The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a voluntary recall of the heartburn medication ranitidine. This is the active ingredient in the brand name drug Zantac, which is sold by the drug maker Sanofi. Other companies have done a voluntary recall for their ranitidine medications.
An FDA investigation found that the medication, as well as generic ranitidine tablets, contained dangerous levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is a probable human carcinogen, so consumers of Zantac and generic Zantac (ranitidine) may be at risk for developing cancer.
Zantac is an over-the-counter medication sold at drugstores like Walgreens and CVS. Doctors may also prescribe ranitidine to treat conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, and acid reflux. For more information on how GERD VA Ratings work, click here!
The makers of Zantac are now facing a class action lawsuit for the link to this cancer-causing chemical. If you or a loved one previously took this drug and developed cancer, you may be able to make a Zantac cancer claim through a law firm. You could also be eligible for compensation.
What Cancers Have Been Linked to Zantac?
NDMA is most often found in water and foods, such as dairy products, vegetables, and grilled meats. There is also NDMA in Zantac. According to the FDA, laboratory studies have shown the substance to be potentially carcinogenic. Exposure to high levels of NDMA has been linked to the following types of cancer.
- Bladder cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Colon and Rectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Lung cancer (non-smokers)
- Ovarian cancer
- Breast cancer
Zantac Cancer Lawsuit: How Can You Make a Claim?
If you were diagnosed with cancer following frequent use of the over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac, or other generic versions of ranitidine products, be sure to contact the team at Hill & Ponton.
Those seeking compensation through a Zantac lawsuit, or anyone with questions about the Zantac recall, can contact the Disability Attorneys at Hill & Ponton. You can also fill out an online form to receive a free case evaluation.
There are currently thousands of Zantac cancer lawsuits filed. Many in the federal courts have been consolidated in a Zantac class action lawsuit. There is also Zantac multidistrict litigation or Zantac MDL, and the Zantac cancer lawsuit will be seen before a Zantac MDL judge. It is not yet known what the possible Zantac lawsuit settlement amount will be for Zantac plaintiffs.
Still, it is best to stay up to date on all information regarding the Zantac lawsuit and try to get ahead of the statute of limitations for your own case. Hill & Ponton is here to help in filing a Zantac lawsuit and helping in Zantac litigation.
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