Zantac Lawsuit Attorney
Most of the country has seen the stilted commercials for the popular heartburn medication Zantac, also known by its generic name of Ranitidine. What most are unaware is that Zantac has been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after the pharmaceutical was discovered to cause multiple types of cancer. Considering that millions of Americans have used Zantac and its generic brands for years, many consumers are wondering what legal options they may have going forward.
The reason for the FDA’s recall of Zantac (Ranitidine) is due to alarming research showing the drug can become tainted with a highly toxic chemical known as N-Nitrosodimenthylamine (NDMA). For decades, NDMA has been designated by federal regulators as a deadly carcinogen when it is absorbed by the human body. A high enough dose can cause cancer and disease in many of the major organs. To make the situation worse, Zantac’s primary ingredient can produce NDMA in limits which greatly exceed the safety standards established by the FDA, which has lead to the current recall.
Both Sanofi, the manufacturer of Zantac, and the producers of multiple generic brands of Zantac are required by United States federal law to only provide pharmaceuticals to the American consumer market which have been rigorously tested and proven to be safe for consumption by the general public. By allowing a chemical as harmful and deadly as Ranitidine to inflict so much harm, such pharmaceutical companies have failed in their responsibility to protect everyday consumers and they must now be held accountable for their dangerous business practices.
If you were prescribed Zantac or a generic drug containing Ranitdine and have now been diagnosed with cancer or or another type of illness, you deserve just compensation for the injuries and damages you and your family have suffered. The attorneys with The Advocates are now in the process of reviewing injury claims of victims whom have been injured or fallen ill following the prolonged use of Zantac and Rantidine. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer after using Zantac, contact The Advocates today for a free consultation with a Zantac litigation attorney to discuss your legal options. The attorneys with The Advocates are ready to help you recover maximum compensation for your Zantac injury claim!
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Why You Need a Zantac Lawsuit Lawyer
Zantac and Rantidine were first recalled on a voluntary basis back in 2019 following an independent laboratory’s detection of NDMA contamination which they found in a controlled study. The FDA then immediately put out a notice to the public that Zantac consumers should stop ingesting the drug immediately and for major distributors to quickly pull the product from all of their storefronts.
Additional and more extensive research was then conducted by multiple laboratories and it was discovered that the amount of NDMA contamination increased to dangerous levels whenever the stock of Zantac was exposed to high temperatures, such as temperatures found when the product was in transit or placed in storage. In short, the extra heat led to higher levels of NDMA. High levels of NDMA has been shown to increase the potential risk of cancer in those whom use the heartburn pharmaceutical. Here are the most common types of cancer associated with products which have been contaminated with NDMA, such as Zantac and its generic brands:
- Liver cancer
- Kidney or renal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Nasal cancer
- Colon cancer
- Cancer of the prostate
- Gastric cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Cancer of the esophagus
The dangerous and toxic effects of the carcinogen NDMA have been known since the 70’s by the medical and science communities, with numerous cases of cancer being documented. The connection to Zantac, however, has only recently been discovered. The plain fact is that Zantac and Ranitidine manufacturers did not properly and thoroughly test their products as dictated by federal guidelines and regulations. The damage and injuries inflicted on consumers by Zantac and Ranitidine pharmaceuticals is solely as result of poor research methods and inadequate testing by these irresponsible manufacturers.
Zantac and Ranitidine Cancer Lawsuits
Due to the recklessness of Zantac manufacturers and its numerous subsidiaries, these pharmaceutical companies should now be held responsible for the untold damage they have caused consumers in the United States. If you or someone you love has contracted an illness or has been diagnosed with cancer following the continued use of Zantac or Ranitidine, you could be owed compensation for the injuries and losses you have suffered. Outside of the name-brand product of Zantac, produced by manufacturer Sanofi, the following list is of known Ranitidine distributors of generic heartburn medication:
Rite Aid Corporation
The list below also pertains to manufacturers of heartburn pharmaceuticals which contain Ranitidine:
- GSK Pharmaceuticals
- Boehringer Ingelheim
- Appco Pharma LLC
- Denton Pharma dba Northwind Pharmaceuticals
- Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC
- Precision Dose Inc.
- Golden State Medical Supply Inc.
- American Health Packaging
- Aurobindo Pharma USA
- Novitium Pharma LLC
- Lannett Company Inc.
- Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.
- Perrigo Company PLC
The attorneys with The Advocates are prepared to help you win maximum compensation for the injuries and damages you and your family have suffered due to the prolonged use of Zantac and other generic heartburn medications containing Ranitidine. Why should you suffer for the recklessness and hasty manufacturing of pharmaceutical companies whom have cut corners in research and testing in the name of profits?
Don’t let the pharmaceutical industry take advantage of your health and well-being. Hire an Advocate attorney to make them pay for their mistakes and immoral business practices. The Advocates are currently reviewing Zantac injury claims, so don’t wait to contact our office about your potential case. An attorney with our law firm is ready to discuss your injuries and losses during a free case evaluation. You can either call our office today at 1-888-565-5277, chat with a live attorney from the bottom of your page, or fill out the form above. Don’t wait. You deserve an Advocate!