Have you been diagnosed with cancer? Did you take the drug Zantac? You might have a lawsuit on your hands. Call a reputable Zantac attorney for help.
The over-the-counter and prescription heartburn medication Zantac has been taken off the shelves after it was discovered that taking it has been linked to the development of certain types of cancers. When a consumer takes an over-the-counter or prescription drug, they should be able to trust that they aren’t going to unknowingly develop cancer as a result.
For this reason, Zantac-related cancer diagnoses may have grounds for a claim against the drug makers, Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim. An experienced Zantac lawyer at Monge & Associates can help you through the claims process. You have a long road ahead. Let our legal professionals work for you while you focus on the things that matter most.
Below, we describe more about the dangers of Zantac and how victims of Zantac-related cancers can be compensated for their suffering.
The Dangers of Zantac
Back in 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that the drug Zantac (ranitidine) was contaminated with a known carcinogen, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
Ranitidine is the active ingredient in Zantac, and when it comes into contact with water, it causes NDMA to form. Exposure to NDMA can produce a number of different types of cancer, including:
- Stomach cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Cancer of the small or large intestine
- Liver cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Gastrointestinal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Colorectal cancer
The drug makers knew or should have known about this reaction and contamination. Consumers had the right to be warned of the NDMA contamination. Therefore, the responsible parties can and should be held to account for the cancer diagnoses associated with Zantac use.
How Are Victims of Zantac Compensated?
It is important that your lawyer consider all of the ways your life has been and will be affected by your cancer diagnosis. Not only do you have your health concerns keeping you awake at night, but you likely have considerable expenses, as well. Not to mention the emotional toll this has probably had on you.
A piece of good news is that you have the right to be fully repaid for your suffering. While no amount of money will change what has happened to you, it can make your financial situation a little easier. Some of the losses you could be compensated for in your Zantac cancer lawsuit include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of companionship and love
- Loss of society and support
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Pain and suffering
- Household maintenance costs
- Child care expenses
- Emotional distress
Get Help from a Nationwide Zantac Attorney
If you were diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, you may be able to hold the drug makers accountable. Get the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact an experienced Zantac lawyer at Monge & Associates to discuss your civil claim. Schedule your free, no-risk case evaluation by filling out the quick contact form below or giving our office a call at 800-421-0174.