The popular antacid (heartburn drug) Zantac has come under fire recently for allegedly causing cancer. Defendants across 50 states brought lawsuits after being diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac. However, there are no reliable Zantac lawsuit settlement statistics because most Zantac-related litigation is ongoing. Still, some say cases could settle for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
If you were diagnosed with esophageal cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, or another debilitating medical condition and believe your Zantac use could be the cause, you may have the right to financial compensation. A defective drug lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can analyze your case to determine if you have grounds for a Zantac lawsuit. You can start with a free consultation with our team.
More About Cancer and Zantac
Ranitidine, the generic form of Zantac, is an H2 blocker that lowers stomach acid levels. Histamine-2 blockers, called antacids, may treat or prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, and peptic ulcer disease.
As one of the best-selling pharmaceutical drugs in history, Zantac was widely used across the U.S. and considered harmless. However, ranitidine also contains high levels of a chemical known as NDMA, which poses a cancer risk. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned in 2019 about the risks of cancer diagnosis after Zantac use.
In April 2020, the FDA announced it was asking drug manufacturers to withdraw prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs from the market immediately. Plaintiffs and their attorneys have filed thousands of lawsuits in the years since.
Plaintiffs subsequently developed various cancers after exposure to high N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels. You are not alone if you have had a similar experience after taking ranitidine products, including Zantac. Contact our Zantac lawsuit attorneys to discuss your legal options for financial recovery.
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Cancers Linked to Zantac
Researchers have linked multiple cancers to Zantac, including:
- Esophageal cancer
- Breast cancer
- Liver cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Lung cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Colon cancer
- Bladder cancer
If you were diagnosed with cancer after prolonged ranitidine use, you may have the right to recover financial compensation from drug manufacturers or other liable parties. A Zantac injury lawyer in our office can further discuss your cancer diagnosis and options for seeking fair compensation.
Other Health Problems Associated With Zantac Use
Cancer diagnoses are not the only health problems linked to Zantac use. Other health problems people have reported after taking Zantac include:
- Crohn’s disease: This inflammatory bowel disease causes diarrhea, weight loss, cramping, and chronic abdominal pain.
- Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH): When blood vessels in the lungs narrow, it can cause high blood pressure to rise in the lungs, a dangerous and life-threatening condition.
Our law firm is seeking fair compensation for anyone negatively affected by Zantac use. We now know that ranitidine products are unsafe and that ranitidine manufacturers should have better warned and protected the public.
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Qualifying for a Zantac Cancer Lawsuit
If you are unclear whether you qualify for a Zantac lawsuit, we can help you determine if you have a case for financial recovery. Some of the requirements you may need to meet include:
- Being diagnosed with certain types of cancers or other health conditions associated with Zantac use
- Being able to prove a link between Zantac use and your medical ailment(s)
- Taking Zantac or ranitidine regularly for a minimum of six months or one year (we can explain the specific criteria for your case when you speak with our firm)
If we manage your case, we can collect and review evidence to show that Zantac use directly caused or led to your cancer or another medical diagnosis. We could prove this with your medical records if a medical professional prescribed Zantac.
Do Zantac Lawsuits Settle?
Many Zantac lawsuits could settle outside of court. Going to court leaves Zantac manufacturers and other parties open to further liability at trial. If you were diagnosed with certain types of cancer-related to your Zantac use, you could file a claim with the manufacturer’s insurance company to recover a portion of your damages.
Our law firm and others are seeking to hold ranitidine manufacturers liable for unacceptable levels of dangerous ingredients in Zantac through:
- Class actions lawsuits
- Multidistrict litigation
- Legal action on behalf of individual plaintiffs
You may need to bring your case to court if you want to get the maximum compensation. It is critical that you have a qualified law firm to hold drug makers liable for their negligence.
You might have the opportunity to join one of multiple class action lawsuits depending on the circumstances of your case. Contact a Zantac settlement lawyer at our firm to find out how to best approach your case.
Zantac Cancer Lawsuit Settlements
There is no average Zantac cancer lawsuit settlement, as every person’s life has been affected by their diagnosis differently. This variability of damages among plaintiffs makes statistics hard to find for now. More data will likely emerge in the near future as manufacturers pay for their dangerous ranitidine products.
Some people will have considerable medical expenses and other non-economic damages, with conditions like pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancers, and other life-threatening conditions taking an immense toll on victims’ lives.
Our attorneys will closely evaluate your damages to determine how much your claim is worth. We handle these sensitive cancer claims (and other Zantac-related cases) professionally, knowing that you’re seeking compensation because you have to.
When to File a Zantac Lawsuit and Damages You Could Recover
Contacting a Zantac attorney from our law firm as soon as possible is wise. Litigation related to ranitidine products is already underway, and we may face deadlines in filing your case.
We aim to get the compensation you deserve through an insurance claim, class action lawsuit, multidistrict litigation, individual lawsuit, or other means. Your recoverable damages may include:
- Hospital treatment costs
- Cost of prescription medications
- Lost wages and future earnings
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of a family member
- Funeral and burial expenses
You can find out how much your Zantac cancer lawsuit settlement from drug makers could be worth when you discuss your economic and non-economic damages in-depth with your attorney from our firm.
Contact Us Today for Help From a Zantac Cancer Lawyer
If you want to learn more about recovering the compensation you need to cover your costs and begin rebuilding your life after a Zantac-related cancer diagnosis, you have come to the right place. Our firm understands drug makers’ negligence and the urgency required for cancer claims.
A defective drug lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can make your case and seek to make the liable party pay for your Zantac damages. Call in the Strong Arm when seeking compensation from negligent drug manufacturers.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today for your free consultation. When you call, there are no fees or obligations, so don’t wait. We want to file your case as soon as possible.