Zantac was pulled from the market in the spring of 2020. It contains NDMA, which can cause cancer and lead to death. If someone you love died after taking Zantac, speak with an attorney. You could receive compensation for the losses you and your loved one suffered.
Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration officially recalled Zantac (sometimes called ranitidine) on April 1, 2020, the drug’s manufacturers have been named in numerous personal injury lawsuits. The individuals filing the lawsuits are mostly patients who were diagnosed with cancer. They seek recovery for their damages, including pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of earnings, and loss of earning capacity.
Spouses and other family members of individuals who died from cancer after taking Zantac also have a right to compensation. With the help of a Chicago Zantac lawyer, they can file a wrongful death lawsuit. If someone you loved died from cancer after taking Zantac, you can too.
In 2019, Zantac was found to contain unsafe quantities of NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine), which is a known cancer-causing agent. If those who took this drug had known this, they would never have taken it. The NDMA levels can increase over time, when the drug is transported if stored above certain temperatures, and when it combines with stomach acid.
Zantac has been on the market since the early 1980s and was sold both by prescription and over the counter. There is evidence that its manufacturers knew about the dangers it could cause and its link to cancer. However, they failed to warn those who used Zantac and sold it anyway. Individuals diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac can seek the legal advice of an experienced Chicago Zantac attorney.
Zantac is linked to several different types of cancers, including:
A wrongful death lawsuit is similar to other injury lawsuits; however, the injured party is deceased. Family members or a personal representative can file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of the person who died. If your spouse had a history of Zantac use, was diagnosed with cancer, and subsequently died, you could have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Through a wrongful death lawsuit, you can receive compensation for damages suffered by the deceased before their death, damages to their estate, and your own damages. Wrongful death damages can include the:
A successful Zantac wrongful death lawsuit will show that the manufacturers are responsible for causing these damages and that the damages directly resulted from the manufacturers’ negligence. By hiring a reputable Chicago Zantac lawyer, you can ensure that you will receive the best possible outcome in your claim.
The death of a spouse is always tragic. It can be even more so if it was a preventable death, such as those caused by cancer. If your spouse died after taking Zantac, schedule a free case review with the skilled Chicago Zantac attorneys at Malman Law today. Dial (312) 629-0099 or use our online contact form.