A to Zantac: What You Need to Know About Your Legal Rights If You Used Zantac and Developed Cancer

Mon 11 Jul, 2022 Dangerous Drugs

You may have heard on the news that many people who used the medication Zantac have developed serious health complications, including cancer. It’s an unfortunate reality that many medications end-up causing serious, unexpected side-effects – and that’s what happened with Zantac. But we’re here to help if that unfortunate reality has impacted you or someone you love. Your story matters to us. We care about you and and we believe you have the right to hold the manufacturer of Zantac responsible and receive the compensation you need for your medical treatment. We are skilled and experienced in holding large corporations accountable for their misconduct and we’re here to help if you want to learn more about filing a Zantac lawsuit

Unfortunately, Zantac lawsuits aren’t the only dangerous prescription drug cases that come through our doors. There are numerous medications currently being marketed to the public. There are also countless dangerous products – like infant formula and Philips CPAP machines – being used by innocent consumers as we speak. Our job is to fight for your rights if you’ve been injured or have become ill due to a dangerous medication or product.

What’s the Problem With Zantac?

In April 2020, Zantac was recalled by the FDA because it was found to contain a cancer-causing chemical. Not surprisingly, the manufacturer had been aware of the danger for some time but had been downplaying the risks to maximize sales. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed across the country by people who have developed cancer or lost loved ones after taking Zantac.

There are two main claims being made in the Zantac lawsuits. First, the product’s formula is defectively designed because its active ingredient, ranitidine, is highly unstable and can become extremely toxic. The second claim being raised in the Zantac lawsuits is that the manufacturer was aware of the dangers but downplayed the risk of cancer and failed to provide sufficient warnings on the product label.

A number of people who have taken Zantac have developed a variety of cancers that have been linked to the use of the drug, including:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer

What Kind of Compensation Am I Entitled to if I’ve Developed Cancer from Using Zantac?

Obviously no amount of money can adequately compensate you for a life-changing and potentially fatal illness such as cancer. Nonetheless, you have the right to seek compensation for your suffering, lost income and medical care.

Calculating a fair value in a cancer case or death takes into consideration the following, among others:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages 
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and emotional suffering

How Can Hendler Flores Law Help Me if I’ve Been Diagnosed with a Cancer Related to Zantac?

For starters, we will listen. It’s important that we understand your story and find out exactly what your needs and wishes are. 

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac or other dangerous drugs, you have the right to stand up and seek compensation. We will gather all the facts, evidence and medical records to support your testimony. We will consider all available legal strategies and solutions based on your unique circumstances. We will present you with options, and advise you on the best course of action. We will implement the strategy you chose and tenaciously advocate on your behalf.  

Learn About Zantac Lawsuits and Contact Us Today

At Hendler Flores Law, we have made it our mission to hold negligent corporations accountable for their wrongdoings. We would be honored to help you tell your story and get you the compensation you deserve. There is a time limit for filing  Zantac lawsuits, so don’t hesitate to reach out. There is no cost, risk, or obligation if you call us for a free consultation. Contact us today via email at info@hendlerlaw.com or call 1-800.443.6353

Your story matters. Let us help you tell it.