What Proof Do You Need for a Roundup Lawsuit?

Proving that using Roundup caused your non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may seem like a difficult task but we can guide you through every required step.

Key Takeaways

  • You may qualify for a Roundup lawsuit if you were exposed to it or glyphosate and were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other cancers.
  • You’ll need to prove product defectiveness, a direct link between Roundup exposure and cancer diagnosis that led to damages, and that you used Roundup as intended.
  • Roundup lawsuit evidence includes receipts, medical records, employment records, records of related expenses, and evidence of income loss.
  • The timeline for filing a Roundup lawsuit varies, but there is a deadline. Getting started sooner than later is crucial to ensure you don’t miss your chance for compensation.

If you’re here, chances are you’re grappling with some hard questions about the future. You or someone you love was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and you think Roundup may be the cause. You’ve heard about the billions awarded to other victims. But what proof do you need for your own Roundup lawsuit?

We can help you understand if you should take legal action, what you’ll need to prove, and what evidence you need for a successful Roundup lawsuit.

Do I Qualify for a Roundup Lawsuit?

Unfortunately, some Roundup victims give up the fight before it starts. They believe that, because it’s been years or even decades since they used Roundup, they wouldn’t qualify for a lawsuit. 

But that’s not true at all. You could be eligible to file a Roundup claim if you meet these requirements:

  • You used or were exposed to Roundup and/or its active ingredient glyphosate at home, on the job or in your environment.
  • You have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • You may also qualify if you’ve been diagnosed with other cancers linked to glyphosate exposure. 

If you even suspect you or your loved one could have a case, it’s worth it to explore your options. We can make it easy for you. 

Contact us and, in a matter of minutes, we can review your case at no cost, determine if you may qualify for a Roundup settlement, and even connect you with the best legal care for your unique situation. We exclusively partner with law firms and specialized Roundup lawyers that work on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay legal fees if you’re awarded compensation from Bayer.

If you even suspect you or your loved one could have a case, it’s worth it to explore your options. We can make it easy for you.

What Do I Need to Prove to Win a Roundup Lawsuit?

Once you’ve started the process of building a Roundup case, you and your legal team will work together to gather evidence. But first, it may be helpful to understand what needs to be proven in court. 

Roundup lawsuits typically fall into the realm of product liability. That means, generally, a successful Roundup lawsuit proves these things:

  • The product is defective.
  • The product caused your cancer diagnosis.
  • The diagnosis led to damages.
  • You used the product as instructed.

Proving Roundup Is Defective

We all know Roundup does its job well and then some. That’s why, at one time, its active ingredient glyphosate was the most popular herbicide on the market. But when we’re talking about a defective product in a legal context, we aren’t really talking about efficiency or effectiveness.

Instead, your legal team might argue that Roundup is defectively designed or manufactured, making it unreasonably dangerous for its intended use. This could involve pointing out flaws in Roundup’s formula or production process. Something to keep in mind: while Roundup is the topic of discussion, many successful cases hinge on the dangers of glyphosate specifically. That’s why Bayer is removing the chemical from Roundup’s formula altogether, as they laid out in their litigation plan.

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Join the Many will match you with a legal team who will gather and present the scientific studies supporting your claim for you.

Your legal team are specialist Roundup lawsuit lawyers and can also argue that Bayer is liable for not warning consumers about the risks associated with using Roundup.

Proving Roundup Caused Your Cancer Diagnosis

Next, you’ll need to link exposure to Roundup directly to your cancer diagnosis, whether it’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another type. This is where medical records and receipts can play an important role, drawing a clear line between your use of the weed killer and your illness. 

Scientific research is also key here. The Roundup controversy really heated up when the World Health Organization classified its active ingredient glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen–meaning likely to cause cancer. However, the U.S. EPA stopped short of doing the same.

The EPA’s findings may seem to work in Bayer’s favor, but decades of research and independent studies support the WHO’s original findings. Considering that Bayer has already been forced to pay billions to its victims, it’s safe to say the courts find this research compelling and convincing.

You won’t need to become a professional researcher to prove any of this. Join the Many will match you with a legal team who will gather and present the scientific studies that support your claim for you.

Proving Your Damages

This one is as straightforward as it gets and it’s one we can all understand: money. After proving your diagnosis is linked to Roundup, you’ll have to prove your diagnosis led to damages. 

In the U.S., a cancer diagnosis leads to mountains of medical bills. It can also mean lost wages if you’re too sick to work, extra costs related to travel and transportation to the doctor, childcare costs if you’re unable to care for your kids without help…the list goes on. 

You can also prove damages that extend beyond the financial. A non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or any other cancer diagnosis is devastating. It upends your life and clouds your and your family’s future. So remember that emotional distress and discomfort can be considered damages, too.

Proving Intended Use

Finally, you’ll need to prove you used Roundup as intended. Otherwise, Bayer could argue you put yourself in harm’s way by using it incorrectly. If you handled Roundup properly, your legal team can support you through this. 

What Evidence Do I Need for a Roundup Lawsuit?

Now that we know what you need to prove, let’s look at what evidence you need for your Roundup lawsuit. In general, your proof can include:

  • Receipts or bank statements
  • Medical records
  • Employment records
  • Records of medical expenses
  • Pay stubs or proof of unemployment

In our legal system, the burden of proof always falls to the victim. It’s a big hurdle–so big that it discourages some people from even trying to fight back. But even against a giant corporation like Bayer, there is hope. Just look to the settlements already awarded to victims to see that ordinary people like us have repeatedly overcome this burden of proof and won.

Roundup Receipts

If you purchased Roundup weed killer to use at home or on the job, gather up any receipts or bank statements you can find. This can help you prove when you were exposed to Roundup and how much you purchased. 

Medical Records

This is one the most important pieces of evidence you’ll need. The court will want proof that you have a serious illness, so medical records and doctors’ notes are a must. The more information you can provide, the clearer it will become that your cancer diagnosis could be linked to Roundup exposure. 

…even against a giant corporation like Bayer, there is hope. Just look to the settlements already awarded to victims to see that ordinary people like us have repeatedly overcome this burden of proof and won.

Employment Records

If you’re a professional farmer, landscaper, gardener or agricultural worker, employment records will help support your claim that you were exposed to Roundup on the job. 

Medical Expenses

A detailed record of the costs associated with your medical care is a great way to prove using Roundup led to financial losses. Collect your bills, invoices, insurance claims and anything else that shows how much money you lost as a result of using Roundup.

Pay Stubs or Proof of Unemployment

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers, along with their treatments, can take a serious toll on your body. It’s possible that, after your diagnosis, you weren’t able to work fulltime. Maybe you even had to quit your job entirely. Pay stubs or proof of unemployment can demonstrate loss of income, which will factor into the damages you receive. 

How Do I Gather Roundup Lawsuit Proof?

Like any other legal case, the burden of proof falls to you, the plaintiff. However, that doesn’t mean you’re expected to round up this information by yourself. In fact, your legal team will do most of the heavy lifting to gather the evidence needed for a Roundup lawsuit and handle paperwork, filing deadlines, research and more. 

The goal is to help you win compensation, yes. But dealing with cancer as a patient, loved one or caregiver is already a full-time concern. Few people in your situation have the time and energy to navigate a lawsuit on top of everything else. It’s important we make this process as easy as possible for you. 

So, if you’re worried about a Roundup lawsuit being more trouble than it’s worth, we urge you to reconsider. You have a right to fight back. When you Join the Many, you’ll have an entire support network at your disposal ready to help.

How Long Do I Have to File a Roundup Lawsuit?

The sooner you get started, the better. While the law may technically entitle you to compensation from a corporation that did you harm, it also puts a timer on that right. 

You may have heard the term “statute of limitations” before–and it applies in this situation too. Essentially, it’s a deadline for filing a lawsuit or pressing charges against the company that hurt you. It’s in place to ensure testimony is fresh and accurate, witnesses are still available, and evidence doesn’t lose any of its punch. 

How long is the statute of limitations for a Roundup lawsuit? Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer. It varies by location and individual circumstances. Your legal team will be experts on any and all deadlines relevant to your unique case, so it’s important to kick off your claim as soon as you can. 

While the law may technically entitle you to compensation from a corporation that did you harm, it also puts a timer on that right.

What Comes Next?

Now that you know what proof you need for a Roundup lawsuit and what your case will need to demonstrate, you can confidently meet with an attorney to ask questions and let them build a strategy on your behalf. 

That’s where Join the Many comes in. We know this entire process is confusing and overwhelming. We just believe it doesn’t have to be. Our work is dedicated to connecting you to other victims and with the best legal minds in the country. 

These law firms share our passion for championing your rights and have extensive experience building successful Roundup lawsuit cases. Like us, they’ve seen how many lives this product has ruined and they’re ready to hold Bayer accountable. 

There’s strength in numbers, and we know Bayer can’t ignore thousands of voices rising up all at once. 

Feeling better about setting out on this journey? Get started with a simple phone call. We’ll review your case for free and handle the rest from there.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Roundup lawsuit cost?

It costs nothing to have your case reviewed so we can learn if you may qualify for a Roundup settlement. If you are eligible, the legal experts we match you with won’t charge you a dime unless you win compensation.

How do I start the process of filing a Roundup claim?

Call us toll-free at 877-772-6503 or complete the submission form on this page. We will contact you right away to hear your story, answer your questions, and get you one step closer to justice.

What happens after my case is reviewed?

If we think you could be eligible for compensation, we will carefully match you with a team of legal experts who have experience in cases like yours, and they’ll start working on your behalf right away. We’ll also ask for your permission to gather important medical records to help build your case, so you don’t have to worry about remembering important dates or diagnosis details.

How big will my Roundup settlement be?

Although we can’t give you an exact amount, we can look to previous cases for insight. Verdicts range from the tens of thousands to the tens of millions. Keep in mind that your case will be decided on its own, meaning you won’t share a settlement with others. The last thing we want is for you to receive pennies while a lawyer walks away with thousands of dollars. Your settlement is yours alone, and your legal team will fight for the best possible outcome.

Join the Many is here to provide a free, no obligation case review to determine if you may be eligible for a settlement. If you are, we’ll carefully match you with the best attorney for your case. There are no legal fees unless you win compensation. Contact us today to get started.

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