You’ve seen the news. You know that other people who have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup® weed killer are successfully suing Bayer in court and making significant financial recoveries.
Now, you have a decision to make. Should you pursue your own Roundup® injury case and seek damages? Below are some things to consider before when making this critical decision.
There Must Be a Cancer Diagnosis
In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer found that glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Roundup®, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” People who have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after glyphosate exposure have brought successful lawsuits in the United States and recovered significant financial damages. While non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the most common type of cancer associated with Roundup® exposure, other types of lymphoma and leukemia may also occur.
To bring a successful lawsuit, you must have a cancer diagnosis, or your loved one must have had a cancer diagnosis before death.
You Must Have Been Exposed to Roundup®
Currently, there is no amount of Roundup® that is known to be safe. If you’ve used Roundup® at home or work, or even if you’ve been exposed to Roundup® regularly in the places you frequent, then you should contact a Roundup® injury lawyer for a free consultation. An experienced attorney knows what questions to ask and what factors to consider when determining whether Roundup® exposure may have caused your cancer.
Your Time to File a Roundup® Injury Case Is Limited by Law
All states have statutes of limitations that limit how long a person has to file a lawsuit. If you file your case after the statute of limitations expires, then you should expect Bayer to motion the court to dismiss your case. The court will grant Bayer’s motion, unless an exception applies, and you won’t recover any financial damages.
For this reason, it is important to consult a lawyer as soon as you can after you are diagnosed with cancer.
You Can Hire a Local Lawyer for a Mass Tort Case
A simple internet search reveals that there are many Roundup® injury lawyers in the United States. It can be overwhelming to know who to contact to represent you in such an important case.
You don’t have to hire someone whom you’ve never met. Instead, you can schedule a free consultation with an experienced local lawyer. For more than 50 years, the attorneys of Hupy and Abraham have been representing injured people throughout the Midwest and here in Wisconsin. We want to meet with you face to face. We want to know your story, provide you with an honest case evaluation, and let you get to know us so that you are confident in your legal representation.
We offer free, no-obligation consultations to Wisconsin residents in our Milwaukee, Appleton, Madison, Green Bay, and Wausau offices, and we are available to come to your home or hospital room if that is easier for you.
Your Recovery May Be Significant, and There Are No Hourly Legal Fees
Cancer has cost you not only substantial physical pain and emotional suffering but also significant financial losses. Your medical bills, even with health insurance, may be high. You may be unable to work at all or unable to earn the same income that you did before you were hurt. Your other bills may be piling up.
If you can prove that your cancer was caused by Roundup®, then you may be able to recover financial compensation for your Roundup® injuries and possibly punitive damages against Monsanto and Bayer. It could change your future and protect your family.
Hupy and Abraham understands that the very last thing that you need right now is significant legal bills. Accordingly, we don’t charge an hourly rate. Instead, our fee would be a previously agreed-upon percentage of your recovery. If you don’t recover anything, then you don’t owe us any legal fees. That is our Win or It’s Free Guarantee.
To learn more, please call us or contact us through this website to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Wisconsin injury lawyer.