Zantac Cancer Lawsuits
What you need to know:
- NDMA is a known carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) that has been linked to numerous cancers, including stomach, intestinal, colorectal, prostate, pancreatic, liver, and more;
- Dangerous amounts of NDMA have been discovered in prescription and over-the-counter ZANTAC/Ranitidine heartburn medications;
- The amount of NDMA in these medications can increase over time.
Zantac Cancer Lawsuits - Overview
Zantac is the brand name of a very popular heartburn medication called ranitidine, used by millions of people since the 1980s. Zantac (ranitidine) is a type of drug known as an H2 blocker, or H2 antagonist. It decreases stomach acid by blocking histamine receptors in the stomach. It is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other related conditions in which acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing heartburn.
Lab testing revealed that ranitidine contained high levels of known carcinogen (or cancer causing) N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). According to the FDA, the maximum safe level of daily NDMA exposure is 96 ng. One study revealed that one Zantac pill contained 2,511,469 ng of NDMA, which equals approximately 26,000 times the maximum daily limit of NDMA. New studies have revealed that the amount of NDMA present in Zantac can increase over time and at higher temperatures.
NDMA exposure has been linked to a number of cancers, including, but not limited to the following;
Who Can File a Zantac Cancer Lawsuit?
If you have been prescribed or purchased Zantac or the generic ranitidine and have been diagnosed with cancer, it is likely that you have a claim against the makers of Zantac. Numerous lawsuits have already been filed nationwide and more are expected to follow. If you are interested in filing a claim and want to qualify as a plaintiff, we must prove the following;
- 1YOU USED THE MEDICATION - Sworn testimony, medical records, pharmacy records, and receipts are all ways our attorneys can prove that you treated your heartburn, GERD, acid reflux, or other related ailments with Zantac or rantidine.
- 3YOU HAVE AN INJURY -Messa & Associates will obtain your related medical records to prove that you have been diagnosed with one of the ranitidine-related cancers, including stomach, small intestine, colorectal, esophageal, liver, prostate (early onset), pancreatic, Leukemia, Non-Hodkgins Lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.
- 4YOUR ZANTAC (RANITIDINE) USE AND YOUR CANCER DIAGNOSIS ARE RELATED - In order for your claim to be valid, your attorney will have to prove that your cancer diagnosis came after your Zantac/ranitidine use.
If you have been diagnosed with one of the cancers listed above and you believe this diagnosis is directly linked to your previous use of Zantac or ranitidine, call our office to speak with an attorney at 877-637-7252. You may also choose to sign-up immediately by completing the forms linked below.
Zantac Cancer Lawsuits - Sign-up Documents
The Contingency Fee Agreement is your contract with our firm, stating that you do not owe us any money unless we secure a monetary award on your behalf.
El Contrato de tarifa de contingencia es su contrato con nuestra firma, que establece que no nos debe dinero a menos que obtengamos un premio monetario en su nombre.
The Intake Questionnaire seeks specific information regarding your Zantac use and cancer diagnosis.
El Cuestionario de ingreso busca información específica sobre su uso de Zantac y el diagnóstico de cáncer.
The HIPAA Authorization is your legal permission for your medical providers to release your medical records to our law firm for review.
This form collects contact information for all medical providers related to your Zantac/ranitidine use and your cancer treatment. This information is vital to requesting your medical records and building a case on your behalf.
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