It is unclear whether Zantac will be sold again. If the maker of the medication is able to reduce the health risks associated with the drug, then it could become available for consumer purchase. To do this, manufacturers will need to examine how the body processes the drug and whether this contributes to the increase of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) after digestion.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that NDMA is present in drinking water, the soil, and the air. However, through time and even high temperatures, exposure to the substance can increase the likelihood of certain health complications, such as cancer. For this reason, many people are suing the maker of Zantac, claiming that the organization knew (or should have known) that the drug could result in dire health consequences.
There Are Alternatives to Zantac
If you are wondering whether Zantac will be sold again, you may be asking because you are experiencing difficulties with heartburn and indigestion. You should speak to your doctor about any alternatives that could relieve any of your symptoms related to gastrointestinal discomfort.
Harvard Health Publishing notes that ranitidine alternatives could relieve your symptoms. Other heartburn medications could help you. Additionally, changes to your lifestyle, including the avoidance of certain foods, could decrease the likelihood of heartburn-related ailments.
Zantac Must Be Safe for Public Use Before Being Sold Again
If Zantac is going to be sold again, then the maker needs to examine how the drug interacts with the body. Initially, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Zantac as a treatment for heartburn and indigestion in 1983. However, we now know that long-term exposure to NDMA can create a variety of problems.
In 2020, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) noted that the impurities in Zantac made it unsafe for public use. The agency noted that Zantac would no longer be available for prescriptions or over-the-counter sales following a request for market withdrawal. With this information in mind, there is no telling when or whether Zantac will be back on the market.
You Could Be Eligible for Compensation if You Were Affected by Zantac Use
Zantac was designed with one primary goal in mind: to reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach. However, while it was successful, it also caused many people to develop cancer. For this reason, many lawsuits have been filed against the makers of Zantac.
If you are interested in pursuing legal action against the maker of Zantac, you will need to prove that you or a loved one got cancer as a result of taking this medication. This may be difficult to do on your own. Zantac has many lawyers on their side looking to discredit injured plaintiffs. You may be curious to learn about how a lawyer could manage your case while you focus on more important needs in your life.
A Lawyer Can Help You Take Legal Action Against the Makers of Zantac
While you consider your legal options, consider how a lawyer could help you. A lawyer’s goal is to help you seek compensation for your injury-related losses.
They can help you pursue financial recovery by:
You cannot expect to file a lawsuit and receive a settlement based on no evidence. You will need to show that you or a loved one developed health complications, specifically as a result of taking Zantac.
Your lawyer can gather and review the following pieces of evidence to build your case:
- Your medical records
- Proof of purchase statements
- The results of imaging scans
- Testimony from your healthcare team
- Correspondence between yourself and any involved parties
If the evidence your legal team finds supports your allegations, you could pursue compensation for many of your injury-related expenses.
Litigating Your Case
Going up against a large pharmaceutical company on your own can be an overwhelming experience. As noted, Zantac has a legal team on their side prepared to protect their company’s interests. If you do not have a legal background or understand how the process works, you could be at a disadvantage when fighting for a settlement.
A lawyer can manage the litigation process so that you can concentrate on what is most important to you: your health and family. They can cross-examine witnesses, present evidence in court, and manage your case’s deadlines. The case against Zantac is still developing. Yet, you can expect your legal team to address any challenges that arise throughout the progression of your case.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Are Ready to Fight for You
Our law firm is ready to aid in your fight against the makers of Zantac. Our team prides itself on compassionate, honest legal representation, working directly with our clients from start to finish. To begin a free consultation, dial (855) 529-0269.