Countless studies have shown that exposure to the chemicals in Roundup (glyphosate) weed killer increases the risk of cancer. But if you have developed a serious health condition after using Roundup, you may be wondering whether filing a lawsuit against a powerful company is worth your time and energy. Deciding whether or not to hire a New York Roundup lawsuit attorney is complicated, but one essential factor in your decision is knowing how much your case will be worth.
Determining the value of a Roundup lawsuit on your own can be incredibly difficult, but a good lawyer will be able to help you arrive at an accurate number. I’ll give you a preview of how lawyers value these cases below, and tell you how Buttafuoco & Associates can help if you become seriously ill after using this product.
What Damages am I Eligible for in a Roundup Case?
The first step in valuing a case is knowing what types of damages a settlement award typically covers. Damages include any losses you have suffered that are the result of the illness you have been diagnosed with after using Roundup.
There are several different types of damages in a Roundup cancer case, and they are as follows:
Medical Care Damages
The most common types of damages victims receive in Roundup cases are for medical care, including treatments the victim has already had and those they will receive in the future.
For example, let’s say you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a common cancer that has been connected to Roundup. Medical damages could include the costs of testing required to get a diagnosis, as well as ongoing testing throughout your treatment. Cancer treatments and other medications you have paid for would also be included. Hospital stays, home care, and any other treatment or care you have already had or will need in the future are also included.
As you can imagine, projecting these costs on your own would be difficult if not impossible, so working with a lawyer can reassure you that all relevant damages are being tallied. The New York Roundup lawsuit attorneys at Buttacuoco & Associates are experienced in projecting future costs, and will ensure that all medical expenses are included in your settlement determination.
Keep in mind that if your attorney suggests that you should settle your case before you have received an accurate prognosis, or before the full extent of your medical issues has been determined, it may be in your best interest to seek different counsel. If you settle too soon, there is nothing you will be able to do if your health problems turn out to be worse than originally believed. Our team won’t settle until your need for care is clear: we will fight to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Loss of Earning and Income
Another significant type of damages you can claim in a Roundup case are for losses you incur from lost work time due to illness. This includes compensation for any work you have missed because of medical appointments, hospital stays, or the loss of your job because of an inability to work altogether. In addition to income you have already lost, income you will lose in the future can also be included.
Our team will carefully review your case and make an accurate assessment of what Bayer likely owes you.
Pain and Suffering
Calculating dollar amounts for medical bills and loss of income can be relatively straightforward, but putting a dollar amount on pain and suffering truly requires an experienced Roundup lawsuit lawyer in New York.
When it comes to pain and suffering, this includes any physical and mental anguish that you have suffered or will suffer in the future because of your use of Roundup. Not only does cancer itself cause significant pain and discomfort, but treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can also cause severe pain and other physical side effects.
Cancer is also often accompanied by intense psychological and emotional turmoil. Whether that is anxiety and depression, loss of enjoyment of life, or other losses, you can and should be compensated for it.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Buttafuoco & Associates is currently representing clients who have been harmed by Roundup in a mass action lawsuit. A mass action lawsuit is a situation where multiple cases are litigated at once. These cases are strengthened by the sheer number of victims, and can result in faster settlements. In a mass litigation case, your lawyer will carefully assess your individual situation, and then assign a dollar amount to your settlement based on the severity of your condition, among other factors.
Our Roundup lawsuit attorneys serving New York have extensive experience with these cases, and can tell you more about your rights and whether you have a case.
To find out more about the history of Roundup, its link to cancer, and information about successful cases so far, you can read our blog post here.
For a free consultation on your Roundup case, get in touch with us at 1-800-NOW-HURT.