Many Arkansas residents used Zantac, also known by its generic name ranitidine, to treat conditions like heartburn and acid reflux. However, Zantac was recalled due to the presence of a dangerous carcinogen that may raise patients’ risk of cancer. If you were diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, you may be eligible for financial compensation – and an Arkansas Zantac lawsuit attorney at Estey & Bomberger, LLP can help you recover the settlement you deserve.
Why Hire Estey & Bomberger, LLP for Your Arkansas Zantac Claim?
- Our law firm has helped thousands of people hold large corporations accountable for their harmful products. We represent clients nationwide, including Arkansas.
- We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts and maintain a 99% case success rate. In five years alone, we secured over $500 million.
- Our Zantac lawsuit attorneys charge a contingency fee for maximum affordability. If we do not secure a settlement on your behalf, you will not be charged legal fees.
Zantac may cause cancer due to the presence of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is a probable human carcinogen used to induce tumors in laboratory rats. While humans can safely consume up to 96 nanograms per day, an online pharmacy detected NDMA levels as high as 3 million nanograms per tablet in September 2019.
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) learned of these findings, it launched an investigation and requested a recall of Zantac in April 2020. The FDA found that the NDMA impurity increases over time and when the drug is stored at higher-than-average temperatures.
Zantac use has been correlated to the several types of cancer including:
- Breast cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Thyroid cancer
How Do You Qualify for a Zantac Lawsuit?
If you were diagnosed with cancer and believe Zantac is to blame, you may qualify for legal action and should speak with an Arkansas Zantac lawyer. To be eligible for a Zantac lawsuit, your case will need to meet the following criteria:
- You took Zantac for at least one year.
- You were diagnosed with cancer.
- At least one year has passed between the date of your diagnosis and the date that you started taking Zantac.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Zantac Lawsuits in Arkansas?
According to Arkansas’s statute of limitations, you or your Arkansas Zantac injury attorney must file a Zantac lawsuit within three years from the date of your cancer diagnosis. If you file after the statute of limitations passes, the court will likely dismiss your claim, preventing you from recovering compensation.
How Much Is a Zantac Lawsuit Worth?
In Arkansas, you can recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages during a Zantac claim. Economic damages involve financial losses, such as medical expenses, disability accommodations, and lost wages and benefits. On the other hand, non-economic damages refer to the physical and emotional pain and suffering that you endured.
There are several factors that influence the value of your settlement:
- The severity of your cancer
- The types of medical care that you need to treat your cancer
- The length of time you spend away from work
- Whether the cancer takes away your ability to work
Your Arkansas Zantac lawyer from Estey & Bomberger, LLP can evaluate your product liability claim and help identify all possible paths to compensation. An attorney experienced in dangerous drug lawsuits can then calculate an accurate estimate of your settlement, helping you avoid insufficient offers.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Zantac Attorney in Arkansas
Were you diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac? The team of attorneys at Estey & Bomberger, LLP can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an Arkansas Zantac lawsuit attorney or call (800) 260-7197 at any time for more information.