Cancer is a devastating disease that can impact your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. This disease can develop for several reasons, including genetic markers or environmental exposure. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalled the heartburn medication Zantac after research discovered that it may increase patients’ risk of cancer.
If you developed cancer after taking Zantac, the Georgia Zantac attorneys at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help. We represent Georgia residents in their claims against Zantac’s manufacturers, securing maximum compensation for their full recovery.
Why Hire Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC for Your Zantac Claim?
- Our firm represents Zantac victims in every state, including Georgia. We will co-counsel with leading firms to provide the most comprehensive representation possible.
- Claims against drug manufacturers can be complex. Our firm partners with expert witnesses who can validate your claims and provide testimony on your behalf.
- Our firm has secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We will always advocate for your highest possible award during each stage of your case.
Does Zantac Cause Cancer?
In 2019, online pharmacy Valisure conducted routine testing on batches of Zantac and generic ranitidine. They discovered that these drugs had dangerously high levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen used to induce tumors in laboratory animals. The FDA believes NDMA may develop in Zantac tablets due to improper storage conditions, although FDA testing found NDMA development even when the drugs were stored properly.
Many types of cancer may occur due to Zantac use, including the following.
- Bladder cancer and removal
- Kidney cancer and removal
- Esophageal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Prostate cancer
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, speak with a Zantac lawyer as soon as possible to learn your legal options.
How Do You Qualify for a Zantac Lawsuit?
Only certain Zantac patients qualify for litigation against the drug’s manufacturers. First, you must have taken name-brand Zantac on a regular basis, either by prescription or over the counter. Second, you must have developed one of the cancers associated with Zantac use.
Finally, there must be some correlation between your cancer diagnosis and Zantac use. Usually, you must have taken Zantac regularly for a certain period of time. If you took Zantac for at least one year and developed cancer at least one year after you began taking the medication, you may have grounds for a claim.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Zantac Lawsuits in Georgia?
In Georgia, you must file your Zantac lawsuit before the statute of limitations passes. This law sets a deadline for filing certain civil claims. If you do not file before this deadline, the court will almost certainly dismiss your claim.
You have two years from the date you discovered or should have reasonably discovered that you had cancer to file your claim. This will usually be the day of your cancer diagnosis. To identify your deadline, speak to a Georgia Zantac attorney at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC as soon as possible.
How Much Is a Zantac Lawsuit Worth?
In your lawsuit against Zantac’s manufacturers, you can recover compensatory damages for the economic and non-economic damages you sustained due to the cancer. Examples include the following.
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Chronic pain
- Disability accommodations
- Emotional distress
Like personal injury awards, the value of a mass tort settlement depends on a plaintiff’s individual damages. If you developed breast cancer and had to have multiple surgeries to remove the tumor, your award will likely be higher than a plaintiff who developed early-stage melanoma and was able to recover from the condition without intensive surgeries. The best way to learn how much your Zantac case is worth is by meeting with a Georgia Zantac lawyer.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Zantac Attorney in Georgia
Zantac may cause cancer in patients who use the medication for an extended period of time. If you developed cancer after taking Zantac, you may be eligible for financial compensation—and the lawyers at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your legal options with a Georgia Zantac lawsuit attorney.