Zantac and its generic version, ranitidine, may cause cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall for the drug in 2020, stating that some batches of Zantac have an unacceptably high level of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen.
If you developed cancer after taking Zantac, the Ohio Zantac attorneys at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help. We represent clients in their claims against Zantac’s manufacturers, securing the compensation they need to recover.
How Our Lawyers Address Zantac Claims
- Our firm has represented lawsuits against manufacturers and large entities for over 20 years. We specialize in mass tort litigation, including dangerous drug claims.
- We have helped thousands of clients secure the compensation they deserve. Our lawyers will advocate aggressively for your maximum recovery throughout your case.
- Our firm is responsive to our clients’ needs and inquiries. We will maintain an open line of communication with you from consultation to settlement.
Can You Get Cancer From Taking Zantac?
Zantac may cause cancer due to the presence of NDMA, a probable human carcinogen that manufacturers previously used to make rocket fuel and other products. Today, researchers use NDMA to induce tumors in laboratory rats.
Humans can safely consume up to 96 nanograms of NDMA per day. However, the online pharmacy Valisure discovered NDMA levels up to three million nanograms per tablet during its routine testing of Zantac and generic ranitidine. The FDA issued its recall of Zantac and generic ranitidine products after investigating Valisure’s claims.
How Do You Qualify for a Zantac Lawsuit?
Although you may take Zantac and later develop cancer, these facts are not enough to qualify for a Zantac lawsuit. You may have grounds for a claim against Zantac’s manufacturers if you meet the following criteria:
- You took the name-brand Zantac, not generic ranitidine. Both prescription and over-the-counter forms of Zantac qualify for litigation.
- You developed one of the cancers associated with Zantac use.
- You took Zantac regularly for at least one year.
- You developed cancer at least one year after you started taking Zantac.
If you need further clarification on whether or not you qualify for a Zantac lawsuit, speak with a dedicated Zantac lawyer at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Zantac Lawsuits in Ohio?
In Ohio, civil lawsuits are subject to a rule known as the statute of limitations. This law establishes a deadline for filing a lawsuit in civil court. If you do not file by the deadline, the court will dismiss your claim.
You have two years from the day that your injury occurred to file a lawsuit in Ohio. For Zantac lawsuits, this means that you have two years from the date of your cancer diagnosis to file your claim. If you were diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, contact an Ohio Zantac attorney as soon as possible following your diagnosis to ensure you don’t miss out on important filing deadlines.
How Much Is a Zantac Lawsuit Worth?
In a Zantac mass tort claim, you can recover compensation for the individual losses you sustained as a result of your cancer diagnosis. You may be eligible for economic damages, or the financial losses you suffered, as well as non-economic damages, also known as pain and suffering.
Common damages in Zantac lawsuits include the following.
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings
- Disability accommodations
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
- Chronic pain
- Loss of quality of life
Because the court awards damages based on your specific losses, Zantac lawsuit awards and settlements vary from plaintiff to plaintiff. Your Ohio Zantac lawyer can help you determine how much your case may be worth.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Zantac Attorney in Ohio
Did you develop cancer after taking Zantac? If so, you may be eligible for a lawsuit against Zantac’s manufacturers. The attorneys at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can represent you in your claim, helping you secure the compensation you need to recover.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an Ohio Zantac lawsuit attorney.