Zantac Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys Fighting for Your Rights
Contact a Zantac cancer lawsuit attorney today for a FREE consultation if you or a loved one took Zantac for an extended amount of time and later developed cancer or suffered death. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for your pain and suffering, or even for costs associated with the wrongful death of a loved one.
Lawyers Prepared to Make Reckless Drug Manufacturers Pay
Millions of people have been prescribed or taken the over the counter version of Zantac.
Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys is now reviewing personal injury and wrongful death Zantac cancer lawsuit case filings. Our legal team has your best interest at heart. We are also prepared to hold drug makers accountable for allegedly putting profits over the health of people by concealing that an ingredient of Zantac can be linked to an increased risk of cancer.
When you contact our law firm, you will benefit from the extensive experience and proven results our attorneys have in holding big corporations accountable for endangering consumers through acts of neglect and/or concealment of facts.
What Is Zantac?
Zantac, a brand name for the medicine ranitidine hydrochloride (hcl), is a drug taken by millions to help reduce stomach acid that can result in acid reflux, heartburn, other gastrointestinal issues. The drug has also been used to treat and prevent stomach, throat, and intestinal ulcers. Individuals who use Zantac will take a daily dosage in the amount of 75, 150, or 300 mg.
In September 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is investigating Zantac for cancer risks. The investigation follows test results that found Zantac 150 tablets contain a nitrosamine impurity that is classified as a probable human carcinogen.
In fact, the more than 2,500,000 ng (nanograms) of carcinogenic chemical levels present in the drug were said to be up to 3,000 times greater than the FDA’s daily intake limit of 96 ng per day.
The possibly carcinogenic chemical present in Zantac is known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
Zantac Warning and Recall
As of April 01, 2020, the FDA requested all manufacturers of ranitidine to remove Zantac from the market immediately. The change of view by the agency was because of findings of an ongoing investigation. The investigation provided new data to show that over time, and if stored at higher-than-normal temperatures, the amount of NDMA in the Zantac increased to unacceptable levels.
Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research shared the following statement to provide further clarity:
“We didn’t observe unacceptable levels of NDMA in many of the samples that we tested. However, since we don’t know how or for how long the product might have been stored, we decided that it should not be available to consumers and patients unless its quality can be assured.”
Prior to the official request, these major U.S. retailers had already suspended sales of Zantac at their stores:
- Rite Aid
Additionally, drug manufacturer Sanofi had also announced a voluntary recall of Zantac in the U.S. and Canada.
2019 Zantac Cancer Lawsuit
On October 21, 2019 one of the first cancer-related Zantac lawsuit was filed in the state of Colorado, Blake v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al (case 1:19-cv-02991-MEH). The plaintiff, Mark Allan Blake, was diagnosed with bladder cancer after having taken Zantac for an extended amount of time.
Blake is now suing Pfizer Inc., Sanofi US Services Inc., and other drug companies for failing to warn him of the cancer risk associated with taking the antacid drug Zantac. Furthermore, their failure to warn caused his bladder cancer.
Types of Cancers Linked to NDMA
Individual who file a Zantac cancer lawsuit will need to provide proof of diagnosis by a medical professional. The documentation will also need to include a start date of taking the antacid up to the diagnosis.
Zantac lawsuit attorneys are primarily looking for individuals who have been diagnosed with specific types of cancer that can be closely linked to NDMA. These types of cancers include:
- Liver cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Bladder cancer
If you did take the antacid Zantac for a significant amount of time and were later diagnosed with a type of cancer not listed above, you should still contact a law firm who specializes in dangerous drugs. Individuals who were potentially harmed by Zantac have the right to learn more about their legal options, as you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys About Zantac Cancer Lawsuits
At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, our attorneys are prepared to go up against large pharmaceutical companies and drug manufacturers. As such, we are currently evaluating new Zantac cancer cases. Contact our legal team for a free consultation today.
We are available 24/7 to take your calls, chat online, and accept more details about your health history through an online web contact form. You can also stop by our office Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.