Lawsuits are being filed across the country on behalf of consumers treated with Zantac (ranitidine) and then diagnosed with cancer. The allegations against the makers include failing to warn the medical community and consumers about the association between Zantac and an increased risk of cancer. Our firm is actively investigating claims across the country on behalf of those who have been affected.
What You Can Do If You Are Affected
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If you or a loved one were diagnosed with cancer after being treated with Zantac, complete the form on this page. One of our team will contact you to start your free evaluation.
How a Lawsuit Can Help
A lawsuit may provide compensation for medical expenses, therapy costs, medications, or other measures that may improve your quality of life. However, lawsuits also hold manufacturers responsible for their products, which can lead to positive change for patients and consumers everywhere.
How Much Does It Cost?
Learning about your rights and how to protect them should never come with a cost. Speaking with our team does not cost anything, and neither does the evaluation.
Our attorneys want to hear from anyone diagnosed with cancer after using or being treated with Zantac. We are investigating claims across the country on behalf of patients and consumers diagnosed with cancer after using or being treated with Zantac.
To learn more about your rights, the alleged injuries Zantac can cause, and whether you are entitled to compensation, fill out the form on this page.
FDA Issues Zantac Contamination Alert
On September 13, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported discovering the probable cancer-causing impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in Zantac. It was found in the commonly used heartburn medication in both over-the-counter and prescription formulations.
NDMA is a genotoxic carcinogen, and long-term exposure to NDMA can cause a significant increase in the risk of several types of cancer, including:
Patients and consumers across the country are filing Zantac injury lawsuits in state and federal courts alleging that Zantac makers Boehringer Ingelheim and Sanofi-Aventis knew or should have known that Zantac has an increased risk of cancer due to unsafe levels of NDMA, but the manufacturers failed to warn the public and healthcare community of this risk to increase sales and profits.
What Happens When You File a Claim?
Once you submit your information for a free case evaluation, an attorney will determine if you have a claim. You and the attorney will determine how to move forward based on the specifics of your case, and your attorney will file documents with the court.
These documents make up your ‘complaint’ or lawsuit and detail the specific facts about your case, like how and when you were exposed to Zantac, diagnosed with cancer, and how the disease has impacted your life. It will also contain facts about the costs and expenses you have incurred.
Your complaint will list the allegations being made against the manufacturers of Zantac, including that the makers:
- knew or should have known that exposure to Zantac could cause cancer, but
- failed to warn the medical community or its patients about the risks associated with Zantac, and
- was negligent in the design, manufacturer, and marketing of the medication, and
- failed to take reasonable action to protect Zantac users from harm.
How Much Will a Claim Cost?
Our firm is handling these Zantac cases on a contingency fee basis only, which means that your attorney will take a percentage if you get a settlement or award. However, if you do not get a settlement or award, then you pay nothing.
What Compensation Could You Be Entitled to Receive?
Your complaint would seek justice and compensation from Zantac manufacturers for injuries and damages you sustained due to your cancer diagnosis.
Some of the damages you may be entitled to receive include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Therapy costs and expenses
- Medication costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of expected wages or earning capacity
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
- Funeral expenses
We fight for the rights of the injured. We use every legal measure available to ensure our clients get the justice they deserve and the compensation they need for the injuries they suffered. If you developed cancer after being treated with Zantac, contact us now and learn more about how we can help.