Dicamba Mass Torts
Experienced Attorneys in Mississippi
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 Mississippi 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
- 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
today for diligent legal services.