Zantac decreases the amount of stomach acid produced by your stomach to treat ulcers in your stomach and intestines. It prevents them from recurring and helps reduce symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, persistent cough, pain, and heartburn.
Bladder cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, brain cancer, prostate cancer, and pancreatic cancer from Zantac use can also develop if it has been contaminated with NDMA, a probable human carcinogen. Zantac has been withdrawn from U.S. markets as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) instructed.
If you or a loved one have suffered from such injuries due to Zantac, it is essential to reach out to a skilled Zantac lawyer to seek compensation.
How is compensation calculated?
- Medical injuries.
Cancer can be very severe and lead to fatalities. It can lead to a gene mutation that causes the uncontrollable growth of cells that can spread throughout your body. Symptoms include lumps under your skin, fatigue, changed bowel movement, persistent joint pain, discomfort while swallowing and after eating, and fever. It can be diagnosed through a biopsy and/or other tests such as CT Scans, and an appropriate treatment plan is created. Such procedures can be costly and strain the victim’s financial state.
- Lost wages.
Treatment plans include surgery, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants, targeted drug therapy, and radiation therapy that can be time-consuming and prevent you from working, leading to a loss of income. The late stages of cancer can also make the person unable to work, making them lose their livelihood. The person’s capacity to work in the future might also be affected and result in a loss of earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering.
Cancer is a severe condition and drastically affects a person’s life. It impacts their health, future, and social relations with family and friends. Their quality of life reduces, and they cannot enjoy the things they used to before. Often patients develop symptoms of anxiety and depression. Although these losses are not economical, it causes them a great deal of emotional distress.
How can a lawyer help?
- For your medical injuries: Your lawyer collects all your relevant medical documentation and helps prove the link between Zantac and your health problems. They also ask your doctor for statements on how this condition will affect your future. They ensure that your past and future treatment costs are covered in the compensation you receive.
- Lost wages: A lawyer can help organize your employment documents and information about your wages and the estimated time you need to recover. They also prove any permanent impairments caused by the injury that affects your earn capacity. Factors such as the dependency of your family on your income are also considered.
- Pain and suffering: Statements by the victim and their friends and families, the extent and nature of their injuries, and your mental health professional’s notes can help prove your suffering.
A lawyer helps calculate fair compensation for your damages. They work dedicatedly to ensure that your case has a successful outcome and the negligent party is held responsible.
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