Financial Compensation for Zantac Cancer Lawsuits
Was your cancer diagnosis directly linked to taking Zantac or the generic ranitidine? Were you diagnosed with stomach cancer, bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, prostate cancer, esophageal cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer, or other medical condition?
At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, our personal injury attorneys represent injured victims that took prescription Zantac, over-the-counter Zantac, or other ranitidine products to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or other stomach issues.
Call our Zantac lawsuit attorneys at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form today to schedule a free consultation. Let us review your medical records to identify a Zantac cancer link from using ranitidine drugs.
Many individuals and families who have been impacted by both prescription Zantac and other ranitidine medications including Zantac OTC are now asking about the compensation available by pursuing a Zantac cancer lawsuit. From the start, at the time of this writing– there is no settlement of any pending lawsuits involving Zantac or ranitidine (generic Zantac).
The cases involving these dangerous drugs are still early on the litigation phases and there are no trial dates set or anticipated settlements forthcoming.
However, as we discuss below, there is a strong likelihood that people who have developed cancer after taking Zantac will receive a significant amount of compensation. A lot of people have asked our law firm, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC, about the high levels of NDMA (N Nitrosodimethylamine NDMA) found in Zantac ranitidine (generic Zantac) by the US Food and Drug Administration.
They wonder if their pain and suffering are related to the fact that they took Zantac and if a class action lawsuit, mass tort Zantac cancer lawsuits, or individual Zantac lawsuit is possible.
They contact us about Zantac litigation because they are concerned about the use of Zantac or ranitidine products and NDMA contamination especially with a possible cancer risk like bladder cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, or other types of cancer. NDMA levels, NDMA exposure, or just the presence of NDMA should be a concern of yours.
We will review this issue in more detail now in the following sections and touch upon the drug companies and drug manufacturers that spend billions of dollars each year convincing you to take risky medications.
By filing a lawsuit, you may qualify for a Zantac settlement payout.
Class Action Zantac Lawsuits
The United States Food and Drug Administration has worried people that Zantac may cause cancer including bladder cancer, stomach cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, cancer bladder, breast cancer, gastric cancer, pancreatic cancer, and other types of cancer.
Law firms are investigating manufacturers of acid-suppressive drugs about NDMA exposure and cancer risk. NDMA is an active ingredient in Zantac and high NDMA levels may cause cancer, personal injury, and other human body problems.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represents patients harmed by faulty medications and can discuss a possible class action Zantac lawsuit. Contact us if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer to participate in an individual lawsuit or the Zantac class-action lawsuit.
We regularly speak with people about Zantac, NDMA, a probable human carcinogen, drug malpractice, and other prescription drug issues.
Other Consumers are Taking Legal Action after Taking Generic Ranitidine
What is the average payout for a Zantac lawsuit? We might know that soon because many other consumers just like you are filing cases against Zantac after taking the over-the-counter drug. Their claims are all very much the same: the medication harmed them, primarily by increasing their risk of cancer and other health problems linked to NDMA.
Unfortunately, MDMA has also been found in enormous quantities in the popular blood pressure drug generic valsartan. Some research suggests that N Nitrosodimethylamine is inadvertently produced when the drug’s manufacturing process is changed.
Since so many cases were filed with basically the same complaints against one defendant (Zantac), they were combined into one Multi-district Litigation, or MDL as it is commonly known. You can read about the Zantac MDL class-action right here
You Only Have 2 Years to File a Zantac Case in Illinois
Like every other state, Illinois has a statute of limitations that prohibits you from suing drug manufacturers more than two years after you are diagnosed with an illness after taking the brand-name Zantac or generic ranitidine medications for acid reflux or other medical conditions.
This applies to Zantac as well. Therefore, once a doctor informs you of a condition (such as cancer) that Zantac caused, you only have two years to bring a case.
Generic Zantac Heartburn Medication Usage
Zantac users that the heartburn drug to treat acid reflux. The active ingredient in Zantac is N Nitrososimethylamine NDMA that works by lowering the acid output in your stomach. This not only lessens gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) but also provides general comfort and relief especially with coughing.
Zantac and generic popular heartburn drugs all operate this way. Ranitidine medications with NDMA have been around for a long time. Drug companies have made the brand name Zantac ranitidine and marketed it as a safe way to alleviate common problems.
The prospect of class action Zantac lawsuits has made many people rethink this logic. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently suggested products with N Nitrosodimethylamine NDMA should be taken off the shelves. There is NDMA in Zantac.
Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have determined that NDMA found in Zantac is a probable human carcinogen. Medical science has found exposure to the toxic N Nitrosodimethylamine to cause numerous forms of cancer in laboratory rats.
High levels of NDMA might cause cancer and if you took ranitidine products found to contain this then you could be at risk of Zantac cancer. Zantac and generic drugs with NDMA contamination like ranitidine medications may lead to serious personal injury and even end up getting diagnosed with cancer.
What are Mass Tort Cases and Will There be a Mass Tort Zantac Cancer Case?
A lot of people have wondered if there will be a mass Zantac lawsuit action. Lots of people took Zantac over-the-counter. Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has noted NDMA in Zantac with cancer, consumers have asked allowed if they will suffer personal, contract cancer (like stomach cancer), or experience other issues after taking Zantac.
While most law firms do not know exactly right now the viability of Zantac litigation for NDMA contamination, either for an individual Zantac lawsuit or multiple Zantac lawsuits, we can elaborate on mass tort claims generally. This will help you estimate the chances of success in a class-action lawsuit for high levels of NDMA in Zantac and generic ranitidine.
Mass tort claims happen when many plaintiffs bring suit against one or a small group of defendants. Normally, the particular type of injury they complain the defendant caused them is the same or very similar.
Also, the circumstances of the injury typically have a lot in common across the whole class of plaintiffs.
For example, a number of victims may sue a car manufacturer if the vehicle suddenly exploded upon ignition. Importantly, every plaintiff must be able to demonstrate either tangible, financial loss, or physical injury due to the events.
Courts will not allow people to bring Zantac lawsuits or other cases if the damages cannot be proven in a court of law, either economic damages or non-economic damages.
Here are a couple of very common mass tort injury causes of action that might look alike Zantac lawsuit Zantac cancer claims:
- Homeowners bring suit against the makers of the pesticide, Roundup for increased personal injury and cancer risk or actual cancer development
- Tenants sue property owners for the harmful effects of lead-based paint used in their apartments.
- Communities files claims against large manufacturers for polluting their water and land.
- Consumers file mass claims against medical manufacturers for making and distributing dangerous drugs sold over the counter and through prescription.
Contact our law firm for a free consultation about Zantac cases, class lawsuits, and N Nitrosodimethylamine NDMA. Our team may be able to help you if you took Zantac (or generic ranitidine medications) and see if it is causing cancers. Legal advice may mean the difference for your cases.
Possible Zantac Lawsuits for High Levels of NDMA
If you work with a law firm on possible Zantac cases or participate in mass tort class action lawsuits for NDMA in the popular heartburn drug Zantac, then you need to answer a few basic questions.
First, how can you prove that you actually took Zantac? Normally, this is easily illustrated with a doctor’s note or drug store receipt for ranitidine. This step might seem elementary but it cannot be skipped.
Second, can you verify the type of cancer and human carcinogen found in your body? A reputable law firm can work with your doctors to verify much of this information.
Third, how exactly did the Zantac and NDMA lead to your cancer diagnosis? It is not enough to speak in generalities. Here, you need to specifically connect the dots in order to achieve a successful Zantac settlement.
The popular heartburn drug and blood pressure drug Zantac has been known to cause issues that might be causing cancer due to the drug part ranitidine found within it. It has a component called NDMA which might actually be cancerous. Contact us for a free case evaluation about Zantac cases and Zantac lawsuits as well as how our law firm can help today.
What Needs to be Proved in Zantac Cancer Cases
What is your Zantac lawsuit worth? If you were harmed due to NDMA, ranitidine, or Zantac, your cases will be worth exactly how much you were harmed or damaged. Cases or Zantac MDL where ranitidine was found to contain high doses of NDMA are meant to reimburse not reward.
You need to analyze the ways that the events may have caused you A) injury or B) loss. Let us review those now.
- Injury. Did the NDMA in the Zantac ranitidine actually injure you physically or in other way? This could mean cancer but it could also mean pain and suffering that is not so easy to point to. Emotional scarring, lost quality of life, long-term aggravation, and other non economic should still be considered and recovered for in cases like this.
- Loss. Did the NDMA exposure in the ranitidine – Zantac lead to out of pocket expenses? If you had to pay for extended hospital stays, loose paychecks while you were away from work, or suffer other tangible losses, these will be factored into a global settlement.
Talk to us for a free case analysis today. Our law firm has worked on many settlements involving drug malpractice and can discuss your options for an NDMA Zantac global settlement.
Work With an Attorney on Your Zantac Lawsuit
If you think you were harmed by Zantac ranitidine (NDMA) or a similar drug, there could be several legal options for recovery at your disposal. However, they will each come with their own set of challenges and opportunities.
Hiring an experienced law firm can add some serious rocket fuel to your cases. They can bring a wealth of skill, resources, and dedication. This will be critical if you are in front of a tough judge, like Judge Robin or anyone else. Here are some specific services that a qualified Zantac lawyer can perform for your Zantac lawsuit:
- Review other Zantac cases and see if they relate to yours in any way.
- Investigate how the NDMA in the Zantac ranitidine caused your cancer or other personal injuries and damages.
- Draft a Zantac drug malpractice cause of action that alleges how the
- NDMA specifically injured you and why you are entitled to relief under the law of Illinois or a possible federal global settlement.
- Present your Zantac NDMA case to a jury or convene settlement negotiations.
Zantac Cancer Case FAQS
Our law firm understands that many families have unanswered questions about filing a Zantac lawsuit against the manufacturer after they developed cancer. A personal injury attorney has answered some of those questions below.
For additional information, call our law office at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) or use the contact form today. Let us review your medical records to determine if you have sufficient evidence to participate in Zantac claims.
How much can I get from a Zantac lawsuit?
Your recovery in a Zantac lawsuit will depend upon your damages-how much physical injury and financial loss you suffered because of the drug. Many drug malpractice cases obtain thousands of dollars to tens of thousands of dollars but you discuss your Zantac cancer case value with an attorney to get an individual answer.
Ranitidine HCl, sold under the brand name Zantac among others, is a medication of the antihistamine type. Ranitidine is used in the treatment of acid reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, duodenal ulcer, and H. pylori infection, among others.
How long do I have to file a Zantac cancer claim?
Each state has different time limits, called statutes of limitations, for filing product liability lawsuits. You need to contact a personal injury lawyer who can help you determine how much time you have left under the law. These deadlines are strict so call us now at (888) 424-5757.
What’s going on with the Zantac lawsuit?
Several people have filed Zantac cases and ranitidine cases arguing that these drugs contained high levels of NDMA-a known carcinogen. They say this led them to develop cancer or have a higher risk of getting cancer. NDMA contamination can affect your stomach, bladder, liver, and other parts of the human body.
Despite the potential side effects of using Zantac, not all people experience adverse problems. Furthermore, in many cases, those who do suffer from these symptoms are able to return to their normal functioning if they stop taking this medication or switch it for another one with fewer risks attached.
However, there are still some serious health issues that may result from long-term use including neurological conditions such as seizures and Parkinson’s disease; damage or failure of your liver; other gastrointestinal diseases like Crohn’s disease and primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) among others
Is there a class action lawsuit against Zantac?
There is a Zantac MDL case currently in Florida involving ranitidine lawsuits. The case alleges that the drug unnecessarily and negligently endangers customers to the risk of cancer.
The judge presiding over this case has stripped some claims (including design) from the Zantac lawsuit but the case still proceeds. Some cases have moved into settlement negotiations.
What is the likelihood of getting cancer from Zantac?
Reports have shown that customers taking generic ranitidine medications have about a one in four chance of getting cancer. This is lower than the roughly one in three chance you have of getting cancer from famotidine.
If you are concerned about the presence of NDMA in your Zantac medication, our medical malpractice attorney assists people who have taken these drugs learn more about their legal rights.
Talk to a Zantac Lawsuit Lawyer
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has represented many families in mass tort cases involving different products like paint, sprays, and medications. Talk to a lawyer from our office about a class action or individual Zantac lawsuits. We have experience and commitment and can put it to work for you and your family.
Our Zantac lawyers work on contingency fee agreements so that you can trust our attorney-client relationship will be focused on helping you, and not our fees. Call us at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form to schedule a free case evaluation.
All confidential or sensitive information you share with our law office remains private through an attorney-client relationship.
Please visit the pages below for comprehensive discussion:
- Zantac cancer lawsuits and claims
- How long do you have to bring a Zantac lawsuit (statute of limitations)?
- Market status of Zantac and ranitidine products
- Safe alternatives to Zantac
- Zantac class action litigation
- What types of cancers are related to Zantac use?
- Zantac / ranitidine case qualification information
- Abogados de Demandas contra el Cáncer de Ranitidina (Zantac)