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RoundUp Litigation: Determine Your Claim Eligibility

May 02, 2023
Shamis & Gentile, P.A.

Perhaps you have seen the recent media coverage of the massive RoundUp lawsuits, or perhaps you have been advised to seek legal aid concerning your health condition after exposure to the popular herbicide.

RoundUp, which is widely used for weed control, has come under scrutiny and is facing several lawsuits, due to allegations linking it to the development of cancer and other illnesses. But in order to find out whether you are eligible to file a claim against the manufacturers of RoundUp, there are certain things you need to consider.

The Effects of RoundUp on Your Health

The main claim in the majority of the RoundUp lawsuits, is that exposure to the herbicide’s glyphosate led to the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as well as a wide range or other associated diseases.

Plaintiffs contend that the manufacturer did not fully warn them about the possible health hazards connected to using RoundUp, and that the companies did not offer sufficient safety instructions for using the product.

If you have experienced any type of health condition or issue due to your exposure with RoundUp, it is vital to keep as much documentation as possible. It is also a good idea to have your doctor or health care advisor provide additional information, in order to thoroughly determine that RoundUp has been the cause.

Determining Your Claim Eligibility

There are a few different types of ways to be eligible to file a claim against the manufacturers of RoundUp.

If your exposure has led to cancer or another serious illness, you will need to prove that you have been diagnosed with a type that has been linked to the use of the herbicide. This typically involves non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, whether you are undergoing treatment, have just been diagnosed, or even recovered from it.

As an important note, you can also file a claim on behalf of a deceased family member that was lost due to the exposure.

You will also need to provide some form of documentation or proof of you having actually worked with, purchased or otherwise used RoundUp, either privately or in relation to your work.

It is also important to note that you can only file a claim in the same state that the product was bought. If you have moved since then, it might require some backtracking to figure out exactly which state to claim in.

Proceeding With the Claim

For those that are eligible to file a claim, the next step is to determine what type of lawsuit to engage in.

The most common for these types of circumstances is known as a mass tort lawsuit, as they allow for individualized assessment of damages, legal strategies, and compensation in cases where a large number of plaintiffs have similar claims but distinct injuries.

This individualized approach ensures that each victim’s unique circumstances are considered, potentially leading to higher compensation amounts.

Do not let the negligent actions of corporations go unchecked. Join the fight for accountability and compensation. Contact Shamis & Gentile, P.A. today for a free case evaluation.

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