Ever since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in April of 2020 that ranitidine-based drugs such as Zantac were being pulled from shelves due to unhealthy levels of a carcinogenic chemical known as NDMA, thousands of past and current users have come forward with legal action.
That being said, a large number of claimants may have questions about the legal process, and a lot of them are centered around finances. Specifically, claimants may be wondering exactly what types of compensation they may be eligible to receive. Let’s take a look at the various damages claimants may recover.
Potential Damages in a Zantac Claim
Those who have used Zantac or other ranitidine drugs and suffered serious side effects such as cancer may recover a wide range of damages in a Zantac claim, including but not limited to:
- Medical expenses: These include treatments, procedures, prescriptions, and rehabilitation. These will generally constitute the bulk of most injury settlements.
- Lost wages and benefits: If you suffered injuries as a result of Zantac use and it caused you to be out of work for an extended period of time, you can be compensated for the wages and benefits you would have received.
- Non-economic losses: Some damages are non-economic, meaning they account for the emotional and psychological trauma that a victim has suffered as a result of their injuries. As you can imagine, these are rather subjective, so it stands to reason that more severe cases will have a better chance of recovering these damages. Some examples include pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
- Death-related damages: In the case of a wrongful death, the surviving family members are eligible to receive specific death-related damages, such as funeral and burial expenses and loss of consortium (spouse).
Potential Zantac claimants should note that each case features a unique set of circumstances and injuries, and so no two settlements are the same. There are numerous factors to be considered, including the length of your Zantac use, the severity of your injuries, and your previous medical history. However, an experienced Zantac attorney is your best resource when it comes to recovering maximum compensation, and this can be said for all claimants.
Questions About Zantac Compensation? Connect With Van Law Firm Today
If you have questions about a potential Zantac claim, be sure to contact the award-winning Zantac attorneys from Van Law Firm at your earliest convenience. We have the expertise and the tools to hold liable manufacturers accountable for the damages they’ve caused to victims all over the U.S., and we’re standing by to help you too. Don’t wait–call our office nearest you today to schedule a risk-free consultation and case review.