Zantac could potentially cause various types of cancers, including gastric or colorectal cancer. Studies have shown that Zantac, a medication used to treat various gastrointestinal conditions, contains a probable human carcinogen identified as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
Although research is still being conducted on the health effects of the NDMA found in various ranitidine products, including Zantac, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of Zantac because it determined that the impurities in the drug could be dangerous.
Because Zantac has been linked to cancer and other medical issues, many lawsuits have already been filed against the makers of the drug. If you developed cancer and took Zantac, we can determine if you also have the grounds to sue the drug maker, Sanofi.
Cancer Can be Painful and Costly To Treat
Zantac could cause different types of cancer, and there are various ways that cancer can be treated. For instance, surgery is an initial treatment that could be rendered for someone who has developed certain forms of cancer. If doctors are successful at removing the cancer or the affected organ, then treatment could stop there.
However, if the surgery was unsuccessful or the disease spreads to other areas of the body, a patient may need to undergo additional types of treatment.
Chemotherapy is a common form of treatment that cancer patients undergo when they are trying to rid their bodies of harmful cancer cells. With chemotherapy, a patient undergoes a drug treatment that involves strong chemicals, according to Mayo Clinic. Unfortunately, chemotherapy can cause a person to experience one or more of the following side effects:
- Hair loss
Unfortunately, most of the treatments that are used to help remove or shrink cancer cells are invasive or harsh on the body. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the following are some of the symptoms you might experience while undergoing other types of treatment for cancer:
- Memory issues
- Difficulty concentrating
- Hair loss
- Changes to the skin and nails
- Difficulty sleeping
- Fertility issues
Considering the nature of surgery and chemotherapy, cancer can be especially painful and expensive to treat. Living with cancer and its side effects can cause significant changes to your daily life for months or years.
If you developed cancer that may be linked to the consumption of Zantac, we could help you understand your legal rights to take action against the negligent drug makers. Then, we can help you seek compensation for your pain and other costs.
How a Lawyer from Our Firm Can Help You Seek Compensation for Losses Caused by Zantac
There are many lawsuits that have been brought against the makers of Zantac. If you were harmed by this drug, we will assess your medical records and the costs of your treatment to see if we can make a link between your cancer diagnosis and Zantac use.
To pursue compensation, it will be necessary to show the following:
- You took Zantac for some period of time
- You were diagnosed with cancer or some other health condition
- Your Zantac use led to your cancer diagnosis
- You suffered costs and losses due to your cancer diagnosis
We can work to show that Zantac is at the root cause of your health condition–and therefore, the makers of Zantac should be liable for costs and suffering.
In addition, we will undertake the following on your behalf:
- Ensure your case complies with any necessary deadlines
- File all legal paperwork on your behalf
- Represent your interests in court or in an insurance settlement
- Handle communications with any relevant third parties
- Gather case evidence for you
- And more
If You Suffered an Adverse Medical Condition or Developed Cancer After Taking Zantac, Contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers
Many people in the U.S. have relied on and trusted the makers of Zantac to supply them with a medication that can be used to treat mild conditions such as heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux. Instead, they were provided with a medication that contained a harmful ingredient that could potentially cause cancer and other medical conditions.
If you suffered an adverse health effect as a result of taking Zantac or you developed cancer after taking the drug in the past, you may have a valid case against the makers of the drug. If you would like to find out if you have the right to sue over the health issues you are now experiencing, contact a team member from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at (855) 529-0269.
In the event we determine you do have a viable case against the makers of Zantac, our lawyers will work diligently to protect your rights and fight for a fair outcome in your case. At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, you can expect to work with the partners directly, not a case manager. We are passionate advocates for injury victims in Florida.