Popular heartburn medication Zantac may lead to the development of multiple types of cancer among its patients. In April 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked for a recall of this drug after discovering it contained dangerous levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a possible human carcinogen. Now, Zantac patients across the country are seeking compensatory damages for the harm they suffered.
Are you a former Zantac patient who received a cancer diagnosis after taking this medication? If so, Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help. We represent injured Florida residents in their claims against manufacturers of dangerous and defective drugs.
How Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC Addresses Injury Cases
- Our attorneys have over 20 years of personal injury and mass tort experience. We have the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue your claim to the furthest extent.
- Recovering from cancer can be painful. Our firm will handle your claim from start to finish, answering any questions you may have and helping you understand what to expect next.
- We specialize in dangerous and defective drugs. Over our years of practice, we have partnered with expert medical witnesses who can provide valuable testimony on your behalf.
Do You Have Grounds for a Zantac Lawsuit?
Across the country, Zantac patients allege that the manufacturer knew or should have reasonably known that their medication contained dangerous levels of NDMA. This chemical is a probable human carcinogen, and is carcinogenic to rats — in fact, researchers use NDMA to induce cancer in rats for laboratory studies.
Zantac patients have developed multiple types of cancer, including bladder, breast, liver, and ovarian cancers. Generally, you must meet the following criteria to qualify for Zantac litigation:
- You received a cancer diagnosis within the past 10 years.
- You used prescription or over-the-counter Zantac for at least one year.
- No more than 10 years has passed since your last Zantac use.
- You started to use Zantac no less than three years prior to your diagnosis.
- You are not a regular smoker and took name brand Zantac, not generic ranitidine.
Why You Need a Zantac Attorney
Zantac lawsuits, like all dangerous drug claims, are highly complex. To prove your case for compensation, you will require scientific evidence and testimony from medical expert witnesses. You will need to prove the nature of your injury and your right to each type of compensation you intend to claim.
In addition, the litigation process can be lengthy and confusing, and you will need to defend yourself against a corporate legal team. This litigation process can be difficult to handle alone, but hiring a Florida Zantac lawyer to represent your claim can provide you with the support you need.
Your attorney can handle each aspect of your case from consultation to settlement. He or she will contact expert witnesses who can provide valuable testimony on your behalf, validating your claims and supporting your case for compensation. As soon as you suspect you may have Zantac-related cancer, speak with an attorney at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC.
Contact Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC
Were you diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac? If so, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against its manufacturers for your damages. The Zantac attorneys at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC represent former patients in Florida civil court, helping them secure the compensation they need to recover.
Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation. At your appointment, your attorney will evaluate your claim and discuss your legal options.