Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki attorneys are evaluating claims from Americans who took Zantac and have been diagnosed with cancer.
Zantac is one of the most popular over-the-counter medications for heartburn and chest pain in the country. It's used by millions of people and is also a potential cancer risk.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a recall of Zantac along with all other medications using its active ingredient, Ranitidine. The recall follows new research that revealed that Randitine was often contaminated by N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a chemical classified as a probable carcinogen by the FDA, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the World Health Organization. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), NDMA has been linked to various diseases, including severe liver disease, testicular cancer, liver cancer, and lung cancer.
Millions of consumers used Zantac without real knowledge of the risks. As a result, some users suffered from cancer that might be caused by the drug.
Zantac's manufacturer, Sanofi, had a responsibility to ensure that their customers wouldn't suffer injury from using their product, an obligation that they failed to see through.
In 2019, investigations into the NDMA-contaminated Ranitidine began. The FDA and Zantac sellers announced a voluntary recall of the drug after an independent lab, Valisure, found evidence of contamination. Zantac was taken off the shelves in many places, and people were advised to stop using it until further notice.
However, as evidence mounted, the FDA was forced to issue a full recall of the product in 2020. Researchers observed that NDMA contamination of Ranitidine increased the longer it sat in storage and the hotter the temperature.
At this time, there isn't much information on how long this dangerous chemical has been contaminating a product that millions of people used every day. Nor do we know how many people have suffered severe health problems as a result.
Zantac's manufacturers should be held responsible for not guaranteeing the safety of their consumers. They should be held accountable for their negligence and tie damage they've caused. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer as a result of using Zantac, justice and compensation could be within reach. Call us today for a free consultation. You don't pay anything unless we win your case.
Individuals could potentially win economic damages- including past and future medical bills, and lost earnings- as well as non-economic damages for losses such as mental pain and suffering. Actual compensation is based on the specific details of the plaintiff's case.
Pharmaceutical companies have virtually endless resources to spend on legal defense. In order to receive fair compensation, you need to work with a law firm with the know-how and resources to stand up to Big Pharma. That law firm is Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki,
If you were diagnosed with cancer after using Zantac OTC or a generic equivalent, our attorneys may be able to help you.