If you or a family member was impacted by the ranitidine medication, you could file a Zantac lawsuit. You can seek legal counsel to determine whether your losses make you eligible for financial damages.
Sometimes, people can get all the compensation that they deem to be fair via an insurance settlement. The primary move when a person is wronged by negligence is to file an insurance claim against the responsible party’s policy. You might be able to secure a fair award this way, thereby making a lawsuit irrelevant.
However, you might have the right to file a lawsuit and hold the negligent parties accountable for their failure to protect their customers.
Why People Are Suing Zantac
Zantac is a heartburn medication that has ranitidine as the primary ingredient. This substance was found in 2019 to have “extremely high levels” levels of a carcinogen, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), according to Harvard Health Publishing.
Small amounts of ranitidine are not dangerous. However, individuals that took Zantac for an extended period (and developed cancerous symptoms) could be able to secure a settlement or judgment for their pain and suffering. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has initiated a voluntary recall of all Zantac products for consumers’ safety.
How to Prove that You Were Harmed by Zantac
Medical documents can confirm that you were diagnosed with cancer. You can also utilize any prescriptions that your doctor prescribed you prior to your cancer diagnosis to produce that you were told by medical professionals to take Zantac.
You can write about your symptoms as you feel them in a journal detailing your condition; this can attest to your pain. Your lawyer could also retain the participation of a medical expert witness to confirm your symptoms are consistent with reactions to NDMA.
Physical illness is not the only loss that you could receive damages for, though. You could also pursue repayment for lost wages, mileage costs from traveling to doctors’ appointments, and medical devices or treatments that you required due to your condition.
Non-economic losses could involve loss of enjoyment of life if your illness prevented you from enjoying past hobbies or spending time with family. Loss of consortium is possibly compensable if you can no longer enjoy a relationship with your spouse due to your condition.
You Could File a Lawsuit for a Lost Loved One
You might be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the producers of Zantac if you lost a family member because of illness related to your loved one’s use of the drug. A lawyer can utilize similar proof to connect the decedent’s condition to Zantac. You could recover the following damages in this situation:
- Burial, funeral, or memorial expenses
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of income
- Your loved one’s medical costs prior to their passing
The pain of your grief will not go away after recovering compensation. However, your loved one’s medical bills (and other costs related to your family member’s loss) will not pay themselves. You could file a Zantac lawsuit to seek a financial award to help you in this difficult time.
You do not have to do all this by yourself, however. You can choose to rely on a lawyer to walk you through the legal process.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Can Help You
While FDA reports that ranitidine presents in food and water that many people ingest, large amounts of the substance can cause a lot of damage. The producers of Zantac could be liable for any sickness caused by the long-term use of their product. Speak to us to establish whether you could take legal action via a product liability or wrongful death lawsuit.
Dial (855) 529-0269 to discuss your circumstances with our team today.
We care about you and the outcome of your case. Let us prove it by working for you. We can help you seek damages through a lawsuit or an insurance claim. You will not have to worry about speaking to insurers or other representatives for Zantac; we will do this for you.