Zantac (ranitidine) is no longer on the market after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested a recall. Now, those who used Zantac are wondering if they can get their money back. Depending on your situation, you might be able to get a refund or file a lawsuit.
John Foy & Associates can let you know your legal options. Our experienced lawyers will listen to your situation and help you build a case. To get a FREE consultation, call us at (404) 400-4000, or contact us online.
Where You Can Get Your Money Back for Zantac
After the FDA press announcement, retailers stopped selling Zantac or ranitidine drugs. If you take your Zantac to a major retailer, they might give you a refund. Call the store before you go. Each retailer might have different Zantac return policies.
You might be able to get your money back at places like:
- CVS Pharmacy
- Rite Aid
- Sam’s Club
Your doctor or pharmacist might have more details. Contact them to find out your return options for Zantac. If a retailer does not allow refunds, they might let you replace your Zantac with a similar drug.
If you have trouble getting your money back, contact a Zantac lawyer who can help.
Filing a Zantac Lawsuit for Compensation
You can get a refund for Zantac, whether you had side effects or not. But if you developed cancer after taking Zantac, you might have a legal case.
A Zantac lawyer can help you file a lawsuit for compensation. Your suit will pursue money for your personal injury damages.
You might be entitled to a settlement to cover the following:
- The money you spent on the medication
- Medical costs
- Cancer treatment costs
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Your lawyer will help calculate your total damages. That includes both past and future medical costs. To get an idea of what you could win, talk to a Zantac lawyer today.
John Foy & Associates has over 20 years of experience in personal injury law. We can help you build a strong case for what you deserve. If Zantac harmed you, call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.
Personal Injury Versus Class-Action Zantac Lawsuit
You have two main options in a Zantac lawsuit:
- Personal injury lawsuit
- Class-action lawsuit
You can file a personal injury lawsuit if you suffered an injury from Zantac. For example, you might have stomach cancer after taking Zantac for years. You can sue the manufacturer for your damages.
In a class-action lawsuit, one person represents the rights of a group. You can collect money for what you spent on Zantac in a class-action lawsuit. Even if you do not have cancer, you can get money back for what you paid. A class-action suit tries to hold the manufacturer responsible for not telling you about Zantac’s risks.
Talk to a lawyer if you think you qualify for either type of lawsuit. A Zantac lawyer can help you get started today.
Wrongful Death Zantac Lawsuit
What if a loved one died from cancer after taking Zantac? You might still have a case. Certain family members can sue on behalf of a deceased loved one.
You can seek wrongful death damages like:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral and burial costs
Talk to a lawyer about your options for a Zantac wrongful death case.
Why People Are Filing Lawsuits Against Zantac
Zantac (generic name ranitidine) is a heartburn drug that many people used for years. However, it is no longer on the market.
In 2019, laboratory results showed there was N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some Zantac products. NDMA is a possible human carcinogen. In other words, it could cause cancer in humans.
Additional testing showed that:
- The levels of NDMA in a product increased a lot with time.
- Higher than room temperature environments could cause higher NDMA levels.
- The NDMA levels in tests were unacceptable for consumer safety.
The FDA requested a recall of Zantac in April 2020. Before that, many retailers withdrew the drug from their stores. Now, users of Zantac are filing lawsuits for compensation.
The Manufacturer’s Legal Duty
Drug manufacturers must let people know about known product risks. Zantac lawsuits claim that the manufacturer failed to warn everyone about cancer risks. A Zantac lawsuit helps hold the makers responsible for their carelessness.
The price of cancer treatment is enormous. Zantac users who developed cancer from the drug deserve compensation. However, if you just bought Zantac (and do not have a disease), you should still get your money back.
What to Know About Zantac
Zantac is a heartburn medication. It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. Before the recall, you could get Zantac in both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) form.
The generic form of Zantac is ranitidine. If you took Zantac or any type of ranitidine, you might be entitled to money back.
How to Get a Lawyer for Your Zantac Lawsuit
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you seek justice. You can fight for the money you sent on Zantac. If you have harms from Zantac (like cancer), you can file a lawsuit for compensation.
At John Foy & Associates, our lawyers will look at the details of your case. We can let you know if you qualify for a Zantac lawsuit. If you don’t qualify for a trial, you can still get your money back for what you paid.
We’ll get you started with a FREE consultation. We do not charge a fee unless we win you money, so there is no risk. To schedule your FREE consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.