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What is the Statute of Limitations on Zantac Cancer Claims?

If you took the heartburn drug Zantac (generic: ranitidine) and were subsequently diagnosed with cancer, you have a limited amount of time since your last exposure to the medication prior to your cancer diagnosis in which to file a claim.
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How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

In most cases, the statute of limitations (SOL) to sue Zantac drug manufacturers is 1 to 6 years from the date when you were diagnosed with cancer. However, even if the relevant Zantac SOL has expired, an experienced product liability lawyer may still be able to bring a lawsuit on your behalf. That is because there are several exceptions to these rules which can extend the deadline.

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State Years to File a Lawsuit

  • Alabama 2 Years, Ala. Stat. 6-2-38
  • Alaska 2 Years, Alaska Stat. § 09.10.070(a)]
  • Arizona 2 Years, A.R.S. 12.-542
  • Arkansas 3 Years, A.C.A. § 16-116-103
  • California 2 Years, Cal. Civ. Proc. § Code 335.1
  • Colorado 2 Years, C.R.S. § 13-80-106(1)
  • Connecticut 3 Years, C.G.S.A. § 52-577(a)
  • Delaware 2 Years, 10 Del. C. § 8119 § 8107
  • D.C. 3 Years, D.C. Code § 12-301
  • Florida 4 Years, F.S.A. § 95.11(3)(a),(e),(k)
  • Georgia 2 Years, O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33
  • Hawaii 2 Years, Haw. Rev. Stat. § 657-7
  • Idaho 2 Years, Idaho Code § 5-219
  • Illinois 2 Years, 735 I.L.C.S. § 5/13-202
  • Indiana 2 Years, I.C. § 34-11-2-4
  • Iowa 2 Years, I.C.A. § 614.1(2)
  • Kansas 2 Years, K.S.A. § 60-513
  • Kentucky 1 Year, K.R.S. § 413.140(1)(a)
  • Louisiana 1 Year, L.S.A.-C.C. Art. § 3492
  • Maine 6 Years, 14 M.R.S.A. § 752
  • Maryland 3 Years, Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101
  • Massachusetts 3 Years, Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 260 §§ 2A and 4
  • Michigan 3 Years, M.C.L.A. § 600.5805
  • Minnesota 4 Years, M.S.A. § 541.05 subd.2
  • Mississippi 3 Years, M.C.A. § 15-1-49
  • Missouri 5 Years, Mo. Rev. Stat § 516.120
  • Montana 3 Years, Mont. Stat. § 27-2-202
  • Nebraska 4 Years, Neb. Rev. Stat § 25-224(1)
  • Nevada 4 Years, N.R.S. § 11.190
  • New Hampshire 3 Years, N.H.Rev. Stat. Ann. § 508:4(I)
  • New Jersey 2 Years, N.J.S.A. § 2A:14-1
  • New Mexico 3 Years, N.M.S.A. § 37-1-8
  • New York 3 Years, N.Y.C.P.L.R. § 214, et seq.
  • North Carolina 3 Years, N.C.G.S.A. § 1-52-(16)
  • North Dakota 6 Years, N.D.C.C § 28-01-16(5)
  • Ohio 2 Years, O.R.C.A. § 2305.10(A)
  • Oklahoma 2 Years, Okla. Stat. Ann. Tit. 12, § 95
  • Oregon 2 Years, O.R.S. § 30.905(1-3)
  • Pennsylvania 2 Years, 42 P.S. § 5524
  • Rhode Island 3 Years, R.I.G.L. § 9-1-14(b)
  • South Carolina 3 Years, S.C. Code Ann. §§ 15-3-530, 5-3-535
  • South Dakota 3 Years, S.D.C.L. § 15-2-12.2
  • Tennessee 1 Year, T.C.A. § 28-3-104
  • Texas 2 Years, Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 16.003
  • Utah 2 Years, U.C.A. § 78B-6-706
  • Vermont 3 Years, Vt. Stat. Ann. Tit. 12, § 512(4),(5)
  • Virginia 2 Years, Va. St. § 8.01-243(A)
  • Washington 3 Years, R.C.W.A. § 7.72.060(3)
  • West Virginia 2 Years, W. Va. Code § 5 5-2-12
  • Wisconsin 3 Years, Wis. Stat. § 893.54
  • Wyoming 4 Years, Wyo. Stat. § 1-3-105(a)(iv)(C)

What is a Statute of Limitations?

A statute of limitations is a law that sets the maximum amount of time that parties involved in a dispute have to initiate legal proceedings from the date of an alleged offense. However, the length of time the SOL allows for a victim to bring a claim against the defendant varies between jurisdictions and with the nature of the offense.

What are the Exceptions to a Statute of Limitations?

The principal exception to the statute of limitations is the discovery rule. Under this exception, the SOL may be suspended for the period during which an injured person cannot reasonably be expected to discover the injury upon which a defective drug claim is based.

What is the Zantac Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)?

If the statute of limitations for a lawsuit has expired, it may still be possible to participate in the multi-district Litigation (MDL). An MDL is a legal process that speeds up the litigation for victims filing similar claims. The MDL lawsuit is filed against the manufacturers of the brand name Zantac. However, in an MDL, each case remains separate and will have separate potential outcomes.

The litigation is: 20-MD-2924-Rosenberg - In Re: Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation, Southern District of Florida (West Palm Beach).

Who are the Defendants?

Manufacturers named in the cancer lawsuits include:

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

Related Article: Who Made Zantac?

Does Generic Zantac Qualify for a Lawsuit?

Judge Robin L. Rosenberg, who is overseeing the Zantac multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, recently ruled against lawsuits concerning generic Zantac. At this point, our lawyers are only accepting potential cases involving use of brand-name Zantac OR “mixed” use of brand-name Zantac and generic ranitidine equivalents.

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The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

Again, If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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