Anyone who used Zantac and later developed a serious health condition may qualify to pursue legal action.
To join the Zantac class action lawsuit, you will need to prove:
- You used Zantac as indicated on the label.
- You subsequently developed cancer or another serious health condition.
- Zantac likely caused your illness and damages.
After you have been accepted to take part in the lawsuit, you will be asked to provide documents to support your diagnosis, Zantac use, and losses. A legal professional can work with you to examine these documents and build a case on your behalf. Joining a class-action lawsuit has many benefits when compared to filing independently. Not only can this cut down on overall costs, but your legal team works with the other claimants’ lawyers to achieve the common goal of recovering compensation.
Understanding Who Can Join the Zantac Class Action Lawsuit
A class-action lawsuit happens when one or more claimants sues a common negligent party. Similar to personal injury claims, the plaintiff must demonstrate the four elements of negligence to show that the defendant is responsible for their losses. A class-action lawsuit against Zantac will allow those who took the medication to possibly hold the drug manufacturer liable and recover compensation.
Those who are filing class-action lawsuits against the manufacturers of Zantac and other ranitidine products claim that the manufacturer knew (or should have reasonably known) that their product could cause health complications. As a result of allowing a harmful drug to enter the marketplace, they should be held responsible for paying for the incurred expenses of those who unwittingly used this medication.
Class Action Lawsuits and Multidistrict Litigation
As of March 2020, there are six proposed Zantac class-action lawsuits filed by lawyers in six states, according to paperwork filed with the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. These cases are now a part of the Zantac multidistrict litigation, MDL 2924.
If the lawyers handling the MDL can prove a link between Zantac and cancer, the class action lawsuit may move forward.
The Class Action Process
A class-action lawsuit allows a large number of people who suffered similar damages to pursue compensation through a single legal action. In this case, millions of people purchased Zantac and did not receive adequate warnings that it might cause cancer in some people. They are hoping to form a single class of claimants and recover the cost of their damages as a result of taking this medication.
This can include:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional trauma
- Wrongful death
As of March 2020, the Zantac class action is still pending approval. If the class is certified, potential class members will be notified so they can choose if they want to participate and recover damages if awarded. There are likely enough people to certify this class action case, but approval may come only after it is determined there is enough evidence to proceed with MDL 2924.
Learn Your Legal Options Today
An attorney from Zanes Law can help you decide if joining the Zantac class action lawsuit is the right option for you.
If you developed cancer after taking ranitidine, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit and join MDL 2924. This could allow you to recover compensation tailored to your personal expenses, rather than receive part of a mass award designed to appease a large group of claimants.
Talk to a Zantac Cancer Attorney About Your Case
If you used Zantac or another ranitidine product and later developed an adverse health condition, you may be eligible to join the Zantac MDL. Alternatively, you may be able to file an independent lawsuit if you feel that a large class action does not meet your needs.
If you are wondering if you can join the Zantac class-action lawsuit, let Zanes Law review your case. We can represent you if you qualify to file a civil suit against the drug company and pursue damages for your related expenses. We operate on a contingency basis, meaning that we do not get paid until the resolution of your case. If we cannot recover compensation, then there is no financial risk to you. Keep in mind that you may have a limited time to act. Based on when you received your diagnosis, how much medication you ingested, and other factors may play a role in your eligibility. Promptly speaking with a legal professional may help you understand what these elements may mean for your case.
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