Zantac Class Action Lawsuit
The pharmaceutical medication Zantac has the potential to cause cancer and other serious side-effects. You deserve justice. If you or someone you love has developed cancer after using the over-the-counter medication Zantac, please call Perenich Law Injury Attorneys as soon as possible.
Basics About Zantac
Zantac is the commercial name for the medication Ranitidine. This medication is prescribed to people who suffer from overproduction of stomach acid, a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Zantac can also be used to treat other gastrointestinal issues, such as heartburn, indigestion, ulcers, etc.
This is both an over the counter medication and prescription medication. It comes in different strengths. It is one of the most prescribed medications in the U.S.
The FDA Warning for Zantac
On 09.13.2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report that stated that there was a cancer causing contaminant called NDMA in Ranitidine products. This affected Zantac. The levels of NDMA in the product was between 3,000 to 26,000 times the approved FDA standard. The FDA recalled the drug as of April 2020.
Products are allowed to contain only 100 nanograms of NDMA in a daily dose. There are lawsuits against Zantac 150mg pills. A study showed that there was more than 2.5 million nanograms of NDMA in just one of these pills. Some people were told to take two pills every night for up to two months.
A claim against Sanofi and Boehringer Ingleham posited that they knew that their products were a threat to public safety. They knew that NDMA was dangerous, knew that it was present in their product, and did nothing to rectify the situation. People who use these drugs have shown to have extremely elevated levels of NDMA in their urine. Had the victims been properly warned against this, they would have chosen not to take this medication. That is the basis of the claim.
What is the Cancer Risk from Taking Zantac?
NDMA has been linked to causing many different types of cancer, including bladder, stomach, liver, kidney and lung cancers. There are also unpleasant non-cancerous symptoms that people experience when using NDMA, such as fever, dizziness, jaundice, cramps, reduced function in the liver, and more. NDMA has been labeled by the World Health Organization as a clear carcinogen.
Will Zantac Be Recalled?
The FDA has not advised patients not to take the drug. There have been major companies that have decided independently to pause the selling of Zantac while more information and research emerges about the health risks associated with this product.
The NDMA in Zantac has been determined to be a probable carcinogen, but it has yet to be proven that the levels in the Zantac are causing cancer. It may be that cancer occurs after prolonged use. Long-term use is discouraged by the FDA. Anyone who doesn’t wish to be on the medication can reach out to their healthcare provider to talk about a different plan to treat their condition. There is currently nothing to suggest that the other available options have cancer risks.
Should I File a Zantac Class Action Lawsuit?
When a class action lawsuit gets filed against the makers of Zantac, those participating in the class action are filing because of their exposure to NDMA. If you are or have been prescribed Zantac and you were diagnosed with bladder or stomach cancer, we can help you file a claim to be compensated for the following damages:
- Injury related medical bills
- Your mental, physical, and emotional pain and suffering that resulted from your injuries and treatments
- Lost earnings from time missed at work to recover or get treatment
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages that punish malicious wrongdoers
If you are successful in a class action lawsuit, you can help other people who were harmed by Zantac get the compensation that they deserve while also punishing those who were negligent. This can put pressure on people in the future to make safer products with either no levels or safer levels of NDMA.
We want to encourage you to come forward with your claim and report any harm you think Zantac May have done to you. There is a program called MedWatch that exists to research medications and their potential hazards.
The phases of a Zantac lawsuit are not any different from another kind of personal injury lawsuit, such as a car accident. It’s civil litigation.
Make sure you have the right attorney on your side. At Perenich Law Injury Attorneys, you are a priority to us. We can consult with you on anything you need to know about these types of cases.
Act quickly and don’t be afraid to come forward. Your decision to do this could help other people make safer choices. We’re sorry you have to suffer right now. But we can help make your future better.
Call Our Zantac Class Action Lawsuit Attorneys Today
If you want to speak to a skilled Tampa Bay medical malpractice lawyer for information about filing a Zantac class action lawsuit, please give us a call as soon as possible to set up your free consultation. We are here to help.