Dangers Associated With Zantac Usage

Zantac is a heartburn medication that has been linked to an increased risk of cancer. If you have developed cancer after taking Zantac, People for Law can help you file a lawsuit and get the compensation you deserve.

Zantac is the brand name of the heartburn and ulcer medication, ranitidine. It has been widely used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and other gastrointestinal problems. It has been available in both prescription and over-the-counter forms since the 1980s.    

In September 2019, the Food and Drug Administration discovered through independent testing that some ranitidine medications, including Zantac, contained low levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is an environmental contaminant that is found in water and food such as dairy products, vegetables, and grilled meats. It is classified as a probable human cancer-causing carcinogen. As the FDA deemed the NDMA levels low enough not to pose an increased risk of cancer, an immediate recall order was not issued. Instead, a warning was issued to the public on the potential risks of using ranitidine medications and advised the public to consider alternative over-the-counter and prescription treatments.

In April 2020, the FDA issued a formal recall of products containing ranitidine, such as Zantac. Combined with the high levels of NDMA, its ability to be easily absorbed into the human tissues may put individuals at an increased risk for cancers of— the stomach, esophagus, liver, kidney, small intestine, bladder, etc.     

What Should I Do If I Have Been Taking Zantac?

If you have been taking Zantac, immediately consult a doctor. Discontinuing medication abruptly without professional guidance can lead to severe health complications. Therefore, it is crucial that you consult a doctor, pharmacist, or healthcare provider to seek alternative treatment or medication that has not been contaminated.

Many individuals have come forward to hold the companies manufacturing, marketing, and selling NDMA-containing drugs. If you suspect you have developed cancer after taking Zantac, you may be able to file a compensation claim. Cancers that may be linked to a Zantac lawsuit include:

  • Gastric cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate(<65) cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Small Intestine cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma

The time is now! You can hold the manufacturers of the NDMA-contaminated drug Zantac accountable for their negligence in selling a product that posed such a serious risk to the public. Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with cancer, you may still be eligible to file a compensation claim for financial losses. Our Zantac litigation lawyers can help you work out your claim’s feasibility.  

People For Law Holds Big Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible

At People for Law, we fight for maximum compensation for the victims of dangerous drugs such as Zantac. We ensure that the companies responsible for causing you harm pay for their failure to warn the public about the dangers of MDMA-contaminated drugs.

Our attorneys have the skills and resources to take big pharmaceutical companies to court for their wrongdoings

We will help you recover damages, including:

  • Medical expenses: Including emergency, past, and future medical costs.
  • Loss of wages: Past and future wages and loss of/reduced income.
  • Loss of employment:Employment and related benefits like insurance and retirement contributions.
  • Loss of enjoyment: Monetary compensation for loss of ability to participate in activities that bring you happiness.
  • Loss of consortium: Loss of love, guidance, comfort, services, comfort, or intimate relations
  • Child care services:If the side-effects of the dangerous drug render you incapable of caring for your child(ren).
  • Pain and suffering: Non-economic damages such as physical pain and mental anguish.
  • Punitive damages:  Awarded as punishment for knowingly allowing the manufacture and sale of dangerous drugs.
  • Wrongful death losses: Economic losses such as loss of income and funeral expenses. Non-economic damages like emotional anguish resulting from the loss of a loved one.
  • Our dangerous drugs attorneys are familiar with the complexities of lawsuits involving dangerous drugs such as Zantac. We will stand by you in navigating the tricky terrain of corporate law and help you pursue maximum compensation for your suffering and financial losses. With your case, we take one step forward toward raising awareness of the dangers of MDMA-contaminated medication and the unscrupulous practices of drug manufacturers and sellers.