You may be able to file a civil lawsuit against the manufacturer of Zantac or another medication that includes ranitidine as an ingredient if you qualify. The best way to learn more about pursuing this type of case against a drug company is to discuss your case with a Zantac claims attorney who regularly deals with defective drug cases on behalf of clients in your state.
Zanes Law can review your case for free and help you understand your rights. We will discuss the facts of your case with you and explain the actions we can take on your behalf. We may able to obtain compensation to help pay for your cancer treatment, medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Building a Case Against the Drug Manufacturer
As a part of building a compelling case on your behalf, your Zantac cancer lawyer will need to identify the liable party or parties. Currently, Zantac has many liability litigation surrounding it and you may be wondering can you sue Zantac. There are several drug manufacturers of ranitidine medicines in addition to Zantac involved in these cases. Which brand you were taking will determine who the target of your suit will be.
In addition to proving the liable party, a successful lawsuit will also need to show that you:
- Used Zantac or a generic formulation of the drug
- Developed cancer after using this drug
- Can prove a link between your cancer and taking Zantac
While you and your attorney may be able to prove on your own that you have or had cancer and document that you took Zantac, showing a link between them may require additional steps. Your case may need an expert witness to help the court better understand the chemical properties of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), and the link between this probable carcinogen and a number of different types of cancer.
To this end, the ongoing multidistrict litigation, MDL 2924, offers a solution. MDLs call for shared discovery and pre-trial motions. All participants will share in the costs of hiring experts and proving scientific research instead of forcing any one claimant to handle that on their own.
A representative from Zanes Law can further discuss your potential for filing a lawsuit against Zantac or another drug manufacturer when you call for a free consultation.
Drug Companies Pulled Ranitidine Medications From The Shelves Beginning in Late 2019
We are still in the early stages of the lawsuits against Zantac and other ranitidine product manufacturers. According to USA Today, Zantac was sold as both an over-the-counter option and a prescription medication until it became known that the drug contained levels or NDMA, a possible human carcinogen, that exceeded the safe daily allowance limits.
Voluntary recalls took the affected medications from drugstore shelves. Some drug stores and big-box stores stopped sales of all ranitidine medications, even those unaffected by recalls.
Within weeks, the first claimants filed their lawsuits against Zantac and other manufacturers and distributors of these medications. The multidistrict litigation, in this case, continues to grow as of February 2020. It is still early in the process, and many people sue Zantac each week. There is reason to believe that this case could grow very large, based on the millions of people who used this medication.
You Can Take Action if You Took Zantac
There are several options for legal action against Zantac as of February 2020. A Zantac cancer lawyer can help you understand which of these options is right for you and your best option for pursuing compensation related to the damages you suffered.
If you have a cancer diagnosis, or previously developed cancer after taking a ranitidine medication, you may be able to join MDL 2924 and work with other claimants who have similar stories to pursue financial recovery.
You may be able to receive compensation for your medical treatments, pain and suffering, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and more in your Zantac suit.
Get a Free Case Review From a Zantac Cancer Lawyer
At Zanes Law, we are accepting ranitidine cancer cases nationwide. Our legal team answers the question, “Can I sue Zantac?” for you. We will review your case for free and explain your options based on the facts of your case. Call 866-499-8989 today to get started.
Should you choose representation from Zanes Law, rest assured that our firm operates on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you do not owe us any up-front costs. We are only paid with a percentage of your compensation if you win.