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What To Look for When Hiring a Roundup Lawyer

Lawsuits filed against Roundup manufacturer Monsanto and now Bayer have been filed across the country and are in various stages before the court system. Some lawsuits have been settled while others are waiting for their day in court. Roundup lawsuits claim that there is a connection between Roundup exposure and cancer.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified glyphosate the active ingredient in Roundup as a probable carcinogen. Roundup has been linked to an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other types of cancer. In contrast, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that glyphosate is safe. With legal disputes and ongoing health concerns, there are questions about Roundup’s safety and its potential to increase a person’s cancer risk.

roundup weed and grass killer display at garden store

If you have been exposed to Roundup, through using the weed killer for work or around your home and have received a cancer diagnosis, consulting with an experienced Roundup attorney can help you determine whether your case has merit. While some Roundup lawsuits have been filed by individuals who claim that the main ingredient in Roundup has caused them to develop cancer. Other claimants allege that Monsanto, the manufacturer who introduced Roundup in 1974, failed to adequately warn about the potential cancer risk. Additional claimants allege that the manufacturer may have hidden evidence about the product’s health risk.

An experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal process. When evaluating Roundup attorneys, consider these seven factors to see if they are a good fit for you and can help assess your eligibility to file a Roundup lawsuit. 

Ask as many questions as you want. When considering a Roundup attorney, ask questions. Some questions to ask include: How will we communicate about my case? What will the law firm expect from me as a client? Also, ask the attorney how often you will be updated during the process. Questions like these will help to determine how you and the attorney will work together.

Free case review. Reputable Roundup attorneys will provide you with a free and confidential consultation regarding your case. Consultations are a good way for you and the lawyer to get to know each other and to learn about the details of your case.

Successful related cases. With Roundup lawsuits already filed, settled, or in progress, hiring an attorney with a successful track record in Roundup lawsuits is important. The attorney should also have experience in personal injury or dangerous and defective product cases.

Legal fees. Reputable personal injury firms should never charge you money upfront to represent you. These firms work on contingency, which means that they only get paid when you do. Their fees come from a percentage of the settlement funds. When reviewing your contract, ensure the percentage is clear. 

Time and resources. Be sure to ask about how much time the attorney will have for your case. If the attorney or firm you are considering has case files stacked up and a revolving door of clients, this may not be the attorney or firm for you. Find out the types of resources the firm or attorney has access to. This may include strong relationships with healthcare professionals, investigators who will collect evidence, and expert witnesses. 

Past client reviews. When considering which Roundup attorney or firm to select, search for unbiased reviews online. The reviews published on the firm’s website may only include reviews that show the positive side of working with the firm or attorney. Ask the firm if you can contact some of the firm’s previous clients. Reputable firms will not hesitate to provide you with contact information for previous clients so you can investigate the firm and learn from someone with previous experience.

Mass Torts Experience. Attorneys and law firms who have demonstrated mass torts experience is also beneficial. Historically mass torts cases can involve dozens, hundreds, or thousands of plaintiffs. Working with an attorney or law firm with expertise in mass torts cases can help navigate the complex Roundup litigation.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer and has a history of Roundup exposure, know that there are legal avenues to explore. A Roundup attorney can help determine whether your claim has merit or is eligible to file. Eligibility is determined by several factors, including the extent of exposure, your state’s statute of limitations, and your diagnosis date. 

When determining which Roundup attorney is the best fit for you, know that you deserve an attorney who understands the ins and outs of your Roundup case. An attorney representing you should treat your claim with the sensitivity and urgency it deserves. Using the above suggestions will help you find the right Roundup attorney to get you the justice you deserve.