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Product Liability Lawyers Helping Injured Consumers in North Carolina and South Carolina

Many people use a product on a daily basis that they assume to be harmless, when sometimes it turns out that the opposite is true. The popular weed killer Roundup, manufactured by Monsanto, has been around for a long time, but allegations are now developing that Roundup’s key ingredient, a chemical known as “glyphosate,” can cause cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Litigation is pending in many jurisdictions across the country, and some plaintiffs have already been awarded substantial damages for injuries or the death of a loved one caused by exposure to Roundup. We are focusing on potential cases for people regularly exposed to Roundup as part of their work, such as landscapers, lawn and garden workers, and golf course maintenance personnel who sprayed Roundup for ground maintenance. The North Carolina and South Carolina Roundup injury lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson are reviewing claims pertaining to this weed killer.

Product liability lawsuits can be complicated and protracted, so it is important to get an early start if you or a person close to you has a possible claim. Product liability cases may contain multiple theories of liability, including failure to warn, strict liability, negligence, and breach of warranty. Sometimes there are multiple defendants in these cases; manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers all face potential liability in some situations.

Damages in Product Liability Cases

Monetary compensation may be sought not only for the victim’s medical expenses and lost earnings caused by injuries associated with a dangerous product but also for his or her pain and suffering and other losses. In some cases, punitive damages may also be a possibility, although these are not routinely awarded. The injured person’s spouse may seek payment for loss of consortium, and the family of a person killed by a dangerous product may file a claim for funeral and burial costs, medical expenses, and other damages based on the loss of their loved one. A Roundup injury attorney can help North Carolina or South Carolina residents fight for the full range of damages to which they are entitled.

Understanding the Time Limitations of a Product Liability Lawsuit

It is important to note that product liability lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations. This time limit, which is set by state law, can vary substantially from one jurisdiction to another. In some states, the statute of limitations depends on whether the claimant is seeking compensation for his or her own injuries or asserting a claim for a loved one’s wrongful death. Usually, the statute of limitations is measured from the date of the accident or injury giving rise to the claim. In addition to the statute of limitations, there may also be a statute of repose that is calculated from a different date, such as the date of the initial purchase of the allegedly defective product.

An experienced North Carolina or South Carolina Roundup injury attorney can help you understand the filing deadline in your specific case. It is important to seek counsel as soon as possible if you think that you or a loved one has been hurt by using this weed killer so that the appropriate paperwork can be filed within the time required by law. In situations in which a statute of repose applies, a person may have a shorter period of time in which to file a claim than the amount of time that the statute of limitations would otherwise allow. Contacting counsel promptly is also important for a proper investigation of the accident. Evidence can grow stale over time, making liability more difficult to prove.

Speak to a Roundup Injury Lawyer in North Carolina or South Carolina

No one should need to suffer injuries or lose a family member because of a defective or poorly designed product, but unfortunately this happens with alarming regularity. If you or someone in your family has been hurt by using Roundup or another dangerous product, such as e-cigarettes, you need legal advice about your right to seek compensation. At Grimes Teich Anderson, LLP, we represent personal injury and wrongful death claimants in both North Carolina and South Carolina, including individuals and families in the cities of Asheville, Franklin, Rutherfordton, Waynesville, Spruce Pine, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Gaffney. You can call us at 800.533.6845 or contact us online to schedule an appointment to discuss your case. There is no charge for the call or for the consultation, and many cases are accepted on a contingent fee contract, so legal fees are not collected until your case is over.

Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney’s fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingent fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

Material on this website is for information purposes and is not legal advice.

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