Zantac Cancer Lawsuit
WARNING – The known cancer causing NDMA was found in ZANTAC
The Zantac lawyers at Brown, LLC are taking cases in which individuals were using Zantac and diagnosed with cancer. The following types of cancer may be linked to Zantac usage:
- Gastric Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Throat, Nose or Esophageal Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Testicular Cancer in children exposed in the womb through the mother
- Brain Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
How could Zantac cause cancer? I thought it was safe and FDA approved?
The FDA warned about Zantac (ranitidine hydrochloride) in late 2019 after it was discovered that cancer causing as N-nitrosodimethylamine “NDMA” was discovered in it at a level several thousand times greater than the FDA limits! Zantac was touted for treating acid reflux, heartburn, ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus, stomach acid and more.
What did the makers Sanofi and Boehringer know about the Zantac Cancer link and when did they know it?
For years Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim may have known about the link between Zantac and NDMA and may have concealed that link from its users to become a Billion Dollar Product. Many companies put profits before people and the Zantac lawsuits will focus on the conduct of the companies in concealing the MDMA Zantac link.
How do I join the Zantac Lawsuit?
It’s never to early to hire a Zantac lawyer to learn about what your rights are. There are statutes of limitations and even if you didn’t know about the NDMA link until now, some courts may start running that statute when the cancer was diagnosed, and others may toll it until you knew about the link. If you used Zantac and were diagnosed with cancer you need to speak with a lawyer right away. The Zantac lawyers at Brown, LLC are standing by at (877) 561-0000 and can educate you about your rights and file your case to try and help you obtain compensation. Brown, LLC only handles Zantac lawsuits on contingency, meaning we’re only paid if we win your case.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – ZANTAC CANCER LINK LAWSUIT
No. This is not a class action. This is a lawsuit against the makers of Zantac to hold them accountable for suppressing the link between Zantac and NDMA which causes cancer. When multiple people are injured by the same product then the case is known as a mass tort. Mass torts are different than class actions, because each individual injured is entitled to their own day in Court. Also, if there is a Zantac settlement then it will classically settle in the mass tort world as an injury case with the individuals who were injured receiving the lion share of the proceeds from the settlement.
The following cancers may be related to Zantac usage:
- Zantac related Gastric Cancer
- Zantac related Liver Cancer
- Zantac related Bladder Cancer
- Zantac related Kidney Cancer
- Zantac related Lung Cancer
- Zantac related Pancreatic Cancer
- Zantac related Colon Cancer
- Zantac related Rectal Cancer
- Zantac related Colorectal Cancer
- Zantac related Stomach Cancer
- Zantac related Throat, Nose or Esophageal Cancer
- Zantac related Testicular Cancer
- Zantac related Testicular Cancer in children exposed in the womb through the mother
- Zantac related Brain Cancer
- Zantac related Prostate Cancer
The proof that Zantac causes cancer goes back to early school logic. NDMA N-nitrosodimethylamine is a known carcinogen – that is it is known to cause cancer. Zantac contains NDMA (in levels up to several thousand times greater than permitted by the FCA). Since Zantac has too much of cancer causing agent NDMA in it, the Zantac, like its component NDMA, causes cancer.
Zantac consists of the active ingredient ranitidine hcl which metabolizes into NDMA. The FDA allows products to market that test at less than 100 nanograms of NDMA. Testing in 2019 of Zantac has shown more than several thousand times the legal limit of NDMA. Either they didn’t know of the metabolization rates, or they knew and concealed it. In either event, Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim must be held accountable.
An online pharmacy who conducts random tests on batches of products before it releases it to consumers discovered the link in 2019. As a credit to the online pharmacy Valisure, it alerted the FDA to the Zantac NDMA link. Sometimes the government is the last to know, but in this case, it’s worse – it’s the consumers who have been ingesting a potential carcinogen perhaps for years.
There have been many recalls of Zantac over this including the generic makers such as GSK and Sandoz offering refunds and Walgreens and CVS pulling it from the shelves. Even Sanofi recalled certain batches, presumably (as of this writing) to assert that this is a batch issue, not a widespread issue, but there’s other indications this is not in isolation. In Australia, they recalled Zantac finding high levels of NDMA. So the issue worldwide with the product, not just a few batches.
As of this writing in the latter part of 2019 there is no Zantac settlement, nor is there a global Zantac settlement in the works. It takes time to hold drug companies accountable for their conduct and they may try to argue many defenses including family history of cancer, or that only some of their product had too much NDMA, not all of it. Still the Zantac lawyers at Brown, LLC will spend our time and money helping victims of this bad product.
The active ingredient ranitidine in Zantac can be found in the following non-exhaustive list:
- Zantac 75 Tablets
- Zantac 150 Tablets
- Zantac 150 Maximum Strength Cool Mint
- Wal-Zan 75
- Wal-Zan 150
- Heartburn Relief (ranitidine)
- Acid Control (ranitidine)
- Acid Reducer (ranitidine)
If you suspect cancer you should speak with your doctor immediately. Anyone with long term Zantac usage should also confront one’s physician regarding the consequences of taking the product for extended periods of time and be super vigilant to ensure that you are cancer free.
If you were unfortunately diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, you should speak with our Zantac law firm right away at (877) 561-0000. Keep any and all proof of purchase of the Zantac. DO NOT THROW THE ZANTAC OUT (as that is proof of use). If you seek a refund via the recall, speak with an attorney first as the product in your possession may have to be tested for NDMA, especially if you’ve already been diagnosed with cancer.
The lawyers at Brown, LLC have worked championing people’s rights against the drug manufacturers for over a decade. The head of the firm was a former FBI Special Agent who focuses on holding drug companies accountable for pharmaceutical injuries like this and was the first attorney in the country to file a battery of cases against a company that resulted in a hundred million dollar settlement. There’s no guarantee of success, but what happened isn’t right. Our firm is willing to put our money and our time fighting for your rights. If you were diagnosed with cancer after exposure to Zantac call our Zantac litigation team at (877) 561-0000 right away to learn your rights.