Representing Zantac Users Who Have Cancer
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently recommended a large-scale recall of Zantac due to its connections to the carcinogen N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). More and more consumers who have used Zantac frequently are being diagnosed with various forms of cancer. To date, hundreds of Zantac lawsuits have already been filed in federal courts by affected consumers. Should you be filing a Zantac lawsuit, too?
If you live in St. Louis, The Dixon Injury Firm and our Zantac lawsuit attorneys can help you explore your legal options. We are currently hearing from Zantac users who have been diagnosed with a form of cancer that could be caused by the popular heartburn medication.
Zantac might be linked to these types of cancer and more:
Do you have cancer after using Zantac? You do not need to be someone who has used Zantac for years and years for your claim to be valid. Different people have different sensitivities to NDMA, so even mild to moderate Zantac use could have contributed to or caused your cancer.
Why is Zantac Possibly Causing Cancer?
Zantac uses a histamine-2 blocker called ranitidine as its main chemical ingredient. When ranitidine breaks down – either with time spent on the shelf or through digestion – it creates NDMA, which is a known carcinogen. To this end, every pill of Zantac will create NDMA at one point or another, so the medication is defective by design.
Currently, the FDA notes that ingesting 0.32 parts per million (ppm) of NDMA each day should not noticeably increase someone’s cancer risk. Batches of ranitidine used in Zantac have been tested to create NDMA levels up to 2.85 ppm in a recommended daily dose, or nearly 9 times the FDA’s recommended daily NDMA limit. If Zantac was taken irregularly, then the higher NDMA levels would be less troubling. But Zantac is often prescribed or recommended as a daily tablet, so many users have unknowingly exposed themselves to dangerous levels of NDMA every day for months or years.
What Should You Do After Your Cancer Diagnosis?
You should tell your doctor right away if you think that your use of ranitidine in the form of Zantac tablets could be related to your cancer diagnosis. They might be able to recommend an alternative prescription or medication to use for your chronic heartburn or other health conditions.
You should also get extra copies of your medical records and any of your doctor’s documentation related to your cancer, heartburn, or Zantac use. If you have been instructed by your doctor to stop taking Zantac, then you should still keep any of the medication you have left. You never know what will become useful evidence in your defective drug claim. Give all of the evidence and records you have to our attorneys for our review, so we can figure out how to best use it in pursuit of compensation.
What Compensation Might Zantac Owe You?
Zantac and its primary manufacturer, Sanofi, could owe you compensation after being diagnosed with cancer after using the heartburn medication. Our attorneys can help you seek fair damages, either through an individual claim or as part of a class action lawsuit against Sanofi.
Damages that might apply to your Zantac lawsuit:
- Medical costs associated with your cancer
- Lost wages or lowered earning capacity due to cancer disabilities
- Pain, suffering, and undue hardship
- Shortened life expectancy
Putting People First – Always
Our St. Louis personal injury attorneys of The Dixon Injury Firm are proud to be one of the few law firms in the area with the experience, insight, and courage needed to stand up to Big Pharma. While major pharmaceutical corporations rake in billions of dollars in profits each year, people like you suffer from the consequences of their neglect and shortcuts. We believe with all our hearts that this situation is wrong and must be corrected through effective lawsuits that hit Big Pharma where it matters most to them: in the wallet. Let us be the legal team that fights for every single cent of compensation you deserve after being diagnosed with Zantac-related cancer!
The Dixon Injury Firm
9666 Olive Blvd #202,
St. Louis, MO 63132