Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.
At the beginning of April, the FDA issued a press release in which they requested the removal of Zantac, also known as Ranitidine, from the market. Zantac was commonly used in order to treat and prevent heartburn, ulcers, and acid reflux disease. This was an over the counter medication that was easily accessible for many people who used this as a trusted treatment. The reason that the FDA gave for recalling Zantac was that medicine had high levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a chemical that is linked to causing cancer and serious liver damage. For this reason, the FDA deemed Zantac unsafe and asked that it be removed from the shelves of all pharmacies that were carrying the drug.
Realizing that you have been taking a drug that is suddenly recalled by the FDA can be a terrifying and confusing experience, and people who find themselves in the situation often wonder what their options are. Navigating the process of a pharmaceutical lawsuit can be complicated, which is why it is advisable to work with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who can help you through the legal process.
You might have seen the advertisements on television urging those who have been harmed or exposed to a recalled drug to reach out and become a part of a class-action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company that produced the medication. While a lot of the information that is portrayed in these group lawsuits might relate to individuals, it can be beneficial to avoid being included in a mass settlement. Every person who has been impacted by the effects of a recalled drug has the right to speak with a personal injury attorney to learn if they would benefit from a standalone case.
Although you might have experienced similar symptoms to the majority of the people who used a recently recalled drug, there are changes that you also have a unique situation that deserves individual attention and just compensation. Financial losses such as hospital bills, time off work due to related injuries, lost wages, and expensive medical treatments can all add a serious strain to an already difficult situation. For this reason, it is advisable to speak to a skilled personal injury attorney to learn more about your options.
If you have been injured by a medication that was FDA-approved and sold over the counter, it is advisable to learn more about your legal options for just compensation. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Malman Law understand how frustrating and stressful this situation can be, and we are dedicated to helping our clients who have been exposed to drugs that the FDA has recalled. Call us today at (312) 629-0099 to schedule a free initial consultation where we can discuss the details of your case and learn more about the injuries that you have suffered. You can also contact us online to set up an appointment. Don’t delay, contact us as soon as possible.
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