If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, you might be entitled to compensation claim for your pain and suffering, medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, and more. The Zantac lawsuit lawyers with Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC, can help.
Our attorneys have nearly three decades of experience handling complex class actions and mass torts cases. To date, we’ve helped put tens of millions of dollars back into our clients’ pockets. We’re ready to put our experience in your corner today.
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How Can Bronstein, Gewirtz, and Grossman, LLC Help With a Zantac Lawsuit?
Being diagnosed with cancer is never easy. The consequences can be dire for you and your family, regardless of whether your form of cancer is treatable. You likely have significant medical bills and other expenses to deal with, not to mention your extreme pain and suffering and possibly decreased enjoyment of life. These effects are simply unacceptable when a defective drug causes them.
The mass torts lawyers with Bronstein, Gewirtz, and Grossman, LLC are here to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve. Our attorneys are some of the most experienced and well-respected mass torts lawyers in the country.
Some of the ways our defective drug lawyers can assist with your case include:
- Investigating your case to evaluate the extent of your damages
- Working with leading experts to testify on your behalf if necessary and help improve your claim
- Utilizing our law firm’s extensive resources to collect evidence for your case
- Keeping you apprised of your legal options at every stage of your case
- Negotiating and handling all communications on your behalf
Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation Zantact lawsuit case evaluation with an experienced attorney.
What Is Zantac?
Zantac (the branded version of the generic drug ranitidine) is a drug designed to treat gastric ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, and indigestion. It is a drug within the class of drugs referred to as H2 blockers. The drug works by blocking a chemical called histamine, which reduces stomach acid as a result.
There is currently a new version of Zantac on the market called Zantac 360. This version has a different chemical makeup than the version that is alleged to cause cancer. If you’ve taken Zantac (not Zantac 360) between the year 2000 and the present, you could have a case for compensation. Reach out to our lawyers for more information.
Why Are People Filing Zantac Lawsuits?
In April 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that all Zantac products be removed from the market. The FDA based this request on an investigation that determined that there can be unhealthy amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine medications such as Zantac.
NDMA is a carcinogenic compound that is commonly found in many foods and water. Small amounts of this compound do not have negative health impacts. However, the concentration of NDMA found in Zantac was found to be high enough to potentially cause cancer. The FDA noted that the concentration of NDMA in Zantac tends to increase over time and can increase quickly if the product is stored above room temperature.
Because of this recall and the FDA’s findings, people who were diagnosed with certain types of cancer have begun filing lawsuits against Zantac manufacturers, alleging a design defect and/or a failure to warn defect in many instances.
As of August 2022, Zantac lawsuits are just beginning to reach the trial stage. There is a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) case pending in Florida as well.
How Is Liability Determined in a Zantac Lawsuit?
Design defects and failure to warn defects are two examples of product liability claims. While most tort claims are based on negligence, Zantac lawsuits may involve strict liability instead. Strict liability claims can be easier to prove than negligence claims.
A design defect means there was a problem inherent in the design of the product. Ranitidine is the active ingredient in Zantac and is essential to its design. And because ranitidine is susceptible to high concentrations of NDMA, a carcinogenic compound, the lawsuit might claim that the product is inherently flawed.
A Zantac lawsuit may also proceed via a failure to warn. This type of claim alleges that the product did not adequately warn its users about the possibility of contracting cancer. Manufacturers of products must provide warnings of the risks of using a product where those risks are not foreseeable to a reasonable user of the product.
Our Zantac lawsuit lawyers will look at the facts and circumstances of your case to arrive at the best course of action. The goal is to maximize your compensation so that you can recover as much as possible.
What Is My Zantac Lawsuit Worth?
Each Zantac lawsuit’s value will differ depending on its specific facts and circumstances. Certain factors do tend to influence the worth of most cases in this area of the law, and they include:
- The type and severity of your cancer diagnosis and other health detriments
- Whether you are expected to make a full recovery
- The amount of evidence there is to support your claim
- The amounts received so far by individuals most similarly situated to you
- Whether the case is pursued as a class action or MDL
On a broader level, it is largely true that the value of your case increases as your cancer’s impact on your life increases. Our attorneys will do everything in their power to help you achieve a favorable outcome in your Zantac cancer lawsuit case. Reach out today for legal advice.
What Types of Damages Are Available To Zantac Injury Victims?
Zantac injury victims may be able to collect compensatory damages – both economic and non-economic – as well as potentially punitive damages.
Economic damages include things like medical bills, lost wages, decreased earning capacity, and out-of-pocket expenses. Non-economic damages include things like pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, and PTSD.
Punitive damages are awarded in rare cases where the defendant’s conduct was severely egregious. These damages punish the defendant for their behavior and deter others from behaving similarly. They are possible in a Zantac lawsuit but are not as clear-cut as the other two types of damages.
We’ll Fight To Recover Compensation For All of Your Zantac Injuries
The types of cancer that can qualify for Zantac litigation include:
- Bladder cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Liver cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Esophageal cancer
This list is evolving, however, so please feel free to contact us if your form of cancer isn’t mentioned. You might still qualify to file suit. You should also reach out to us if you’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) after taking Zantac. Those conditions may also lead to a ranitidine lawsuit.
How Much Time Do I Have To File a Zantac Lawsuit?
This question is difficult to answer upfront. It will depend in part on what state you lived in when you were taking Zantac and diagnosed with cancer. Each state has a statute of limitations on the books that sets lawsuit filing deadlines, and there may also be federal filing deadlines to meet.
We recommend that you reach out to us immediately if you aren’t sure if you can still file a lawsuit in your situation. We can likely determine that during your free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.
Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Attorney Regarding Your Zantac Lawsuit
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, you might be entitled to compensation via a lawsuit against the responsible manufacturer. The mass torts lawyers with Bronstein, Gewirtz, and Grossman, LLC are here to assist you in putting your best case forward.
You deserve to rest and recover as much as you can instead of worrying about how you and your family will gain financial security. Let our attorneys go to bat for you in the meantime. We’ll handle all the necessary paperwork and communications to maximize and obtain your compensation award.
Our law firm also works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will pay us nothing upfront for our legal services. Instead, we’ll receive a percentage of the financial award we ultimately obtain for you. This means when you win, we win, and it also means you can hire us even if you aren’t in the best financial position.
Contact us today for more information. Your initial consultation is completely free of charge, and there is no obligation.