What is the Statute of Limitations for Zantac Claims?
Zantac, a popular medication to treat heartburn and acid reflux, recently has been linked to various types of cancer. This is because research has found that Zantac, or ranitidine, and its generic counterparts contain dangerous levels of NDMA, which is a known cancer-causing carcinogen. The levels of NDMA found in these medications are 3,000 times the FDA’s daily recommendation. This carcinogen has been linked to bladder, breast, kidney, liver, lung, pancreatic, prostate, and stomach cancer. As the FDA and drug companies continue to issue recalls of these products across the country, more consumers may be eligible to file a lawsuit for compensation.
The drug manufacturers of Zantac, Sanofi and Boehringer, generated $1 billion in sales from this medication. However, these companies failed to warn consumers properly about the potential cancer risks associated with taking this drug. As a result of this negligence, many consumers may have the right to take legal action.
To join the class-action lawsuit against Sanofi and Boehringer, you must be able to prove that you purchased Zantac and were not informed about the risks for developing cancer. Additionally, you must file your Zantac claim within the appropriate statute of limitations. If you have been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, you should contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo.
Receiving a Diagnosis After Taking Zantac
Getting a proper diagnosis from a doctor is extremely important to the viability of these Zantac claims because it can help determine the value of a case as well as provide evidence for an individual’s losses. Without a proper diagnosis, the defending parties could argue that the plaintiff’s health problems are not connected to the drug, Zantac. Additionally, receiving a diagnosis helps determine the deadline to file their claim for compensation.
What is the Deadline to File a Zantac Claim?
The statute of limitations sets a time limit on the right to file a lawsuit. According to Flordia Statutes § 95.11(3)(a),(e),(k), the statute of limitations for filing a civil claim is four years from the date the injury or from when the injury should have been discovered. As a result, in a Zantac lawsuit, this deadline could begin once a doctor diagnoses an individual with cancer.
However, some drug manufactures have been known to argue that the start of the statutory period begins when symptoms of cancer began in an effort to time-bar some of these claims. A diligent attorney could help someone file their Zantac claim within the appropriate timeframe and combat these potential arguments.
Contact a Florida Zantac Attorney
If you think your cancer diagnosis is linked to Zantac consumption, you should consult a lawyer as soon as possible. The attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo could help you navigate the claims process and help you file your Zantac claim before the statute of limitations expires. To begin working on your case, give us a call today for your free consultation.