Zantac Lawsuit Attorney
Most everyone in the country has seen the humorous commercials for the mass-produced heartburn medication known as Zantac, known by its generic name, also, as Ranitidine. What most people are unaware of is that the pharmaceutical has been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration after it was found the drug causes a variety of cancers. But what does this mean for the millions of people whom have steadily relied on the drug for years?
The reason for the recall is due to the discovery that Zantac inadvertently produces a toxic chemical NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine). NDMA has been designated as a carcinogen for the human body, causing cancer and disease in many of the major organs. Unfortunately, Zantac’s primary ingredient, Rantidine, has been shown to produce NDMA in abundance, far exceeding safe limits imposed by the FDA.
Sanofi, the manufacturer of Zantac, and the manufacturers of Zantac’s numerous generic brands are required by law to only bring pharmaceuticals to market that have been proven safe for the consumption of the general product. But by using a chemical as dangerous as Ranitidine they have failed to protect customers and should now be held accountable according to the law.
If your doctor has diagnosed you with cancer after using Zantac or a generic drug containing Ranitdine then you deserve compensation for the damages you have suffered. The attorneys with The Advocates are currently reviewing injury claims of victims whom have been diagnosed with cancer due to the use of Zantac and Rantidine. If you have or a family member have been diagnosed with cancer after the use of Zantac, contact The Advocates today for a free consultation with an attorney to discuss your options. The Advocates can help you recover the compensation you are owed!
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Why You Need a Zantac Litigation Lawyer
Zantac was first voluntarily recalled in 2019 after an independent laboratory first detected contamination of NDMA. The product was then immediately pulled from storefronts and the FDA advised consumers to no longer ingest the drug.
Months later, a total recall was announced by the FDA. More extensive research revealed that the amount of NDMA contamination increased dramatically when Zantac stocks were exposed to high temperatures while in storage or transit. In short, more heat meant more NDMA.
With higher levels of NDMA, the risk of cancer increased as well. Below are the most common forms of cancer and illness due to products contaminated by NDMA, such as Zantac:
- Liver cancer
- Kidney and renal cancer
- Cancer of the stomach
- Gastric cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Cancer of the esophagus
- Bladder cancer
- Colon cancer
- Nasal cancer
While the carcinogenic effects of NDMA have long been known by medical science, with a number of documented cases of cancer of the years, the connection to Zantac has only recently been discovered. The plain fact is that the makers of Zantac and its generic offshoots should have tested their products more thoroughly according to federal regulations. The current damage and injuries caused to consumers from Ranitidine pharmaceuticals is directly connected to the inadequate research and testing by these manufacturers.
Zantac and Ranitidine Cancer Lawsuits
Due to the negligence of manufacturers of Zantac and its subsidiaries, these companies should be held responsible for the untold damage they have caused American consumers. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with an illness or cancer after the use of Zantac, you might be eligible for compensation for your injuries and losses.
Besides the product Zantac, manufactured by Sanofi, the list below is of known distributors of generic heartburn pharmaceuticals containing Ranitidine:
Rite Aid Corporation
The following list pertains to 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 can help you recover maximum compensation for the injuries and losses you have suffered from Zantac and generic heartburn drugs containing Ranitidine. You should not have to suffer for the irresponsibility and hastiness of pharmaceutical manufacturers looking to make a profit by cutting corners on research and testing.
The Advocates is currently reviewing injury claims on behalf of victims whom have been injured by Zantac and other types of heartburn medication using Ranitidine. An attorney with The Advocates is ready to provide you with a free consultation about your potential case. Simply call 1-888-565-5277, chat with a live attorney from our homepage, or fill out the form below. Your case deserves an Advocate!