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 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. Researchers found individuals who used Zantac and other ranitidine medications were more at risk for diagnosis for the following cancers:
- Stomach Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Small Intestine Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Prostate Cancer (under 65 yrs old)
- NHL (non-Hodgkins lymphoma)
- Multiple Myeloma
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.
How to Join the Zantac Lawsuit
If you were diagnosed with any of the above cancers, call 800-359-5690 to speak with a lawyer from The Carlson Law Firm. Our legal team will immediately begin working for you to help build your case. When you call The Carlson Law Firm we will immediately:
- Schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our legal team
- Collect necessary documentation
- Begin the investigation process
- Have our expert, in-house nursing staff evaluate your medical records
- Locate and depose expert witnesses
- File your claim or lawsuit
Because every state differs on how long you have to file your claim, it is important to contact an attorney immediately upon learning about the connection between your cancer diagnosis and Zantac.
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?
If you took Zantac and developed cancer, you should call 800-359-5690 to speak with a Zantac Cancer Lawyer right away. 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.
We can help you recover the costs of the following:
- 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. By calling to speak with a Carlson Law Firm Mass Torts attorney, you will get knowledgeable answers to all of your questions concerning a Zantac lawsuit.
How do I qualify for a Zantac Lawsuit
The Carlson Law Firm is offering free case evaluations. During your evaluation, we will offer free legal advice on next steps for your Zantac lawsuit.
How much does a Zantac Lawsuit cost?
When you contact The Carlson Law Firm to file a Zantac lawsuit, we work on a contingency fee. In other words, you don’t pay a fee unless we successfully resolve your case. Further, there is no charge to meet with a Zantac Lawyer to discuss your situation.
The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after using Zantac, contact a Zantac lawyer at 800-359-5690. Speaking to a member of our legal team costs you nothing.