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Zantac Cancer Lawsuit

There is currently multi-district litigation or MDL (MDL No. 2924) occurring against the manufacturers and distributors of Zantac, and Zayed Law Offices is investigating claims in Illinois and throughout the United States. Our Zantac attorneys are proud to stand up for the rights of people who unsuspectingly took Zantac and developed cancer through no fault of their own.

If you or a loved one took Zantac (prescribed or over the counter) and believe you have a cause of action to become part of this aggregate litigation, contact the Zantac lawsuit attorneys at Zayed Law Offices today for a free consultation. MDLs involving dangerous pharmaceuticals are complex cases, so you want the right law firm representing your rights.

If you believe that you or a loved one contracted cancer because of Zantac use and you live anywhere in the United States, contact the Zantac injury lawyers at Zayed Law Offices for a free consultation.

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Zantac Class Action Lawsuit

There is currently multi-district litigation or MDL (MDL No. 2924) occurring against the manufacturers and distributors of Zantac, and Zayed Law Offices is investigating claims in Illinois and throughout the United States. Our Zantac attorneys are proud to stand up for the rights of people who unsuspectingly took Zantac and developed cancer through no fault of their own.

If you or a loved one took Zantac (prescribed or over the counter) and believe you have a cause of action to become part of this aggregate litigation, contact the Zantac lawsuit attorneys at Zayed Law Offices today for a free consultation. MDLs involving dangerous pharmaceuticals are complex cases, so you want the right law firm representing your rights.

If you believe that you or a loved one contracted cancer because of Zantac use and you live anywhere in the United States, contact the Zantac injury lawyers at Zayed Law Offices for a free consultation.

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Your Rights in A Zantac Lawsuit

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If you received a cancer diagnosis and were taking Zantac at any point, then you may have a right to join in the Zantac MDL and sue for damages to recover medical costs, costs for pain and suffering, loss of income, and more.

In early 2020, a Zantac cancer MDL, or MDL No. 2924, formed so that all claimants will pool resources to investigate claims and seek justice for their grievances. This type of case has benefits when many people suffer the same harm for the same reason, so they are common in pharmaceutical claims.

An MDL or multidistrict litigation process is similar to a class-action lawsuit but different in that a class-action case involves a single lawsuit filed by a large group of people who have suffered similar harm by the same defendant or group of defendants (e.g., a single company or corporate entity that may involve multiple individuals), while an MDL case involves multiple lawsuits filed by different parties.

Claimants in the Zantac lawsuits must complete two info sheets so that the court can ascertain the number of potential cases or plaintiffs and the grievousness of their injuries.

If you are interested in pursuing a Zantac cancer lawsuit or believe you have a Zantac cancer case, please contact the Zantac lawyers at Zayed Law Offices immediately so we can get started working on your behalf.

The time to get involved in the Zantac MDL is now.

Why Are Zantac Lawsuits Cancer Lawsuits Happening?

Zantac or ranitidine is a well-recognized and commonly used brand in the United States, and it was on shelves for over thirty years.

What’s more, Zantac was one of the most prescribed drugs in the U.S., so you or someone you care about probably took Zantac at some point.

Zantac belongs to a family of drugs known as histamine-2 or H2 blockers, often called antacids, which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

Before its ban, Zantac was one of the best-selling drugs in U.S. history.

The FDA approved prescription Zantac for the short-term treatment of stomach ulcers in 1983, and in 2004, an over-the-counter form of Zantac gained approval as a treatment for heartburn.

You probably recognize the names—ZANTAC 75® Regular Strength and ZANTAC 150® Maximum Strength.

Recommended Zantac dosages ranged from 75 milligrams to 300 milligrams daily, although some patients may have taken higher amounts.

In 2019, third-party laboratory testing showed dangerous levels of NDMA, resulting in the stoppage of Zantac sales in the United States.

CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and other drug stores took the product off the shelves as early as the fall of 2019.

Sanofi S.A., the manufacturer of the branded version of Zantac, issued a recall, and an FDA warning followed that Zantac contained NDMA and it could build up in your system if you consumed Zantac frequently.

This official FDA warning happened in April 2020 and confirmed that taking Zantac regularly or even sporadically can lead to a meaningfully higher chance of developing certain types of cancer.

In its warning, the FDA stated that “the impurity (NDMA) in some ranitidine products (e.g., Zantac) increases over time and when stored at higher than room temperatures.”

This may result in consumer exposure to unacceptable levels of this impurity.

Zantac Lawsuit Update 2022

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The Zantac MDL cases consolidated in a class-action claim in federal court in the Southern District of Florida. The court aims to start the initial bellwether trials in 2023. Judge Robin L. Rosenberg is presiding over MDL no. 2924.

As of January, people filed 2,024 cases involving Zantac. There are thousands more accepted by the court (though not yet filed) to avoid any issues with the statute of limitations. Some cases might drop out of the MDL as the court will no longer hear cases involving kidney or breast cancer.

Many discovery deadlines passed in 2021, with plaintiff expert depositions regarding general causation due to April 25, 2022. Then, parties have until May 9, 2022, to file Daubert motions (which seek to exclude testimony from certain experts) and until June 27, 2022, to file oppositions to Daubert motions.

Once the court hears and rules on all Daubert motions, it will begin selecting cases for early trials. You should be aware that a bellwether trial is a sample trial composed of a smaller subset of a larger group of plaintiffs that allows all parties involved to see what the future holds.

It indicates trends in litigation that can help plaintiffs and defendants determine how they want to proceed. Cases or plaintiffs not involved in the bellwether trial can still participate later and are eligible for settlements or damages.

Accordingly, if you file a Zantac claim in federal court, regardless of where you live, where the prescribing doctor practices, or where the harms occurred, your lawsuit will wind up in Florida. (You do not need to physically go to Florida to participate in this case—please contact the Zantac attorneys at Zayed Law Offices if you are in Illinois and believe you have a cause to participate in this MDL).

When will the Zantac Lawsuit be Settled?

Based on the latest information, there is a proposed schedule and location for the Zantac MDL and if the case adheres to this schedule, there could be a settlement negotiation for Zantac victims in late 2022 or early 2023.

While this may seem too long for you or a family member who has waited for damages, things are moving along.

Zantac Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

when will zantac lawsuit be settledA Zantac settlement could be worth a substantial amount of money in the future, so please follow our updates on this page and contact us as soon as possible if you believe that you or a loved one are eligible to participate in the lawsuit.

More than 10 manufacturers of the prescription versions of Zantac or ranitidine and more than 20 manufacturers of generic ranitidine or generic Zantac mean multiple defendants and related parties faced Zantac lawsuits. A judge dismissed the generic manufacturers from MDL no. 2924 in August 2021. Lawyers will likely appeal this ruling.

While this decision can hurt certain plaintiffs, if it holds up on appeal, the Zantac multidistrict litigation will considerably streamline. Plaintiffs’ attorneys – including the team at Zayed Law Offices – can file an appeal while also taking more time to investigate and prepare the scientific background to the Zantac cancer cases against manufacturers Sanofi S.A., Glaxo, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Pfizer.

Regardless of the version or versions of Zantac or ranitidine you or the individual in question used that led to the development of gastrointestinal or other related cancers, you may still have a claim in the Zantac MDL or similar lawsuits.

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NDMA And Zantac Lawsuits

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zantac lawsuit settlement amountsFinding NDMA in Zantac has grave implications.

NDMA is a known human carcinogen and is on lists of potential human carcinogens by the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Research links exposure to high amounts of NDMA to several different types of cancer, and people who take prescription or over-the-counter Zantac have been ingesting this hazardous chemical into their systems on a daily or regular basis.

Even the lowest levels of NDMA found via the FDA testing are alarmingly high, so people who regularly took the over-the-counter or prescription versions of Zantac have a higher chance of developing certain cancers.

While researchers link many cancers to NDMA and different cancers can qualify you for the Zantac MDL, gastrointestinal tract cancers have the clearest link as of this writing.

Reasons for a Zantac Lawsuit and MDL

For decades, people who suffer from heartburn and acid reflux often have turned to Zantac for both occasional relief or long-term treatment for their digestive issues and stomach ailments.

Furthermore, many adults may have given their children this heartburn medication without realizing that it was recalled. They might not have heard the dire warnings about the product and its links to cancer and related problems.

Because taking Zantac with any kind of frequency can result in a build-up of NDMA in one’s system, and NDMA is a known human carcinogen linked to gastrointestinal cancers and other cancers, cancer patients and their families recover damages from the drug’s manufacturer, Sanofi S.A.

Since millions of people took Zantac, and the potential cases spread across multiple districts and state lines, an MDL, or multi-district litigation, streamlined the pretrial motions and discovery proceedings.

The efficiency and economy of an MDL allow all parties to save money and valuable time when it comes to getting results and recovering damages.

MDL or multidistrict litigation can also expedite the entire process of a lawsuit against the makers and distributors of Zantac.

MDL lawsuits can still take weeks or months to deliver a result but are often quicker than individual lawsuits.

Do I Have a Zantac Lawsuit Case?

If you wonder whether you or a loved one or family member can join the Zantac MDL or Zantac litigation, the requirements are fairly simple. If you or they developed cancer after taking Zantac (whether over-the-counter or prescription or both), you may have a case, and you should contact the Zantac attorneys at Zayed Law Offices as soon as possible for a free consultation.

The Zantac injury lawyers at Zayed Law Offices are currently working with clients who have developed cancer either while actively taking or after taking over-the-counter or prescription Zantac (or some combination of the two versions).

Therefore, if you or a family member developed any of the following types of cancer after regularly taking Zantac, contact the personal injury team at Zayed Law Offices via our simple online contact form for a free no-obligation consultation.

Types of cancer linked to Zantac usage include but are not limited to:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Colorectal/intestinal
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer

If you developed other types of cancer and were a former Zantac user, please do not hesitate to contact the Zantac lawyers at Zayed Law Offices as well.

We will investigate your case and help you determine if you are eligible to participate in the Zantac MDL.

Our Zantac lawsuit team is actively assessing and signing Zantac cancer cases where Zantac was used regularly by the plaintiff for more than six months.

Note that the stronger the correlation between your usage of or consumption of Zantac and subsequent cancer, the stronger your case will be.

The first concern in these cases and investigations is whether you—the plaintiff in this scenario—regularly used Zantac.

The highest awards or highest monetary amounts recovered will likely be correlated with specific cancer variants that are the most closely linked to the gastrointestinal system.

The usage of prescription-strength Zantac, as opposed to over-the-counter Zantac, is also an important factor in proving the link between your cancer and the medication.

The length of time you or your loved one took Zantac may matter. People who used Zantac for six months or longer have a greater chance of proving a correlation between their cancer and taking Zantac.

Connected Illnesses and Long-Term Side Effects of “Zantac Cancer”

While cancer and the associated treatment and recovery is certainly traumatic, the long-term side effects of Zantac-related cancers can also have lifelong effects, including Crohn’s disease (an inflammatory bowel and digestive tract disease that causes diarrhea, pain, weight loss, and cramping) and PPH (or primary pulmonary hypertension, which causes the blood vessels in the lungs to narrow, resulting in high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery).

The suffering and costs associated with these and other illnesses connected to Zantac cancers can add up in lawsuits for damages due to Zantac or ranitidine usage.

Other Long-Term Effects of Zantac Use

While cancer due to Zantac usage is the primary focus of the Zantac MDL or MDL no. 2924, other negative effects of prolonged exposure to NDMA and Zantac may qualify you for damages, including but not limited to:

  • Liver failure
  • Enlarged liver
  • Reduced liver function
  • Scarring of the liver
  • Fibrosis of the liver
  • Jaundice
  • Hepatitis
  • Reduced kidney function
  • Reduced lung function
  • Skin rashes
  • Hair loss
  • Vitamin B-12 deficiency
  • Reduced platelet levels
  • Cardiac arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat
  • Tachycardia or rapid heartbeat
  • Nervous system problems
  • Elevated risk of pneumonia
  • Fevers
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach cramps, constipation, or diarrhea
  • Dizziness, drowsiness, or other sleep problems
  • Headaches
  • Tender breasts (in males)
  • Decreased sex drive

If you, a family member, or loved one experienced these symptoms or ailments and you regularly used prescription or over-the-counter Zantac, consult a doctor or medical professional and a Zantac lawsuit attorney who will investigate your claim and determine if you have a case.

 

You can join the Zantac cancer MDL lawsuits, make a claim, and file a Zantac lawsuit by contacting an experienced personal injury attorney or firm working with Zantac cancer plaintiffs on MDL No. 2924. Our Zantac lawyers can investigate your claims and handle your case.

At Zayed Law Offices, operating in the Chicago and greater northern Illinois areas, you’ll never pay a fee for a consultation, and you won’t pay in general until we recover damages in the form of a settlement or a judge’s decision.

If you or a loved one used Zantac and are now suffering from cancer, consult a Zantac lawsuit attorney who is pursuing the Zantac MDL and MDL 2924 cases around the country, such as Zayed Law Offices.

The Zantac litigation or Zantac multi-district litigation (MDL) is currently underway. If you are in Chicago or elsewhere in the United States, the team of attorneys at Zayed Law Offices is part of the first wave of lawyers fighting Zantac cases for people diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancer.

If you, a family member, or loved one developed cancer from exposure to NDMA in Zantac (whether it was prescribed to you by a doctor or over the counter), call our offices today.

No actual numbers or monetary amounts are final as of this writing.

However, potential damages and recovery amounts are likely high.

Under United States and Illinois law, the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit can pursue compensation for losses including but not limited to:

  • Current and future medical costs, including but not limited to hospital visits, doctor’s appointments, chemo, radiation, and surgery costs, physical therapy, hospital and ambulance fees, and other related costs for medical care necessary to treat and recover from cancer.
  • Pain and suffering or the emotional distress and anguish that result from cancer, including the costs of mental health care through treatment and for post-traumatic stress disorder or similar conditions.
  • Lost wages from missing due to cancer treatment and recovery, which can be one of the most financially devastating aspects of having cancer
  • Loss of future income due to cancer and recovery, including any physical or mental impairment that may have occurred as a direct result of the cancer
  • Loss of enjoyment of life due to cancer resulting Zantac usage
  • Punitive damages

Wrongful death lawsuits may also be connected to Zantac lawsuits if your loved one or family member passed away due to cancer developed in connection with Zantac usage.

If you believe that your family member passed away from cancer connected to taking Zantac on a regular or long-term basis, contact the Zantac lawsuit attorneys at Zayed Law Offices as soon as possible for a free consultation.

If you or a loved one developed cancer in connection with taking Zantac and you believe that you have a Zantac lawsuit case, contact a personal injury attorney at Zayed Law Offices as soon as possible.

We are here to assist throughout the entire process, and we don’t take any fees until you get compensation or recover damages from the Zantac MDL or similar litigation.

Zantac Lawsuit Settlements and Jury Trials

Super Lawyers BadgeWhile a Zantac lawsuit may settle out of court for a monetary amount agreed upon by both the defendant and plaintiff and their lawyers, a Zantac lawsuit case may go to trial absent a satisfactory settlement.

Zantac lawsuits go to trial for many reasons.

For instance, if the negligent party or parties are solely at fault but their insurance won’t acknowledge the fault of the policyholder, the case may go to trial to enable a judge and jury to decide whether to award damages and in what amounts.

In the Zantac MDL, all the pretrial motions and discovery proceedings are consolidated into one court that covers all jurisdictions, so damages award will depend on the result of this MDL process.

What Do I Do During a Zantac Lawsuit?

During a Zantac lawsuit (or any other legal action or mediation), only communicate with your own legal team.

Refer all questions and concerns to your Zantac cancer lawyer.

Our Zantac Lawsuit Attorneys Are Here to Help

At Zayed Law Offices, our first and foremost goal is to protect the rights of the injured.

If you or a loved one has a cause of action against the manufacturers and distributors of Zantac or ranitidine, we can help you understand the associated laws and your options.

We know that any cancer or illness can be a catastrophic and traumatic event that affects you, your family, and your career in many complicated and devastating ways.

Furthermore, the effects of cancer can last for many years, affecting your health, medical costs, current and future lost income, and even your family’s future if you lose earning capacity or the ability to care for yourself.

What’s more, if you lost a loved one to avoidable cancer or another wrongful death, our Chicago wrongful death attorneys will fight for a settlement so you can deal with the grieving process without insurance companies and other third parties hassling you.

All of the above reasons are why you should work with an attorney connected with the Zantac MDL and related litigation.

We can help you recover costs for pain and suffering, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity, medical bills, disability, and emotional distress.

Have you or a loved one developed cancer because of over-the-counter or prescription Zantac and need a lawyer to help you sue for damages?

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your legal situation and your rights in a Zantac lawsuit and help you determine the next steps.

Please contact Zayed Law Offices in ChicagoWicker ParkAuroraJolietPeoriaRockford, or Wheaton for your free and confidential initial consultation by completing our short contact form. You may also call us at (312) 726-1616.

We’ll talk with you whenever it’s convenient for you. Please note that you will not pay lawyer’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.