Have you ever heard of Zantac? It’s a brand name for a heartburn medication that has raised a long list of controversies. The drug goes by the name ranitidine. Also, it is known as H2 antagonist or H2 blocker.
This medication is said to treat gastroesophageal refliux problems, ulcers, and other related diseases. While this may be true, the drug has raised eyebrows after recent tests were carried out. The testing was done in a prominent Independent laboratory.
According to the results, Zantac triggers increased Nitrosodimethylamine(NDMA) in patients. These claims followed the filling of a petition with the FDA. This is because NDMA is carcinogenic. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has listed the compound NDMA.
Word has it that the research laboratory uses NDMA to induce cancer cells in rats. All these claims surrounding the harmful effects of Zantac have triggered the filling of several Zantac lawsuits.
What are the requirements for filing Zantac lawsuit
If Zantac medication was prescribed to you and you already used it, then you qualify to file Zantac claim. However, you must provide proof that you already used the medication. Only then can your lawsuit be valid.
To prove the drug use, just go back to your doctor and request him to give you a copy of your treatment record. Today, Zantac products are being sold over-the-counter. So, if that’s how you got your drug, proving use can be a bit tricky. But if you have the receipt, corroborating evidence or medical records notes, you will be good to go.
Given that Zantac has been found to cause many types of cancer, using it exposes your life to danger. If you already have cancer as a result of using Zantac, it time to hire a skilled personal injury lawyer. The attorney will help you file a lawsuit so that you get compensated.
A skilled attorney is well-versed with such cases. Therefore, they will bring big corporations to book for providing consumers with life-threatening products.
How Can You Tell You Have NDMA Symptoms
Before filing a Zantac claim, you must have proof of cancer diagnosis. NDMA is also to cause other health complications such as liver damage, lung tumors, and kidney problems. NDMA’s common symptoms include nausea, headaches, fever, abdominal cramps, and an enlarged liver. In the list, we also have jaundice, dizziness, reduced function and so on.
There are also adverse effects such as liver failure, pneumonia, low blood platelets, hair loss, and skin rashes, nervous system disorder, Vitamin B12 deficiency among others.
Zantac Lawsuits compensation
- If you have cancer or any other health complication as a result of taking Zantac, your lawyer will seek compensation on the following areas;
- Past, future and current medical expenses from sustained injuries
- Future and ongoing suffering and pain (mental & physical) health from the treatment & recovery process.
- Wage loss that has occurred in the past and likely to occur in the future
- Loss of ability to earn
- Loss of ability to enjoy life
- Punitive damages where applicable
You can be compensated in all these areas provided you hire a competent personal injury lawyer from a legitimate Law firm. Your attorney is just a call away. It’s your right to get compensation for all the injuries caused to you.