Dicamba Mass Torts
Experienced Attorneys in Jackson
At Richard Swartz & Associates, P.A., we provide diligent legal services to clients who have suffered due to the negligence or careless actions of others. Recently, dicamba has resulted in the loss of crops for many farmers across the Midwest. If you have been negatively affected by dicamba, our Jackson lawyers can discuss your options for pursuing compensation in a mass tort claim. Call us today at (601) 869-0696 for a free case evaluation.
Understanding the Damage Caused by Dicamba
Dicamba is an herbicide used to kill certain weeds. However, its use has been linked with the destruction of more than 3.6 million acres of soybeans. States that have been affected include Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee, the Dakotas, Mississippi, Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, and Minnesota, among other Midwestern states. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that 25 of 34 states where dicamba was approved for over-the-top use suffered crop damage.
In order to pursue compensation in a dicamba-related claim, you must show that:
- You grow crops for revenue
- Your crops were negatively affected by the use of dicamba (typically from neighboring farms)
- You didn’t use dicamba yourself
Dicamba drift from nearby farms is a main cause of crop damage. To understand your case, we will ask several questions regarding how many acres were damaged and what kind of crops you grow. The amount you may be entitled to depends on the amount of the crops that were damaged. This can be proven by comparing the crop yield in years prior to the damage with the crop yield in years after the damage. Some farmers have even lost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Seek a Favorable Outcome with the Help of Our Firm
The Mississippi attorneys at Richard Swartz & Associates, P.A. have guided numerous clients to successful legal solutions. If you have suffered crop damage from dicamba, we can help you pursue compensation. Our lawyers can answer your questions and provide personal representation throughout the process.
Contact us today for diligent legal services.