Depending on your state laws, you could qualify for a Roundup lawsuit if:
- You or a member of your family was injured or became ill by spraying, breathing in, or otherwise using or being exposed to Roundup weed killer
- A family member lost their life because of contact with or exposure to Roundup
If glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, adversely affected you or a loved one’s health by causing cancer or another ailment, you might have the right to financial compensation. Do not rule out your ability to seek financial recovery without discussing your potential opportunities for financial compensation with a legal professional.
The Basis of a Roundup Personal Injury Claim
When the negligent actions of another person or entity cause you to become injured, you may be entitled to file a civil lawsuit that allows you to receive financial compensation from the negligent party. To prove negligence, your lawyer must help you demonstrate the four legal elements that every successful personal injury lawsuit must have. These four elements are as follows:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care
- The at-fault party’s actions breached their duty of care
- Their breach of duty of care led to your injuries
- Your injuries have a financial consequence
Negligence forms the basis for legal responsibility that might entitle you to compensation through a civil claim for personal injury. If a loved one lost their life due to Roundup exposure, you might have the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit. To prove these legal elements of your claim, your lawyer may rely on your medical records and scientific research.
Possible Ways You Could Have Been Exposed to Roundup
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that glyphosate is used to control grasses and other types of leads. If you work or have worked outdoors, then you could have been exposed to Roundup if you worked as one of the following:
- Agricultural workers
This is not an exhaustive list, as there are other types of jobs that may involve the use of Roundup. Alternatively, you could have been exposed to Roundup if someone was using it near your home or your workplace. A lawyer may be able to help you determine when and how you were exposed.
Potential Damages in a Roundup Compensation Lawsuit
After your lawyer proves the validity of your compensation claim, they will go on to prove the monetary value of your claim. The economic and non-economic damages a civil lawsuit allows you to recover from the at-fault party may include:
- Current and future medical expenses, including hospital stays, medication, chemotherapy, rehabilitation, and all other medical care related to your injury
- Current and future loss of income, including lost wages, lost earning capacity, and lost business income
- Pain and suffering, including mental and emotional anguish and distress
- Funeral and burial expenses if a family member was fatally injured by another’s negligence
Your lawyer will work with you to determine the full value of your compensation claim. They can also make sure you do not omit any of the expenses you are entitled to recover.
Your Roundup lawsuit might also qualify for additional economic and non-economic damages not listed above. Your lawyer will explain other potential awards you can pursue in your compensation claim.
Defining the Relevant Statute of Limitations
When your glyphosate-related medical injuries qualify you for a Roundup lawsuit, the law requires you to file your lawsuit within a certain time period. Known as the statute of limitations, the allotted time period varies depending on the type of lawsuit you file and other factors that vary among the states and cases.
While these statutory time limits apply in the majority of cases, sometimes the court could potentially extend the amount of time you have to file your lawsuit. Factors that can alter the statute of limitations include the location of the negligent party and the age and mental capacity of the person seeking compensation. Your lawyer will help you understand the role time plays in your potential lawsuit.
Find Out if You Qualify for a Roundup Lawsuit
A personal injury lawyer can help you determine your eligibility to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the popular weed killer, Roundup. If you do qualify, our legal team might be able to help you prove the cause, cost, and effect of long-term exposure to Roundup. Contact the personal injury team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 to learn more about how we go the extra mile for you.