Millions of Americans are at risk of developing cancer and other devastating conditions after taking the medication Zantac and related drugs sold under the generic name ranitidine. If you took one of these medicines and are now suffering from a related illness, you might be eligible for significant compensation.
Dangerous drug cases are extremely complex. But the respected attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, have the experience and resources to take on deep-pocketed drug manufacturers. Pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to design and manufacture drugs that are safe and to communicate any potential risks associated with their drugs. When companies fail in these duties, they should be held responsible for the harm they cause.
If you have been harmed by Zantac or another ranitidine product, don’t hesitate to contact our dangerous drug attorneys. We can review your case for free and determine whether you may be owed compensation for your losses. Contact us now to get answers.
What You Need to Know About Zantac Lawsuits
Victims across the U.S. are filing lawsuits against Sanofi (the manufacturer of Zantac) and the sellers, makers, and distributors of Zantac and other ranitidine medicines. Studies by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have determined that batches of Zantac contain N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which has been linked to life-threatening conditions like liver cancer.
Victims claim that the makers of Zantac knew that the medicine posed a risk to consumers. But these companies prioritized profits, continuing to sell the drug and failing to warn the public about these dangers.
Do I Need a Zantac Lawyer?
If you have been diagnosed with cancer or suffered another major side effect after taking Zantac, it’s critical to contact an experienced defective drug attorney right away. Time is limited for filing a Zantac claim for compensation. At the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, our knowledgeable product liability lawyers can handle all the details of your case, so you can focus on your health. A skilled lawyer from our firm can:
- Review your history of taking the medication and the resulting health issues it has caused
- Explain your options for filing a Zantac lawsuit and walk you through what to expect
- Gather the evidence necessary to build a solid case
- Fight aggressively for the maximum compensation you deserve
Our dedicated legal team will support you throughout the process by answering your questions and managing all communication with the at-fault parties. We handle all the details of your case from start to finish.
Zantac FDA Warning
The FDA and other health agencies around the world have warned that Zantac poses a significant risk to consumers due to the unacceptably high levels of cancer-causing NDMA in the medication. Studies show that NDMA is highly toxic and can cause liver damage and other severe conditions. The FDA has warned that patients who took Zantac for extended periods of time might be at even higher risk, since the concentration of NDMA in Zantac continues to increase the longer the product is stored or when it’s exposed to higher temperatures.
The acceptable level of NDMA is 96 nanograms, according to the FDA. Yet studies found that some ranitidine products contained as much as 34,000 times this acceptable level.
Is Zantac Being Recalled?
In April 2020, the FDA issued a full official recall of Zantac, citing public health concerns. The FDA advised manufacturers of this drug to stop making the product. It recommended that sellers remove it from the shelves and that consumers throw away any Zantac products they have at home.
What Is Zantac Prescribed For?
Before the FDA recall, doctors prescribed Zantac and other ranitidine drugs more than 15 million times a year to help treat indigestion, heartburn, ulcers, reflux, and other related conditions.
Zantac Side Effects
The substance NDMA in Zantac has been linked to a range of severe conditions, including:
- Kidney cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Uterine and ovarian cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s’ lymphoma cancer
- Liver cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate and testicular cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Abdominal cramps
If you have been diagnosed with a disease that you suspect could be related to Zantac, contact our attorneys right away. We can review your case immediately and go over your options for pursing compensation.
Should I Stop Taking Zantac?
If you are taking Zantac, talk to your doctor as soon as possible. Your physician can recommend alternative medicines that you can use for conditions like indigestion or ulcers. Additionally, your doctor can evaluate you for any serious side effects that you might be suffering due to Zantac. Many of these side effects aren’t always obvious, but your doctor can perform a full exam to uncover any harm that Zantac might have caused.
Detecting these harmful side effects as early as possible is critical to helping you treat your condition and reducing the risk of further harm from this dangerous drug. Your physician can also provide you with a medical report that will serve as a critical piece of evidence to prove the severity and cause of your condition if you decide to file a Zantac lawsuit.
Filing a Zantac Lawsuit
If you have been diagnosed with cancer or another serious illness after taking Zantac, you might be entitled to substantial compensation through a Zantac lawsuit. Some of the damages you may pursue include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages and loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Costs of long-term care, disability accommodations, and other special medical equipment and devices
- Loss of enjoyment of life
An experienced Zantac recall attorney from our law firm can examine your case for free. We will help you weigh your legal options and decide what makes the most sense for you.
Contact Our Zantac Lawyers for Answers Now
At the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, we are dedicated to fighting for Texas consumers who have been harmed by dangerous medications. We have over 30 years of experience successfully holding large companies accountable when their actions or inactions harm innocent people.
Contact us now to get your free case evaluation with our skilled Zantac recall attorneys. We are available 24/7 to serve you.