Lawsuits between Zantac (ranitidine) have begun, fueled partially by the recent FDA decision to pull the drug from the marketplace. A chemical compound found in Zantac might be carcinogenic, meaning it could cause cancer. Our law firm is investigating these lawsuits, and we’re requesting that hurt patients and consumers contact us. Moreover, lactic acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), and associated ailments. The FDA announced in September 2019 that it was exploring risks of a link between Zantac and cancer. The investigation concerns a chemical known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, which is a potential carcinogen. The bureau decided that the quantity of NDMA in Zantac increases over time, posing a cancer threat.
In April 2020, the FDA announced that it is requesting manufacturers to draw all ranitidine products in the market immediately. However, it’s very possible that not everybody has heard of the chance of this drug. And it is certain that prior to the withdrawal, many consumers used this drug for years. This means countless Americans have been exposed to unacceptably high levels of a potential antipsychotic medication.
What Problems Does Zantac Cause?
All dosages of Zantac were affected by the FDA decision. There are Various Kinds of cancer associated with the medication, including:
- Bladder cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
The link between NDMA and cancer is very tricky to deny. In reality, the chemical was known to cause cancer for up to 40 decades. Several bureaus set it as a carcinogen, and the existence of NDMA in consumer products has prompted past recalls.
Do I Have a Case?
Countless patients and consumers have used Zantac and their generic equivalents. That means a probable wave of lawsuits as cancer victims start stepping ahead. In the event that you or a loved one used Zantac or some generic and afterward developed cancer, then you could be a plaintiff. There are many allegations between this medicine and the companies behind it, namely this:
- They knew about the dangers posed by ranitidine, such as NDMA
- They knew that consumers were being exposed to high levels of NDMA
- They turned a blind eye to the evidence and sold Zantac anyhow
- They concealed evidence regarding the cancer dangers of Zantac
- They Set the pursuit of corporate profits above public health
What Can I Be Compensated For?
Every suit is different, so the real allegations in your circumstance will be different. The important thing, after searching for the medical treatment you require, is to take legal action. These lawsuits will probably be merged into single actions due to the potential quantity of litigants. At the same time, there might be statutes of restriction in effect that put a deadline on your capacity to file. You might be qualified for damages depending on how the medication affected you. Some Possible damages include the following:
- Past, current, and future medical bills and related expenditures
- Prescription drug medications
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and discomfort
In the Event That You Developed Cancer After Taking Zantac, Our Lawyers Can Help
Although Zantac has been bad for consumers, it has been good for business. The pharmaceutical giants supporting Zantac understand just how much the drug is worthwhile, and they intend to fight for this. Taking them and their lawyers to court on your own is no easy task. But the mass tort lawyers of Class Action Lawyer Coalition have broad experience with drug injury cases. And we understand how to take the fight to the drug makers. If you or a loved one had been hurt after taking Zantac, give us a call now.