The Michael Brady Lynch Firm Alerts Consumers of Zantac Lawsuit

The first Zantac lawsuit was filed after a cancer-causing substance was found in the heartburn drug during lab testing. Zantac and its generic form, ranitidine, both tested positive for the impurity. The FDA and drug manufacturers are investigating this problem. As officials learn about the link between Zantac and cancer, the number of Zantac lawsuits is expected to grow. The Michael Brady Lynch Firm prides itself at being at the forefront of litigations like this one representing injured consumers.

About Zantac

On September 13, 2019, the FDA reported the discovery of the carcinogenic contaminant N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in Zantac (ranitidine). Zantac is a common heartburn medication available in both prescription and over-the-counter versions. The FDA says the levels are low, however, researchers found the numbers to be almost 30,000 times higher than safe doses. The cause of the Zantac contamination is unknown. However, researchers believe that both pharmaceutical companies responsible for making Zantac knew NDMA was in the medication.

Filing Your Zantac Lawsuit

Exposure to high doses of NDMA can also cause cancer after one year of use. These include stomach, bladder, kidney, pancreatic and colon cancers. It also causes testicular cancer in children. Researchers tied the Zantac cancer link to these medications:

  • 150 Tablets both Maximum Strength regular and Cool Mint
  • Zantac 75 Tablets
  • Wal-Zan 150
  • Wal-Zan 75
  • Heartburn Relief (ranitidine)
  • Acid Reducer (ranitidine)
  • Acid Control (ranitidine)

Types of Zantac Cancer

The different cancers tied to Zantac use are:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Intestinal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Uterine cancer

Zantac Recall

In September 2019, the FDA found low levels of the nitrosamine impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some Zantac (ranitidine) dosages. The agency recalled 14 lots of prescription ranitidine capsules from manufacturer Sandoz, Inc.

Then two days later, the FDA announced an expanded recall of various OTC versions of ranitidine manufactured by Apotex Corporation and generics labeled by Walgreens, Walmart, and Riteaid due to NDMA contamination.

Similar contamination in heart medicines is also under investigation.

Your Zantac Cancer Attorney

When manufacturers produce unsafe products that create pain and suffering, you deserve compensation. Although no amount of money will change the fact that you have suffered a serious injury because of manufacturer irresponsibility, compensation will help offset your current and future medical costs, as well as provide for the pain and suffering you have experienced. By filing, you may also help protect other women and their families from needless distress.

How We Can Help

When you experience side effects from a dangerous drug, it can have devastating effects to your entire life. You may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and damages. The types of losses include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of an ability to work; and
  • Pain and suffering

If a person dies from complications from a drug, family members may be able to recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses prior to death
  • Loss of economic support; and
  • Loss of companionship

If a jury finds the conduct of a drug company in manufacturing and selling the drug to be highly reckless,  they may award punitive damages to punish the company. Also, this deters similar conduct in the future. If you developed cancer after taking Zantac, please speak to us to learn more about your rights.

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Therefore, if you have experienced stomach, bladder, kidney, pancreatic or colon cancer after taking Zantac for a year, you may be eligible for compensation to offset your financial, physical and emotional burdens. Contact us today to set up a free consultation during which we will listen to your story and discuss your legal rights and options. If you choose us to represent you, we will work with you on a contingency fee basis; this means you pay nothing until we have secured compensation for you, either through a jury verdict or settlement.

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