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Do You Have a Valid Zantac® Claim?

Current Claim Criteria in the Zantac® Litigation for Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC:

In October of 2019, the heartburn medication, Zantac® was linked to N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a carcinogenic chemical that could cause cancer in humans. By April 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had deemed Zantac® and all ranitidine products unsafe for use.

Because dangerous NDMA contamination increased the risk of cancer for Zantac® consumers, people who had been diagnosed with cancer after years of using the drug started to come forward.

Zantac® litigation is ongoing, and Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC has been considering cases since news first broke.

While some law practices have different criteria, our Zantac® litigation team has current criteria as follows:

Threshold Exposure:

To be eligible for a Zantac® lawsuit, you need to have been exposed to the drug for a certain amount of time before receiving a cancer diagnosis.

For individual/adult consideration, potential clients must have:

  • At least 1 year of Zantac® use before their cancer diagnosis
  • Used at least 300 mg of Zantac® per week
  • Been diagnosed with cancer no more than 5 years after using Zantac® at the frequency listed above.

For a prenatal exposure case, potential plaintiffs must have:

For pediatric exposure cases, potential clients must have:

  • At least 6 months of Zantac® use before cancer diagnosis
  • Used at least 150 mg of Zantac® per week
  • No more than 1 year between Zantac® use and cancer diagnosis

General Criteria:

Because Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC is considering claims against Sanofi, the company that makes Zantac®, you may only be eligible for a lawsuit if you took the brand-name drug. That being said, our firm also considers generic “ranitidine” cases against various manufacturers. ALSO, Zantac® for a time was available by prescription, then over-the-counter…and now, although the “brand” drug is still available, many people opt for generic equivalents, typically for price.

To file a Zantac® claim with us, you must:

  • Have a diagnosis of certain cancers
  • Have used Zantac® brand heartburn medication or, perhaps, a generic version (ranitidine)
  • Meet the statute of limitations (you should have discovered your injury (been diagnosed with the cancer) within the last 2 years (this may vary by state))

Specific Cancer Considerations:

Unfortunately, Zantac® use alone is not enough to prove that the drug led to your cancer diagnosis. If you had cancer before taking Zantac®, for example, we cannot handle your claim.

Aside from this requirement, different types of cancer diagnoses have different eligibility requirements.

For Bladder Cancer:

  • No smoking 25 years prior to diagnosis
  • No catheter used prior to diagnosis

For Esophageal Cancer:

For Liver Cancer:

For Pancreatic Cancer:

  • No smoking 25 years prior to diagnosis
  • No chronic pancreatitis
  • No Type II Diabetes

For Prostate Cancer:

  • No family history of prostate cancer (unless family member was also a Zantac® user)
  • Under age 65 at time of diagnosis

For Stomach Cancer:

If you have any of the cancers listed above and meet the specific requirements for that disease, and you meet all other requirements on this page, our firm would be proud to handle your Zantac® cancer claim. We have been handling drug and medical device cases for many years, and if we do not win your case, you won’t owe us any money.

Please call us at your earliest convenience to schedule a free, confidential consultation – you can reach us at (502) 242-8877 or contact us online
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