Over the counter medications have been tied to many illnesses and deaths. However, there are people working to gain financial compensation for those affected and their families.
Kelley & Ferraro Attorney Joyce Chambers Reichard joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the class action lawsuit involving Zantac and mesothelioma cases linked to asbestos exposure.
The maker of Zantac is being sued in a class action lawsuit after consumers developed various forms of cancer due to an ingredient in the product.
The medication was extremely popular and profitable, thanks to it being a remedy for various illnesses. However, a chemical found in the product, NDMA, became linked to forms of cancer. This resulted in the medication being pulled from shelves, along with similar medications.
Reichard said the litigation process has significantly slowed, due to courts processing the influx of claims. She also said this process is being done virtually, slowing the process further.
She encouraged listeners who have taken heartburn medications to seek medical treatment, as they may be eligible for compensation.
Reichard moved on to the topic of mesothelioma, a cancer, and how exposure to asbestos may have caused the illness.
She noted that the disease has a latency period of years, meaning that someone may not see symptoms, which are flu-like, until years after exposure.
Reichard noted that her firm works closely with tradesmen and tradeswomen. They are able to bring litigation cases for families of those who have passed from the illness. She said this typically results in financial compensation.