For years, Zantac and its generic counterpart ranitidine were leading over-the-counter and prescription medications for heartburn, reflux, and similar gastrointestinal issues. However, in 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pulled all of these products from the shelves due to high levels of the carcinogen NDMA contained in the medication. Many consumers were unknowingly ingesting these carcinogens for years.
After taking Zantac regularly, many people have been diagnosed with various forms of cancer, which need highly intensive treatment or can be fatal. These can include:
- Breast cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Colon cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Gastric cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Lung cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Prostate cancer
People who have a cancer diagnosis after taking ranitidine might be able to recover for all of their losses, including the costs of cancer treatment, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more. Families can file claims for wrongful death if a close loved one died from Zantac-related cancer.
Those affected must file claims against the proper companies, as several different pharmaceutical companies produced and sold Zantac. Currently, you can file an individual claim against the pharmaceutical manufacturer, but these claims might be consolidated into a class-action lawsuit.
If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, it can be difficult to focus on anything else. However, you only have a limited amount of time to take action, and you do not want to lose your rights to compensation. Let our Campbell injury attorneys handle the process for you.
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At the law firm of Schaar & Silva, LLP, we fight for compensation for injured clients, whether it is due to a car accident, a dangerous drug, or another cause. Contact us online or call 408.721.1111 for a free case evaluation as soon as you can.