As the nation learns more about the possible exposure of long-term Zantac users to NDMA, a known carcinogen, families and individuals who used Zantac have been asking Blizzard Law, PLLC how they might proceed in Houston, Texas. Across the nation, we have seen more activity in the courts regarding Zantac class action lawsuits. Blizzard Law, PLLC is a Zantac law firm in Houston, Texas that may be able to assist you or your family if you believe that your long-term use of Zantac caused you to develop cancer.
First, let’s quickly review the basics regarding the issue with Zantac, a popular heartburn medication. On April 1, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration called for the recall of all Zantac products from the shelves. Zantac was recalled because investigators found an impurity in the drug. This impurity, NDMA, is a known carcinogen. This means that high levels of exposure to NDMA over time can cause cancer. It is believed that in over the counter Zantac, levels of NDMA could increase over time when the drug is stored in conditions that are higher than room temperature. Because many people take Zantac regularly to treat their heartburn, this means that individuals could potentially have been exposed to high levels of NDMA on a regular basis. Furthermore, studies indicate that the conditions in the human stomach can activate heat levels in Zantac in such a way that it could potentially increase the NDMA levels in the drug. This is understandably alarming for long-term Zantac users.
If you or someone you love regularly used Zantac and has developed cancer, you may be able to join a growing number of people pursuing Zantac lawsuits. Across the nation, families and victims with cancer have been filing cases because they believe are linked to their long-term Zantac use.
Many more lawsuits are expected to follow given the scientific evidence supporting NDMA’s link to various cancers, including bladder cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer and esophageal cancer. If you or someone you love developed a digestive tract cancer, after taking Zantac, you and your family may have the option to join a growing number of people who are pursuing Zantac lawsuits across the nation. Blizzard Law, PLLC is a Zantac law firm in Houston, Texas that is currently accepting cases from clients who believe they developed cancer after regularly using Zantac.
Zantac and Digestive Cancer Lawsuits
Early studies about the levels of NDMA, the dangerous carcinogen found in Zantac indicate that in the warm environment of the stomach and digestive tract, levels of NDMA can increase to dangerous and alarming levels. Research in Carcinogenesis, studied the levels of NDMA in patients’ urine after they consumed Zantac and the results were disturbing. The researchers looked at how Zantac interacted with PH levels in the stomach to affect NDMA levels found in the drug. After healthy adults consumed Zantac, researchers found NDMA levels increased 400-fold. The patients’ levels of NDMA, exceeded or equaled levels found in patients who later went on to develop bladder cancer. The research indicates a real risk to patients who have consumed Zantac regularly, because regular exposure to these types of high levels of NDMA could result in the development of bladder cancer, or other digestive tract cancers. Already, we have seen families come forward claiming that their prolonged use of Zantac resulted in their development of bladder cancer. The research published in the scientific journal Carcinogenesis confirms this concern.
Blizzard Law, PLLC is a Zantac law firm in Houston, Texas that is currently taking cases from victims and families who believe that their regular Zantac use resulted in their development of digestive tract cancers, such as stomach cancer, bladder cancer, colon cancer, esophageal cancer and prostate cancer. If you have been diagnosed with any of those cancers and were also a regular Zantac user, consider contacting Blizzard Law, PLLC, a Zantac law firm in Houston, Texas. We are here to help.