ARKANSAS ROUNDUP CANCER LAWSUIT LAWYER
What You Need to Know About Roundup Cancer Litigation
Roundup, a popular herbicide used by homeowners and agricultural workers alike, has been linked to cancer. Specifically, those who used Roundup have a higher risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the body’s lymphatic system.
To date, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Bayer (the company that bought Monsanto, the makers of Roundup, in 2018). Many of these lawsuits have resulted in significant wins for plaintiffs. And, in June of 2020, Bayer agreed to pay more than $10 billion in settlements, including an estimated $1.25 billion in future settlements.
If you or someone you love developed cancer after using Roundup, you could be eligible for compensation. At Caddell Reynolds Law Firm, our Arkansas Roundup cancer lawsuit lawyers represent clients from throughout the state who have suffered due to Monsanto and Bayer’s failure to adequately warn users of the potential risks of using the dangerous weedkiller. With over a century of combined legal experience, we are well-equipped to help you fight for the maximum settlement you deserve.
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Does Roundup Cause Cancer?
The key element in determining whether Roundup really causes cancer is its active ingredient, glyphosate. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an entity of the World Health Organization, classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic.” However, two years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refuted this claim, arguing that glyphosate is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.” In 2019, the EPA reiterated its stance, arguing that it had evaluated a larger set of data than the IARC.
Several other top agencies from around the world—including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Germany—have all supported the EPA’s claim that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic. However, numerous other studies have found a link between Roundup and cancer, including a 2019 study conducted by the University of Washington that found a 41% increase in the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma among those exposed to glyphosate-containing herbicides.
Simply put, the link between Roundup and cancer is not definitive. That being said, successful claims against Bayer have found that the company failed to adequately warn users that Roundup could cause cancer. In other words, the failure of Bayer to warn consumers about the risks of using Roundup is the key element in these lawsuits. To date, Roundup is still widely available and Bayer is still not required to put any warning label on Roundup products detailing the potential risk of cancer.
Who Can File a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit?
As with any Personal Injury claim, anyone who wishes to file a lawsuit against Bayer has the burden of proof. This means that you, as the injured party, are required to prove your injuries and the causal relationship between your injuries and exposure to Roundup. Because Roundup cancer lawsuits fall under the umbrella of product liability, you do not necessarily need to prove that Bayer (or another entity) was negligent.
To file a Roundup cancer lawsuit, you will need to prove the following:
- You were exposed to Roundup
- You developed cancer or were otherwise injured
- Your cancer/injuries were related to your exposure to Roundup
- You sustained measurable damages
Depending on the specific details of your case, your damages may include economic losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, as well as non-economic losses, including pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Your Time to File a Claim Is Limited
Roundup cancer lawsuits in Arkansas are subject to a statute of limitations. This means you only have a certain amount of time in which to file a claim. In Arkansas, the statute of limitations on product liability cases, including those involving Roundup, is three years from the date of injury or the date on which you knew or reasonably should have known you were injured.
Similarly, if your loved one died from cancer and you believe his or her cancer may have been linked to Roundup, you have three years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim.
How Caddell Reynolds Law Firm Can Help
Our experienced and award-winning attorneys are prepared to help you navigate the legal system and seek the full, fair recovery you are owed. Since 1989, our firm has been fighting for the rights of injured individuals throughout the state, and we are not afraid to take on large corporations and entities, like Bayer. Our Arkansas Roundup cancer lawsuit attorneys can help you determine the best course of action based on your unique situation, whether that’s filing an individual claim or taking part in a class action lawsuit.
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We do not collect any attorneys’ fees unless/until we recover compensation for you, and your initial consultation is completely free.
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