What You Should Know About The Zantac Recall
While Zantac is a long-standing heartburn medication, the FDA has now recalled the product due to its link to cancer. The personal injury attorneys at Wallace & Graham, P.A. know that you may have some questions about this, which we will answer for you here.
What types of cancer does Zantac cause?
Zantac shows links to many different types of cancer throughout the body, including the liver, stomach, bladder, pancreas, rectum and colon, esophagus and prostate. Zantac is metabolized by the liver which is why liver cancer is often the first and most obvious outcome of toxic exposure. A significant development in the research on these cases shows juvenile cancers as well.
Can I get compensation if I was diagnosed with cancer caused by Zantac?
If you and your attorney can prove that your cancer is the result of using Zantac, you may be able to receive compensation for it. Compensation for Zantac claims can include losses like medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income during treatment and recovery, and other related costs and losses.
How long do I have to file a Zantac claim?
The answer depends on the state in which you live. Twenty-six states give you a two-year statute of limitations to file a claim, which can expire as early as September 15, 2021. States with one- and two-year statutes of limitations account for more than 59% of the country, affecting the majority of potential claimants. Contact our team to determine if you are eligible for compensation.
Can Zantac harm children?
Children are just as vulnerable to the adverse outcomes from Zantac as adults are. Recent research shows cancer development in children linked to toxic exposure of Zantac. If you have a child who regularly took Zantac and has a cancer diagnosis, consult with our attorneys immediately.
How Do I Start My Claim?
If you believe your cancer diagnosis is related to taking Zantac, schedule your initial consultation with our team right away. Our North Carolina attorneys serve clients across the country, so call our Salisbury office at 888-698-9975 or email us here to schedule your consultation today. We have won record-breaking verdicts for our clients.