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According to documents in the Zantac lawsuit, French drugmaker Sanofi destroyed internal emails related to the 2019 recall of its popular heartburn medication.
A court filing from May 7 noted that the deleted emails will make it more difficult for more than 70,000 former patients to show the drugmaker acted without regard to its dangerous drug. The documents go on to allege that the deletion of the emails “resulted in the delay and/or postponement of key Sanofi deposition.”
The Zantac lawsuit stems from the drug exceeding allowable limits of the carcinogenic NDMA. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration set an allowable daily limit of 96 nanograms of NDMA. However, researchers found more than 3 million nanograms in a single dose of the heartburn medication.
How has Sanofi responded to allegations of email destruction?
Officials in the company began an internal probe about the destruction of the emails. They expect to deliver a report to the judge overseeing Zantac cases in August.
“Although Sanofi has already provided hundreds of thousands of pages of relevant discovery to the plaintiffs, Sanofi has voluntarily disclosed that certain emails requested by plaintiffs were not preserved as intended,” Ashleigh Koss, a U.S.-based Sanofi spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. “There was no intentional destruction of data. Sanofi is working to obtain as much of the data as possible from alternative sources. This issue has no impact on the strong defenses Sanofi has in this litigation, and the company remains fully confident in the safety of Zantac.”
Is Sanofi the only company named in Zantac Lawsuits?
No. In addition to Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, plus another 33 generic drug makers, 25 retailers and four distributors are accused in lawsuits of failing to properly warn users about Zantac’s health risks.
While several companies are named in lawsuits, only Sanofi has been accused of destroying Zantac emails in relation to the 2019 recall.
What types of cancer are related to Zantac?
If you have been diagnosed with one of the follower cancer, you should contact a Zantac Lawyer as soon as possible:
- Liver Cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Nasal cancer
- Throat cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
We can help you hold the drug manufacturers accountable and help you recover costs for medical treatment, lost wages and other losses.
The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
The Carlson Law Firm is accepting clients who have been hurt by the negligence of corporations such as Sanofi. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after using Zantac, call a qualified Zantac Lawyer to handle your claim at 800-359-5690. You can also chat with us to find out more about how we can help you.
Meet our Zantac Lawyers
The Carlson Law Firm’s Mass Torts department is led by some of the nation’s most outstanding lawyers. Attorneys Craig Carlson and Ruth Rizkalla are representing clients nationwide for the Zantac lawsuit. If you or someone close to you were diagnosed with cancer after using Zantac, call us at 800-359-5690. We are ready to help you recover and get the compensation you deserve.