There is no information regarding how many people died from Zantac, but the drug has been linked to a likely human carcinogen, N-Nitrosodimethylamine. Zantac was on the market for almost forty years, and during that time, many people developed life-threatening health complications, such as cancer.
Only recently have scientists found a link between cancer and Zantac. Many people may have passed away from cancer that was brought on by prolonged Zantac use—without ever knowing that their condition was a result of the drug.
If you or a loved one developed cancer after taking Zantac, you could have a case for seeking compensation. Consider how a lawyer can manage your case.
The Case Against Zantac
Zantac was considered one of the best-selling drugs on the market. Thousands of people took this medication either over-the-counter or via prescription for heartburn relief. For many years, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) maintained that Zantac was safe.
However, in 2020, the FDA issued a recall of Zantac, saying that one of the drug’s ingredients (N-Nitrosodimethylamine) could lead to cancer. Since then, many people have filed lawsuits against the makers of Zantac.
You Have Legal Options if You or a Loved One Was Affected by Zantac
If you or a loved one developed adverse health complications as a result of taking Zantac, you can work with your lawyer who can manage your case. Your case will be built on the assertion that because Zantac was not safe for use, you got sick.
In these cases, you will need to show a connection between your health complication and your use of the product, as well as the losses your health complication caused you. These losses may be financial or non-financial.
How Your Lawyer Will Help You
To build your case, your lawyer will consult with your healthcare team to confirm that you or a loved one got sick. They will use your medical records, lab test results, and imaging scans to prove that you developed cancer. Next, they will need to prove that your diagnosis came as a result of taking Zantac.
Some evidence that can establish that you took Zantac could include proof of purchase receipts or the medication’s bottle itself. Your case may involve expert testimony, which could help demonstrate that Zantac is linked to the cancer you faced.
A Lawyer Can Help You Seek Compensation
You will also need to show that you incurred financial losses as a result of getting cancer. Your lawyer can also undertake this obligation for you.
They may be able to help you pursue compensation for the following losses, according to the American Bar Association (ABA):
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- And more
If you lost a loved one because of their Zantac use, your lawyer could file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit on your behalf.
In this instance, you could seek financial recovery for:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance and household benefits
- The decedent’s medical bills and lost income
- Funeral and burial expenses
Your lawyer can calculate the value of your economic and non-economic losses.
A Lawyer Can Manage Communications with the Involved Parties
Going up against a major corporation and its legal team may seem intimidating. However, with a lawyer on your side, it does not have to be. They can manage all communications with the involved parties so that you can focus on getting better.
This means answering the other party’s phone calls, emails, and other communication. By allowing your lawyer to talk to the other parties on your behalf, you can avoid being pressured into accepting an unfair settlement offer.
Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers for Help with Your Zantac Cancer Case
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers has been serving injured people since 1995. We are committed to providing compassionate, responsive legal care to those who need it most. We understand that the case against Zantac is still evolving, and we do not know exactly how many people have died from Zantac, either. However, we are determined to help you seek justice and financial recovery for your losses.
We can help you by:
- Calculating the cost of your losses
- Gathering decisive pieces of evidence
- Representing you in court
- Negotiating an out-of-court settlement (if possible)
- Offering our help on a contingency-fee basis
- Explaining your legal rights
Time may be a factor in your ability to seek compensation, so we encourage you to call us today. During your complimentary case review, we want to learn more about your situation. Tell us about how you or your loved one’s cancer diagnosis has affected your life and how it may have been the result of Zantac use. To get started, call a team member at (855) 529-0269.