Zantac Cancer Lawsuits
Zantac, an over-the-counter medication used by millions for chest pain and heartburn relief, has been linked to cancer.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled Zantac because of its active ingredient, Ranitidine. In many cases, Ranitidine was contaminated by N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This chemical was labeled a potential carcinogen by the EPA, WHO, and FDA. The CDC has linked NDMA to several diseases, including lung cancer, testicular cancer, and liver cancer.
For years Zantac users trusted the drug to alleviate heartburn and chest pain without knowing the potential cancer risks. Some users now have cancer due to taking Zantac.
In 2019 Valisure, a company that checks chemical compositions for safety found strong evidence of NDMA contamination in Ranitidine. Upon discovery, Sanofi issued a voluntary recall of all Zantac products and advised people to stop taking Zantac.
Due to further evidence, the Food and Drug Administration fully recalled Zantac in April 2020. It was found NDMA contamination increased in Ranitidine the longer it sat in storage and hotter temperatures.
It is currently unknown when Zantac started having NDMA contaminations and how many users suffered health problems due to taking this drug.
The manufacturers of Zantac did not do enough to protect their customers from NDMA. If you have suffered economic damages, including lost wages and medical bills as well as pain and suffering resulting from taking Zantac, you may be eligible for compensation.
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