Recently, pharmacists in Connecticut discovered that the drug Zantac (generic ranitidine) contained a cancer-causing ingredient called Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA in some of the batches of the drug. The medication has since been recalled and pulled from the shelves of retailers like Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS. Zantac is a medication used to treat heartburn and stomach ulcers, though certain production batches containing NDMA could cause quite the opposite effect on your body. Since consuming these batches of Zantac, some customers have been diagnosed with bladder, stomach, and liver cancers.
An Update on The Lawsuit
This year, the Zantac lawsuit info has been evolving quickly. As of April 2020, the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has advised that Zantac and its generics be removed from retail circulation and manufacturing altogether. The FDA also called the drug a “public health risk” due to its carcinogenic ingredients. It has also been claimed that the manufacturers of Zantac knew about the potentially carcinogenic ingredient inclusion, which would mean that their inaction could qualify as negligence. Currently, there are class action lawsuits filed by attorneys in the states of New Jersey, California, Florida, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. These lawsuits have only to do with negligence, however, and those involved only have to prove that they purchased the Zantac medication and did not receive a warning about the potential inclusion of NDMA.
What to Do if You or a Loved One Gets Cancer After Taking Zantac
If you or a loved one were prescribed or took Zantac, ranitidine, or another generic thereof and were then diagnosed with stomach, liver, or bladder cancer, you may be entitled to compensation through legal action. Make sure you call and consult with an experienced personal injury lawsuit attorney from Herrman & Herrman PLLC. in your area. Spare no detail when telling your story, as you may not know what will be important in formulating a strong legal case. It is more likely that you will be able to claim a connection between your cancer and taking Zantac if you were taking large or frequent doses over an extended period of time. Contact Herrman & Herrman PLLC for a consultation.