The medication Zantac has been pulled from markets around the U.S. on the recommendation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA issued this recall due to studies that show Zantac—and other drugs containing ranitidine—sometimes contain a substance that could cause cancer.
If you believe you developed cancer after taking Zantac or similar medications, reach out to Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. We are ready to represent Westbury residents in the settlement negotiations and product liability lawsuits that may arise from Zantac use. A Westbury Zantac cancer lawsuit lawyer from our firm will work to pursue compensation on your behalf on a contingency-fee basis if we believe you have a viable case.
To discuss your case and your legal options in a free consultation with a member of our team, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400.
Zantac, Ranitidine, and NDMA
Zantac is the brand-name used to sell ranitidine. Ranitidine is also sold as a number of generic medications. For example, the medication Wal-Zan contains ranitidine. Sometimes, you will find ranitidine as the primary ingredient in medications for:
- Acid control
- Acid reduction
- Heartburn relief
Some medications containing ranitidine could also contain a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is a substance identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as being a probable carcinogen. Carcinogens are substances that cause cancer to develop in humans.
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The FDA Recalled Zantac Throughout the Country
Zantac and other mediations containing ranitidine were removed from the market in early April 2020. This recall was not the first step to get Zantac off the market. Initial suggestions for the recall of ranitidine products began in 2019.
The recalls were prompted by a few studies that indicated that NDMA built up in ranitidine products when they were exposed to certain levels of heat. At first, the concerns regarding NDMA in ranitidine mediations were relatively minor.
However, additional testing and reports from third-party researchers increased the level of concern regarding ranitidine and NDMA. Careful testing of ranitidine medications indicated that NDMA could develop in concerning levels even at relatively low levels of heat and that NDMA levels could also increase over time in some products.
These factors could lead to some ranitidine products containing levels of NDMA that exceed the FDA’s maximum daily limit. Therefore, the FDA recommended that ranitidine products be taken off the market.
If you have been diagnosed with any type of cancer after using Zantac, or another ranitidine medication, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400. One of our Westbury Zantac cancer lawsuit lawyers will investigate your case to determine if there is a link between your diagnoses and your use of Zantac.
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Get Legal Help From a Zantac Cancer Lawyer
You do not have to try to build a claim to get compensation for your losses on your own. Reach out to the team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. to start getting legal help on your side. When you reach out to our law firm, a Westbury Zantac cancer lawyer will:
Provide You with Case Updates
We will ensure that you know about the status of your case at all times. We will be accessible to answer your questions throughout our work together and will make sure that you are kept up to date about where your case stands.
Find the Parties Responsible for Your Condition
Identifying liable parties allows us to seek compensation for your losses. In situations involving ranitidine, the company that produced the drugs could be liable for your losses.
Take Over Legal Communication
Dealing with a legal case requires a lot of communication. Your lawyer will speak with insurance agents, other lawyers, and representatives for the drug companies on your behalf.
Seek Out Evidence
Building a claim requires your lawyer to investigate the facts of your case. Your lawyer will look into the amount of time you took ranitidine medications and the amounts of the medication you took. Your lawyer will review your medical records and your cancer diagnosis, as well. If necessary, experts will be hired to testify on your behalf, including medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists.
Identify the Value for Your Case
The medical care required to treat cancer is often extensive and expensive. A lawyer will document the costs of your chemotherapy, surgeries, and other forms of treatment. The value of the other types of damages in your case will be calculated as well, including estimated future medical expenses, lost wages, reduced earning capability, pain and suffering, and more.
Options for a Zantac Cancer Lawsuit
You could have legal options if you are diagnosed with cancer after taking ranitidine products. Sometimes, your lawyer will advise you to file a personal injury lawsuit directly against the company that produced the ranitidine.
You could also be eligible to join a class-action lawsuit. A Westbury Zantac cancer lawsuit lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will evaluate your case and help you determine what type of lawsuit to pursue when you consult with us.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will see to it that settlement negotiations with the responsible parties on your behalf are conducted so as to obtain the results you deserve. If they are not willing to make you a fair settlement offer, a trial before a judge and jury may be called for. Our goal is to win the justice you deserve, no matter where the process leads to.
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Start working on your claim by contacting Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today. A member of our team will provide you with a free case evaluation when you call (516) 932-0400.
A Westbury Zantac cancer lawsuit lawyer from our firm will represent you on a contingency-fee basis if you qualify. In this type of arrangement, you do not pay our attorney’s fees unless and until you recover compensation.