Zantac Cancer Lawyer
Ranitidine, sold for decades under the brand name Zantac, has been used by millions of people to alleviate heartburn and other gastrointestinal ailments. In September 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that Zantac contains a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a known carcinogen. In February 2020, the FDA issued a recall warning for Zantac.
If you or a loved one have gotten cancer and suspect that Zantac may be the cause then Patterson Legal Group can guide you through the process on how to fight back with a Zantac cancer lawyer.
What Is Zantac?
Zantac is a drug used to treat gastrointestinal sickness. Ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac, was discovered in 1976 and the drug became commercially available in 1981.
Prior to being recalled by the FDA, it was available in over-the-counter and prescription versions. The over-the-counter version was most often used to treat heartburn, acid reflux disease, and mild ulcers. The prescription-strength version was used to treat strong duodenal ulcers, Zollinger–Ellison syndrome, gastrointestinal bleeding, erosive esophagitis, and more.
One of the reasons millions of people felt comfortable taking Zantac was that the drug was placed on the World Health Organization’s Model List of Essential Medicines. Unfortunately, the medicine contains an impurity that can lead to cancer and its manufacturers allegedly knew about it.
What Is N-nitrosodimethylamine3 (NDMA)?
NDMA is a substance that’s found naturally in drinking water, meats, and produce. Naturally occurring NDMA in foods is extremely low level and not considered a health risk. Doses of Zantac have been found to contain more than 3,000 times the FDA’s daily intake limit of 96 ng per day. Furthermore, studies have shown that in some cases, NDMA levels in Zantac increase over time and if stored at higher than room temperature.
NDMA has been shown to increase the risk of developing bladder, liver, stomach, and other cancers. The manufacturers of Zantac allegedly failed to test for NDMA impurities until it was too late. The company allegedly continued to sell the medicine well after it learned about its carcinogenic properties, leading to the wrongful death of many of its customers.
Zantac manufacturers are accused of allegedly selling medicine that it knew to cause cancer that has led to the deaths of customers that trusted the company. A Zantac cancer lawyer can help you fight back and receive compensation for the company’s deceptive and deadly practices.
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Patterson Legal Group is no stranger to standing up to big companies and successfully getting them compensation. Let our team guide you through the complex Zantac cancer lawsuit process. Our attorneys can review your claim to help determine if you might be eligible to win compensation by filing a lawsuit with an experienced Zantac cancer lawyer. Don’t let pharmaceutical companies take advantage of you and your loved ones. Get in touch with Patterson Legal Group today for a free consultation.
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Zantac Cancer cases will be referred to Lerner and Rowe.