Help After Product Liability Issues

Zantac, introduced in 1983 by Sanofi, was popular for treating acid reflux and ulcers. Recently, it has been associated with health risks, leading to its market withdrawal and numerous lawsuits. The FDA requested retailers to stop selling Zantac due to concerns that it breaks down into a cancer-causing agent, particularly under certain storage conditions or in combination with specific foods. As a result, Zantac is no longer available, and Sanofi has replaced it with Zantac 360, containing famotidine. Our Orlando, FL product liability lawyer understands that if you have been injured by a medication or other product, you may be looking at a long road to recovery. Attorney Bryce Philpot has been representing injured clients since 2000. 

Thousands of product liability lawsuits have been filed, alleging that Zantac’s manufacturers knew about its dangers but failed to warn consumers. These cases aim to prove that the drug caused harm, seeking compensation for affected individuals. Federal lawsuits were combined into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in Florida, but a significant ruling in December 2022 dismissed the case due to unreliable expert testimony linking Zantac to cancer. This decision impacts ongoing state cases, though appeals and further litigation continue. To qualify for a lawsuit, plaintiffs must have taken Zantac regularly for at least a year, developed cancer within 20 years of use, and be under 89 at diagnosis. The lawsuits primarily focus on stomach, esophageal, bladder, liver, and pancreatic cancers.

Understanding Product Liability Claims

Product liability claims can be complex and challenging, requiring expert legal guidance to navigate successfully. We understand the intricacies involved in these cases and are dedicated to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcomes. When a product causes harm due to defects or inadequate warnings, the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer can be held responsible. These claims can involve various issues such as design defects, manufacturing flaws, or failure to provide adequate instructions and warnings.

Why Legal Expertise Matters

Pursuing a product liability claim demands a thorough understanding of both legal principles and technical details related to the product in question. Our experienced attorneys have a proven track record of handling these cases with the precision and care they require. We collaborate with industry experts to build a compelling case, ensuring that all aspects of the product’s safety and your injury are meticulously examined.

Our Commitment To Clients

We prioritize our clients’ well-being, providing personalized attention and support throughout the legal process. We recognize the stress and uncertainty that comes with dealing with a defective product and resulting injuries. Our goal is to alleviate that burden by offering clear communication, compassionate guidance, and aggressive representation to secure the compensation you deserve.

Reach Out To Our Office

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. At David & Philpot, PL, we are committed to fighting for your rights and ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you need. Since working at a prominent defense firm, attorney Timothy David opened up his own Personal Injury Attorneys practice to help those in need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you on the path to recovery.