The Food and Drug Administration has directed consumers to avoid taking Zantac, and companies took Zantac and its generic forms off the shelves. Research revealed that the heartburn medication contains high levels of NDMA, which is leading to various cancer diagnoses in users. If you want to know if you may have a legal claim against the manufacturer of Zantac, you should contact O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys today.
Individual consumers who purchased Zantac over-the-counter or with a prescription may have developed symptoms related to brain cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer, and other forms of cancer. If you took Zantac tablets in the past, and you have cancer, you may have a valid legal claim against the manufacturer of Zantac.
Pharmaceutical companies are liable if patients developed cancer after taking a specific medication, when the pharmaceutical companies failed to warn the patients about potential harms or side effects related to taking the medication. Many people have already filed lawsuits against Zantac for cancer-related side effects.
Criteria for Bringing a Zantac Lawsuit
The following criteria are often used to determine if an individual may have a valid legal claim against the manufacturer of Zantac:
- An individual must have suffered personal injury due to ingesting Zantac.
- An individual must have depended on inadequate warnings that failed to explain how NDMA and other components in Zantac may cause health problems such as cancer.
- An individual must have purchased Zantac from a drugstore or pharmacy.
The Kinds of Lawsuits You Can File Against the Manufacturer of Zantac
An injured victim may join a class action lawsuit filed against the manufacturer of Zantac. These lawsuits are initiated in many different states, and an injured victim may join the list of plaintiffs and receive financial compensation after the final settlement amount or judgment is determined.
If an injured victim chooses not to join a class action lawsuit, then he or she may file individual legal claims against the manufacturer of Zantac. If you file an independent action, your claim may be diverted to Multidistrict Litigation. This is a tool that helps make the procedural aspects of your case more efficient.
The lawyers at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys can help you determine which course of action will benefit you the most. The specific facts of your case will determine how our attorneys will assess your case and advise you on the next steps you should take to recover the financial compensation you deserve.
What Injured Victims Can Gain in a Zantac Case
An experienced personal injury lawyer will help you determine the value of your claim by collecting medical records, medical bills, and other treatment records documenting your injuries. You can also recover damages for non-economic harm such as emotional trauma, loss of quality of life, as well as pain and suffering. Every case presents unique facts that should be analyzed by an experienced and competent personal injury attorney.
Speak with a Fargo Zantac Injury Attorney
If you have suffered injuries due to taking Zantac, then contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, Tatum O’Brien, Tim O’Keeffe, or Sara Monson by email, or call O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys at 701-235-8000 or toll-free 877-235-8002. Our team can help you determine the best course of action to take as you prepare to file your legal claims.