Augusta Zantac Injury Lawyers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that Zantac, a widely used heartburn medication, and its generic form, ranitidine, may be contaminated with the carcinogen NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine). Drugstores and pharmacies throughout the country are pulling Zantac and ranitidine products off their shelves over concerns about carcinogenic contamination.
A class-action lawsuit filed in September 2019 accuses the drugmaker Sanofi, which manufactures Zantac, of deliberately concealing the risks of the drug. According to the lawsuit, Zantac has been found to contain the carcinogenic NDMA at 26,000 times the FDA-approved limit. There will possibly be thousands of Zantac lawsuits filed over the next several years.
The allegations in Zantac lawsuits against Sanofi typically include one or more of the following:
- Misrepresenting the drug as a safe remedy for heartburn
- Failing to warn consumers about the known risks of the drug
- Failing to disclose the presence of its carcinogens
- Manufacturing, marketing, and distributing a dangerous drug
Chris Hudson & Associates is representing people in personal injury and wrongful death Zantac lawsuits. We want to hold Sanofi accountable for concealing its drug’s cancer link and putting profits before people. If you have taken Zantac and been diagnosed with cancer, you may have a claim for compensation.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation with an experienced Zantac lawsuit attorney, call Chris Hudson & Associates at 706-863-6600. There are no upfront costs or attorney’s fees unless we win your case, and you receive financial compensation. At Chris Hudson & Associates, we are committed to holding drug companies accountable whose negligence results in injuries.
Do I Need a Zantac Lawsuit Attorney?
The first step and most crucial step in initiating a Zantac lawsuit is to hire a lawyer who has experience handling dangerous drug litigation. In the tragic event that you are representing a loved one who has died as a result of Zantac, you may need to speak with a wrongful death attorney who has knowledge and experience in Zantac lawsuits.
A lawyer will help you to identify the liable party for your injuries. You must begin collecting evidence as soon as you can to support your claim against the responsible party. Evidence will help prove the total losses that you suffered as a result of the drug. After assessing all damages that you endured, your Zantac lawyer will file a complaint demanding compensation that covers your losses.
Filing a lawsuit is often a complex process, especially when large and powerful pharmaceutical companies are involved. This is why it’s best to work with an experienced personal injury attorney from Chris Hudson & Associates. It’s not uncommon for lawsuits against drug makers to take years to resolve. If you believe you have a case, the sooner you get in touch with an attorney, the better. When you call Chris Hudson & Associates, we will start investigating your situation right away, and we will let you know if you have a valid claim.
Why Choose Chris Hudson & Associates to Handle My Case?
Attorney Christopher Hudson, the founder of Chris Hudson & Associates, has been representing clients in the Central Savannah Region of Georgia in a wide variety of cases, including those involving dangerous drugs, for more than 14 years. An Augusta native, Chris has lived in Columbia County nearly his entire life. He graduated from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, finishing in the top 10% of his class. Chris is a proud member of the State Bar of Georgia and South Carolina and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
When you work with the Augusta dangerous drug attorneys at Chris Hudson & Associates, we will tell you right away how we intend to pursue your claim. Our dangerous drug lawyers understand the complexities of pharmaceutical law. If you have been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, the drugmaker owes you damages. When you bring your Zantac case to us, we’ll inform you of the ways we’ll help throughout the legal process. You can rest assured that your case is in the hands of highly skilled lawyers. Allow our experienced and compassionate attorneys to fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Hurt By Zantac? You Could Be Owed Compensation
Zantac lawsuits fall under the area of law known as product liability, which is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and others who produce products for the public are held responsible for the injuries their products cause. The experienced Augusta product liability attorneys have experience holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for the harm their drugs cause innocent patients and consumers.
In general, you have a right as a consumer to be aware of potential dangers that a medicine that you are prescribed might cause. Drugmakers have a responsibility to test their drugs and report any known and potential side effects. If you are harmed by a drug that you believed would make your condition better, not worse, you have the right to hold the manufacturer accountable.
If you have a valid Zantac claim, you may be able entitled to compensation for the damages you have suffered as a result of taking the medication. Allow the experienced Augusta product liability attorneys at Chris Hudson & Associates to help you pursue compensation for economic and noneconomic damages, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages from time off of work
- Future loss of earnings
- Pain, suffering and mental anguish
These are just a few examples of damages that may be available to victims of Zantac. Because proving the value of damages can be difficult, you should work with a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer. The value of your claim is based on your economic and noneconomic losses. The amount and type of damages will depend on the individual circumstances of your case.
When you contact Chris Hudson & Associates, our attorneys will start by determining how much money you have spent on Zantac. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and have undergone chemotherapy or other treatments, we will add your medical expenses to your losses as well. Lost wages from time missed from work can also be included. While noneconomic damages are harder to quantify, we’ll be sure to determine a value for the pain and suffering and mental anguish you have endured as a result of Zantac.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Zantac Lawsuits
Below are some common questions regarding Zantac. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding this dangerous drug, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable Zantac lawsuit attorneys today by calling 706-863-6600.
What is Zantac?
Zantac is a popular over-the-counter (OTC) medication that is used for preventing and treating heartburn. The class of medicine is commonly referred to as an antacid. The generic version of Zantac is ranitidine.
Zantac works by decreasing acid production in the stomach. Heartburn, also known as acid reflux, is among the most common medical conditions. Sixty million Americans say they experience heartburn at least once per month, according to the American College of Gastroenterology.
What is Zantac used to treat?
Zantac is used to treat the following conditions and diseases:
- Peptic ulcer disease
- Ulcers caused by stress
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
What are the side effects of Zantac?
Zantac has been linked to numerous side effects. Some of the more common side effects include:
- Decreased appetite
- Stomach pain
Zantac has also been linked to more severe side effects, such as:
- Liver failure
- Kidney failure
- Thrombocytopenia (low number of platelets in the blood)
- Heightened risk of stomach infection
- Reduced heart rate
Who has a claim for compensation?
People who may be eligible for compensation include those who took Zantac medication regularly for at least 60 days and were diagnosed with:
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Colon cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Liver cancer
How common are Zantac lawsuits?
Hundreds of Zantac product liability lawsuits have already been filed across the country, and thousands more are expected to be filed in the coming years. In October 2019, multidistrict litigation (MDL) was created in California to centralize all incoming Zantac lawsuits in federal courts. The Zantac MDL is predicted to be among the largest drug MDLs ever as experts are expecting it to include thousands of plaintiffs.
Has Zantac been recalled?
n October 2019, Sanofi initiated a voluntary recall of all Zantac OTC (over-the-counter) in the U.S. This includes Zantac 150®, Zantac 150® Cool Mint, and Zantac 75®. This came after pharmacy chains Walgreens and CVS said they would suspend sales of Zantac and generic versions that contain ranitidine, after the FDA reported it found NDMA in it. Despite the fact that Sanofi initiated a recall and major drug stores have suspended sales, the FDA says it is not recommending users stop taking the Zantac.
Contact a Zantac Lawsuit Attorney in Augusta
At Chris Hudson & Associates, our highly skilled lawyers are ready to fight the large pharmaceutical companies and drug manufacturers that make dangerous drugs like Zantac cases. If you have been taking Zantac and you developed cancer as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Chris Hudson & Associates today at 706-863-6600 to schedule a free consultation so we can discuss your legal options.