Identifying Zantac Injuries

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Identifying Zantac Injuries

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

After years on the market, the use of Zantac stopped after it was linked to causing cancer. Many former Zantac users have come forward regarding their cancer diagnosis and other damages caused by Zantac. If you think you have a claim, talk to a Chicago Zantac attorney right away. 

After decades of being used by patients with heartburn and other gastrointestinal issues, dangerous levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a known cancer-causing agent, were found in Zantac and ranitidine. This information came to light in the fall of 2019, though the drug manufacturers knew about the potential harm it could cause as early as 1980. Subsequently, Zantac and ranitidine were recalled from the market in April 2020. 

If you or a loved one were negatively impacted by these drugs, don’t delay in contacting an experienced Chicago Zantac lawyer. You may only have a limited amount of time to obtain the compensation you deserve. 

Zantac Injuries

The longer the exposure to NDMA, the greater the chances are of developing cancer or other medical issues such as liver disease. For most people negatively impacted by Zantac, their injury is a cancer diagnosis and all that comes with it. Your attorney can determine if your cancer diagnosis and other losses are linked to Zantac use.

Zantac can cause many different types of cancer, including:

  1. Throat/nasal cancer
  2. Esophageal cancer
  3. Breast cancer
  4. Stomach cancer
  5. Pancreatic cancer
  6. Liver cancer
  7. Pancreatic cancer
  8. Intestinal cancer
  9. Colorectal cancer
  10. Bladder cancer
  11. Prostate cancer

This list isn’t conclusive. If you were diagnosed with any type of cancer after taking Zantac, even for a short time, it’s in your best interest to speak to an experienced Chicago Zantac attorney as soon as possible.

Potential Damages from Taking Zantac

If you receive a cancer diagnosis, your losses, otherwise known as damages, can be extensive. You deserve compensation for them. Your damages might include:

  1. Medical expenses
  2. Lost wages
  3. Physical pain from heartburn drug-related health problems
  4. anxiety over a diagnosis of cancer 
  5. Fear, depression, sleeplessness, and other psychological effects
  6. The inability to perform certain tasks or engage in certain activities such as getting your kids to school or going on and enjoying a long-planned vacation

When you hire a Chicago Zantac lawyer, they can help you identify all of your injuries and damages that stem from Zantac or ranitidine use. Then, they will hold the drug manufacturer accountable for the harm you and your family suffer. 

If you’ve lost a loved one due to Zantac, you also have a legal right to seek compensation for damages. A compassionate Chicago Zantac attorney can help you pursue the fair compensation that you and your family might be entitled to because of their death. 

Hire a Reputable Chicago Zantac Lawyer Today

The first step in receiving full and fair compensation for all of your damages is hiring an attorney with experience in Zantac cases like yours. The skilled Zantac attorneys at Malman Law can help. You can learn more about Zantac injuries and your potential compensation by meeting with us. Call (312) 629-0099 or use our online contact form to book your free Zantac case consultation.

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

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