Due to the presence of a dangerous carcinogen, heartburn medication Zantac has been linked to many serious medical conditions, including pancreatic cancer. Now, its manufacturers are facing lawsuits from former customers who developed cancer after taking the drug.
If you took Zantac and were later diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you may be eligible for financial compensation. The Zantac pancreatic cancer attorneys at Estey & Bomberger, LLP can represent your claim against the manufacturer and help you secure the settlement that you deserve.
Why Choose Estey & Bomberger, LLP for Your Zantac Claim
- Our law firm specializes in dangerous and defective drug cases and represents injured consumers nationwide. With our skills, experience, and resources, we can fight for your right to recovery.
- Living with pancreatic cancer can be difficult. Our firm will handle each aspect of your Zantac cancer lawsuit so that you can focus on your treatment, not complex litigation.
- Our team of attorneys work on a contingency fee basis to limit our clients’ out-of-pocket costs. If we do not secure a settlement in your lawsuit, you will not be charged any legal fees.
What Is Zantac?
Zantac is a popular medication that is available in both over-the-counter and prescription varieties. Used to treat conditions like acid reflux and indigestion, many Americans took Zantac or its generic ranitidine to relieve unpleasant symptoms.
Manufacturers of Zantac include, but are not limited to, the following companies.
- Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Ltd.
- American Health Packaging
- Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC
- Apotex Corp.
- Lannett Company, Inc.
- GSMS, Inc.
- Precision Dose Inc.
- Novitium Pharma
Does Zantac Cause Pancreatic Cancer?
In April 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall for all over-the-counter and prescription Zantac products, as well as generic ranitidine. The motivation for this decision was the discovery of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) contaminating the medication.
NDMA is a probable human carcinogen. Previously used to make rocket fuel, NDMA is now used by laboratory researchers to induce tumors in animals. Research has linked NDMA to tumor formation in the liver, lungs, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract.
The FDA discovered that batches of Zantac contained unsafe levels of NDMA. These impurities increase over time and when the medication is stored at higher-than-room temperatures. Many Zantac patients have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after taking Zantac and are now pursuing legal action against the medication’s manufacturers.
Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms and Treatment
Pancreatic cancer is a condition that affects the pancreas, an organ that is responsible for regulating hormones and supporting digestion. Like many cancers, symptoms of pancreatic cancer may not appear in its early stages.
As the condition worsens, you may begin to notice the following symptoms.
- Itchy skin
- Blood clots
- Abdominal pain that radiates to the back
- The development of diabetes
- Worsening of existing diabetes
- Light-colored stools
- Dark-colored urine
- Loss of appetite
- Sudden and explained weight loss
You should see a doctor as soon as possible if you notice any unexplained symptoms. Treatment for pancreatic cancer can vary depending on the stage of your condition. You may require surgery to remove the tumors; undergo chemotherapy and radiation therapy; and participate in experimental treatments through clinical trials.
Do You Qualify for a Zantac Cancer Lawsuit?
Through a Zantac pancreatic cancer lawsuit, you can hold the drug’s manufacturers accountable for their dangerous medication. You can recover compensatory damages for medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and many other losses, as long as you can prove that Zantac is responsible for your cancer.
To qualify for a Zantac lawsuit, you will generally need to meet the following criteria.
- You took over-the-counter or prescription Zantac for at least one year.
- You were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or another condition linked to Zantac use.
- At least one year has passed from the date that you started taking Zantac and the date that you were diagnosed with cancer.
Why You Need a Zantac Cancer Lawsuit Attorney
Zantac claims can be very complex and require a great deal of scientific evidence to prove. It can be very difficult to navigate your claim while fighting pancreatic cancer. In these situations, you need an injury attorney on your side who can fight for your right to recovery.
A Zantac lawsuit attorney from Estey & Bomberger, LLP can help determine your case eligibility and identify your optimal path to compensation. Your lawyer can also gather the evidence necessary to craft a compelling case in your favor and fight for your highest possible settlement.
Our law firm will handle your entire Zantac injury case from start to finish so that you can focus on recovery, not litigation. Our product liability attorneys are experienced with dangerous drug claims and will provide you with the support and resources you need to hold the manufacturers accountable.
The Statute of Limitations for Zantac Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuits
Zantac lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations, which establishes a time frame for filing a claim. These laws can vary from state to state and are based on the circumstances surrounding your case. If you do not file your lawsuit by the appropriate deadline, the court may dismiss your case.
- If you live in New York, you must file your Zantac lawsuit within three years from the date that you received your pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
- If you live in California, you have two years from the date of your pancreatic cancer diagnosis to file your lawsuit.
- If you live in Florida, you must file your Zantac claim within four years from the date that you discovered or should have discovered your pancreatic cancer.
- If you live in Illinois, you must file your lawsuit within two years of the date of your pancreatic cancer diagnosis. You cannot file your claim more than 10 years from the date the Zantac was sold and 10 years from when the Zantac was delivered to the first owner.
To protect your right to compensation, it is important to schedule a consultation with a Zantac injury attorney at Estey & Bomberger, LLP. Our attorneys will evaluate your Zantac injury claim and identify your appropriate statute of limitations.
Contact an Attorney at Estey & Bomberger, LLP
If you were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and believe that Zantac may be responsible, the personal injury lawyers at Estey & Bomberger, LLP can help. Our Zantac pancreatic cancer lawyers will advocate aggressively for your right to recovery.
Contact us today to schedule a free case consultation and discuss your legal options with a Zantac injury lawyer. Our firm will carefully evaluate your Zantac claim and identify your optimal path to compensation.