Who is Responsible for Zantac Injuries and How Can I Recover?

Monday, November 9, 2020

Who is Responsible for Zantac Injuries and How Can I Recover?

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

The drugs Zantac and ranitidine are widely-known to have links with developing various types of cancers. If you or someone you love became a victim of this link, it’s essential to speak with an attorney regarding your rights and how you can recover compensation.

In the fall of 2019, a lab discovered that various samples of Zantac contained the known human and animal carcinogen, NDMA (N-Nitroso-dimethylamine). After that, multiple brands and preparations of Zantac and generic ranitidine were pulled from the pharmacy shelves. By the spring of 2020, they were all recalled because of their cancer risks. 

If you are someone who took Zantac or ranitidine and were later diagnosed with cancer, you might be wondering if you have a case and how you can recover financial compensation for your injuries. The first step is to call a seasoned Chicago Zantac lawyer who can review your case and stand by you during your next steps.  

Liability for Ranitidine and Zantac Injuries

Although GSK initially developed prescription ranitidine in 1977, more than ten manufacturers make prescription Zantac and over 20 make over-the-counter (OTC) Zantac. Currently, the defendants in active Zantac cancer injury cases include:

As your Chicago Zantac attorney will inform you, since Zantac and ranitidine manufacturers knowing made and sold a product that could cause cancer, they are the ones liable for Zantac injuries. They had a duty to either not place dangerous drugs on the market or warn patients of the potential dangers of taking ranitidine and Zantac. The manufacturers breached both of these duties, which caused some patients who took these drugs to develop cancer later in life. In personal injury law, this checks all of the boxes for a valid claim. 

A Compassionate Chicago Zantac Lawyer Can Help You Recover 

It is the job of a Chicago Zantac attorney to help you hold the appropriate manufacturers and other parties who might be liable accountable for their actions. Your recovery process can begin when you meet with a Chicago Zantac lawyer. Your attorney will review the facts in your case, such as:

  • When you took ranitidine or Zantac
  • How long you took these medications
  • When you were diagnosed with cancer
  • What type of cancer you were diagnosed with
  • What your prognosis is
  • Other relevant health issues
  • Other types of medications you were on at the same time as ranitidine or Zantac

If you or someone you loved developed cancer due to these dangerous drugs, it’s time to reach out for legal help. Your attorney will handle your individual claim, though it might be joined with multi-district litigation (MDL). 

Rely on a Chicago Zantac Lawyer to Recover Compensation for You 

The injuries and losses suffered due to a cancer diagnosis can be tremendous. Medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium are just a few of the damages you could receive compensation for. We provide free no-obligation consultations with an experienced Chicago Zantac attorney at Malman Law. Call (312) 629-0099 or use our online contact form to schedule your appointment today.

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.

Years of experience: +30 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active and authorized to practice law—Last Registered Year: 2024

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