Diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac? You may have a claim for compensation.

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The common heartburn medication Zantac was recalled from shelves in September and October 2019 due to the presence of a carcinogenic substance in the drug. While the drug manufacturers continue to defend their drug, stating that the levels of cancer-causing substance N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) are lower than are present in many foods, people have already come forward with stomach and bladder cancer, claiming it to be a result of the pills.

Drug stores began pulling Zantac off their shelves after tests by the FDA and drug company Valisure found NDMA levels higher than should be present in the drug. This isn’t the first time NDMA has been found in medications: 2018 saw the recall of valsartan and losartan, as well as other blood pressure medications.

Getting maximum compensation for those who developed cancer as a result of Zantac

The attorneys of Berman & Simmons are strong allies of the people of Maine who are, or have been receiving, treatment for cancer after taking Zantac. Due to the drug’s delivery process, cancer could develop anywhere within the body’s digestive or excretory system, but is largely located in the stomach and bladder.

A cancer diagnosis and treatment process is life altering and overwhelming. The lawyers of Berman & Simmons know this and work with those suffering to get them the compensation they deserve. We have worked with people injured by a wide array of dangerous drugs and have the knowledge and experience to hold manufacturers accountable. The manufacturers of Zantac should have been aware of what is in their product, and if they were, they should have warned consumers of the dangers. Their failures have resulted in real lives being ruined.

Contact Berman & Simmons today to discuss your Zantac claim

Contact the New England dangerous drug lawyers of Berman & Simmons at (207)784-3576 to arrange your free Zantac injury consultation. You pay nothing unless we obtain compensation for you by settlement or jury verdict. We welcome the opportunity to assist you.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Zantac

I have been taking Zantac consistently. What should I do?

If you have been taking Zantac over-the-counter or as prescribed, you should consider speaking to your doctor about changing medications. While the exact dangers of Zantac have yet to be determined, it isn’t worth taking the risk of continuing treatment with Zantac.

How should I proceed if I have been diagnosed with cancer?

If you have been diagnosed with cancer as a result of your Zantac treatment, contact the lawyers of Berman & Simmons to have your case heard. You could be owed compensation, and we will fight for you to get every cent you deserve.

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What compensation can I receive if I was harmed by Zantac?

Under state and federal law, victims of dangerous medical devices have the right to recover financial damages for various categories of loss, including:

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    Pain, suffering, and emotional distress, past and future

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    Interference with your enjoyment of life

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    Medical expenses, past and future

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    Time lost from work

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    Loss of future earnings

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    Wrongful death damages (for the estate)

$8.5 Million

Paralysis due to mismanagement of
degenerative spine

$2.5 Million

Catastrophic injuries in a head-on car accident


Wrongful death case involving negligent


Plaintiff Rear Ended by
Telephone Truck

$5 Million

Delay in diagnosis and treatment of cancer

$1.2 Million

Significant Head Injury Car Accident

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Frequently Asked Questions About Zantac

  • What do I prepare for the first call or meeting with you?

    For your first meeting with us, simply tell us your story and explain in your own words what happened and how your life has been affected. If you’re meeting with us in person, you can bring notes about what happened to you, driver insurance information, names of any witnesses, photos of the accident damages or injuries, medical records, and other related paperwork if you have it and if it’s applicable, but that information isn’t necessary. Really all you need to do is be yourself, speak with us honestly, and be willing to tackle your problems with us.

    Initial conversations between potential clients and our staff members are often done over the phone. Rest assured that everything we discuss is confidential and protected under law.

  • How much will a lawyer cost me?

    The lawyers at Berman & Simmons work on a contingency basis. That means you pay nothing up front and nothing unless we settle or win your case. We will consult with you, evaluate your situation, and do initial research free of charge. This is true even if we decide you don’t have a valid claim. We will also cover all necessary case expenses and you will not be obligated to reimburse us until and unless we recover monies on your behalf. if we do take your case and win a settlement or a jury verdict in your favor, a percentage of the compensation goes to pay for our costs and the work done by our legal team.

  • How will I know if I have a case?

    To pursue a case, we will need to prove that you suffered a substantial personal injury and the injury was directly caused by the negligence of another party. A bad result alone is not enough to establish negligence. We let you know upfront if we are able to move forward with the legal process, or if we don’t think you have a case. Generally, we will know if you have a case after our first phone call or meeting.

    If we believe you have a valid claim and decide to move forward with litigation, our attorneys and staff will then take it from there and do everything else that needs to be done, including obtaining and reviewing records relevant to your case, such as accident reports and other law enforcement documents, employer records, medical records, and other information.

  • How long will it take to resolve my case?

    Every case is different, and there is no way to predict how long it will take for your case to be resolved. Some cases end in a matter of months, while the most complex and challenging cases, such as a medical malpractice case, can span several years. The vast majority of cases, however, are resolved before a trial and usually within a year.

    The goal is to make sure you receive fair compensation for your injuries, no matter how long it takes whether that comes in the form of a pre-trial settlement, or with a jury verdict in your favor.

  • How much is my case worth?

    There are many factors that need to be considered when determining the value of your case. Every case is unique and it takes a team effort — including your attorney, staff researchers, and outside experts — to determine the extent of your damages and how much your case is worth. There are two types of damages for which you could receive
    compensation: Economic and non-economic.

    If your case goes to trial and a jury agrees you deserve compensation, the jury members will decide how much the money you should receive for each category of damages.

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