New Jersey Zantac Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a Zantac product liability lawsuit. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the makers of Zantac for creating and distributing a dangerous and defective product that is now being linked to multiple types of cancers. If you wish to discuss your ability to file a Zantac lawsuit in New Jersey, contact The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. for a case consultation free of charge for your New Jersey Zantac case.
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What Type of Cancer Does Zantac (Ranitidine) Cause?
Zantac is a popular over-the-counter and prescription medication used to treat and prevent heartburn, acid reflux and GERD. Zantac is the brand name for a drug known as ranitidine. This is a histamine-2 (H2) blocker, which works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Although customers and patients have been purchasing Zantac since it was released in the U.S. in 1983, studies have shown that ranitidine can contain high levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This chemical is a probable carcinogen, meaning it can most likely cause cancer. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stated that “probable” is a vast understatement.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing starting in 2019 found that even under normal storage conditions, the levels of NDMA increase in ranitidine to dangerous levels. When stored at higher temperatures or for a long amount of time, the levels significantly increase – far past what is safe for human consumption. Using Zantac with high levels of NDMA can lead to the development of many different types of cancers and other injuries, including:
- Bladder cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Nasal and throat cancer
- Pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis
- Prostate cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Uterine cancer
Zantac was originally developed by a pharmaceutical company called GlaxoSmithKline, then taken over by drug makers Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim. The Zantac lawsuits state that the manufacturers knew about the risks of NDMA forming in ranitidine yet failed to do anything to prevent harm to the public, such as using warning labels. The drug makers only recalled this product after the published studies by the FDA declared that Zantac contained unsafe levels of NDMA – decades after Zantac had been on the market.
Do You Have Grounds for a Lawsuit?
A Zantac lawsuit can hold the drug manufacturers accountable for releasing and promoting a drug with known health risks. It can also result in financial compensation for you and your family for related expenses and losses, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. You may have grounds to file a Zantac lawsuit if your medical records show a cancer diagnosis or another disease that has been linked to NDMA and if you have a history of taking Zantac or generic ranitidine. If this sounds like you, don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer for advice.
Contact Our New Jersey Zantac Attorneys Today
If you believe that your cancer or medical condition is related to you taking Zantac, contact the personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. without delay. You may be eligible for financial compensation. We will listen to your story and let you know if your case has merit during a free case evaluation in New Jersey. Call (201) 928-0300 or use our online contact form today to request your meeting.