What are Zantac and ranitidine?
Before being recalled by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Zantac was a popular over-the-counter medication used to treat heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Zantac and generic versions of the medication all shared the same active ingredient, a drug known as ranitidine. Scientific studies showed that these medications were at risk of contamination by N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen. The FDA warned the public of this risk in September 2019, and it recalled Zantac and all medications containing ranitidine in April 2020. By the time the FDA took action, millions of people had used these medications without knowing the dangers they posed.
What health problems have Zantac and other drugs containing ranitidine caused?
Scientific studies dating back to at least 2004 have shown that Zantac and other medications containing ranitidine could be linked to cancer. The types of cancer these medications could be linked to include:
- Esophageal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Colorectal cancer
- Testicular cancer
What other medications have been linked to these health problems?
Zantac is the best-known medication containing ranitidine, but many generic forms of the drug were marketed before being recalled by the FDA. Click here to see a list.
What compensation can victims recover in a lawsuit against the makers of Zantac or other medications containing ranitidine?
Qualifying victims can potentially recover the costs of past and future medical bills, along with lost earnings. They may also be eligible for compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other noneconomic damages. Awards depend upon the details of specific cases.
How much will a lawsuit like this cost me?
Roach Langston Bruno operates on a contingency basis, meaning our law firm is paid only if we are able to win your case. We charge no upfront fees for filing your case, and we will not bill you for any expenses during the case.
I may have a claim related to Zantac or another medication containing ranitidine. What do I do next?
Simply call us at (903) 645-7333 or fill out our electronic form. One of our attorneys will be touch with you as soon as possible.
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