Many Washington residents took prescription and over-the-counter Zantac to treat common conditions such as heartburn. However, this medication may be more dangerous than consumers were led to believe. In April 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall for Zantac and its generic form, ranitidine, after discovering that it may increase cancer risk.
If you developed cancer after taking Zantac, a skilled Washington Zantac attorney at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help. We represent clients nationwide in their lawsuits against Zantac’s manufacturers.
How We Can Help With a Zantac Claim
- Mass tort claims can be lengthy and complex, especially in cases involving defective drugs. Our firm has over 20 years of litigation experience and can help you navigate each stage of your case.
- Our firm prides itself on our responsiveness. If you call or email for a free case consultation, we will respond to your request within 24 hours.
- Through our years of experience, we have secured millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Our Washington Zantac lawyers will advocate aggressively for your maximum recovery.
Are Zantac Tablets Capable of Causing Cancer?
The FDA’s recall of Zantac came after an online pharmaceutical company called Valisure detected dangerous levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in the medication. NDMA is a probable human carcinogen, meaning that it may cause cancer with repeated exposure to unsafe NDMA levels.
Humans can safely consume up to 96 nanograms of NDMA per day, but Valisure detected as much as 3 million nanograms per tablet of Zantac. After investigating these claims, the FDA recalled Zantac in April 2020.
How Do You Qualify for a Zantac Lawsuit?
To qualify for a Zantac lawsuit, you will need to meet certain criteria. First, you will need to have taken prescription or over-the-counter Zantac, not generic ranitidine. Second, you will need to have taken Zantac regularly for at least one year. Third, you will need to have received your cancer diagnosis at least one year after your first Zantac dose. Learn more about how you qualify for a Zantac lawsuit by speaking with a Zantac lawyer at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Zantac Lawsuits in Washington?
Washington civil lawsuits are subject to a rule known as the statute of limitations, which sets a time limit for filing a claim. If you do not file this claim within the designated period, the court will likely dismiss it. You have three years from the date of harm to file a Zantac lawsuit in Washington. The clock will likely begin on the date of your cancer diagnosis. Consult with a Washington Zantac attorney as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss any filing deadlines.
How Much Is a Zantac Lawsuit Worth?
In a Zantac mass tort claim, the court treats each plaintiff as an individual and awards damages like an individual personal injury claim. This differs from class action lawsuits, which divides a lump sum settlement evenly across all plaintiffs.
Through a Zantac lawsuit, you can recover compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you endured due to your cancer diagnosis. Common types of damages our Washington Zantac attorneys can help you recover include the following:
- Past and future medical expenses, such as surgeries, medications, and hospital stays
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings, if the cancer prevents you from returning to work
- Physical pain and suffering, such as chronic pain, permanent disability, and loss of a body function
- Emotional pain and suffering, such as mental anguish, depression, and loss of quality of life
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Zantac Lawyer in Washington
Zantac may contain dangerous levels of NDMA and raise the risk of cancer in its patients. If you developed cancer after taking Zantac, the attorneys at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can represent you in your claim against the drugs’ manufacturers. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a Washington Zantac lawsuit attorney.