There are few things worse than that feeling when you learn that someone you trusted has caused you harm. This is also true when consumers count on trusted products to deliver on the product’s promise. Unfortunately, some products do not deliver on a promise and actually cause harm. Instead of providing digestive relief, Zantac and ranitidine may be responsible for causing cancer in regular users of the product.
There are certain conditions victims must prove:
- Proof of Zantac or ranitidine use: This can be shown either by prescription in medical records, receipts of Zantac purchase or a doctor’s recommendation to use the over-the-counter drug in a note.
- A cancer diagnosis: Claimants must have a diagnosis involving human carcinogen NDMA, which is found to cause cancer in stomachs, intestines, livers, colon and rectal areas or esophagus.
- The diagnosis tied to Zantac: The heightened dosage of regular use via prescription for a year could be a strong connection.
Attorneys will have questions
Before taking on a case, it is common for lawyers to want the learn the details of the potential client’s claim. The victims should meet the three conditions above, and they will want to know where and when the official diagnosis occurred. They will also want to discuss the potential client’s usage of Zantac/ ranitidine and any side effects. The attorney will also need to know the details of the treatment since the diagnosis.
How much is it worth?
If they take the case on, it will be initially difficult to determine the amount of compensation the victim will receive. Settlements are never a given, and this class action is relatively new. That said, similar class actions sometimes amounted to $500,000 for the victims and their families.