Zantac Cancer Lawsuit

Zantac Cancer Lawsuit

If you took Zantac or ranitidine and developed cancer, you might be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer of the drug. An experienced Zantac attorney could help you take action and get the justice you deserve. You have the right to hold the drug company liable for the harm they caused. The expenses resulting from your diagnosis and subsequent medical care should not be your burden to bear.

Zantac (ranitidine) is a medication used to alleviate the symptoms of various throat and stomach conditions, such as ulcers, heartburn, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Unfortunately, researchers found a dangerous link between the popular drug and different types of cancer. According to numerous studies, many batches of ranitidine contained a carcinogen known as NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine). Lawsuits are alleging that the manufacturer was aware of the cancer risk but chose not to notify the public.

Pharmaceutical companies must provide consumers with safe medications free from defects. If there are known risks, they should provide adequate warning labels notifying the public of the harm they could face when using the drug.

Claims have been made that the various makers of Zantac and ranitidine knew about the dangers of NDMA and the potential risk of developing cancer but didn’t include warnings when they produced the drugs for consumption. When drugmakers fail to protect consumers, they can and should be held financially accountable for the harm they’ve caused others.

Find out if you’re eligible for a lawsuit by contacting Mass Tort Alliance.

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What Is Zantac?

Ranitidine hydrochloride is the chemical name of Zantac. It is a histamine H-2 receptor antagonist (H2 blocker), helpful in decreasing how much acid the stomach produces. It first hit the market in the 1980s and became a popular antacid. You could get it with a prescription or over-the-counter, and it was available in dosage amounts between 75 and 150 mg. Its most common uses were heartburn, acid reflux, and other throat, gastrointestinal, and stomach problems. Some people even used Zantac to treat their allergies.

Multiple studies were performed demonstrating a potential link between NDMA and the diagnosis of cancer in people on a Zantac regimen. Evidence has also shown that Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim, the drug makers, knew about the dangers of their medication but didn’t provide proper warning labels. These companies placed profit over the health and safety of consumers. They are now facing lawsuits from people around the country who have suffered adverse effects related to the drug.

Common Generic and Brand Names

Zantac and generic ranitidine might have led to your cancer diagnosis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration tested some samples and found dangerous levels of NDMA. The most common names are:

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

If you’re taking the brand or generic form of the drug, you should stop immediately and speak with your doctor about switching to a different medication. Just because you took Zantac and developed cancer doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a definitive link. However, it’s best to be on the safe side and contact Mass Tort Alliance to learn whether you have a case.

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Common Side Effects of Zantac

Consistent and long-term exposure to NDMA can cause a range of symptoms and severe medical conditions, such as:

  • Vitamin B-12 deficiency
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Increased risk of pneumonia
  • Hair loss
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Low blood platelet levels
  • Skin rashes
  • Liver failure
  • Jaundice
  • Hepatitis

In many cases, the user could develop cancer. The most common cancers reported by Zantac users are:

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • vEsophageal cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Lung cancer (in non-smokers)
  • Throat cancer

If you’re suffering from any of these cancers or another medical condition possibly linked to NDMA in Zantac, you should speak to a lawyer immediately. Mass Tort Alliance can connect you with the right legal team that can meet your needs.

If you lost a loved one to cancer and believe Zantac is to blame, you might be entitled to compensation from a wrongful death claim. Your lawyer can review the facts of your case to determine your options. Start Today

Recalled Zantac (ranitidine)

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a request to manufacturers to withdraw all forms of ranitidine from the market. This included over-the-counter and prescription medications. Through new testing and evaluation of studies by third-party laboratories, the FDA concluded that NDMA levels increased significantly over time, even when stored properly. They also determined that levels can reach a higher level in older drugs and those manufactured a long time ago.

Manufacturers affected by this recall include:

  • Sandoz (Novartis)
  • Apotex
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Sanofi
  • Denton Pharma Inc.
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals
  • Pfizer
  • Denton Pharma dba Northwind Pharmaceuticals
  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Novitium Pharma LLC
  • Lannett Company Inc.
  • Golden State Medical Supply Inc.
  • American Health Packaging
  • Aurobindo Pharma USA
  • Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Precision Dose Inc.
  • Perrigo Company PLC
  • Appco Pharma LLC

Other than companies in the United States, warnings, recalls, or bans were issued by manufacturers in 43 additional countries, including France, Italy, Canada, Australia, and Japan.

Compensation You Could Receive

When you file a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer of Zantac or ranitidine, there are various physical, emotional, and economic losses you could claim you suffered as a result of your cancer diagnosis. You likely incurred medical expenses and other costs while treating cancer or another medical issue. You can pursue compensation for your past and future losses, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress or mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages
  • Wrongful death

If you lost a loved one to cancer and believe Zantac is to blame, you might be entitled to compensation from a wrongful death claim. Your lawyer can review the facts of your case to determine your options.

Why Choose Mass Tort Alliance?

At Mass Tort Alliance, we believe that no one should have to suffer due to a dangerous drug. We will go above and beyond to help you get answers, justice, and compensation. Do not hesitate to reach out to us so we can help you in your fight for justice.

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Zantac and ranitidine can contain dangerous amounts of NDMA that could cause cancer. It has been alleged that the manufacturers knowingly sold a drug with harmful side effects and failed to warn consumers and doctors. As a result, many people are now suffering adverse effects caused by a medication they thought they could trust. If you’re one of those people, you have a right to hold these pharmaceutical companies accountable for their actions and recover the maximum available compensation.

If you developed cancer or another medical condition after taking Zantac or ranitidine, contact Mass Tort Alliance to determine if you qualify for a lawsuit.