Millions of people have used Zantac, a popular prescription and over-the-counter medication, to treat conditions such as heartburn, ulcers, and acid reflux. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of the drug in 2020 after discovering that Zantac may lead to cancer.
If you developed cancer after taking Zantac, you are not alone. The Pennsylvania Zantac attorneys at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC represent clients in their lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturers. We can help you secure the compensation you deserve.
How Our Law Firm Can Help With a Zantac Claim?
- Our firm has over 20 years of experience representing thousands of injured people in their claims against large corporate entities, including drug manufacturers.
- Our firm has developed a network of resources, including expert witnesses, that we can use to craft a compelling case in your favor.
- We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to our clients. When you call or email for a free consultation, a Zantac lawyer will respond within 24 hours.
Can Zantac Use Result in Cancer?
The FDA recalled Zantac after learning of a concerning discovery by the online pharmacy Valisure. After conducting routine testing on a batch of Zantac and its generic version, ranitidine, Valisure discovered that the medication contained dangerous levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
NDMA is a carcinogenic chemical that manufacturers previously used to make products such as rocket fuel. Humans can safely consume up to 96 nanograms of NDMA per day. In its petition to the FDA, Valisure stated that it detected levels that exceeded three million nanograms per tablet—a serious risk.
How Do You Qualify for a Zantac Lawsuit?
Not all Zantac patients may file a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturers. You may qualify for a Zantac lawsuit if you meet the following criteria.
- You took Zantac, not generic ranitidine, for an extended period of time. Patients who took prescription and over-the-counter Zantac may qualify for litigation.
- You received a diagnosis for one or more of the cancers associated with Zantac use. These may include stomach, liver, bladder, colon, or kidney cancers. Speak to a Pennsylvania Zantac lawyer at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC to determine if your cancer qualifies.
- You took Zantac regularly for at least one year, and at least one year has passed from the day you first took Zantac and the day you were diagnosed with cancer.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Zantac Lawsuits in Pennsylvania?
In Pennsylvania, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit against a defective drug manufacturer. According to the state’s statute of limitations, you have two years from the day of your injuries to file a claim in civil court. Since Zantac may not cause cancer until years after you took the medication, you have two years from the day you knew or should have known that you had cancer—usually the day of your diagnosis.
How Much Is a Zantac Lawsuit Worth?
At Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC, our Pennsylvania Zantac lawyers represent plaintiffs in mass tort litigation against Zantac’s manufacturers. In a mass tort case, the court awards plaintiffs with damages proportional to their individual losses. This differs from a class action lawsuit, which divides a settlement evenly between all plaintiffs involved in the case.
As a result, you can recover compensation for the full value of the economic and non-economic losses you sustained due to your cancer diagnosis. This may include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages.
Free Consultation With a Zantac Attorney in Pennsylvania
If you developed cancer after taking Zantac, the lawyers at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help. We represent injured clients nationwide in their claims against Zantac’s manufacturers. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a Pennsylvania Zantac lawsuit attorney.