Zantac, also known by the generic name ranitidine, is a popular heartburn medication used by millions of American patients. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Zantac manufacturers recall all prescription and over-the-counter versions of the drug in April 2020. This decision came after a Connecticut-based online pharmacy discovered dangerous levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a carcinogenic contaminant, in certain batches of the drug.
Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC represents injured Texas patients in their claims against the manufacturers of dangerous and defective drugs. If you developed cancer after taking Zantac, you may be eligible for financial compensation — and our Texas Zantac attorneys can help.
How Our Law Firm Can Help
- Our attorneys will handle each aspect of your case from consultation to trial, allowing you to focus on your recovery instead of complex legal processes.
- We have been representing clients nationwide for over 20 years, holding dangerous drug manufacturers accountable for their actions.
- Our firm prides itself on our responsiveness and transparency. When you call or email for a free case consultation, we will respond within 24 hours.
Potential Compensation in Zantac Cancer Lawsuits
Zantac patients may develop multiple types of cancer, including bladder cancer, breast cancer, and esophageal cancer. Some patients had to undergo bladder or kidney removal, and others report receiving diagnoses for primary pulmonary hypertension and Crohn’s disease in addition to cancer.
If you developed cancer after taking Zantac, you may have to pay for extensive medical treatment and medications. You may miss work while receiving this necessary care, and experience physical and emotional hardships.
Through a dangerous drug lawsuit, you can collect compensation for any physical, emotional, or financial damages you incur due to your cancer. Common types of compensation in Zantac lawsuits include the following.
- Past and future medical treatment
- Disability accommodations and mobility equipment
- Prescription medications
- Transportation to and from medical appointments
- Lost wages during recovery and treatment
- Loss of future earnings
- Chronic pain
- Permanent disability
- Anxiety and depression
- Loss of quality of life
How Long Do You Have to File a Zantac Lawsuit?
All Texas lawsuits are subject to a rule known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations imposes a filing deadline on your claim; if you fail to file your complaint within the stated time frame, the court will dismiss your lawsuit.
For defective and dangerous drug lawsuits, Texas imposes a two-year statute of limitations. This means you have two years from the date you discovered your cancer to file your claim.
If you wait too long to file your Zantac lawsuit, you will lose your chance at collecting the compensation you need to recover. As soon as you realize your cancer may be Zantac-related, contact an attorney at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC to discuss your legal options.
Contact Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC
Cancer can have a severe impact on your life, from intensive medical treatments to chronic pain, psychological trauma, and financial hardship. If you believe Zantac is the cause of your cancer, you deserve justice for these hardships — and Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help.
Our firm has over 20 years of litigation experience specializing in dangerous and defective drugs. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with our Texas Zantac lawyers.