Zantac Lawyers in Utah
With Personal Injury Law Offices in St. George, Orem, and Salt Lake City
Being diagnosed with cancer is life changing. If you believe that your cancer diagnosis has something to do with your use of the drug Zantac, please get in contact with our Zantac lawyers in Utah as soon as you possibly can. We want to provide you with support and legal guidance that you need during this time to get the justice you deserve. Call us right away and set up a free consultation to get the legal advice you need.
Understanding Zantac Lawsuits
There have been ties between developing cancer of the bladder and stomach and the use of Zantac. Lawsuits are coming out against the manufacturer of the product because there is an ingredient in Zantac that may cause cancer in users.
The FDA made it known in a report back in 2019 that there was an ingredient in Zantac that was a carcinogen. At the time, people used Zantac often for their heartburn. Doctors prescribed it, and it was even available over the counter.
In 2020, the FDA announced that Zantac would be removed from shelves. You would not be able to get it over-the-counter or as a prescription because there was a link between Zantac and cancer.
The first lawsuit brought against the manufacturers of Zantac, however, was brought in 2019, and those who were filing as plaintiffs of the case said that the manufacturers were selling this product with knowledge that this product could cause cancer. They didn’t do anything to protect these plaintiffs from consuming a drug that could give them cancer, which therefore, gave the plaintiffs the means to file a claim.
Zantac, also known by the generic name, Ranitidine, is still being investigated as to whether there is a definitive link between it and cancer. It is thought that when Ranitidine is met with water a chemical reaction produces the carcinogenic ingredient NDMA. Those who manufactured the popular heartburn medication had full knowledge that this risk exists and that Ranitidine can cause cancer in consumers.
Having knowledge that a product is harmful but doing nothing to protect consumers is negligent, and when people suffer that harm, they have a right to get justice because of that negligence.
Dangerous Ingredient NDMA
The ingredient that is known to be a carcinogen in Zantac is called NDMA. This ingredient can also be found in things like lubricant for machines in industries, rocket fuel and in aviation products. It is created by refining gas and is a byproduct of wastewater. These are things that most people would never consider even putting near their bodies, let alone ingesting on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, this ingredient has been studied on lab rats. The lab rats developed cancer. NDMA has also been found in products that are generally to the public known to create cancer in the body such as cured meats and tobacco products.
Not everyone who is exposed to Zantac is going to develop cancer but if you believe that the use of that drug is the reason why you suffer, then you need to contact our Zantac lawyers as soon as you possibly can. You deserve someone who’s going to defend your rights and fight for you to get justice. You can set up a free consultation today.
Why Zantac is Dangerous
The ingredient found in Zantac not only has been considered a carcinogen but it’s also caused a myriad of other health issues for people who have used this. Even somebody who only briefly used Zantac could develop issues with their liver. If they are long term users of Zantac, they are at risk of getting tumors on their lungs and kidneys.
Other issues that people have complained about when using Zantac have been cramping, jaundice, headaches, nausea and vomiting as well as livers that have been enlarged and have reduced function.
If you have used Zantac for even a short period of time you need to be aware of the issues that people have faced because of the drug, so that you know whether or not you have been negatively impacted. Here are some issues that we have seen people who use Zantac face:
- Nervous system issues
- Irregular heartbeat or tachycardia, which is a rapid heartbeat
- Being deficient in B12 vitamin
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Zantac lawyers in Utah so we can help determine what you are entitled to. If you need justice, we want to be there to give it to you.
You may be entitled to compensation if the use of Zantac is connected to the development of cancer. The compensation that you receive can include all of your past and future costs for your medical treatments related to the harm done by Zantac. It also includes all of your pain and suffering both in the past and in the future for the duration of your recovery. You should be receiving compensation for all financial loss and emotional damages incurred by this product. If, for example, you have a loss of quality of life, you deserve compensation for it. Our Zantac lawyers in Utah fight to get you every penny’s worth of your compensation.
Our Zantac Lawyers in Utah Want to Help You
Our lawyers have a deep understanding of what makes these cases successful. We’ve handled enough of them to know what makes them work and to understand the challenges that we will inevitably have to face. We understand that you are not just a case number. You need to be treated like somebody who is fighting for justice, and we want to be there to do that for you. We put up a tireless fight to get you the justice you deserve.
We start from the very beginning of the case, building it to be a strong one. We have experts who can help us set up an investigation and medical experts to tell us everything that we need to know about your condition. We are hands on in building the foundation for your case to get you the results that you deserve.