Zantac Class Action Lawsuit
The pharmaceutical medication Zantac has the ability to cause cancer and other serious life changing side-effects. You deserve to get justice. If you or someone you love has developed cancer after using the over-the-counter drug Zantac, please call Swenson & Shelley as soon as possible.
Understanding Zantac Lawsuits
Zantac is the commercial name for the medication Ranitidine. This medication is prescribed to people who suffer from a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), this is essentially an overproduction of stomach acid. Zantac can also be used to treat other gastrointestinal issues, such as indigestion, ulcers, heartburn, etc.
Zantac is both an over the counter medication and prescription medication given by a doctor. It comes in different strengths. It is one of the most prescribed medications in the U.S. for gastrointestinal issues.
FDA Warning About Zantac
On September 13, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report that stated that there was a cancer causing contaminant called NDMA in Ranitidine products. The levels of NDMA in Zantac was between 3,000 to 26,000 times the approved FDA standard.
Medications are allowed to contain only 100 nanograms of NDMA in a daily dose. There are lawsuits against Zantac 150mg pills. A study showed that there was more than 2.5 million nanograms of NDMA in just one of these pills. Many people were told to take multiple pills every night for over two months.
A lawsuit against Sanofi and Boehringer Ingleham claimed that they knew that their products were a threat to public safety. They knew that NDMA was dangerous and didn’t do anything to fix the issue. People who use these drugs have shown to have extremely elevated levels of NDMA in their urine.
The basis of the claim is that had the victims been properly warned against this, they would have chosen not to take this medication.
Zantac Is a Cancer Risk
NDMA has been labeled by the World Health Organization as a clear carcinogen. NDMA has been linked to causing many different types of cancer, including bladder, stomach, liver, kidney and lung cancers. There are also several unpleasant non-cancerous symptoms that people experience when using NDMA, such as:
- reduced function in the liver, and more.
When Will Zantac Be Recalled?
The FDA have yet to advise patients not to take the drug. There have been major companies that have decided independently to pause the selling of Zantac while more information and research emerges about the health risks associated with this product.
The NDMA in Zantac has been determined to be a probable carcinogen, but it has yet to be proven that the levels in the Zantac are causing cancer. It may be that cancer occurs after prolonged use. Long-term use is discouraged by the FDA. Anyone who doesn’t wish to be on the medication can reach out to their healthcare provider to talk about a different plan to treat their condition. There is currently nothing to suggest that the other available options have cancer risks.
Who Should File a Zantac Class Action Lawsuit?
When a class action lawsuit gets filed against the makers of Zantac, those participating in the class action are filing because of their exposure to NDMA. If you or a loved one are or have been prescribed Zantac and you were diagnosed with bladder or stomach cancer, our team of attorneys can help you file a claim to be compensated for the following damages:
- Injury related medical bills
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Your physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering that resulted from your injuries and treatments
- Punitive damages that punish malicious wrongdoers
- Lost earnings from time missed at work to recover or get treatment
If you are successful in a class action lawsuit, you can help other people who were harmed by Zantac get the compensation that they deserve while also punishing those who were negligent. This can put pressure on people in the future to make safer products with either no levels or safer levels of NDMA.
We want to help you come forward with your claim and report any harm you think Zantac may have done to you.
At Swenson & Shelley, you are a priority to us. We can consult with you on anything you need to know about these types of cases.
Act quickly and don’t be afraid to come forward. Your decision to do this could help other people make safer choices. We’re sorry you have to suffer right now. But we can help make your future better.
Call Our Zantac Class Action Lawsuit Attorneys Today
If you want to speak to a skilled Utah injury lawyer for information about filing a Zantac class action lawsuit, please give us a call as soon as possible to set up your free consultation. We are here to help.