Zantac is a popular heartburn medication that reduces the body’s production of stomach acid. The medication is commonly used to treat and prevent ulcers of the stomach and intestines as well as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, peptic ulcer disease, acid indigestion, and heartburn.
In the past few years, Zantac and the companies who produce and sell the drug have begun to face a number of challenges as evidence is mounting that a chemical in the drug called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) can cause various types of cancer or other adverse health effects. Zantac and similar products started receiving company recalls in 2019 and were taken off the shelves by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 1, 2020.
The links between the medication and cancer have led to Zantac lawsuits being filed by patients against drug manufacturers and distributors. If you or a loved one previously used Zantac or similar products and were subsequently diagnosed with cancer, you may qualify to file a Zantac lawsuit.
When considering legal action, one of the most important questions people have is: how much money can I get from a Zantac lawsuit?