The Legal Professionals at Blizzard Law, PLLC are aware of, and concerned by the increase in cancer-associated illnesses and related deaths that may be attributed to the frequent use of Zantac, Sanofi Pharmaceutical’s popular over-the-counter medication (ranitidine in generic form). Millions of Americans who have used Zantac regularly are anxious after recent news revealed traces of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in the drug. NDMA is a potential carcinogen that has been linked to increased illness and negative health outcomes after prolonged exposure.
Contact the Blizzard Law Firm for a consultation regarding current industry information on ranitidine products such as Zantac to assess possible legal action. Blizzard Law, PLLC is a Zantac Law Firm in Houston, Texas that is ready to assist you, or your family if you suspect that the long-term use of Zantac has caused cancer-related illness, birth defects, or death to a loved one.
According to the American College of Gastroenterology, an estimated 60 million Americans complain of having heartburn at least once a month and 15 million people experience it daily, leading to symptom management that includes diet and lifestyle changes and taking over-the-counter medications, such as Zantac.
FDA removal of hazardous drug.
In April of 2020, the U.S. FDA requested that manufacturers immediately withdraw Zantac and and all ranitidine drugs from the market. . This was the latest step in ongoing investigations of a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine medications (brand name Zantac). The agency has determined that the impurity increases over time, and when stored at higher than room temperatures, may result in exposure to unacceptable NDMA levels.
Lack of Transparency.
The manufacturers of Zantac and other Ranitidine drugs delayed informing the public of Zantac’s harmful side effects, until the FDA published news of the research identifying those risks. The recall delay caused consumers who use Zantac to be exposed to the toxins in the drug, increasing their risks of cancer-related illness and birth defects.
Legal action related to Zantac.
Following the recall of Zantac, individuals who have taken the drug and have later been diagnosed with cancer should consider whether Zantac contributed to cause the cancer. Potential risks include:
- Due to the toxic nature of NDMA, the FDA advises people not to consume more than 996 nanograms a day. Testing has found that there may be more than 3,000,000 nanograms in one Zantac pill. The carcinogenic nature of the impurity of the drug is harmful to many.
If an individual has been taking Zantac (a ranitidine medication) for a prolonged period of time and been diagnosed with cancer of the stomach, small intestine, bladder, colon, esophagus, prostate, pancreas, or kidneys, or has developed multiple myeloma, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or leukemia, they may be able to collect damages for the harm caused by the drug.
Total awards may include:
- Economic damages that compensate for present and future loss of earnings, medical bills, future medical care, household expenses, and
- Non-economic damages that compensate for pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of consortium, or companionship.
Individuals who wish to move forward with a Zantac lawsuit will need to:
- Prove that they used Zantac..
- Prove that they have been diagnosed with a cancer-associated illness related to NDMA and that the cancer diagnosis has led to medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish and other losses.
If you have questions regarding whether Zantac may have caused your cancer, talk to your health care providers, and consider speaking with an experienced professional legal counsel at Blizzard Law, PLLC,. Attorneys at Blizzard are currently accepting new clients who have developed cancer from exposure to NDMA in Zantac products.
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