Zantac Lawsuit Attorney
If you live in the U.S, you’ve probably seen a handful of commercials about the recently recalled heartburn medication known as Zantac. Zantac, which is listed as “Ranitidine” under generic drug store brands like Walmart’s equate, was removed from the shelves by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after it was found to cause a variety of cancers.
The reason Zantac was recalled by the FDA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is due to recent laboratory tests showing that the drug produces a toxic chemical called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Typically, the amount of NDMA shown in drugs is usually at a harmless level. However, the levels of the toxic chemical found in Zantac and Ranitidine exceed the safety limits imposed by the FDA.
Zantac has been designated as a “probable human carcinogen” in the body for causing cancer and other types of diseases in major organs. The drug’s manufacturer and the manufacturers of the generic brands were required by law to protect their consumers from being injured by their products. Now, it’s been proven that using Zantac and Ranitidine is unsafe for the general public and the manufacturers should be held accountable.
If your doctor has diagnosed you or a loved one with cancer after using Zantac or Ranitidine, then you deserve compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered. The litigation attorneys with The Advocates are currently reviewing injury claims of victims who were diagnosed with cancer after the use of the drug. Contact The Advocates today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options. The Advocates are here to help you get the recovery you are owed!
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Why You Need a Zantac Lawsuit Lawyer
Zantac was first recalled in 2019 after an independent laboratory detected traces of NDMA contamination. The product was immediately pulled from retailers, such as CVS and Walgreens, after the FDA advised consumers to stop using the drug. More research was published several months later revealing dangerous amounts of NDMA contaminated Zantac and Ranitidine and drastically increased the risk of cancer. The Zantac stocks that were exposed to high temperatures had larger amounts of NDMA in them due to the heat exposure.
By September of 2019, the FDA officially recalled all Zantac and Ranitidine products, shortly after Sanofi, the drug’s manufacturer, announced a recalled in the U.S. and Canada.
As you can see below, here is an extensive list of cancers caused by consuming Zantac or its generic brands:
- Liver cancer
- Kidney or renal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Nasal cancer
- Colon cancer
- Cancer of the prostate
- Gastric cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Cancer of the esophagus
While the toxic effects of NDMA have been science by medical science for years, the high number of people diagnosed with cancer due to the consumption of Zantac and its generic brands has only recently been discovered. The bottom line is that the drug should have been tested more thoroughly by the manufacturers according to federal regulations. Now, these manufacturers must be held accountable by law for inadequate research and testing of their products.
Zantac and Ranitidine Cancer Lawsuits
Due to the negligence of Zantac manufacturers and its subsidiaries, these companies should be held responsible for any pain and suffering consumers have endured after taking the drug. If you or a family member were diagnosed with cancer or any illness after using Zantac, you should speak with The Advocates right away.
Other than Sanofi, the manufacturer of Zantac, here is a list of distributors who sold the general brand containing Ranitidine:
Rite Aid Corporation
Furthermore, the following list includes known manufacturers of 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
The Advocates are ready to help you obtain compensation for any injuries you’ve suffered after using Zantac or Raniditine. You should not have to suffer for the negligence of pharmaceutical manufacturers who do not have your best interests in mind.
The Advocates are currently reviewing any injury claims involving Zantac and the generic brands on behalf of victims who were injured by the drug. Our litigation attorneys want you to focus on recovering while we build you the strongest Zantac case possible. Don’t wait to schedule a free consultation with The Advocates. Simply call our office today at 1-888-565-5277, chat with a live attorney from the bottom of your page, or fill out the form below. Don’t wait. You deserve an Advocate!