The Zantac Lawsuits
If you have found your way here, you have likely been searching the question “Can I sue Zantac?”
When we take any medication, we have faith that it will cure and/or eliminate unpleasant or dangerous diseases and symptoms. But unfortunately, that is not always the case.
On April 1, 2020, the FDA mandated that all manufacturers remove all “prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs from the market immediately.” This includes Zantac which is manufactured by Sanofi and all generic versions containing N-Nitrosodimethylamine. After an extensive investigation, the agency determined that when stored at higher than room temperatures, the presence of the carcinogen N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was found to be higher than normal in products containing ranitidine, the active ingredient. It is this increase in NDMA that has now been linked to cancer.
How do I sue Zantac?
There are three major conditions that must be met before suing the makers of Zantac.
- You have had to be taking Zantac regularly prior to your cancer diagnosis.
- You must have a qualifying cancer.
- Your cancer diagnosis must have come after 2000.
Can I sue because I took Zantac?
In order to successfully sue Sanofi or other manufacturers of ranitidine, you must show a link to causing you harm, typically specific cancers. We can help you prove that the exposure to NDMA caused your illness including cancer of the small intestines, kidney, bladder, esophagus, stomach, liver, and colon/rectum. Additionally, we can work with the research that shows a direct link between NDMA and ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, uterine cancer, breast cancer, and brain cancer.
The MDL in Florida for Zantac
In February of 2020, Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) was created in Florida due to the large number of cases (approximately 140) filed. MDL will allow victims like you to retain your own counsel, but casework will be consolidated since they would all follow a similar procedure. The judge will have significant flexibility in how to handle these suits as a unit but also separately.
Why are we experts in the Zantac lawsuits?
These lawsuits are new, with the first one filed in 2019. Determining liability and proving a direct link to your case will require a skilled litigation team. We know that the drug makers Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim knew about or should have been aware of the risks in taking their product. Yet, they continued to market and sell it to customers just like you.
William Clayton has been successfully handling cases just like this since 1994 and is recognized at the state and national level as an elite trial attorney.
What type of compensation can you expect if you sue Zantac?
- Medical bills (past and future).
- Pain and suffering for you including physical, emotional, and mental. This includes your cancer diagnosis, discomfort, and pain due to illness and treatment.
- Loss of wages both now and in the future including diminished earning capacity.
- Punitive damages.