Ranitidine, popularly known as Zantac, is one of the most popular and commonly used medications for stomach acidic reflexes. This histamine drug interacts with the H2-receptor to reduce acid production in the stomach to provide relief. The medication is highly popular and available over the counter. However, recent FDA reports indicate that Zantac contains extremely high amounts of NDMA, and these levels are way over the approved standards.
NDMA contaminant is a carcinogenic (cancer-causing) agent and exposure to high levels can lead to medical complications. In light of this discovery, a significant number of personal injury lawsuits have been filed against pharmaceutical companies.
Are you or someone you know is diagnosed with cancer? Have you being prescribed or consumed Zantac regularly? If your answer is yes, you might be eligible to file a lawsuit and entitled to compensation.
Do you qualify for a Zantac Lawsuit?
Drug-related lawsuits and legal claims are quite complicated and often involve various constraints. This complication is often attributed to defendants using plaintiff’s medical history, lifestyle and other medication regimes to counter the claim.
- You purchased the medication
The most important element of the eligibility is that you purchased the Zantac medication. If you were prescribed or have purchased/ consumed Ranitidine (Zantac) in any capacity, you can qualify to be a part of the class-action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical for concealing the risk. And hold them accountable for damages and misleading consumers.
- Have developed a medical complication
Presence of NDMA contaminant in Zantac can be linked to several different cancers like bladder cancer, breast cancer, kidney and liver cancer, leukaemia, lymphoma, testicular cancer and many more. Zantac has also been reported to cause severe headaches and dizziness.
If based on your medical history and lifestyle, if you have developed any form of cancer after starting consuming Zantac, you can file a personal injury case and seek punitive damages for medical complications. This becomes more impactful if this lead to any form of physical disability or death. In that scenario, you can compensations for medical expenses, loss of earnings, suffering and personal damages.
However, there aresome prerequisites despite the above situations. The plaintiff/ patient should be under the age of 65 when diagnosed and the medical history should not indicate any signs/symptoms of cancer otherwise. Also, the patient should have consumed Zantac for at least 3 months or a certain dosage for the levels of NDMA accumulation in the body to lead to cancer.
Fighting medical claims and bad drug lawsuits can be exhausting and challenging, especially when you are dealing with a medical condition like cancer. With an experienced Zantac Lawyer SO on your side, you can have a fair representation of your interests. A seasoned attorney is aware of the nitty-gritty of such lawsuits and can prepare a strong case to stand against the counter of the drug companies. If you or your acquaintance is looking for a consult on a personal injury lawsuit due to pharmaceutical drugs, attorneys at TorHoerman Law are just a call away.