winning such lawsuits with new and changing evidence requires an experienced litigation team not to miss the maximum possible payout.
Legal assistance from Mississippi’s Top Litigation Team
Here at Schmidt & Clark LLC, our litigation team has years of experience filing non-Hodgkin lymphoma claims for plaintiffs with a proven connection to Roundup.
While we’ve had great success in getting the compensation people deserve, we’ve seen a growing trend among other types of cancer claimants. And because our team has over 20 years of litigation experience against some of America’s largest corporations, we’re in a great position to continue our track record of success.
With these new Roundup cancer risks, your legal team must take a different approach to collecting and presenting the evidence to a jury to ensure you receive a favorable verdict or offer of settlement.
That’s why you shouldn’t waste any time before you take the first step to reporting a claim and calling our law firm for a free consultation.
We guide you through the entire process on a contingency fee basis. Essentially, you will only be billed for legal fees if we make a payout.
Is Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Cancer?
Yes, the active ingredient in Roundup has been legally and scientifically linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma . The disease causes swollen lymph nodes and can ultimately cripple the immune system.
However, recent evidence has also shown that a cancer diagnosis of multiple myeloma and leukemia could also be the result of regular Roundup exposure.
And despite all this evidence from thousands of lawsuits, the Environmental Protection Agency still doesn’t warn people about the health risks associated with glyphosate or call for Roundup cancer warnings on product labels and in advertising practices.
At the same time, the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer have classified Roundup as a probable carcinogen . And the organizations have criticized the lack of commitment to this serious public health issue.
The mixed message and new types of emerging cancers associated with Roundup require more complex approaches to preparing legal cases, and it is here that our team has developed the necessary skills to ensure success.
“Despite Bayer’s insistence that IARC scientists were wrong and that there is no evidence that glyphosate or Roundup cause cancer, the company has for the past few years attempted to settle the majority of cases and pay cancer patients and their families to avoid lawsuits.”
– Carey Gillam and Aliya Uteuova, journalists at TheGuardian.com
Who Can File a Lawsuit in Mississippi?
People who can show regular exposure and a cancer diagnosis related to Roundup weed killer may be able to file a lawsuit. Importantly, plaintiffs must demonstrate that they have suffered a disease related to an evidence-based Roundup cancer risk.
It’s not enough to claim you’ve used Roundup without being warned of the health consequences.
In Mississippi, trial attorneys have successfully presented such evidence in thousands of cases, mostly involving farm workers, landscapers, gardeners, and nursery workers.
And while exposure through employment is the most common cause, there have also been thousands of people who have been indirectly exposed because someone else has used Roundup near where they live or work.
Such cases can become complex from a legal point of view and it is best to discuss the details during a free consultation with our litigation team.
You cannot afford to miss an opportunity to receive the payout that could benefit your treatment and quality of life.
What is the statute of limitations in Mississippi?
The statute of limitations for lawsuits in Mississippi is three years . That means you have three years to apply after you have noticed the first symptoms of cancer or received a medical diagnosis.
Because cancers caused by glyphosate exposure can take many years to develop, it’s important to understand when the clock starts ticking for plaintiffs. And creating such a timeline as part of the case evidence requires an experienced legal team.
In injuries resulting from an accident, there is a specific place and time when the event took place. However, with a roundup claim, timing events is much more complicated.
And it’s a process you can’t risk, as missing the deadline to file a claim means there’s no way to get the compensation you deserve.
How much is a lawsuit worth?
Paying out a lawsuit in Mississippi can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, with some high-profile cases in the millions. However, it is important to understand that the value of monetary compensation depends on individual circumstances.
Here are some ways people deal with the effects of weed killer:
- The severity of the cancer diagnosis and the prospects for your life expectancy
- Impact on your ability to earn a living and support your family financially
- The level of pain and suffering due to cancer and the treatment required
- Reduced quality of life and impact on hobbies and daily activities
- Your ability to care for children unaided
- Disorders caused by mental health problems such as depression, stress and anxiety
- Current and future medical bills to ensure you receive the best possible care
These require the careful attention of an experienced litigator to ensure you receive the highest possible payout or settlement offer.
Call for a free case review
If you or a family member have a cancer like Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, call our team today for a free consultation. We will go over all the details of the legal process and make sure you understand what the best approach is.
You will also understand how a highly experienced litigation team can take all the worry and stress out of facing such legal actions. That means you can focus on your health and family without constant distractions.
And because we work on a contingency fee basis, you don’t have to worry about high upfront legal fees either.