27 Nov Getting Compensation for Damages Caused by Zantac
Zantac is the brand name of the drug Ranitidine, which was sold to treat overactive stomach acid, heartburn, and various other gastroesophageal diseases. The over-the-counter (OTC) medication was being used widely until it was recalled from the market last year because of the presence of a cancer-causing agent known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
Many people who have taken Zantac are understandably concerned about the damaging effects of this OTC medication. If you’re looking to file a Zantac lawsuit, here are three essential components that must be satisfied in order to make a compelling case.
1. Providing Proof of Your Zantac Use
The first part of making your claim involves proof that you were using Zantac as recommended. This includes medical records that show your doctor prescribed the drug, any receipts from the pharmacy, and other documentation that highlights your long-term use of the drug.
2. Cancer Diagnosis Due to Zantac Use
Research shows that the active ingredient in Zantac, known as Ranitidine Hcl, can react with other enzymes in the body to form the chemical NDMA, which is responsible for causing cancer.
The use of Zantac is linked to a wide variety of cancers, which predominantly include Colorectal, Liver, Esophageal, Kidney, Pancreatic, and Thyroid cancers. Long-term use has also been linked to issues such as liver scarring, reduced kidney function, and liver fibrosis.
3. Strong Link Between Cancer Diagnosis and Zantac Use
Finally, you must establish that the use of Zantac caused the development of cancer. For instance, if you were taking Zantac for just a few weeks before the cancer diagnosis, you may not be able to demonstrate a link between them. A long history of taking prescription Zantac to treat heartburn will enhance your chance of a successful filing.
Talk to the Ottawa Personal Injury Attorneys
If you’re taken OTC Zantac and are suffering from its damaging health effects, it’s best to discuss your case with a lawyer. At McGuinty Law Offices, our skilled attorneys have several years of experience with a wide variety of personal injury cases, including medical claims, motor vehicle accidents, structured settlements, insurance claims, and more.
Book a no-obligation consultation with our attorneys now to discuss your case.
Disclaimer: This article is not a substitute for knowledgeable legal advice from a qualified attorney. The contents presented are for informational purposes only and do not substitute legal research pertaining to a specific case.