If you take Zantac and have recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may have a claim. Some people are calling it “Zantac cancer,” as taking Zantac may have increased the risk of cancer. As such, there is currently a lawsuit in which you may be entitled to financial compensation if you fit the case. Massey Law Firm can help you find out and answer your questions. Read on to learn more.
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The Zantac Cancer Situation
The discovery that Zantac may be unsafe for consumption was announced in April 2020. According to drugwatch, “the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asked all manufacturers to withdraw Zantac (ranitidine) products from the market because the drug may contain unacceptable levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).” NDMA is a carcinogen associated with various types of cancer.
Ranitidine (Zantac) is an H2 blocker usually used to prevent or treat heartburn. It can also be used to treat stomach ulcers and GERD.
After the 2020 recall, there have been over 500 lawsuits filed in Florida’s federal court. The lawsuits claim Zantac caused several types of cancer (like bladder cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, stomach cancer, and breast cancer) without warning. However, studies don’t yet show a definitive answer, some conclude it does while other reports observed it had no effect on the development or risk of cancer whatsoever.
Harvard Health Blog Contributor Joshua Gagne explained that even though ranitidine is still under investigation, the FDA has not called for people to avoid taking the medication as it hasn’t been proven anyone has gotten cancer from Zantac yet.
Drugwatch advises people to work with their doctor if they got cancer after taking Zantac, Be sure to keep any doctor notes and medical records. You may qualify to file a Zantac lawsuit and be eligible for compensation from Zantac’s makers.
There are some basic criteria that you must meet to qualify for a Zantac lawsuit. First, you took Zantac (or ranitidine) regularly for at least 6 months. Second, after taking Zantac you were diagnosed with cancer. You also have to be able to prove that you took the drug.
If you are still not sure if you qualify, contact us today. We offer a free case review for those who think they have developed cancer due to Zantac.
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