People who have gotten sick after taking Zantac or its generic form (ranitidine) may be able to file a Zantac lawsuit to recover damages for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A Zantac lawsuit attorney can review your situation to see if you have a case for compensation.
The Dangers of Zantac Use
Although Zantac was long considered a safe drug to help heartburn sufferers manage their stomach acid, that is no longer the case. New research shows that the drug may be dangerous for individuals when consumed over time.
The Discovery of NDMA in Zantac
Zantac has been found to contain an unsafe level of the known carcinogen NDMA, which has been linked to various cancers. The lab, Valisure, detected NDMA in ranitidine. This finding led to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issuing a recall on all ranitidine products in the United States, including over-the-counter and prescription forms of the drug in tablets, capsules, syrups, and injectables.
NDMA exists in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink, but only in small amounts. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) puts the safe daily intake of NDMA at 96 nanograms per day; however, Valisure’s testing found 3,000,000 nanograms in a single tablet of ranitidine. At these levels, the health impact for individuals could be severe.
NDMA and Its Effects on the Body
NDMA has been shown to cause cancer in animals, and there is a reasonable belief that it can do the same in humans. Some cancers that may be linked to the NDMA found in ranitidine are as follows.
- Stomach cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Breast cancer
- And possibly others.
NDMA may also cause non-cancerous organ damage, particularly to the liver and the kidneys. If you have fallen ill after using Zantac, discuss the possibility that NDMA may have caused your illness with your doctor.
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Understanding Your Rights to File a Zantac Lawsuit Claim
Depending on the details of your case, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent drug companies who produced ranitidine medications.
If You Took Zantac
If you took Zantac or other ranitidine products and have since developed cancer or non-cancerous organ damage, you may be able to show that the NDMA in the medication caused your illness. With the help of your attorney, you can file a ranitidine lawsuit against the drug companies that allowed this dangerous drug to harm you.
By taking legal action, you may be able to recover compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering due to your illness. There are currently Zantac class action lawsuits underway in Florida that you may be able to join. Discuss your situation with your lawyer to learn if this is the right option for you.
If Your Loved One Took Zantac
According to Florida Statute § 95.11(4)(d), you have the right to file a civil lawsuit on behalf of your loved one if they have passed. If you lost a loved one due to cancer and they had a history of taking Zantac, you may have a case.
Typically, the statute of limitations for bringing a wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the time of your loved one’s passing, but there are some exceptions to this rule. Since the information about Zantac’s high level of NDMA was only recently discovered, you may still be able to file a Zantac lawsuit on behalf of someone you lost more than two years ago.
Your chance of success depends on the specifics of your case. We have knowledge of ranitidine lawsuits and experience handling wrongful death cases. We can evaluate the details of your situation and give you advice on how best to proceed.
You Can Learn More Today by Contacting the Office of a Zantac Lawsuit Attorney
If you have experienced health issues after taking Zantac or lost a loved one who took Zantac, you might have a case to pursue compensation. You may have questions about who can file a Zantac lawsuit and whether you have a viable case. Our law firm wants to answer those questions. Get in contact with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today by calling