There have been a lot of ads on all types of media recently regarding the Zantac/ranitidine lawsuits. If you’ve taken Zantac/ranitidine, you’ve probably conducted a lot of research on the internet and have probably found that getting the answers you need is a little more difficult than you expected.
What is Zantac/Ranitidine?
Zantac has been frequently prescribed to patients to control the symptoms of gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD). The active ingredient in Zantac is ranitidine, which, under certain conditions, can produce NDMA which is a known carcinogenic.
What Steps Do I Need to Take to File A Zantac Claim and Possibly Receive a Settlement?
The truth is, you will probably have to prove that you were taking only Zantac, and not a generic. Also, you probably didn’t save all the receipts.
Step 1. Confirm That You Consumed Zantac
However, proving that you took over the counter Zantac is a bit more difficult, but may be able to be done through receipts, medical records, or even corroborating evidence or testimony from the loved ones you live with that can support your claim that you routinely took Zantac.
Step 2: Confirm That You Consumed Zantac Regularly for a Significant Amount of Time:
You will also have to show that you took Zantac regularly for a prolonged period. You will also have to know the average dosage you took and how often you took Zantac.
There aren’t any hard and fast rules, and it’s too early in the litigation and claim requirements, which can and do change as the science and other claims develop. At this time, the Zantac attorneys at The Falkowitz Law Firm in Long Island, New York believe in the science and the law. They are telling us that to have a viable claim, you will more than likely have to show that you took Zantac regularly at least once a day for a minimum of three months.
Step 3: Confirm Your Diagnosis is Related to Zantac
For you to be able to bring your claim, you have to be able to show that you were injured and that injury can be attributed to using Zantac.
Step 4: Confirm Latency Period
Obviously, you will not be able to relate taking only one dose of Zantac to be diagnosed with cancer the next day. There is a latency period from when you first took Zantac to when you first developed cancer.
The science and claims are unclear and different cancers have their own individual latency periods. As of right now, we believe the science that is telling us that you will more than likely have to show at least one year of latency which means a year passed between the time you first took Zantac and the time you developed your injury.
Step 5. Contact The Falkowitz Law Firm
If you believe that Zantac is related to you or your loved one’s diagnosis you will need to get some legal advice. There are two things to keep in mind. You should talk to a law firm that specializes in Zantac litigation and do not wait, as there is a Statute of Limitations on the time you have to file your claim.
At The Falkowitz Law Firm in Long Island, New York, we offer a free consultation which allows you to have your individual case properly evaluated, and to learn what legal steps you need to take next.
We understand what a scary and stressful time this is for you, and we will aggressively fight to get you all the monetary compensation you deserve for your Zantac claim.