According to Rule 25 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, you can file a wrongful death claim against Roundup for a loved one’s death as part of a mass tort case. Rule 25 allows a substitution of parties in a mass tort case if a motion of substitution is made by the deceased person’s successor or representative and if the court is notified within 90 days.
How to Fight for Wrongful Death Compensation
When the death of someone you love is caused by the wrongful act of another person, you might be eligible to seek financial compensation from the at-fault party. Talk to a legal team about the cause of your loved one’s death and their use of Roundup weed killer.
The primary ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is a known carcinogen. According to the Mayo Clinic research, the risk of your loved one developing some types of cancer, especially lung cancer, might have been increased by their exposure to carcinogens. If you believe the use of or exposure to Roundup weed killer led to the death of your loved one, discuss the circumstances surrounding their death with a lawyer right away. A law firm that helps injured parties might be able to help you fight for financial compensation by:
- Establishing a connection between your loved one’s death and their exposure to Roundup
- Assigning financial liability to Roundup’s manufacturer
- Defining your relationship to the decedent and your legal right to file a wrongful death insurance claim or lawsuit
- Assessing the full financial value of your compensation claim
- Making sure your wrongful death lawsuit is filed in compliance with the applicable statute of limitations
A legal team might also be able to negotiate a financial settlement that can help you avoid a lengthy court trial and let your family start putting their life back together. When you are ready to pursue financial compensation from Roundup’s manufacturer, a lawyer might be able to help you recover from the loss of a loved one and their contributions to your family.
Valuating Your Wrongful Death Claim
When you lose a loved one, their loss can take an emotional and financial toll on surviving family members. The financial repercussions of your family’s loss are the responsibility of the at-fault party. You might be able to receive compensation for your loved one’s medical bills and for the costs of their funeral and burial. In addition, you may be entitled to these recoverable damages:
- Lost income and earnings
- Loss of services and protection
- Loss of guidance and companionship
- Pain and suffering and emotional anguish
If a member of your family was exposed to Roundup and lost their lives, a lawyer will review the financial aftermath of your loved one’s demise, the current and future financial impact on your family, and your potential for collecting additional damages.
Put The Strength of the Law to Work for Your Family
If someone you love was exposed to Roundup at their home or as part of their employment, a lawyer may be able to help you collect financial compensation. When you hire a law firm to represent you in pursuing financial recovery from Roundup’s maker, you get the benefit of legal support during your fight.
Your lawyer can also help ensure your wrongful death lawsuit is filed in time to meet the relevant wrongful death statute of limitations and prove the required legal elements of your claim. It is important to start acting on this soon, so you do not risk missing the deadline.
We Fight Hard for Your Financial Award
You can file a claim against Roundup for a loved one’s death if exposure to its active ingredient led to or contributed to their demise. If you are the spouse, child, or parent of someone whose death can be linked to the glyphosate in Roundup weed killer, you might have the basis of an insurance claim or lawsuit for financial recovery.
Discuss your familial relationship, the cause of your loved one’s demise, and your potential right to financial recovery with a member of our legal team. Learn more about your ability to file a wrongful death lawsuit by calling 1-800-747-3733 to contact a team member at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today.