The makers of Zantac, a popular prescription and over-the-counter heartburn medication, are currently facing lawsuits across the country. Plaintiffs accuse these drug manufacturers of being aware that Zantac (Ranitidine) contained unsafe levels of a cancer-causing substance but not disclosing the risks to consumers or the government.
If you or a loved one has used Zantac and suffered injuries of the lungs, kidney, liver, or stomach, you may qualify for compensation. Contact the dangerous drug attorneys at The Brad Hendricks Law Firm for a free evaluation and consultation. If accepted, there is no fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation.
Recent testing has revealed that Zantac and generic versions of Zantac contained very high levels of a chemical referred to as NDMA (a class of N-nitrosamines). The World Health Organization described NDMA as a chemical that is “clearly carcinogenic.” The FDA’s acceptable threshold of daily NDMA intake is set at below 100 nanograms. A troubling fact is that a recent study claimed that one 150-milligram pill of Zantac contains over 2.5 million nanograms of NDMA.
Since the 1980s, numerous studies have shown that NDMA ingestion has been linked to various cancers. Generally, the cases being accepted involve use of Zantac/Ranitidine on a regular basis leading up to diagnosis of one of these cancers:
Moreover, symptoms and adverse complications of NDMA overexposure also include headaches, fever, nausea, jaundice, vomiting, abdominal cramps, rashes, dizziness, hair loss, and reduced function of the liver, kidneys, and lungs.
Initially it was believed that the NDMA was a contaminant from the manufacturing process. More recently, studies suggest that the chemical ingredients of Zantac break down over time, creating NDMA that vastly exceeds acceptable levels. Heat has been identified as a likely source of the degradation.
The drug Zantac (brand name and generic) was taken off the market by action of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 1, 2020. Countries all over the world have now issued warnings, launched investigations, banned, halted shipping, or recalled ranitidine altogether. The Brad Hendricks Law Firm is now accepting cases involving the drug Zantac (Ranitidine).
Zantac was initially placed on the market in 1983 as a prescription medication for the prevention and/or treatment of heartburn and ulcers of the stomach and bowel. In 1995, the FDA approved over-the-counter sale of the drug and various generic versions of the drug were also marketed by multiple companies. The generic version of Zantac is Ranitidine and the product has been distributed in pill-form as well as liquid.
If you’ve taken Zantac and have since developed cancer or are worried about your cancer risk, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation for physical, economic, or psychological losses.
Cases across the country are being filed as part of a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) action established in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Other actions have also been filed in various state courts.
Some of the biggest manufacturers named in these suits thus far are pharmaceutical giants that have reaped enormous profits from their Zantac products—the first drug to generate $1 billion in sales. The following companies have manufactured and now recalled a version of Zantac:
If you or a loved one has taken Zantac/Ranitidine and experienced one of the cancers linked with the drug, then you may have a potential lawsuit against the manufacturer. The Brad Hendricks Law Firm is accepting these cases. Contact our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys.
Statutes of limitation apply which control the deadline to file lawsuits. These statutes of limitation vary from state to state and it is important that you understand your rights and take timely action to protect your rights. Do not delay if you believe you may have a potential case.
We intend to hold drug makers accountable for allegedly concealing the Zantac cancer link, disregarding human health, and putting profit over people. Our seasoned team of Zantac lawyers at The Brad Hendricks Law Firm have extensive experience in handling pharmaceutical lawsuits.
Our success isn’t just measured by the financial compensation we gain on behalf of our clients; we are also dedicated consumer advocates who work tirelessly to protect innocent people from harmful products. Contact us to get started on your case now.
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