How Much Can I Get From a Zantac Lawsuit?

  • puslished-byCory Tays
  • publish-dateJanuary 24, 2022 @ 11:32 pm

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?

Estimated Settlement or Payout for a Zantac Lawsuit

Financial compensation from a Zantac lawsuit is reliant upon a variety of factors and considerations that will be outlined below, but currently it is difficult to know what the average payout for a Zantac lawsuit is at this early stage. 

The Lawsuit Information Center has detailed estimated payouts for Zantac lawsuits. These estimates are in no way a guarantee of what should be expected for your lawsuit, but are an educated guess taking into consideration previous mass torts:

  • Tier One (plaintiffs with the most types of cancer, longest use history and documentation): $300,000-$400,000
  • Tier Two: $100,00-$175,000
  • Tier Three: $40,000-$80,000

Zantac settlements or payouts would cover medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and potentially other monetary losses due to health effects suffered from Zantac use. 

 

How are settlement amounts determined?

Depending on the legal route you and your attorney take, settlement amounts are determined differently. Mass tort cases, as the Zantac lawsuits would fall under, are resolved through global settlements or inventory settlements. 

Global settlements settle all claims against a defendant, usually a corporation, in one settlement. The defendant will distribute a set amount of money determined by the court to all plaintiffs relative to their respective damages. 

Inventory settlements entail a law firm speaking to each plaintiff they’re working for and agreeing on a minimum settlement amount they are hoping to receive for their damages. The law firm then adds together their clients’ desired settlement amounts, called the aggregate minimum, and presents the information to the defense. The defense will then offer an amount of money to cover all the law firm’s plaintiffs.

 

Important Considerations and Factors

To set yourself up for a successful Zantac lawsuit, some important steps must be taken to ensure the best outcome. Before filing a Zantac lawsuit, you should familiarize yourself with the steps of the civil litigation process so that you are aware of the process of a Zantac lawsuit.

Mitigate and Document your Injuries/Damages

You should do everything possible to mitigate your injuries.

This includes:

  • Discontinuing Zantac usage
  • Seeking proper medical care
  • Getting a diagnosis for injuries
  • Following the doctor’s orders
  • Doing everything in your power to minimize the costs and losses associated with injuries

You should also do your best to obtain extensive medical documentation related to your injuries. Some vital steps include:

  • Proving you took Zantac by providing prescriptions, receipts or medical records.
  • Detailing how long and how often you took Zantac.
  • Obtaining medical documentation that shows links between your health condition(s) and Zantac use. 

 

Statute of Limitations for Zantac Lawsuits

After receiving a diagnosis, it’s important to file a lawsuit as quickly as possible. Statute of limitations exist for Zantac lawsuits, but they vary between states. 

TorHoerman Law accepts cases from all 50 states. Check this page to learn more about the statute of limitations for Zantac lawsuits

Do I Qualify For the Zantac Cancer Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one previously used Zantac or similar products & were subsequently diagnosed with cancer, you may qualify to file a Zantac lawsuit.

Contact TorHoerman Law for a free, no-obligation case consolation with a Zantac cancer lawyer to discuss your legal options today.

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TorHoerman Law, Experienced Zantac Lawyers

At TorHoerman Law, our team of personal injury attorneys is available any time to discuss Zantac lawsuits. We offer free no-obligation case consultations for all potential clients.

Our services are based on contingency fees, so we never charge our clients a dime until they have received compensation first.

With over 100 years of combined litigation experiences and client awards exceeding $4 billion in verdicts & negotiated settlements for litigations we have been involved in, we let our experience and results speak for themselves.

Contact TorHoerman Law to talk to a Zantac lawyer and learn about your legal options, including filing a Zantac cancer lawsuit.

 

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