Even the most seemingly harmless medicines can cause serious side effects if defective.
For example, ranitidine is one of the most commonly used over-the-counter in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Yet the U.S. FDA has recalled all ranitidine products to protect the public from various dangers. If you have taken Zantac and been diagnosed with one of the following cancers, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation:
- Colon cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Breast cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
You may be eligible to file a Zantac claim if you meet the following criteria:
- Prove Zantac use. To potentially qualify for a Zantac claim you will need to prove that you took, purchased, or were prescribed the medication. Our team of experts can help you collect medical records, purchase receipts, and other documentation that prove you have taken ranitidine products.
- Receiving a cancer diagnosis after using Zantac and generic versions. In order to bring an individual claim, you have to show that you have been diagnosed with one or more of the cancers listed above. This can be easily proven by requesting copies of your medical records. You will need to contact the doctor's office, clinic, or hospital where you were treated, or you can enlist our help.
- The connection between cancer diagnosis and Zantac. Generally, taking higher doses of ranitidine products more frequently is more helpful in proving a relation, than sporadic use of lower dosages of the medication. The length of time someone has used the drug also affects the claim. To have a viable claim you will likely have to show that you were taking ranitidine products regularly over a sustained period of time (three or more months).
We Can Review Your Case and Advise You on Your Best Legal Options for Pursuing a Claim
Many people who suffer medical complications from a recalled drug don't realize that they may have a case until it's too late. In most states, cancer victims have one or two years after getting diagnosed to file a claim for compensation. Our team of experts can help you determine if you meet the preliminary requirements for a claim.
If you took Zantac as a prescription, evidence can include:
- prescription records from your doctor
- pharmacy records
- prescription drug bottles and/or packaging with dates and your name on them
- medical records that say you developed cancer after taking Zantac or its generic versions
- receipts of the drug, especially with the date and a form of payment that can be identified as yours