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What is the Statute of Limitations for Zantac Cancer Claims?

With thousands of Zantac lawsuits being filed, many of our clients are wondering, “What is the statute of limitations for Zantac cancer claims?”

In this article, we’ll look at the Zantac statute of limitations and share what you can do if you believe brand-name Zantac caused your cancer.

IMPORTANT: If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after taking brand-name Zantac, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation. As always, there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Zantac Cancer Claims?

What is the Statute of Limitations for Zantac Cancer Cases_ - Riddle & BrantleyAs with many things in law, the best answer to the question, “What is the statute of limitations for Zantac cases?” is… it depends.

The Zantac statute of limitations to sue drug manufacturers differs from state to state.

In most states, cancer victims have one to two years after getting diagnosed to sue. If you were diagnosed before the Zantac recall, the clock started running in 2019. However, there are some exceptions, so always consult an experienced Zantac cancer lawyer as soon as possible.

The Discovery Rule

Most states operate by the Discovery Rule, meaning the statute of limitations starts to run when the victim discovers his or her injuries.

In some situations, the statute of limitations is put on pause, allowing more time for victims to file a claim. This usually happens if the victim is a minor, incarcerated, or incapacitated in some way.

States that do NOT accept the Discovery Rule for personal injury cases include:

  • Alabama (2 years)
  • Maine (6 years)
  • Virginia (2 years)

States that do NOT accept the Discovery Rule for wrongful death cases  include:

  • Alabama (2 years)
  • Florida (2 years)
  • Georgia (2 years)
  • Illinois (2 years)
  • Maine (2 years)
  • Minneapolis (3 years)
  • New Jersey (2 years)
  • New Mexico (3 years)
  • New York (2 years)
  • North Carolina (2 years)
  • Oklahoma (2 years)
  • Texas (2 years)
  • Virginia (2 years)

“The statute of limitations for Zantac claims in my state has passed. Can I still join or file a Zantac lawsuit?”

If the statute of limitations has passed, it is possible (but not guaranteed) to join the Zantac multi-district litigation (MDL).

The MDL is a legal process that speeds up litigation for victims who may have been diagnosed with cancer as a result of taking these recalled heartburn medications. The MDL lawsuit is filed against the manufacturers of ranitidine (such as Zantac).

However, each case remains separate and will potentially have separate outcomes (remember, there are no guarantees concerning a potential outcome in any particular case).

It is important to contact an experienced Zantac cancer lawyer to see if you qualify for an MDL lawsuit against the manufacturers of ranitidine.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Zantac lawsuit attorney, please call Riddle & Brantley at 1-800-525-7111.

“If you think you may have a Zantac cancer claim, don’t wait — if the statute of limitations expires, you may be barred from recovery.”

Gene Riddle, Zantac lawsuit attorney

Other Factors Affecting Eligibility for a Zantac Claim

Keep in mind that if you want to file a Zantac claim, there are factors other than the Zantac statute of limitations that may affect your eligibility.

For instance:

Have Your Zantac Claim Investigated as Soon as Possible Due to the Zantac Statute of Limitations - Riddle & BrantleyIn order to file a Zantac cancer lawsuit, there can be no more than 10 years since the victim’s last brand-name Zantac exposure prior to the cancer diagnosis.

If the statute of limitations for a Zantac cancer claim has passed, it is still possible (but not probable) to join the multi-district Litigation (MDL). The MDL is a legal process that speeds up the litigation for victims filing similar claims.

The MDL lawsuit is filed against the manufacturers of brand-name Zantac. However, in an MDL, each case remains separate and will have separate potential outcomes.

Manufacturers named in the Zantac cancer lawsuits include:

  • Sanofi-Aventis US
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Pfizer

IMPORTANT: A federal judge recently ruled against lawsuits concerning generic Zantac. At this point, we can only accept cases concerning use of brand-name Zantac OR “mixed” use of brand-name Zantac and generic equivalents.

“I’ve taken Zantac and been diagnosed with cancer. What can I do?”

If you have taken brand-name Zantac and been diagnosed with any of the cancers listed below, you may be eligible for a Zantac lawsuit if your case is within the Zantac statute of limitations and you meet certain other criteria.

Potential cancers that may qualify you for a Zantac cancer lawsuit include:

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Zantac cancer lawyer concerning your potential claim or lawsuit, please call 1-800-525-7111.

IMPORTANT: A federal judge recently ruled against lawsuits concerning generic Zantac. At this point, we can only accept cases involving use of brand-name Zantac OR “mixed” use of brand-name Zantac and generic equivalents.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, the federal MDL has limited the Zantac claims we can accept to bladder, esophageal, stomach, liver, and pancreatic cancers only. We understand that other cancers may be linked, but we are unfortunately unable to assist with these claims at this time due to evidence and recent court rulings.

Cancers Linked to NDMA in Zantac and Ranitidine - Riddle & BrantleyWe have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience holding drug manufacturers accountable for medications like Zantac that potentially endanger patient safety.

Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of injury due to others’ negligence and we would love to help you with your Zantac cancer claim if we can (see disclaimer below).

Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation with a Riddle & Brantley Zantac lawyer or complete the form below.

There are never any upfront fees and we don’t get paid unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.

If you’ve suffered from cancer potentially caused by Zantac, you deserve justice and may be entitled to significant compensation.

Please call Riddle & Brantley today at 1-800-525-7111.

We will evaluate your claim, determine the statute of limitations for your Zantac cancer claim, and advise you on your best legal options. 

“I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.”

Christine W., Riddle & Brantley client

If you decide to hire the award-winning Zantac cancer lawyers at Riddle & Brantley, we will fight relentlessly for your right to the compensation you need and deserve (see disclaimer below).

Justice Counts for you and your loved ones. We are here to help.

 


***Disclaimer: No settlement agreement has been reached in any litigation regarding ranitidine (ZANTAC®), including in the Multidistrict Litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (case no. 20-MD-2924). 

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