Studies indicate that the widely-used heartburn drug, Zantac (ranitidine), contains dangerously high amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)—a known carcinogen linked to several kinds of cancer, including:
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Kidney / renal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Stomach / gastric cancer
- Thyroid cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a market withdrawal on all ranitidine-containing drugs in 2020. The FDA investigation prompted thousands of people from across the nation to file Zantac lawsuits alleging exposure to the medication caused them to develop cancer.
Consumers may wonder whether they can file a Zantac lawsuit if they have no physical records of purchasing the medication. We get calls from potential claimants every day:
“Can I file a Zantac lawsuit without proof of purchase?”
The answer is: Yes.
Over the Counter Receipts
Physical receipts of Zantac purchases may seem like essential evidence to prove your purchase, but they are not required to file a Zantac lawsuit. If you bought Zantac off the shelf or over the counter at a drug store or a grocery store, your lawyer can validate your purchase through the vendor. Most retailers maintain sales records in a database for at least three years.
If your medical provider prescribed you Zantac, that prescription is kept in your medical records. Most physicians retain these documents for 10 years. You or your lawyer can contact the doctor’s office that issued the prescription and receive a copy from them.
Pharmacy Record Requests
While a doctor’s prescription certainly proves a link to Zantac, it does not necessarily prove you followed through on a purchase at the pharmacy. To verify the transaction, you or your lawyer can contact the pharmacy that filled the order. Like doctor’s offices, all pharmacies are required to maintain prescription records for 10 years before disposing of them.
Other Forms of Ranitidine
If you purchased generic forms of Zantac, such as Wal-Zan, or were prescribed store-brand ranitidine, those records may be used for your claim as well. Your lawyer would obtain them in the same manner via the retailer, your doctor’s office, or pharmacy records.
Keep in mind, generic-only Zantac cases are limited to a select few states. To see if you qualify for a generic Zantac lawsuit, please contact our legal team for assistance.
How to Submit a Claim
Securing transaction records (proof of purchase) is a necessary step before filing a ranitidine lawsuit. The first step, however, is contacting an attorney to advocate on your behalf.
The national firm of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman has a well-established track record of holding major corporations accountable for their misdeeds. We understand what it takes to win maximum compensation on your behalf, and we have the support team in place to make the experience of pursuing a claim as easy as possible on you and your family.
What Can I Recover in a Zantac Lawsuit?
Depending on your case, you may receive compensation for medical expenses, future medical bills, loss of income, future loss of income, pain and suffering, punitive damages, and more. Those who have lost a loved one due to a Zantac-related illness may be eligible for a wrongful death claim.
If you or a family member were diagnosed with cancer after using Zantac, our skilled attorneys are here to help. We have demonstrated success litigating against big pharma, and we are committed to protecting consumers from drug companies who place profit above your safety.
Call (855) 948-5098 or submit an online form to get your free consultation with a national Zantac cancer lawyer.