If you developed cancer after taking Zantac, you can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. The trial will include your damages like medical expenses from your treatment.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled Zantac from the market in April 2020. Studies showed that some Zantac and ranitidine (the generic form of Zantac) products contained a substance that could cause cancer. If you or a loved one has cancer after taking Zantac, you might have a case.
John Foy & Associates can see if you qualify for a Zantac lawsuit. We can help you seek money to cover medical costs and more. To get a FREE consultation, call us at (404) 400-4000, or contact us online.
Zantac’s Legal Responsibility
When a manufacturer creates a medication, they must provide a warning label and instructions. That label should:
- Warn users of any dangers present in the product.
- Provide guidelines for people to use the product safely and avoid harm.
Any warnings should be clear, easy to find, and simple to understand. Users should know about the potential risks of using a medication, especially long-term. If a drug has dangers, the manufacturer must list warnings and side effects.
Zantac’s maker did not uphold its duty to patients:
- In 2019, the FDA learned that there were levels of a contaminant called n-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some Zantac products.
- According to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), NDMA is a probable human carcinogen. In other words, it could cause cancer in humans.
- Zantac’s manufacturer failed in its legal duty to warn users about potential cancer risks.
Manufacturers do not have to warn about every possible risk. But they must let users know about reasonable risks to the best of their knowledge. A manufacturer can also be responsible if they do not word warnings well enough on the label.
Zantac’s manufacturer did not warn about the drug’s potential cancer risks. If you developed cancer after taking Zantac, you can file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your expenses. That includes medical costs.
Suing Zantac for Cancer Medical Costs
Zantac will not automatically cover your medical expenses. You will have to pursue money from the maker of Zantac with a lawsuit. An experienced lawyer can help you do this in the best way possible.
Cancer is not a small “injury.” It impacts your entire life — and your wallet. The cost of cancer treatment can include:
- Doctor visits (including specialists)
- Treatment visits
- Hospital stays
- Lab tests
- Imaging tests
- Diagnosis and treatment procedures
- Radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery
- Prescription drug costs
- Home care
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Transportation and lodging costs
Cancer treatment can cost anywhere from thousands to billions of dollars. New cancer drugs can cost tens of thousands per month. Besides the price of treatment, you will have other damages like lost wages and pain and suffering.
These are expenses you should not have to bear if Zantac caused your cancer. You have a right to pursue justice, and a Zantac lawyer can help you.
At John Foy & Associates, we fight for injury victims throughout Georgia. We have over 20 years of experience, and we’re here for you. Our experienced and compassionate lawyers will help you build a strong case. Call (404) 400-4000 today for a FREE consultation.
What to Know About the NDMA Pollutant in Zantac
NDMA is a chemical made during manufacturing and natural processes. It can show up when no one expects, and high levels can be dangerous.
The FDA recalled Zantac because of NDMA levels in some products. The agency also found that NDMA levels increase in two specific cases:
- In temperatures above room temperature
- During long storage periods
There’s no way to know for sure how many Zantac pills were stored under the above conditions. Countless Zantac medications may sit in storage or warm circumstances before being sold.
If you took Zantac, you did not have a way to protect yourself. You thought you were helping your health by taking the medication. As it turns out, the manufacturer might have exposed you to a cancer-causing substance.
Here are just a few of the cancers people have developed after taking Zantac:
- Stomach cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Liver cancer
- Breast cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Lung cancer
- Bladder cancer
If you have cancer (of any kind) after taking Zantac, you can probably seek compensation for your medical expenses and more. But time is limited. The statute of limitations might prevent you from filing a lawsuit after a certain period.
How a Zantac Lawyer Can Help Your Compensation
Prescription drug lawsuits are not simple. You’re taking on a large manufacturing company with lots of money. To pursue the money you deserve, you’ll need to build a strong case.
An experienced lawyer can help by:
- Confirming that you’re qualified to file a Zantac lawsuit.
- Calculating your total damages, including future medical expenses.
- Negotiating for a fair settlement from Zantac.
- Preparing for trial if you can’t settle.
- Being your most significant advocate for your rights.
You’re already going through enough. You should not have to worry about the legal side of things. A trusted lawyer will handle everything so you can focus on your treatment first.
You might also qualify for a class-action lawsuit against Zantac’s manufacturer. A class-action suit involves many people who a product has hurt in the same way. Talk to your lawyer about your lawsuit options today.
Additional Details About Zantac
Zantac is the brand name of the drug ranitidine. People take it mostly for heartburn and ulcers or similar conditions.
Zantac decreases how much acid your stomach makes. Its doses are usually between 75 mg and 300 mg. You have probably seen it under any of the following names:
- Zantac 75
- Zantac Maximum Strength
- Wal-Zan 75
- Wal-Zan 150
- Heartburn Relief (ranitidine)
- Acid Reducer (ranitidine)
- Acid Control (ranitidine)
Zantac is no longer on the market, but it’s too late for many users. If you received a cancer diagnosis after taking Zantac, you have legal options.
Speak With an Experienced Zantac Lawyer for Free Today
At John Foy & Associates, we have more than 20 years of experience helping injury victims. We’re currently speaking with those affected by the Zantac recall. Our attorneys are here to listen and discuss your options.
There are no upfront costs to work with us. We will not charge you a fee unless we win your case. To get your FREE consultation today, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.