On April 1, 2020, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requested the recall of all over-the-counter and prescription ranitidine medications. This is because ranitidine, known by its brand name as Zantac, contains N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). When the body is exposed to high levels of carcinogens like NDMA, there is an increased risk of cancer.
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With enough exposure, NDMA could cause cancer. While you can find low-risk levels of NDMA in meat, water and other products, it poses a higher risk in ranitidine. The reason for this is NDMA levels increase in ranitidine when it is stored at normal or high temperatures.
Testing has confirmed this increase and the risk to the human body. In fact, test findings published by the National Library of Medicine found that taking ranitidine orally can lead to the excretion of NDMA in the urinary system and may be associated with bladder cancer. Additionally, we may be able to help consumers who have used Zantac and have been diagnosed with the following cancers:
Zantac is processed through the liver, meaning that liver cancer is often the first and most obvious outcome of toxic exposure.
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If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer and you believe the cause may be linked to ranitidine, you may have a case for legal action. You or your loved one may seek compensation for:
In fact, due to the amount of cases, it is possible that there will be class-action lawsuits in the future. As more cases are filed, and especially if class-action lawsuits are filed, larger-sum settlements may be on the table for cancer victims. If you have been diagnosed with cancer within the past two years and you believe there may be a connection to Zantac, contact us right away.
While Zantac is a long-standing heartburn medication, the FDA has now recalled the product due to its link to cancer. The personal injury attorneys at Wallace & Graham, P.A. know that you may have some questions about this, which we will answer for you here.
Zantac shows links to many different types of cancer throughout the body, including the liver, stomach, bladder, pancreas, rectum and colon, esophagus, liver, prostate and breasts. Zantac is metabolized by the liver which is why liver cancer is often the first and most obvious outcome of toxic exposure. A significant development in the research on these cases shows juvenile cancers as well.
If you and your attorney can prove that your cancer is the result of using Zantac, you may be able to receive compensation for it. Compensation for Zantac claims can include losses like medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income during treatment and recovery, and other related costs and losses.
The answer depends on the state in which you live. Twenty-six states give you a two-year statute of limitations to file a claim, which can expire as early as September 15, 2021. States with one- and two-year statutes of limitations account for more than 59% of the country, affecting the majority of potential claimants. Contact our team to determine if you are eligible for compensation.
Children are just as vulnerable to the adverse outcomes from Zantac as adults are. Recent research shows cancer development in children linked to toxic exposure of Zantac. If you have a child who regularly took Zantac and has a cancer diagnosis, consult with our attorneys immediately.
If you believe your cancer diagnosis is related to taking Zantac, schedule your initial consultation with our team right away. Our North Carolina attorneys serve clients across the country, so call our Salisbury office at 888-698-9975 or email us here to schedule your consultation today. We have won record-breaking verdicts for our clients.
Our attorneys have decades of experience representing injured parties and victims of negligence. To learn about your next steps regarding a Zantac lawsuit, call our office in Salisbury at 888-698-9975 for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer. You may also email us using the contact form.