If you file a Zantac lawsuit, some kinds of compensation that you could get include:
- Health care expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced future earning capacity
Zantac was a popular medication that was on the market for almost 40 years. While the drug helped address the symptoms related to gastrointestinal issues, it was also linked to the development of cancer. You could be eligible to file a lawsuit against the makers of Zantac if you can prove that you or a loved one developed a health complication as a result of taking the drug.
The Kinds of Compensation You Could Get Through a Zantac Lawsuit
To have a successful case against the makers of Zantac, you will need to show that you or a loved one developed a health complication due to taking the drug. You could also have the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit if you are filing on behalf of a decedent.
Some forms of compensation in a successful dangerous drug case include:
Health Care Expenses
A cancer diagnosis and its corresponding treatment can be costly. Even if you have adequate health insurance, you could incur high costs through chemotherapy, hospitalization, surgical procedures, and medications. If you file a lawsuit against Zantac, you could have these costs included in your case.
You may have missed time from work because of your diagnosis. Based on the information in your pay stubs and employment records, you could be eligible to recover compensation for your lost wages, bonuses, and employee benefits. If you worked in the service industry, you could receive compensation for your lost tips, as well.
Pain and Suffering
Compensation for pain and suffering is intended to reimburse claimants for their physical and emotional turmoil, per the Legal Information Institute (LII). The amount of money you can receive for pain and suffering will depend on the facts of your situation. The details of your health condition, including the extent of your symptoms and your prognosis, will factor into how much you can get for pain and suffering.
Reduced Future Earning Capacity
Cancer can leave survivors with long-lasting health conditions. According to the Mayo Clinic, the treatments for cancer can leave patients with dental problems, cardiovascular issues, loss of bone density, and lung damage. These impairments can significantly limit your ability to work in your current field. If you had to change positions or leave your job altogether because of your cancer diagnosis, the difference in your income could be included in your claim.
Types of Compensable Damages in Wrongful Death Cases
You may have lost a loved one after they developed a health condition related to Zantac use.
If so, you may be able to recover the following types of economic and non-economic damages:
- Funeral and burial expenses. The cost of your loved one’s funeral service is compensable. Additionally, embalming, the casket, the burial plot, and the headstone are compensable, as well.
- Your loved one’s end-of-life health care expenses. You can recover compensation for the medical care your loved one required before their passing.
- Loss of consortium. If your spouse passed away, you could recover compensation for the loss of their affection.
- Loss of parental guidance. Certain beneficiaries can receive compensation for the loss of a parent or guardian.
You may be entitled to compensation for other types of damages than those listed here.
How a Lawyer Can Help You Recover Compensation in a Zantac Lawsuit
Filing any lawsuit comes with its set of challenges. Filing a lawsuit against a multibillion-dollar corporation, however, can be especially stressful. A lawyer could manage the obligations associated with recovering compensation for your losses. They can advise you on your legal options, gather evidence to prove your side of the story, and manage the paperwork involved with your lawsuit.
They can also:
Calculate the Cost of Your Damages
Right now, you may have damages associated with your cancer diagnosis but may not be sure what they are worth. Your lawyer can calculate the cost of your expenses by reviewing your medical bills, employment records, and pay stubs. They can also estimate the costs that you may reasonably incur in the future.
Represent Your Interests in Court
Serving as your own advocate in court may not be in your best interest. A lawyer can represent you in court throughout the duration of your case. They can consult with expert witnesses, contest circumstantial evidence, and craft a defense on your behalf.
Work on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
While you weigh your legal options, you may be interested to learn that many lawyers work on a contingency-fee-basis. In this type of payment structure, claimants do not pay their legal teams anything until the conclusion of their cases. It may cost you nothing to get a lawyer’s help.
Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Today
Understandably, you may have many questions regarding your case’s prospects. Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can address all of your questions and concerns in a free case review. Dial (855) 529-0269 to learn more.