Having heartburn after eating certain foods can be frustrating and painful. With over the counter medicine like fast-acting Zantac, digesting those certain foods can be less of a problem. How many times have you heard these lines? But you have never heard the lines of the potential warnings of taking Zantac.
Recently, the FDA announced their request for all manufacturers of ranitidine-based products to pull merchandise from shelves. It has been proven ranitidine products have been linked to certain types of cancer for those who have taken the product for extended periods of time. The reason these lawsuits are able to take place is due to the belief that companies like Sanofi-Aventis knew about the carcinogenic nature their product has on humans, yet failed to warn the public properly.
An online pharmacy in Connecticut noted they had discovered a cancer-causing agent in ranitidine drugs called Nitrosodimethylamine or otherwise known as NDMA. Not only was it present, but it was also present in extraordinarily high amounts in every batch tested by the pharmacy. Zantac isn’t the only brand containing these high doses of NDMA. Any product containing ranitidine had over 26,000 times the daily maximum intake of NDMA outlined by the FDA.
Types of Cancers Caused by NDMA:
- Bladder cancer
- Stomach cancer
At the moment, there are no trials on any schedule. However, the earlier trials that are put on the schedule will set the tone for the lawsuits to follow. There is a likelihood of this being a big lawsuit in the near future. The current course of action for any individual thinking about filing a lawsuit against Sanofi-Aventis, Chattem, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Pfizer, and GlaxoSmithKline should seek legal representation immediately.
Do You Have a Case?
You can be awarded financial compensation for the damages caused by Zantac and other ranitidine products. Plaintiffs like you are acting quickly to secure their right to recover their compensation. If you believe your cancer was caused by NDMA found in ranitidine, you need to call our expert Zantac lawyers now at (214) 526-7900 to get your case started.