If you or someone you know took Zantac, you have likely heard about its recent recall and association with developing cancer. You may have many questions and concerns that our Zantac attorneys can address.
Why was Zantac Recalled?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled Zantac between the fall of 2019 and April 2020. Before they recalled Zantac, a chemical known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA was found in multiple samples of this drug. NDMA causes cancer in animals and is also a suspected human carcinogen. Because of this, Zantac's use is linked to cancer diagnoses. To protect Zantac patients from the potential cancer risk, the FDA issued recalls of both Zantac and its generic form ranitidine.
Who is Liable for Zantac Damages?
Zantac damages can include pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and many others, depending on each patient's specific circumstances. It was recently revealed that Zantac's manufacturers knew about NDMA in their product since the late 1970s or early 1980s. As such, manufacturers like multiple Zantac manufacturers, including Boehringer, Sanofi, Chattem, Pfizer, and GSK, could all be liable for the harm they caused those who took their drugs. These manufacturers were negligent as they failed to warn patients about its dangers, nor did they take any steps to remove it from the market.
What is Your Zantac Claim Worth?
The value of your Zantac claim will depend on several factors, such as:
How long you took Zantac
The damages specific to your case
If you were diagnosed with cancer
The severity of your cancer diagnosis
The evidence available in your case
The best way to find out what you could recover in a Zantac claim is to speak with an experienced Zantac attorney at our firm. We know how to evaluate your claim and how to move forward, seeking the best outcome in your claim.
How Do You File a Zantac Lawsuit?
If you are interested in pursuing a Zantac claim, contact a Zantac lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney will help you file your claim and ensure that it is filed within the statute of limitations or deadline. You aren't required to have legal representation to file a Zantac claim but injured individuals who do generally obtain more compensation than those who don't, even after their attorney's fees are paid.
Can You File a Zantac Claim on Behalf of Your Deceased Loved One?
Suppose you lost a loved one due to cancer after taking Zantac. In that case, you or other families might have a wrongful death claim for compensation. Your rights and options will depend on the laws in your state, the circumstances of your loved one's death, and who is eligible to file a claim on their behalf.
Contact Salam & Associates for a Free Consultation
At Salam & Associates, we are committed to assisting injured individuals in receiving the compensation they are entitled under the laws in their state. Our Zantac attorneys are licensed to practice in multiple areas, including Texas, New Mexico, Michigan, and D.C. To receive your free case consultation, call our office at 866-640-8998, contact us online through our website, or send an email to [email protected].