Zantac/Antacid Medication Lawsuits Lawyer
If you or someone you love have taken Zantac® or other generic ranitidine heartburn medications and suffered ill side effects or health complications, you may be eligible for compensation through a Defective Drugs/Personal Injury lawsuit. For more information, you should call Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law at 813-254-7119 or send us an online message at CallMeOnMyCell.com.
In October 2019, pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi issued a voluntary recall of Zantac after consumer complaints of troubling side effects and some possible links to developing cancer. Other manufacturers also recalled generic heartburn medications that contained ranitidine.
In early April 2020, the FDA officially requested that all pharmaceutical manufacturers that produce medications containing ranitidine, including Zantac, immediately remove all over-the-counter and prescription products from consumer sales outlets. These products are under investigation by the FDA after pharmacies warned of dangerously high levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
This substance was present in many blood pressure medicines, which have since been recalled, and was previously used in the manufacture of rocket fuel. NDMA is a B2 carcinogen, which means there is a probable link to the development of several different cancers. FDA testing revealed that over half of the random samples of ranitidine heartburn medications contained high levels of NDMA that pose a significant danger to health.
What Types of Cancer Can Zantac Cause?
Due to NDMA being labeled as a B2 Carcinogen, exposure to it through repeated use of Zantac or other heartburn medications containing ranitidine can cause many different types of cancer. If you or someone you love took prescription or over-the-counter heartburn medication that contained ranitidine for at least 60 days, you might be entitled to compensation. Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law, with offices in Tampa and Lakeland, Florida, can provide more information and legal representation if needed.
The following cancers have been linked to NDMA exposure from taking Zantac or ranitidine, and others may be included:
- Bladder Cancer
- Brain Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Intestinal Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Ovarian Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
Routine exposure to NDMA from prescription or over-the-counter Zantac or other ranitidine medications, for 60 days or longer, could have significantly increased your risk for developing these or other cancers. Some users of ranitidine with NDMA have suffered other side effects, such as headaches, fever, abdominal cramps, dizziness, jaundice, enlarged liver and reduced organ function.
How Can I Learn More About Compensation for Zantac Cancer Victims?
Advanced cancer treatments are incredibly expensive, and the effects on patients vary but are typically mentally and physically overwhelming. Cancer patients are usually unable to carry out routine daily tasks or work responsibilities during treatment, and sometimes for a long time afterward. All this can cause significant hardship for the person living with cancer and their family.
No one can determine an exact amount of compensation that can be recovered from a Defective Medication/Personal Injury lawsuit. However, Ligori & Ligori will vigorously pursue your claim before the courts to secure the maximum amount of financial remuneration possible. This can be needed to cover:
- Short- and long-term medical treatment
- Current and future wages lost
- Pain and suffering
- Other expenses related to your condition
Contact Us at CallMeOnMyCell.com If You or a Loved One Took Zantac
If you or a family member took Zantac or another heartburn medication that contained ranitidine, you should discontinue its use and consult with your primary care doctor as soon as possible. He or she can advise you about the risks and other options to treat your condition. You should also dispose of any remaining medication according to FDA disposal guidelines.
If you or someone you love developed cancer, and that diagnosis may be related to NDMA or other carcinogens contained in Zantac or generic forms of ranitidine, contact Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law today. We can arrange a confidential consultation to examine the evidence in your possible claim and advise you on the next steps.