If you’ve heard about the Zantac cancer link, you might wonder what that means for you. Can you or someone you know file a Zantac lawsuit? The answer is, “it depends.” Read below to find out if you have a case.
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Filing a Zantac Personal Injury Lawsuit
Whether or not you can file a Zantac lawsuit depends on your damages. “Damages” are the costs of an injury that someone else caused. Damages can include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Many people are filing Zantac lawsuits because of a link to cancer. If you developed cancer after taking Zantac, you can probably file a personal injury lawsuit. You would take action against Zantac’s manufacturers.
A personal injury lawsuit lets you seek maximum compensation. The Zantac situation is a product liability issue (Georgia Code Section 51-1-11.1). Zantac’s makers failed to warn users about a substance that could cause cancer in the product. If you now have cancer, you can pursue money for your damages.
Zantac Wrongful Death Lawsuit
You might also be able to file a Zantac lawsuit on behalf of a loved one. Talk to a lawyer if a family member died of cancer after taking Zantac. You might be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral and burial costs
Filing a Zantac Class-Action Lawsuit
If you took or bought Zantac but never developed cancer, you still have options. You can join a class-action lawsuit against Zantac’s makers.
A class-action lawsuit involves many people suing for the same reason. The suit allows you to recover the money you spent on Zantac.
Providing Proof in a Zantac Lawsuit
In a class-action lawsuit, you will need to prove that you bought Zantac or ranitidine. However, you do not have to show that the drug harmed you. A class-action lawsuit only claims that:
- You purchased Zantac, and
- The makers did not warn you about the cancer risk.
When you bought Zantac, you believed the medicine was safe. The lawsuit claims that you would not have purchased Zantac if you’d known about the risks.
If you’re filing a personal injury lawsuit, you will have to prove your damages. For example, you’ll need to show your medical records and cancer diagnosis. A Zantac lawyer can help compile proof of all losses Zantac caused you.
Types of Zantac
The Zantac lawsuit applies to prescription and generic Zantac (ranitidine). The drug you purchased might have a name like:
- Zantac 75
- Zantac Maximum Strength
- Wal-Zan 75
- Wal-Zan 150
- Heartburn Relief (ranitidine)
- Acid Reducer (ranitidine)
- Acid Control (ranitidine)
There are both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) forms of Zantac. If you’re not sure about the type you bought, talk to a Zantac lawyer.
Zantac Cancer Lawsuit Details
On September 13, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was investigating Zantac. Tests found levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in the drug tablets.
NDMA is a potentially cancer-causing chemical. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s reasonable to expect exposure to NDMA could cause cancer in humans. NDMA can also be very harmful to the liver of humans and animals.
The FDA deemed NDMA levels in Zantac and ranitidine were “unacceptable.” In April 2020, the FDA asked all manufacturers to remove Zantac/ranitidine products from the market.
Withdrawing Zantac From the Market
Before the FDA announcement, many manufacturers recalled the drug on their own. Some manufacturers also recalled Zantac forms in Europe and Canada.
Since the Zantac recall, many people have started filing lawsuits. People with cancer who took Zantac are counting on the law for justice. Zantac’s makers should be held responsible for their disregard for others’ wellbeing.
Drugmakers must warn users about known health risks. Zantac’s makers failed in that duty by not warning the public about cancer risks.
Cancers That Can Qualify for the Zantac Lawsuit
If you developed any cancer after taking Zantac, you might be entitled to compensation. Lawyers are currently taking on cases for those diagnosed with cancers like:
- Stomach cancer
- Liver cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Breast cancer
- Brain cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Thyroid cancer
Finding a Lawyer for Your Zantac Lawsuit
If you might qualify for compensation, it’s essential to work with the right attorney. It would be best if you had someone with the right experience. Drug lawsuits are complicated and require a law firm that can handle the details.
At John Foy & Associates, we have helped countless injury victims over the past 20-plus years. Our lawyers approach each case with experience, compassion, and your best interests in mind.
Plus, we do not charge a fee unless we win you money. There are no out-of-pocket costs or upfront fees. We’ll let you know your legal options during a free, no-risk consultation.
Get a Free Consultation With a Zantac Lawyer Today
If you bought Zantac, you might be able to file a lawsuit. You can either join a class-action lawsuit or file a personal injury suit. The details will depend on your damages and whether or not you have cancer.
It’s best to get started right away. Although the Zantac lawsuits will take time, they have a statute of limitations. If you miss the deadline, it will be too late. Reach out today to learn your legal options for seeking justice.
To get a FREE, no-risk consultation, call John Foy & Associates today. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started for FREE.