If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, we recommend that you contact our firm immediately for a free consultation. We can determine if you may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages through a Zantac lawsuit.
Phillip Law Group’s defective drug attorneys are prepared to review your potential case at no cost, risk or obligation to you. If you have a case and decide to move forward, our legal team can guide you through the process. We have decades of experience recovering millions in compensation for Arizona residents, including a $23 million dollar settlement in a dangerous drug lawsuit. Founder Jeff Phillips is a member of the State Bar of Arizona.
Learn more about your possible legal options during a 100 percent free and confidential consultation. There are no upfront fees for our services. We are available 24/7 to discuss your situation.
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Do You Have a Case?
To find out if you can pursue legal action against the person or entity that caused you harm, you need a qualified attorney by your side. Each case is unique and complex, so our legal team will need to review the specifics of your situation to determine whether you may be eligible to file a Zantac lawsuit.
We are currently investigating claims related to individuals who developed any form of cancer in recent years after taking Zantac, including but not limited to:
- Stomach cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Intestinal Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
Determining liability in defective drug cases can be very difficult. If we represent you, there are several questions we may need to consider as we investigate and build a case, including:
- Was the drug defective in its design?
- Was the drug known to be inherently dangerous?
- Did the manufacturer know of the risks involved, but failed to warn consumers and doctors?
- Did negligence play a role in you developing cancer?
- Did you suffer other serious complications caused by taking this drug?
Request a free consultation and case evaluation to see if you may be able to pursue monetary compensation through a lawsuit. We are ready to answer any questions you may have about the legal process.
Damages Available for Defective Drugs
After sustaining a serious injury or illness from a defective drug, you may be left with costly medical bills and feeling overwhelmed.
If you have a valid case, you may be able to pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered as a result of a dangerous drug. However, the amount and type of damages will depend on your individual circumstances. These could include compensation for economic and non-economic damages, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Past lost wages
- Future loss of earnings
- Permanent or temporary disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
These are just some damages that may be available to victims of defective drugs. It is in your best interest to work with an experienced attorney, as proving the value of these losses and can be challenging. Our legal team can discuss your eligibility to pursue compensation in a free, no obligation consultation.
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What is Zantac?
Zantac, also known as ranitidine, belongs to a group of medicines called histamine-2 blockers that work to reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces. The drug is used to treat and relieve heartburn as well as prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It also treats conditions that cause too much stomach acid, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Zantac is manufactured and marketed by Sanofi, a French multinational pharmaceutical company. The drug was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1983. About 15 million prescriptions are written annually for ranitidine, making it one of the top 50 most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S.
Dangers of Taking Zantac
Zantac has been linked to serious complications due to impurities in the drug. In September 2019, the FDA issued a warning to consumers and doctors about some ranitidine medicines that contain N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a probable human carcinogen.
A study conducted by Stanford University found that patients’ NDMA levels increased 400-fold.
NDMA has also been found in other over-the-counter heartburn drugs and a number of blood pressure medications, such as Valsartan, which has raised serious concerns about these medications’ safety.
The FDA advised patients who regularly take Zantac to speak with their health care professionals about alternative treatments.
A voluntary recall of 14 lots of the drug was issued soon after the FDA’s warning in September 2019.
Zantac Lawsuits Filed
Several lawsuits have already been filed against the manufacturer, claiming the company failed to adequately ensure the purity of their drugs or warn about the potential risks of taking the drug.
In late 2019, a Zantac class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Sanofi for intentionally concealing the cancer risks of its popular, over-the-counter medication.
The lawsuit alleges the company has been knowingly manufacturing and selling a drug with an extremely potent carcinogen to millions of people in the U.S. who suffer from heartburn and other gastrointestinal issues. The lawsuit also says the amount of NDMA in each Zantac tablet is 26,000 times higher than the amount that can be safely ingested each day.
Another lawsuit was filed in Florida on behalf of a man who was diagnosed with male breast cancer after taking Zantac for about nine years. The lawsuit also alleges the medication caused him to suffer a number of serious health issues. Another patient in the state is looking to pursue legal action after taking Zantac at the age of 15 for acid reflux and developing breast cancer.
These lawsuits make similar allegations against Sanofi, including:
- Misrepresenting the drug as a safe and effective remedy for common ailments
- Failing to disclose the presence of cancer-causing impurities
- Failing to warn consumers and doctors about the known risks of the drug
- Manufacturing and distributing a defective and dangerous drug
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Call Us to Discuss a Possible Lawsuit
Have you or a loved one developed cancer after taking Zantac?
If so, please contact a defective drug lawyer at Phillips Law Group as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. You may qualify to file a Zantac lawsuit and pursue financial compensation for your losses.
We offer free consultations without any risk or obligation to seek legal action. Get in touch with us 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are no upfront fees for our services unless we help you recover compensation.
Our office is conveniently located just minutes from St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
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