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5 Factors that Can Affect Your Roundup Claim

Exposure to glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, has been associated with an increased risk of developing some cancers, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Roundup has had devastating impacts nationwide. If you have been injured by Roundup, learn more about the factors that can impact the outcome of your claim from our experienced Roundup litigation attorneys for Roundup lawsuits.

Factors That Impact Your Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

When you file a Roundup claim, many factors affect the success of your claim and how much your damages are worth. Factors that could impact your Roundup claim include, but are not limited to:

The Evidence Proving Fault and Liability

You must prove that Bayer-Monsanto is liable for your injuries and damages. Depending on the facts of the case, you might need evidence proving that Monsanto-Bayer failed to provide adequate warnings of health warnings, was negligent concerning the product design, and/or is guilty of other wrongdoing.

You must also prove that you used Roundup containing glyphosate and link the Roundup exposure to your diagnosis. Once you prove the link between the exposure and your cancer diagnosis, you must also prove that you sustained damages because of the exposure. 

The Existence of Health Comorbidities 

Comorbidity occurs when someone has two or more illnesses or disorders. The illnesses or disorders may occur simultaneously or one after the other. Comorbidity implies that interactions between illnesses or disorders can worsen one or both health conditions.

Having another health condition that could increase your risk of or contribute to the development of your cancer diagnosis can be a problem in your case. It does not mean you will not win your case, but you need to discuss the matter with an experienced Roundup cancer lawsuit attorney as soon as possible.

The Extent and Duration of Your Roundup Exposure

You may have a stronger claim if your exposure to Roundup lasted for years and the exposure was significant. For example, you were sprayed all over your body with Roundup by accident, or you used Roundup consistently at work for many years. Infrequent or scarce exposure could make proving the link between Roundup exposure and cancer more challenging.

The Duration Between the Use of Roundup and Your Cancer Diagnosis 

There needs to be sufficient time between exposure to glyphosate and the development of cancer. In other words, you must have been exposed to Roundup long enough ago to allow the exposure to lead to the cancer diagnosis. Exposure to glyphosate a few months ago and receiving a cancer diagnosis today will probably not be sufficient time for the glyphosate to cause your cancer.

The Evidence of a Link Between Roundup Exposure and Cancer 

You have the burden of convincing a jury that the Roundup exposure was the cause of your cancer diagnosis. Some evidence supports the link between glyphosate exposure and the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. However, other studies and authorities claim glyphosate does not increase the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. 

A Roundup cancer lawyer understands the current research and opinions regarding Roundup and cancer. The attorney has the resources to hire medical specialists, scientists, and other expert witnesses to help establish the link between glyphosate exposure and developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. 

Get More Information About Roundup Cancer Lawsuits From Our Mass Torts Lawyers

Were you exposed to Roundup glyphosate and diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, liver cancer, or another associated cancer? If so, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer for damages. Contact us now for a free consultation with a Roundup cancer lawsuit lawyer.