What You Should Know About Zantac Litigation
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.
At Wallace & Graham, P.A., we provide extensive legal services to clients for an array of personal injury needs. Our lawyers are adept at navigating dangerous drugs cases in North Carolina, in South Carolina and on the national level.
Does Zantac Cause Cancer?
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.
Do you have more question about the Zantac recall? Read our FAQ.
You May Have A Case For Compensation
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:
- Medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages from missing work
- Other relevant losses
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.
Learn About Your Options
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.