Roundup® has been in the news after reports alleging a link between this product and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) has brought about thousands of lawsuits against its manufacturer, Monsanto. Many farmers, garden center workers, landscapers, and individual property owners who have used this common weed killer and believe Roundup has caused their NHL and other serious health issues, have filed lawsuits seeking compensation for their injuries.
If you believe your cancer was caused by exposure to Roundup, and you need financial help with expensive medical bills and lost wages after being diagnosed with NHL, it’s important you get the facts about filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of this weed killer.
Is there a class action lawsuit against the maker of Roundup?
No. In a class action lawsuit, people who have suffered similar injuries from the same product join together as plaintiffs in a single case, and a few representative plaintiffs make decisions for all of the plaintiffs.
Roundup cases are mass torts. In a mass tort lawsuit, people who have been similarly hurt join together for purposes of legal discovery and trial preparation. However, each case is unique, and each plaintiff remains an individual plaintiff whose claim is considered on an individual basis. That means, every recovery will be unique, and each plaintiff has the right to accept or deny a settlement offer.
Who can file a lawsuit against the maker of Roundup?
People who are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and used Roundup at home or at work may be able to file a lawsuit. Because there is no amount of this weed killer that is known to be completely safe, anyone exposed to Roundup is at risk for developing NHL and could be a claimant. In evaluating your potential case, our mass tort attorneys will want to know the type of cancer you have and the ways and amount of time you used Roundup. Thus, the most important thing you can do to help your attorney is to provide detailed and complete information about your health and occupational history.
How much does it cost to file a Roundup mass tort lawsuit?
You will not have any up-front attorney costs if you hire Chris Hudson & Associates to represent you in a Roundup mass tort lawsuit. Instead, the firm will represent you on a contingency fee basis, and your legal fees will be paid out of your successful lawsuit settlement or court verdict.
What damages can I recover in a Roundup lawsuit?
In a mass tort case, your damages will be decided on an individual basis, and you have the right to accept or deny any settlement offer. It’s possible to receive compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, physical pain, and emotional suffering. In some cases, you may also recover punitive damages that are meant to punish the defendant for wrongdoing. An attorney can help you determine the potential value of your case based on your specific injuries.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit against the makers of Roundup?
You have a limited amount of time to file a Roundup case. In Georgia, you usually have two years to file your case. This time begins when you know, or should know, that you have been hurt. Some exceptions do apply, however, and it is important to contact a mass tort lawyer as soon as possible to make sure that your rights are protected.
How long will a Roundup lawsuit take?
Every case is different, and it is impossible to predict how long your mass tort case may take. However, the sooner you contact a lawyer, the sooner an attorney can start fighting to protect your rights and help you make a financial recovery.
Contact Our Experienced Injury Attorneys If You’ve Been Hurt
If you were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and have a history of using glyphosate-based weed killers like Roundup, contact our experienced mass tort attorneys today.
To learn more about protecting your rights, you need to speak with an experienced mass tort lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our office directly at (706) 863-6600 to schedule your free confidential consultation.