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. If you were diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, you may qualify for legal action – and the Oregon Zantac lawsuit attorneys at Estey & Bomberger, LLP can help. Our injury lawyers can represent your lawsuit against Zantac’s manufacturers and support your path to recovery.
Why Hire Estey & Bomberger, LLP for Your Oregon Zantac Claim?
- Our law firm specializes in dangerous and defective product litigation. Our injury attorneys have the skills, knowledge, and resources you need to hold Zantac’s manufacturers accountable.
- Our Zantac lawsuit attorneys understand how difficult a cancer diagnosis can be. We will guide you through each stage of the litigation process and handle all aspects of your claim.
- We operate on a contingency fee basis to help limit your out-of-pocket expenses. If we do not secure a settlement on your behalf, you will not be charged legal fees.
Zantac may contain the probable human carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), according to the FDA. Found naturally in foods and water, NDMA is used by researchers to induce tumors in laboratory animals. Humans can safely consume up to 96 nanograms of NDMA per day, but an online pharmacy found NDMA levels in excess of 3 million nanograms per Zantac tablet.
These findings caused the FDA to conduct an investigation of Zantac, which led to its April 2020 recall. The FDA found that NDMA impurities increase in Zantac over time and when the drug is exposed to higher-than-ideal temperatures, which can occur at any point in the supply chain and after purchase. Zantac use has been associated with several types of cancer including:
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Liver cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Lung cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Thyroid cancer
How Do You Qualify for a Zantac Lawsuit?
To be eligible for litigation against Zantac’s manufacturers, you will need to prove use, injury, and a link between your injury and use. Generally, plaintiffs in Zantac lawsuits meet the following criteria:
- You took prescription or over-the-counter Zantac regularly for at least one year.
- You were diagnosed with cancer.
- At least one year has passed between the date you started taking Zantac and the date of your cancer diagnosis.
An Oregon Zantac lawyer at Estey & Bomberger, LLP can evaluate your case and help you understand whether you qualify for a Zantac lawsuit.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Zantac Lawsuits in Oregon?
Under Oregon law, you have two years from the date of your cancer diagnosis to file a Zantac lawsuit in civil court. If you and your Oregon Zantac lawsuit attorney do not file by this deadline, the court will likely dismiss your case, preventing you from recovering compensation.
How Much Is a Zantac Lawsuit Worth?
Through a lawsuit against Zantac’s manufacturers, you can recover compensation in the form of damages for the economic and non-economic losses you sustained. Economic damages involve your tangible financial losses, while non-economic damages usually involve pain and suffering. Common damages available in Oregon Zantac claims include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of future earnings.
It can be difficult to calculate the full extent of your losses, especially for future medical care and other intangible damages. Your Oregon Zantac lawsuit attorney from Estey & Bomberger, LLP has the skills, resources, and knowledge necessary to accurately estimate your potential settlement and help you avoid an insufficient award.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Zantac Lawyer in Oregon
If you were diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, the personal injury lawyers at Estey & Bomberger, LLP can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with an Oregon Zantac lawsuit attorney.