The Zantac Cancer Lawyers at Lowe Scott Fisher are investigating and pursuing cases to compensate victims diagnosed with cancer caused by the heartburn medicine Zantac. The FDA recently recalled all Zantac medication because it contains a dangerous cancer-causing chemical.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac at least one year, you may be able to file a claim.
The FDA announced in September 2019 that low levels of a probable human carcinogen called N-nitrosodimethlylamine (NDMA) were found in Zantac (ranitidine), leading to a recall of Zantac and its generics. Major drugstores such as Walgreens and CVS have taken all generic versions of ranitidine and Zantac off their shelves until further notice from the FDA. Drug manufacturers Sandoz (a division of Novartis) and Apotex have recalled all of their generic ranitidine drugs that are sold in the United States.
In April 2020, the FDA pulled all Zantac and ranitidine products from the market, citing that potential health risks for increased NDMA levels with time and temperature.
Millions of patients used Zantac for decades to treat their heartburn, which is deeply concerning. The agency is also asking ranitidine manufacturers to perform tests on their individual products and to send samples to the FDA for additional examinations.
If you used Zantac and have been diagnosed with cancer, contact our experienced attorneys to get the help you deserve. Call 216-781-2600 today to arrange a consultation and case evaluation with an attorney.
How is Zantac Dangerous?
Zantac was introduced in 1983 and has been widely marketed as a safe treatment for heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions.
The active ingredient in Zantac is ranitidine, which has an inherent molecular structure that may react with itself. This can produce dangerous levels of the chemical N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) when exposed to high temperatures inside the human body or during transport (such as in a hot car).
For decades, NDMA has been known to increase the risk of cancer in humans. While the drug manufacturers knew or should have known about the link between Zantac and cancer, they failed to adequately research the risk or warn users and the medical community.
Following exposure for only a few months, medical experts indicate that NDMA may result in the development of various types of cancer from Zantac.
When taken for one year or longer, Zantac is known to contract:
- Bladder cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Kidney Cancer
Who Can File a Zantac Cancer Lawsuit?
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If you or a family member, who took Zantac for a year or longer, were diagnosed with bladder cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer or kidney cancer, you may qualify for compensation. Contact our team of experienced attorneys at 216-781-2600 to get the help you deserve.