What You Need to Know About the Current Zantac Recall

If you or a loved one have been taking Zantac or generic/store brand versions of the popular over-the-counter (OTC) heartburn remedy ranitidine, you may have noticed earlier in 2019 that the product disappeared from stores. This is because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) instituted—and more recently expanded—a sweeping Zantac recall, as well as voluntary recalls of many ranitidine products.

The majority of these drugs’ makers, as well as the major retail pharmacies, removed the products from the marketplace as a result of the Zantac recall. They remain widely unavailable, both in prescription and OTC formulations pending completion of the FDA’s investigations.

If you rely on ranitidine to manage heartburn or acid reflux, your doctor or pharmacist probably directed you to a substitution H2 blocker-class medicine like famotidine (Pepcid) or cimetidine (Tagamet), and perhaps you followed these professionals’ advice and went on with life without much thought about why your preferred heartburn remedy was unavailable.

Unfortunately, there is much more to this story that you need to know. Especially if you’ve also experienced liver problems, or you’ve been diagnosed with certain cancers.

Conflicting reports from different sources say that ranitidine is both perfectly safe and frighteningly harmful, but one thing is clear—the contaminant that some testing agencies have found in ranitidine is a proven carcinogen. And, this means you may possibly have been injured by taking this recalled drug.

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Seeking Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injuries

The main reason to make sure you have adequate bodily injury liability limits set up on your auto insurance policy is to allow you to visit all the medical specialists—from life-saving surgeons to chiropractors and other therapists—who can aid your recovery from an auto accident injury.

After all, even minor fender benders can cause chronic aches and pains associated with neck trauma and whiplash injuries. And believe it or not, your seatbelt doing its job of restraining you in a collision can cause shoulder problems, which are a top complaint that chiropractic care treats for car accident victims. Deploying airbags, designed to save your life in serious crashes, can cause physical pain issues, as well.

As experienced personal injury lawyers right here in Greensburg, we can often get the best personal injury case results and most compensation following an auto injury for those who seek medical treatment promptly and who follow up with specialists, as needed.

With that in mind, today’s post gives you some insight on working with chiropractors, who have unique training to help accident victims move past their musculoskeletal pain and more on the road to recovery.  

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Getting Compensated for Your Personal Injury

While maximizing the compensation you receive from your personal injury case really comes down to one big factor—hiring an experienced and capable personal injury lawyer who is driven to get the best results for their clients—there are a number of seemingly small things (that aren’t actually so small) you can do to help your attorney help you.

Today’s post focuses on a few critical milestones within individuals’ personal injury journeys that require attention and consideration to help build a case. If you contact a lawyer early in the process, we can ensure that these are handled properly. After all, keeping track of everything yourself can be extremely challenging if you’re the injured party.

Remember—you don’t have to go it alone, and your compensation will almost certainly be greater if you entrust the process to professionals like us here at Westmoreland Injury Lawyers.

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