Do I Have a Zantac Claim?
Zantac has been linked to various cancers and other health risks. As a result, Sanofi, the drug’s manufacturer, is currently facing hundreds – if not thousands – of lawsuits alleging that it is legally responsible for damages incurred by patients who have been diagnosed with cancer as well as families who have lost loved ones.
As researchers continue to learn more about the risks associated with Zantac (and as more individuals are diagnosed with cancer and other serious health conditions related to Zantac), the number of lawsuits will continue to rise. Class action litigation against Sanofi is also in its preliminary stages.
If you or a loved one took Zantac and suffered adverse health effects, it is important to know your legal rights. Keep reading for more information on whether you have a Zantac claim, or contact Kogan & DiSalvo today for a free case evaluation.
3 Key Questions for Determining If You Have a Zantac Claim
1. Did You Take Zantac?
To bring a claim against Sanofi, you must be able to prove that you took Zantac. It doesn’t matter why you took Zantac or whether your health insurance helped cover the cost – you just need to be able to prove that you took the drug in either prescription or over-the-counter form. This includes all of the most common formulations of Zantac:
- Zantac 150
- Zantac 150 Maximum Strength
- Zantac 150 Maximum Strength Cool Mint
- Zantac 75
2. Have You Been Diagnosed with Cancer or Another Condition Linked to Zantac?
Research has shown an elevated risk of cancer and other serious health conditions among those who regularly take ranitidine (the active ingredient in Zantac). If you have developed any of these cancers or other conditions after taking Zantac, you should consult with a lawyer promptly.
Some of the most common cancers and other conditions linked to Zantac include:
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Kidney disease
- Kidney/renal cancer
- Liver disease
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Organ damage
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
Importantly, even if you have not yet been diagnosed, you could still have a Zantac claim against Sanofi. Claims against Sanofi allege that the company withheld information about the cancer risks associated with Zantac. As a result, even if you have not developed cancer (or any other medical condition) after taking Zantac, you should still speak with a Zantac lawyer about your legal rights.
3. Has It Been Less Than Two Years Since Your Diagnosis?
The statute of limitations for Zantac claims is two years. In most cases, this means two years from the date of diagnosis. If it has been less than two years since your diagnosis or if you have not yet been diagnosed, you should still have time to file your Zantac claim.
What if it has been more than two years? Even in this scenario, you should consult with a lawyer. An experienced Zantac lawyer will be able to confirm whether the statute of limitations for your claim has expired and determine if you have any other grounds to seek financial compensation.
3 Steps to Take If You Have a Zantac Claim
1. Collect All Relevant Medical Records
To pursue a Zantac claim, you will need as much documentation as possible. Collecting your medical records is a good place to start. This includes medical records related to:
- Your Zantac prescription (if you have one); and
- Treatment records for cancer or other medical conditions that may be related to your use of Zantac.
Take some time to collect what you have, but don’t worry if you can’t find something. If you have a Zantac claim, your lawyer will be able to gather all of the documentation needed to seek just compensation on your behalf.
2. Take Notes
In addition to collecting your relevant medical records, it can be helpful to document your use of Zantac as well. How long did you take (or have you been taking) Zantac? When was the last time you took it? When did you first start experiencing symptoms that led you to see a doctor (if applicable)? These are all important details that will help your lawyer assess your legal rights.
3. Talk to an Attorney
Finally, if you think you may have a Zantac claim – or if you don’t know if you have a Zantac claim and would like to find out – you should contact a Zantac lawyer promptly. You will need a lawyer to help you with your claim, and getting started promptly will give you the best chance to recover the compensation you and your family deserve.
Contact Kogan & DiSalvo Today
Taking on major corporations that make and distribute dangerous medications can be daunting. Mass torts is a complex area of law, and it is crucial to work with an experienced and knowledgeable law firm that can represent you effectively.
Kogan & DiSalvo is currently investigating claims against Sanofi and the makers of generic ranitidine. If you or a loved one developed cancer or another serious illness after taking Zantac, our attorneys can help.
Please call Kogan & DiSalvo at (561) 375-9500 today for a free case evaluation. Our Zantac lawyers serve clients nationwide from offices throughout Florida.