Roundup, a weed killer developed by agribusiness giant Monsanto, has been used by both homeowners and farmers for many years. Allegations have now arisen that Roundup may cause serious injuries and even death to some users. More specifically, several lawsuits have alleged that the active ingredient found in Roundup – glyphosate – may cause cancer (such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma). If you or a loved one has developed cancer or other health problems after using Roundup, you should talk to an attorney to find out more about your legal rights. The Traverse City and Grand Rapids Roundup injury lawyers at the Neumann Law Group represent victims of defective consumer products.
Lawsuits seeking compensation for injuries caused by allegedly dangerous or defective products may be based on the defective design of the product, a particular manufacturing defect, a breach of warranty, or a failure to warn consumers of the known dangers or risks of the product. Many of the currently pending claims against the makers of Roundup fall in the last category – failure to warn. Several plaintiffs have alleged that they should have been told – and that the manufacturer has known for a long time – that the ingredients in Roundup are harmful to humans and potentially carcinogenic.Understanding Your Path to Compensation for Roundup Injuries
People who believe that they have developed cancer or another serious health problem due to the use of Roundup should talk to a Roundup injury attorney in Grand Rapids or Traverse City about filing a claim based on a product liability theory. In the case of a potential plaintiff who has passed away due to alleged Roundup-related health concerns, members of that person’s family may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Keep in mind that both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are subject to a strict statute of limitations. These claims may also be subject to a statute of repose, which can further limit the time for filing suit.
The potential payout in a product liability lawsuit can vary considerably from case to case. Medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of spousal consortium, pain and suffering, and other factors are taken into consideration. The economic damages for medical care and lost wages can be very different depending on the situation, even for two individuals diagnosed with the same type of cancer on the same day. One person may succumb to the illness much sooner than the other, resulting in a lesser amount of medical expenses. The surviving victim may require many years of future medical care, the expense of which may be borne by the defendant if a Grand Rapids or Traverse City Roundup injury attorney can prove its liability in court. Additionally, a person with modest wages (like a fast food worker, for instance) will not be entitled to the same amount of compensation for their loss of earnings as, for example, a brain surgeon who can no longer work due to his or her injuries. This is not to say that one person is “worth” more than another, only that the defendant takes the plaintiff as he or she is found and is required to compensate him or her for any economic losses that were sustained.Schedule a Free Consultation with a Product Liability Attorney in Michigan
At the Neumann Law Group, we are currently offering free consultations to people who believe that they or a loved one has been hurt by Roundup or another consumer product that suffered from a design, manufacturing, or marketing defect. We also can assist people who have suffered harm from defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, or mass torts. We represent people in communities such as Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Muskegon, Midland, Holland, Kalamazoo, Detroit, Wyoming, Saginaw, Warren, Petoskey, or the Upper Peninsula. To schedule an appointment with a Roundup injury lawyer in Grand Rapids or Traverse City, call us at 800-525-6386 or complete our online form.