Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.
Zantac is a prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication used to treat heartburn. This drug and its generic counterpart, ranitidine, have helped millions of patients get the relief they needed from this painful condition. However, for some, it has come at a much higher price. In the fall of 2019, an independent laboratory found that some samples of Zantac contained the known carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Since then, the use of Zantac has been linked to several forms of cancer, and this drug has been recalled from the market. If you took Zantac or ranitidine and were later diagnosed with cancer, you might have a valid personal injury claim. To find out more, schedule a consultation with Zantac lawyers. You could be entitled to compensation for your damages.
The value of any personal injury lawsuit is closely connected to the losses that the injured party suffers. Losses can vary from one claim to the next or depend on the specifics of the claim. For example, a plaintiff who incurs more medical costs or experiences a greater level of pain and suffering might have a claim that is valued higher than others. The value of your Zantac lawsuit will depend on several factors. Your Zantac lawyers can help ensure that all of your losses are accounted for when your lawsuit is filed.
Whether you win or settle your claim, your damages should include compensation for the medical care you received in the past and are expected to need in the future. In a Zantac lawsuit, you will need a cancer medical diagnosis to be eligible to receive such compensation. Before accepting a settlement, your Zantac lawyers will want a clear picture regarding the medical care you might need in the future. Without this knowledge, you will be unable to determine if your settlement is fair or not. If you accept a settlement too soon without knowing the full extent of your required medical care, you cannot go back and open a new claim or reopen your old claim. Once a settlement is signed, it is final.
If you received a cancer diagnosis after taking Zantac, you likely will lose income or have a decreased earning capacity. These are two elements that should be considered in any settlement negotiations or by a jury before awarding money. Many cancer patients are no longer able to work or cannot perform the duties of their job as they did before their diagnosis.
In addition to the objective financial losses in a Zantac claim, there are also subjective losses. Your Zantac lawyers will help you determine what these losses are, but they usually include both physical and mental pain and suffering. For example:
A cancer diagnosis comes with many losses. If you were diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, another party might be liable for your losses. Book your free no-obligation consultation with the experienced Zantac attorneys at Malman Law today to find out. Call (312) 629-0099 or use our online contact form.
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