As many new lawsuits are just beginning, there is no definitive information regarding the Zantac settlement value. The case against Zantac is still in its infancy. Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) described the unacceptable impurities in Zantac in April of 2020, the potentially carcinogenic nature of the drug is only now becoming a significant subject of lawsuits.
However, claimants may be able to seek financial recovery for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost income and future loss of earning capacity
- Wrongful death-related damages
Claimants may be able to request compensation for different types of losses not included on this list. If you or a loved one developed cancer as a result of taking Zantac, you could file a lawsuit against the makers of the drug.
Pursuing Compensation Through a Zantac Cancer Lawsuit
There is no certain amount to indicate how much claimants can receive through a Zantac cancer lawsuit. However, with this information in mind, you may be interested in learning about what types of losses you can include in your case.
You should also know that you have the right to have a lawyer handle your case. You do not need to go up against the makers of Zantac without legal aid. A lawyer can outline what forms of compensation you may be able to seek and can help you move forward with the process of filing your lawsuit.
Your Zantac settlement value could include:
Pain and Suffering
A cancer diagnosis can cause a host of complications to your physical and mental health. While pain and suffering is considered a non-economic loss, it is still compensable. Your lawyer can calculate the value of your physical pain and emotional anguish and include that figure in your claim.
Living with cancer comes with many costs. Between chemotherapy, medications, and hospital stays, healthcare can quickly become expensive––even with insurance coverage. You can include the cost of your healthcare expenses in your claim for compensation. You can also request financial recovery for expenses that have not happened yet, like anticipated surgical procedures.
Lost Income and Future Loss of Earning Capacity
Living with cancer or caring for an afflicted loved one can cause you to miss time from work. In combination with forfeited income, rising healthcare costs can quickly put a strain on your financial resources. However, through a Zantac cancer lawsuit, you can request compensation for lost income, bonuses, employee benefits, and tips. You can also be compensated for any long-term harm to your earning capacity.
Wrongful Death-Related Damages
The American Cancer Society notes that gastric cancer (one of the forms of cancer that may be connected to Zantac use) can be deadly. You may have lost a loved one after they developed cancer. If so, you may be eligible to receive compensation for their burial and funeral expenses and other losses.
Factors that May Influence Your Zantac Settlement Value
Everyone is affected by cancer differently. For instance, if you were diagnosed with stage I cancer and made a full recovery, you may receive less money than a family whose loved one passed away. Many factors will play into the amount of money you can pursue. Your lawyer will take these factors into consideration when estimating the value of your case.
These factors may include:
- Whether a loved one passed away due to their condition
- How long you took Zantac
- The severity of your health condition and prognosis
- Whether you can connect your injuries to the medication
- The cost of your economic losses
- The extent of your pain and suffering
There are other factors that could influence your settlement amount beyond those listed here.
Hire a Lawyer if You Were Affected by Zantac
The FDA now notes that Zantac is potentially dangerous. Yet, even prior to this admission, a number of lawsuits were filed against the makers of Zantac, citing that the organization knew (or should have known) that the drug was unsafe. If you or a loved one developed a health complication as a result of taking Zantac, you could have grounds for a lawsuit.
A lawyer could manage your case by:
- Mapping out a course of action for your case
- Consulting with healthcare professionals, drug manufacturers, and your medical team
- Gathering evidence of your health condition and losses
- Determining whether joining a mass tort could serve your interests
- Filing a lawsuit
- Calculating your expenses
A lawyer can also manage the deadlines surrounding your case.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Is Here to Help
At Chalik and Chalik Injury Lawyers, we work passionately to defend the rights of injured claimants. We do not see you as a case number; we see you as a member of our extended family. When you partner with our firm, you will work directly with our founding partners, who will have your best interests in mind. To begin a free, no-obligation consultation with a team member, dial (855) 529-0269.