Zantac Cancer Victims Should Start Gathering Their Medical Records
If you have used Zantac heartburn medicine and now have cancer, here are the type of documents your attorney will need
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - The wheels of justice may turn slowly, but the most recent events surrounding Zantac lawsuits show that the legal system is pushing ahead, and bellwether trials may be coming soon, perhaps as early as the first quarter of 2022. Experts think that when the first trials are over, media publicity could alert the public ad cause thousands of Zantac Cancer plaintiffs to come forward and file claims. Current and future plaintiffs should start gathering the documents that will show that they have used Zantac regularly and now have cancer. For the next year or longer, Zantac cancer lawyers will be interviewing potential claimants. A person's chances of successfully filing a lawsuit will be greater if they can show a record of purchasing Zantac. A bank statement may show the pharmacy charges. Copies of a doctor's prescription should be readily available from the pharmacists or the doctors themselves. A written copy of a cancer diagnosis should be in your medical file available from your cancer physician.
According to LawyersandSettlements.com, these documents are necessary to show the following: "...the dates during which they took Zantac; Whether it was an over-the-counter or prescription product; Which specific product was used (syrup, tablets, capsules, flavoring, etc.); Nature of cancer and other injuries; Date of diagnosis; Name and address of doctor; Name and address of the pharmacy, or other place purchased; Date of death (for wrongful death claims) and death certificate describing cause; Any other economic losses, including wage loss and the cost of medical monitoring; and any claims to be made by a spouse or other family member. Important to note is that cancer is a deadly disease and the surviving loved ones of those who have died allegedly from Zantac Cancer can file a claim.
The Food and Drug Administration has accused Sanofi and GalaxoSmithKline (GSK) of lying about ranitidine. The molecule naturally degrades to become NDMA. NDMA is highly carcinogenic, and its only use was to be given to laboratory test animals to induce cancer tumors to be studied. The results of the Department of Justice investigation will shed light on Sanofi and GSK's alleged negligence and lying to American consumers.
Zantac Cancer lawsuits have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, assigned to Judge Robin Rosenberg. Judge Rosenberg has assembled a diverse group of 26 lawyers to form a leadership development committee to spearhead the litigation. Thirteen lawyers are women, and four are minorities. Lawyers were also chosen based on their legal experience or lack thereof. Newer lawyers and those with more experience were chosen to complete what the judge thought was an accurate reflection of the diverse clientele that needed legal representation. Millions of Americans were taking Zantac on April 1, 2020, when the FDA issued the recall.
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Lawyers for Zantac Heartburn Medicine Lawsuits
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