Zantac Statute of Limitations

Find Out How Long You Have to File a Zantac Lawsuit for Your Injuries

Ever since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said there might be health problems associated with Zantac and any ranitidine product, people started to consider filing Zantac cases and a Zantac cancer lawsuit.

The essential thrust of any Zantac cancer trials and lawsuits is that the N Nitrosodimethylamine N.D.M.A. in Zantac (a popular drug to treat heartburn or acid reflux sold over the counter) might give you cancer after taking it.

Drug companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers would be responsible for the types of cancer consumers contracted, including stomach cancer, thyroid cancer, lung cancer, and whatever type of cancer or cancer diagnosis the ranitidine medications caused.

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Zantac Cancer Lawsuits Information

However, cancer lawsuits must be filed by a certain deadline known as the statute of limitations. This time limit blocks all Zantac cancer claims, including class action lawsuits, that are not brought within a certain time after discovering the personal injury.

Normally, cancer victims have at least one year to file a Zantac ranitidine lawsuit after being diagnosed with cancer for the health problems you or a loved one suffered because you took Zantac or generic Zantac.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Zantac Lawsuits?

Statutes of limitations are laws that prohibit you from bringing a case if you wait too long after the original injury or event.

If you do file a lawsuit before that deadline expires, the defendant can simply dismiss the case based on the affirmative defense that it is not timely. In this sense, it is similar to a discovery rule or other procedural tactic used in court.

Why Do States Have a Statute of Limitations?

There are several reasons that courts employ these laws, including the following:

  •  It helps expedite cases.
  • Memories, witnesses, and evidence fade over time, so trying cases sooner to determine the underlying events is better.
  • It saves the courts time and money to try a lawsuit or case earlier rather than later.
  • There is a different statute of limitations for each separate cause of action.
  • (735 Ill. Comp. Stat.5/13-202 (2010)), wrongful death (740 Ill. Comp. Stat. 180/2 (2010)), breach of contract (735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-206 (2010)), and more. To figure out which statute of limitations applies to your Zantac injuries, consult an experienced Zantac cancer attorney.

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The Deadline for Bringing Zantac Claims

In Illinois, the statute of limitations to sue Zantac drug manufacturers is two years from the date when you discovered your injuries. Other states may give you more or less time to file an action after being diagnosed with cancer.

However, even if the relevant Zantac statute of limitations has expired, a good attorney may still be able to bring a Zantac lawsuit on your behalf. That is because there are several exceptions to these rules, which toll or, in some cases, even extend the deadline.

State Years to File a Zantac Claim Statute

Alabama 2 Years,  Ala. Stat. 6-2-38

Alaska 2 Years,  Alaska Stat. § 09.10.070(a)

Arizona 2 Years,  A.R.S. 12.-542

Arkansas 3 Years,  A.C.A. § 16-116-103

California 2 Years, Cal. Civ. Proc. § Code 335.1

Colorado 2 Years, C.R.S. § 13-80-106(1)

Connecticut 3 Years, C.G.S.A. § 52-577(a)

Delaware 2 Years, 10 Del. C. § 8119 § 8107

D.C. 3 Years, D.C. Code § 12-301

Florida 4 Years, F.S.A. § 95.11(3)(a),(e),(k)

Georgia 2 Years, O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33

Hawaii 2 Years, Haw. Rev. Stat. § 657-7

Idaho 2 Years, Idaho Code § 5-219

Illinois 2 Years, 735 I.L.C.S. § 5/13-202

Indiana 2 Years,  I.C. § 34-11-2-4

Iowa 2 Years, I.C.A. § 614.1(2)

Kansas 2 Years, K.S.A. § 60-513

Kentucky 1 Year, K.R.S. § 413.140(1)(a)

Louisiana 1 Year, L.S.A.-C.C. Art. § 3492

Maine 6 Years, 14 M.R.S.A. § 752

Maryland 3 Years, Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101

Massachusetts 3 Years, Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 260 §§ 2A and 4

Michigan 3 Years, M.C.L.A. § 600.5805

Minnesota 4 Years, M.S.A. § 541.05 subd.2

Mississippi 3 Years, M.C.A. § 15-1-49

Missouri 5 Years, Mo. Rev. Stat § 516.120

Montana 3 Years, Mont. Stat. § 27-2-202

Nebraska 4 Years, Neb. Rev. Stat § 25-224(1)

Nevada 4 Years, N.R.S. § 11.190

New Hampshire 3 Years, N.H.Rev. Stat. Ann. § 508:4(I)

New Jersey 2 Years, N.J.S.A. § 2A:14-1

New Mexico 3 Years, N.M.S.A. § 37-1-8

New York 3 Years, N.Y.C.P.L.R. § 214, et seq.

North Carolina 3 Years, N.C.G.S.A. § 1-52-(16)

North Dakota 6 Years, N.D.C.C § 28-01-16(5)

Ohio 2 Years, O.R.C.A. § 2305.10(A)

Oklahoma 2 Years, Okla. Stat. Ann. Tit. 12, § 95

Oregon 2 Years, O.R.S. § 30.905(1-3)

Pennsylvania 2 Years, 42 P.S. § 5524

Rhode Island 3 Years, R.I.G.L. § 9-1-14(b)

South Carolina 3 Years, S.C. Code Ann. §§ 15-3-530, 5-3-535

South Dakota 3 Years, S.D.C.L. § 15-2-12.2

Tennessee 1 Year, T.C.A. § 28-3-104

Texas 2 Years, Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 16.003

Utah 2 Years, U.C.A. § 78B-6-706

Vermont 3 Years, Vt. Stat. Ann. Tit. 12, § 512(4),(5)

Virginia 2 Years, Va. St. § 8.01-243(A)

Washington 3 Years, R.C.W.A. § 7.72.060(3)

West Virginia 2 Years, W. Va. Code § 5 5-2-12

Wisconsin 3 Years, Wis. Stat. § 893.54

Wyoming 4 Years, Wyo. Stat. § 1-3-105(a)(iv)(C)

Illinois’ Discovery Rules May Extend Your Time to File a Zantac Case

Understand that your statute of limitations time window does not begin until you discover your injuries from Zantac, cancer, or anything else. It should add a certain latency period for when you get the disease until you discover it or notice its symptoms. During that period, no time comes off the clock.

Now, you need to be reasonable when evaluating your health and cannot willfully ignore obvious signs. Discuss these issues in more depth with your Zantac lawsuit attorney.

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What You Need to Do Before the Statute of Limitations Expires

Remember that time is of the essence for your legal Zantac claims.

While the two-year statute of limitations may seem like a lot of time to file a Zantac cancer claim for damage, there is a lot to do. For starters, you should investigate who told you to take the OTC medication and how you acquired it.

Create an Attorney-Client Relationship Before the Statute of Limitations Deadline

People who took Zantac or used Zantac across the United States find out they may have health problems because it contains N Nitrosodimethylamine NDMA. The attorneys at our law firm, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC, are at the forefront of ranitidine Zantac lawsuits for people developing cancer after taking Zantac.

If you have questions about a Zantac cancer lawsuit, the statute of limitations deadline time limit, or anything else regarding the over-the-counter ranitidine drug, talk to a personal injury lawyer from our law office.

Our experts can make it a priority to get your Zantac claim in on time within the statute of limitations if you or a loved one were diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac.

The next few sections discuss over-the-counter Zantac ranitidine, improper levels of NDMA, step 1 for analyzing the Zantac recall, and other important topics you need to review. Contact us for a free consultation.

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Mass Tort Injury Awards and Settlements

While we cannot say what exactly you may obtain in a case if you are diagnosed with cancer (ranitidine) after taking Zantac, we can compare it to other jury awards and settlement amounts from similar mass tort lawsuits, including these:

$4,600,000 Jury Award; St. Louis, Missouri; 2018:

This case was brought on behalf of about two dozen women. They claimed that talc-based products made by Johnson & Johnson had asbestos in them and gave them cancer, primarily ovarian cancer.

The company strongly refuted these charges then refused to settle; the matter proceeded to a jury trial where the substantive merits of the dispute were put to a trial. In court, various women alleged long-term use of talcum powder and other items made by Johnson & Johnson.

Here, a jury ruled for the women and awarded them over $4 billion.

Of that sum, over $2 billion of the award was for punitive damages-meant to deter reckless conduct. In this situation, legal claims were heard that the company knew of the risk of cancer but took no steps to reduce that danger or alert the public to its possible existence.

$10,739,300 Settlement in Toxic Pollution Claims in Illinois; 2010:

This class of personal injury cases targeted several different defendants but primarily focused on a barrel company that ran an illegal and unlicensed disposal operation on the south side of Chicago. They took barrels containing harmful and toxic substances (like paint and other chemicals), cleaned them, and then resold them.

The barrel company did this over nearly five decades, finally ending around 2000. There were over seventy plaintiffs that joined and filed lawsuits.

Primarily, their contention was that the toxic substances leaked out and polluted the nearby community.

They tried to dismiss the plaintiffs’ injuries. Yet, the commonality of harm and egregious extent of injuries could not be denied, and this meant the defendants would probably be on the hook. To avoid an overly sympathetic jury, the defendants opted to settle for the high sum of over $10 million.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Zantac Lawyer

If you want to file a Zantac claim or join a class-action lawsuit, speak with Zantac attorneys at the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC.

We can schedule a free consultation to discuss the dangerous levels of NDMA in Zantac, the risk of cancer, the discovery rule in cases, medical records review, cancer lawsuits generally, wrongful death cases, and much more.

Plus, we can help you, or a loved one file Zantac cancer claims on a contingency fee basis for ranitidine products that drug manufacturers negligently made before the statute of limitations deadline.

You may be eligible for relief and financial compensation, especially if you are diagnosed with cancer (human carcinogen).

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