Zantac Lawsuit Attorney
Most people in the U.S. have probably seen the commercials for the recently recalled heartburn medication known as Zantac. Zantac, which is commonly known as “Ranitidine” under drug store brands like Walmart’s Equate brand, was pulled from the shelves by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for causing a variety of cancers in its users.
The drug was recalled by the FDA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after various research studies showed that Zantac is contaminated by a toxic chemical called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Normally, the amount of NDMA found in drugs is at a low, harmless level. However, the NDMA found in Zantac has been named a “probable human carcinogen” and causes cancer and other diseases in many of the major organs.
Zantac’s manufacturer, Sanofi, and the manufacturers of Zantac’s generic brands had a legal responsibility to make sure no harm would come to customers using the general product. Unfortunately, they have failed to meet these standards and must be held legally accountable for their neglecting to protect their customers.
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac (Ranitidine), you deserve full compensation for your injuries and suffering. The litigation attorneys with The Advocates are currently assessing potential injury claims of victims who were taking Zantac and then diagnosed with cancer by a doctor. If you believe you’ve suffered one of the cancer injuries caused by Zantac, contact The Advocates today for a free case review with an experienced attorney. The Advocates will discuss your options with you and help you recovery the compensation you are owed!
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Why You Need a Zantac Litigation Lawyer
In 2019, Zantac was voluntarily recalled after an independent testing laboratory first detected the NDMA contamination. Retailers like CVS and Walgreens immediately pulled Zantac and its generic brands from their shelves after the FDA advised consumers to no longer use the drug.
More extensive research came out several months later, revealing dangerous amounts of NDMA contamination that were proven to drastically increase the risk of cancer. Zantac stocks exposed to high temperatures were found to have large amounts of NDMA contamination due to the heat exposure.
In September of 2019, the FDA officially announced a total recall of the drug and shortly after Sanofi announced a recall of Zantac in the United States and Canada.
You’ll find below a list of the most common forms of cancer and other illnesses caused by products contaminated by NDMA (Zantac/Ranitidine):
- Kidney and renal cancer
- Cancer of the stomach
- Liver cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Colon cancer
- Gastric cancer
- Cancer of the esophagus
- Bladder cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Nasal cancer
Even though the carcinogenic effects of NDMA have long since been documented by medical experts, the connection between Zantac and its generic brands to cancer has only recently been discovered. The biggest argument is that Zantac manufacturers and the like should have tested their products according to FDA and EPA guidelines.
Now, the foundation of any lawsuit against Ranitidine pharmaceuticals is their failure to do adequate research and testing, which has resulted in consumers developing cancer and other illnesses.
Zantac and Ranitidine Cancer Lawsuits
Due to the negligence and illnesses Zantac and its manufacturers have caused many people, these companies should be held liable for the pain and suffering endured by American consumers. If you or a family member were diagnosed with cancer after using Zantac, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and losses.
Other than the product Zantac, the following list is of known distributors who sold generic heartburn pharmaceuticals containing Ranitidine:
Rite Aid Corporation
Here is an extensive list of known manufacturers that produced generic heartburn pharmaceuticals containing 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
Determining liability and proving your injury case in court can be difficult without the help of a Zantac lawsuit attorney. The Advocates are here to help you recover maximum compensation for the injuries and losses you’ve suffered due to taking Zantac or any of the generic heartburn drugs containing Ranitidine.
The Advocates are currently reviewing any Zantac cases on behalf of victims who were injured by the drug. An attorney with The Advocates is here to provide you with a free legal consultation about your injury claim. You can call us today at 1-888-565-5277, use our Live Chat feature on our homepage, or simply fill out the form below. Your case deserves an Advocate!