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Zantac® Linked To Cancer

If you were diagnosed with cancer after using Zantac®, or another heartburn medication, contact us now for your free consultation.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of the heartburn drug, Zantac®, after low levels of a probable carcinogen known as N-nitrosodimethlylamine (NDMA) was discovered.

Lawsuits have been filed claiming that Sanofi-Aventis, the manufacturer of Zantac®, knew that the drug could produce harmful levels of NDMA after being ingested but failed to warn users. As a result, millions of people unknowingly put themselves at risk of developing various forms of cancer by taking the widely prescribed heartburn medication.

If you have taken Zantac® and are now suffering from bladder, uterus, stomach, kidney, liver, or any other type of cancer, it’s important to know that you have rights and may be entitled to compensation through filing a Zantac® lawsuit.

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Zantac® Lawsuit FAQs

If you took Zantac® and have since been diagnosed with bladder, uterus, stomach, kidney, liver, or any other type of cancer, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover your losses. We work with knowledgeable attorneys who will be able to help you determine the best course of action.

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Filing a lawsuit against a major corporation can be challenging and many people don’t know where to begin. That’s why having a knowledgeable attorney who knows how to handle these types of lawsuits will give you the best chance of getting what you deserve. What’s more, an attorney can help take the burden of the time-consuming legal process off your shoulders, so you can focus on your health and your family.

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Levels of NDMA Detected in Zantac®

Unacceptable levels of NDMA in ranitidine medicines, including the brand-name drug Zantac®, were first detected by the online pharmacy Valisure. According to Valisure, ranitidine can convert to NDMA once ingested. Testing showed more than 3 million nanograms of NDMA per tablet, which is more than 31,000 times the amount determined to be safe by the FDA. After this shocking discovery, Valisure petitioned to the FDA for all over-the-counter and prescription ranitidine products to be recalled.

The FDA’s investigations also revealed concerning levels of NDMA in samples of ranitidine. Lawsuits are now being filed against Zantac®’s maker, Sanofi, arguing that the company knew the drug could produce dangerous levels of NDMA.

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NDMA: A Known Carcinogen

Safety concerns about NDMA can be dated back to the 1980s. Originally used to make rocket fuel, NDMA can be very harmful, particularly to the liver, when consumed. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and is classified as a probable human carcinogen. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to high levels over a short term and low levels over a long term have both been shown to cause cancer, internal bleeding, and even death.

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Complications of Zantac®

In addition to causing cancer, symptoms of overexposure to the carcinogen NDMA found in Zantac® can include but are not limited to:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Liver Failure
  • Jaundice
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Reduced function of the liver, kidneys, and lungs

Lawsuits Claim That Manufacturers Failed to Warn About Cancer Risk

Plaintiffs are accusing Sanofi and other drugmakers of manufacturing, marketing, and selling, a drug they knew or should have known contained harmful amounts of the known cancer-causing chemical NDMA.

Drug manufacturers have a legal responsibility to warn consumers of any known safety risks associated with their products, yet it is alleged that Sanofi chose not to disclose the health concerns to the government or consumers, putting people’s health and lives at stake.

Do You Qualify for a Zantac® Lawsuit?

If you have been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac®, you may qualify to file a Zantac® lawsuit to recover your losses.

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Has Zantac® Been Recalled?

Sanofi voluntarily recalled all over-the-counter Zantac® tablets after the FDA’s discovery. Two other recent voluntary recalls include Appco Pharma LLC, which recalled prescription ranitidine hydrochloride capsules, and Northwind Pharmaceuticals, which recalled prescription ranitidine tablets (150 mg and 300 mg) manufactured by Glenmark Pharmaceutical Inc. Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, and Walgreens have also all announced that sales of ranitidine medications would be halted due to safety concerns.

You can visit the FDA’s website for further information on the latest recalls.

How Can Filing a Zantac® Lawsuit Help?

If you took Zantac® and have since been diagnosed with cancer, please don’t hesitate to find out your legal options. As a consumer, you have a right to know how the health and safety risks associated with any drug you put into your body.

Sadly, big businesses don’t always make the safety of their consumers a priority. When this happens, these companies should be held responsible. If you’ve been a victim of a large corporation, like Sanofi and other drugmakers, that put profits before people, you deserve justice and may be able to seek compensation for damages including:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering (physical and/or mental anguish) caused by your illness and the treatment process
  • Death benefits, such as funeral expenses, loss of expected earnings, loss of companionship
  • Punitive damages

Taking action can not only benefit you and your family, but can also help raise awareness so the same thing doesn’t happen to other people.

Have You Developed Cancer After Taking Zantac®?

You’re not alone. Contact us today to find out if you may qualify to file a Zantac® lawsuit and seek compensation for your losses.

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