In April 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall for popular heartburn medication Zantac due to the presence of a dangerous carcinogen. Now, former Zantac patients who were diagnosed with cancer are filing lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturers. If you were diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, you may be eligible for legal action – and the New Mexico Zantac lawsuit attorneys at Estey & Bomberger, LLP can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Why Hire Estey & Bomberger, LLP for Your New Mexico Zantac Claim?
- Our Zantac lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients.
- Our firm has a 99% case success rate. We have the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to advocate for your best interests.
- Our firm will not charge you any legal fees unless we secure compensation in your case.
Does Zantac Cause Cancer?
Zantac may cause cancer due to the presence of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen. NDMA was a key ingredient for manufacturing rocket fuel and is now primarily used by researchers to induce tumors in rats.
Found naturally in food and water, humans can safely consume up to 96 nanograms per day. However, NDMA levels higher than 3 million nanograms per tablet have been detected in Zantac.
These findings led the FDA to recall Zantac, as well as generic ranitidine, in April 2020. Research has shown many cancers associated with Zantac use, including:
- Bladder cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Breast cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Kidney cancer
How Do You Qualify for a Zantac Lawsuit?
To qualify for a Zantac lawsuit, you will generally need to meet the following three criteria:
- You took prescription or over-the-counter Zantac for at least one year.
- You were diagnosed with a cancer associated with Zantac.
- You received your diagnosis at least one year after you started taking Zantac.
If you believe that your cancer may be related to Zantac use, speak to a New Mexico Zantac lawyer at Estey & Bomberger, LLP as soon as possible. Your Zantac lawsuit attorney can help you understand your eligibility and legal options.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Zantac Lawsuits in New Mexico?
In New Mexico, civil lawsuits are subject to statutes of limitations, or filing deadlines based on the specific type of case you are filing. For Zantac lawsuits, you have three years from the date of your cancer diagnosis to file your lawsuit or the court will likely dismiss your case. Preserve your legal rights and speak with a New Mexico Zantac attorney as soon as possible following a cancer diagnosis.
How Much Is a Zantac Lawsuit Worth?
Through a Zantac lawsuit, you can recover compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you sustained due to your cancer. Economic damages involve financial losses, while non-economic losses typically refer to the pain and suffering you experienced. Common damages available in Zantac lawsuits include the following:
- All past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings
- Specialized treatment, live-in care, and disability accommodations
- Mental anguish, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other types of emotional pain and suffering
- Chronic pain, permanent disability, disfigurement and scarring, and other forms of physical pain and suffering
Your New Mexico Zantac attorney from Estey & Bomberger, LLP can help you determine the full extent of your damages and calculate an accurate estimate for your potential settlement.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Zantac Lawyer in New Mexico
If you were diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, the lawyers at Estey & Bomberger, LLP can help. Contact us today to discuss your next steps with a New Mexico Zantac lawsuit attorney.