Zantac Cancer Lawsuits: Most Frequently Asked Questions
With the current FDA recall of Zantac and its generic products, pharmaceuticals containing Ranitidine, thousands of people across the United States are wondering if they have been impacted by the popular heartburn drug. The aim of this guide is to answer any and all questions you may have about Zantac, the recall, and the current federal lawsuits being filed on behalf of victims.
What is Zantac and Ranitidine?
Zantac is a pharmaceutical designed to provide heartburn relief for consumers afflicted with the chronic condition. The drug was designed by GlaxoSmithKline in the 80’s and quickly became widespread across the globe. Zantac is now manufactured by a French pharmaceutical company called Sanofi and is offered in both prescription and over-the-counter forms. Until recently, there were dozens of generic ranitidine products on the market.
Why is Zantac being recalled?
An independent laboratory in 2019 found that Ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac, produces toxic levels of the chemical N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is carcinogenic to the human body. NDMA is classified as a chemical that causes cancer by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
What kinds of cancers are caused by Zantac and Ranitidine?
Toxins produced by the NDMA chemical found in Zantac and Ranitidine have been associated with the following types of cancer:
- Liver cancer
- Kidney or renal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Nasal cancer
- Colon cancer
- Cancer of the Bladder
- Cancer of the prostate
- Gastric cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Cancer of the esophagus
Why are the Zantac manufacturers and distributors responsible?
Due to a troubling trend toward deregulation in the United States, more and more pharmaceutical companies rush the research, development, and testing of their products. They do this to make their products available to the general public as quickly as possible to grab as much of the market as possible.
The attorneys with The Advocates believe the makers and suppliers of Zantac and Ranitidine failed to conduct proper research of their drug, possibly knew of the drug’s risks, and failed to recall the product upon discovery of the toxic chemical NDMA. Put simply, they put profits ahead of people.
How do I know if I qualify to file a Zantac lawsuit?
If you have been diagnosed with one of the above-listed cancers or another type of illness after prolonged use of Zantac or its generic products then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. Zantac injury claims will likely be based upon proven medical conditions substantiated by a history of medical records.
How long will Zantac litigation take?
Unfortunately cases involving defective drugs can take several years to fully resolve since you will likely be joining thousands of other victims whom have filed injury claims. Large drug companies have vast resources and teams of cutthroat lawyers who will drag out the litigation process as long they are able.
Will I have to go to trial?
The chances you will have to go to trial is rather slim. Again, there will almost certainly be thousands of other cases similar to your own and 99% of these will settle out of court.
How much does it cost to hire an Advocate attorney to represent my Zantac lawsuit?
It costs absolutely nothing to hire an Advocate attorney for your Zantac lawsuit. Our attorneys work on what’s known as a contingency basis. This means we don’t get paid unless you do. Once your Zantac case settles, The Advocates will be paid a percentage of the settlement on the backend. In the unlikely scenario where your case does not successfully settle, you won’t owe The Advocates a dime in attorney fees. That’s our promise to you.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer after prolonged use of Zantac or one of its generic products containing Ranitidine, you should contact The Advocates today for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys are experts at recovering damages for defective pharmaceuticals such Zantac. The Advocates know best how to obtain maximum compensation for the injuries and losses you have suffered.
With so much at stake with your Zantac lawsuit, an ordinary lawyer simply won’t do. You need an Advocate attorney to help you win just compensation for your Zantac injury claim. Don’t wait to 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. You deserve an Advocate!