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The Carlson Law Firm is no longer handling Zantac Claims. Please visit your state’s Bar website to find an attorney who may be able to assist. 

This information is for archival purposes.

On April 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it was requesting manufacturers to withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs, including Zantac, from the market immediately. The recall was the agency’s final step in its investigation of finding a potential carcinogen, NDMA, in Zantac.

NDMA impurities have plagued several medications over the past two years. In April, Zantac, and its active ingredient ranitidine, became the next drugs to get pulled from shelves at the request of the FDA. 

What kind of cancer does Zantac cause?

Thousands of people have taken ranitidine products for years to address heartburn and other stomach conditions. Unfortunately, sustained exposure to NDMA increases the risk of developing cancer. As of May 2021, The Carlson Law Firm is representing clients who have suffered the following types of cancer after taking Zantac: 

  • Liver Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Esophageal/Nasal/Throat Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer

Zantac was among the best-selling drugs in the world meaning potentially millions of people have been exposed to carcinogens through the drug. The drug was available as an over-the-counter medication, as well as a stronger version available by prescription. In its release, the FDA noted that the NDMA impurity in some products increases over time when the drug is stored at higher than room temperature.

What is NDMA?

NDMA (n-Nitrosodimethylamine) is a known probable human carcinogen. As mentioned above, over the last two years, more medications have been recalled as a result of potential NDMA contamination. The organic chemical forms in both industrial and natural processes. NDMA can often be found rocket fuel and several other chemicals. 

The clients we represent allege that drug manufacturers failed to notify them that the drug was tainted with N-Nitrosoimethylamine (NDMA), a potential human carcinogen. 

Who qualifies for a Zantac Cancer Lawsuit?

A cancer diagnosis is a jarring experience and if you are considering filing a lawsuit, you need a lawyer with experience and compassion to guide you through the process. 

Damages may include:

  • Past, present and future lost wages
  • Medical treatment
  • Future medical expenses
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Pain and suffering

In the event you lost a loved one to Zantac cancer, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit and collect the following: 

  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral expenses
  • Wrongful death

The above does not cover all of the damages you may be able to collect. 

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