Are you looking to pursue a possible Zantac Settlement for mesothelioma possibly suffered due to the intake of Zantac ranitidine or Zantac suicide? A qualified Zantac lawsuit lawyer at Riddle & Brantley could help. We will review your case free of charge, advise you of your greatest legal options, and whether you should hire us to represent you, and if so, how we will aggressively pursue your claim for compensation from a possible global Zantac suit or jury award. Both the plaintiff and defendant are provided with the opportunity to communicate in a “confrontational” environment where they can openly and honestly discuss their feelings about the case, with an objective professional that will develop the appropriate communication channels as needed to obtain the fairest result for both parties. In the case of a Zantac suicide defense, the plaintiff’s attorney is also provided with a fair opportunity to communicate his or her viewpoint of this issue, as well as the defendant’s, with a knowledgeable and objective court reporter working on the case.
Zantac, which is marketed under several different names, is sold in pill form as a prescription medication. It is a generic version of Finasteride, a prescribed treatment for prostate malignancies and for erectile dysfunction in men. Finasteride is marketed by several companies under the brand names MetaTrin, Regaine, Prozac, Aventas, Androsterone, and Cialis. The mass tort lawsuit filed by the plaintiffs firm in the above-cited case involves the wrongful death of Zantac applicant Evan Thomas, who died of congestive heart failure associated with use of Zantac.
Accidental ingestion of Zantac can result in acute injuries such as heart attacks, sudden death, liver damage, or seizures. The ingredients of Zantac are known to cause these types of side effects. Specifically, the ingredient that is responsible for these unfortunate side effects is ranitidine, which is the primary active ingredient in Zantac. Zantac was marketed as a cure for cancer, but the manufacturer knew that the drug was unsafe due to its high concentration of tyrosine. Zantac was subsequently pulled from the shelves of pharmacies in the United States, due to the discovery that the drug caused the cardiac arrest, which resulted in the death of Mr. Thomas.
As this example illustrates, generic ranitidine is similar to the active ingredients found in prescription medicines but is less potent. Zantac was not intentionally deceptive with consumers by notifying them of the potential serious side effects. This tragic accident is an excellent example of the perils of taking this type of medication without adequate knowledge. In addition to being potentially fatal, generic ranitidine is also quite expensive. Furthermore, while no one will gain life-threatening benefits from purchasing Zantac Settlement, anyone who is thinking about purchasing this over-the-counter medication is also risking the possibility of serious injury.
Global Settlement provides consumers with another reason to be cautious before purchasing a generic ranitidine product. Because Zantac has been pulled from the shelves of many stores due to the recent reports in the press of Zantac’s dangerous ingredients, generic ranitidine has become very expensive. While a generic product may be significantly less expensive than the original brand, there is still the risk of harm from taking generic ranitidine, especially if it turns out to be less effective than the original ranitidine. If a person is injured because of this negligence on the part of Zantac, and as a result, must pay for their own medical treatment, they may be able to receive compensation from the Global Settlement suit.
A recent series of global lawsuits against popular brands of over-the-counter medicines resulted in a significant amount of compensation for victims of prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, Lupus, migraine headaches, heart conditions, allergies, strokes, as well as serious brain injuries. The manufacturers were found to have knowingly omitted certain ingredients from their products, thereby causing these innocent people harm. In response to these high court judgments, numerous manufacturers have been ordered to reformulate their products and remove harmful substances from them. The lawsuits against Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Cialis, and other popular brand names resulted in major losses for the pharmaceutical companies, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was able to successfully stop several of these lawsuits from moving forward.
This successful cooperation between the FDA and several major manufacturers, has resulted in increased safety in several types of over-the-counter medicines. Generic ranitidine products are now available without the harmful chemical agents that were removed from the most popular generic medications like Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Cialis, and Viagra. In addition, generic drugs for other conditions such as low back pain, depression, nausea, arthritis, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, high cholesterol, head injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other serious ailments are now available. These court cases involving mass tort cancer lawsuits have also resulted in large financial awards being awarded to thousands of former patients who were diagnosed with these life-threatening ailments.
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Zantac and other generic manufacturers are required by law to display warning labels about the serious side effects associated with their products. However, many of these companies refuse to do this. As a result, the victims of these pharmaceuticals-related injuries have no legal recourse if they choose not to take the medication. If you or someone you know has been affected by this reckless behavior by these companies, contact prominent plaintiff’s law firms today. If you’ve been injured because of Zantac, Parker, or other prescription pain killers, contact one of our attorney injury services today and let us assist you in filing a lawsuit for medical malpractice and wrongful death.