Lawsuits for Zantac Causing Cancer
Zantac is a popular heartburn drug in which evidence of NDMA has been found which is closely associated with cancer. The presence of carcinogen in Zantac makes it quite risky for any general patient while it can be contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). So, if you or your loved one has been taking Zantac for a long time and is currently getting diagnosed with cancer or any other complications, then you need to file a lawsuit claiming damage.
At Youngstown Criminal Law Group, we have represented many patients who are now suffering from complications due to having Zantac regularly. If you are looking for an experienced Cleveland Zantac lawyer, then come to us today.
Things to Know About Zantac Lawsuit
Zantac (ranitidine) is a common medicine for heartburn that is available with a prescription as well as over the counter. On September 13, 2019, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration reported that they have discovered NDMA in Zantac which is a carcinogen contaminant.
In April 2020, the FDA has issued an announcement about recalling Zantac. They said that the medicine that is used by millions of Americans for heartburn and can be available over the counter and with prescriptions, should be pulled from the market with immediate effect as it can be contaminated with carcinogen NDMA which is closely linked to Cancer.
In 2019, the first Zantac lawsuit was filed in California. The plaintiff filed the lawsuit against drug maker company Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim as they have manufactured, distributed, marketed and sold the product even after knowing that it might be contaminated with the industrial chemical that might cause cancer.
An investigation is going on to find out how the contamination must have happened. However, during this period while the investigation is going on, the manufacturing company Boehringer Ingelheim and Sanofi manufactured and marketed Zantac without providing the information regarding the link between Zantac and NDMA. There are various scientific researches that claim that when Zantac, actually ranitidine comes in contact with water, it causes a chemical reaction that leads to the formation of NDMA.
Even after knowing this, the company chose to keep the government and the consumers in complete darkness about it while marketing this medicine. So, this is why the lawsuits have been filed. If you want to file a Zantac lawsuit, then our Cleveland Zantac lawyer can help you.
Injuries and Side Effects From Zantac and NDMA
Being a carcinogen, NDMA can cause cancer. But apart from that, it is a potent hepatotoxin that can risk your liver, kidney, lungs with short and long-term exposure.
If you or your loved one has been exposed to NDMA, you can see the signs like fever, headache, nausea, jaundice, abdominal cramps, vomiting, enlarged liver, reduced function of liver, lungs and kidneys, dizziness and so on.
The side effects that are closely associated with Zantac are
- Arrhythmia or tachycardia
- Disorder in the nervous system
- Deficiency of Vitamin B12
- Jaundice, hepatitis or liver failure
- Low platelet counts in blood
- Skin rashes and fair fall
What Is NDMA?
NDMA is generally used as an industrial lubricant or fuel for rocket or aviation. Its other application is carcinogenesis in lab rats for cancer research. It is classified as extremely hazardous by the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986.
Damages From Zantac Lawsuit
If you come to Youngstown Criminal Law Group and connect with our Cleveland Zantac lawyer, we can get you the following damage claims:
- Past and future expenses for medicine and treatment from the injuries
- Past and future pain, suffering and excruciating recovery process
- Wage loss
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damage
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