Over the last year, the FDA has requested that all products containing ranitidine, more commonly sold under the brand name Zantac, be pulled from the market immediately.
The recall was ordered due to concerns that ranitidine medications may contain dangerously high levels of a cancer-causing chemical called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). The FDA has ordered that all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs must be taken off the shelves.
If you or a loved were developed any kind of cancer after taking Zantac, you should speak with a Zantac lawyer to see if you can file a lawsuit.
What Type of Cancers are Linked to Zantac?
In 2019, an online pharmacy in Connecticut reported that it had found the cancer-causing chemical NDMA in several batches of Zantac and its generic brand, ranitidine.
Less than a year later, the FDA announced that the medication shows a risk to public health and may be causing different types of cancer in consumers. Exposure to NDMA can cause any of the following cancers:
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Prostrate cancer
- Stomach cancer
Many doctors have diagnosed people with cancer after taking Zantac. The list above is not limited to the different types of cancer caused by the prescription drug. If you developed any kind of cancer after taking Zantac, it’s in your best interest to speak with an attorney right away.
Do I Qualify for a Zantac Lawsuit or Settlement?
In order to potentially quality for a Zantac lawsuit, you have to first prove use. This means that you have to show that you took Zantac or ranitidine. If you were prescribed ranitidine, then it can be easily proven that you took the medication in a copy of your pharmacy records. If you regularly took Zantac, you will need any medical records or even receipts/statements that support this.
Second, you will need to prove an injury was caused by taking the medication. If you were diagnosed with one or more cancers listed above, you can request a copy of your medical records from your doctor or hospital (or you can work with an attorney to obtain your medical records for you).
Considered the most important part of filing a Zantac lawsuit is being able to prove that your medication use and cancer diagnosis are related. There are many factors that go into this, which is why it’s vital to at least speak with a Zantac lawyer about your case.
Speak with a Zantac Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one were recently diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, you will need to speak with an attorney right away. You may be entitled to compensation for any injuries associated to the use of taking the medication.
Our Zantac lawyers at The Advocates can provide the legal knowledge you will need to determine if you qualify to file a lawsuit. Should you qualify, we will represent you and your case until you get the recovery you are rightfully owed. You can contact us today at 307-271-6404 or use our Live Chat Here.
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