What Type of Cancers Are Associated Zantac Products?
You may have heard of Zantac. It is also referred to by its medical term, Ranitidine. A lot of people took it for stomach and intestinal issues including ulcers, acid reflux, stomach acid, peptic ulcer disease.
You may have also heard that small amounts of levels of NDMA (N Nitrosodimethylamine NDMA) were found last year in ranitidine products by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
Many people are now worried about what type of cancer does Zantac cause, if any, or types of cancer including:
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Gastric Cancer
- Intestinal Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
We will discuss this topic in more detail over the next few sections.
Food and Drug Administration Concerned People Might Get Cancer after Taking Zantac
Lots of people take Zantac and other kinds of antacids to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and other problems. Now, the government has gives us reason to think it might cause cancer. Zantac and other ranitidine products contain N Nitrosodimethylamine NDMA and high levels of NDMA may lead to certain types of cancer.
If you have have been diagnosed with cancer, contact us to talk about your legal options. Our law firm can help you or your loved one and investigate if Zantac causes cancer.
We have worked with many families dealing with this terrible issue including liver cancer, peptic ulcer disease, ranitidine exposure, bladder cancer, and other problems.
Drug manufacturers that put too high amounts of NDMA, including ranitidine Zantac, should be held responsible. Talk to an attorney if you have taken Zantac and are wondering whether there were unacceptable levels of even low levels of nanograms per NDMA.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC reviews prescriptions and medical advice diagnosis to see if they have probable human carcinogen or other cancer causing materials in the United States. A brand name Zantac or other N Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) used to treat and your loved one should not increase a cancer risk.
If they did, you may be able to get recovery. Contact our law firm to see what your legal options may be.
Other People are Bringing Cases Against Zantac
Lots of people like you are discovering that they have been injured after taking Zantac ranitidine. Through the breadth of these claims, we may know more soon about what kinds of cancer this drug exposes you to as well as what kind of payout you might expect after NDMA overdosing.
Since most of the claims are the same or at least very common, and there is only one defendant, Zantac, all of their cases so far have been pooled into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) action in Florida. It is being presided over by Judge Robin Rosenberg. You can learn all about it right here: https://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/zantac
This federal claim will tell us a lot about NDMA actions and ranitidine cases. In particular, it should show you what kind of harm you must have suffered in order to bring this lawsuit. Also, it will give you insight into the extent and kind of recovery available to Zantac cancer victims.
Deadline to Bring a Zantac Personal Injury Case
Illinois puts a hard deadline on your right to bring a case for injuries and damages after taking Zantac. These are known as statutes of limitations. Illinois has different statutes for different kinds of actions and misconduct.
For Zantac, you only have two years from when you learned of the injury that Zantac caused (including cancer) or when you reasonably should have learned about the harm.
There are a lot of things you need to do before you file a Zantac lawsuit. That two-year period can fly by real quick before you get all of them done. This is why it is important for you to hire a legal team early on and engage them to put your case together so you can file it on time!
Get More Information about Zantac and Cancer
If you want to know more about the recent Zantac MDL case, click here:
If you want to know more about the FDA’s views on the subject, read this warning:
Large universities like Harvard have made pronouncements on the subject:
Large medical journals have studied this topic in depth and have put out copious studies with data on the relationship between Zantac, NDMA, and illnesses like cancer:
What is Zantac and How is it Used?
Zantac is often referred to by the medical term Ranitidine. It is a medication prescribed to alleviate problems in the throat, stomach, and general gastrointestinal tract. The issues it normally addresses include heartburn, ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, indigestion, stomach discomfort, excessive coughing, trouble swallowing, and related problems.
Doctors recommended Zantac to reduce acid but not after the United States drug administration FDA recommended not taking any drugs with ranitidine medications due to probably human carcinogen links. Zantac is most effective any time there is substantial acid buildup. It is called a H2 blocker.
How exactly does Zantac (brand name) work and how is it supposed to stop gastroesophageal reflux disease? Zantac and generic drugs try to lower the amount of acid that your stomach makes and distributes in your body. That is why they are called an H2 blocker. They also are used to treat recurring problems like coughing, difficulty swallowing, and other stuff.
Yet, per the United States drug administration FDA, ranitidine products and generic drugs may cause cancer due to high levels of NDMA (N Nitrosodimethylamine). Sloan Kettering and other cancer center continue to investigate if Zantac cause cancer and other cancer causing problems associated with taking Zantac ranitidine.
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Possible Zantac Cancer
Like most serious medical issues, knowledge and prevention are key. You need to be diagnosed with cancer in order to fight it effectively. Specifically, you need to what kind of cancer you have and how you got it (ie if the Zantac cause cancer).
Lots of brand name things you take or a loved one takes may have probably human carcinogen and some might be caused by Zantac ranitidine. Medical advice diagnosis or treatment can make a vital difference according to the FDA and general medical community.
Cancer is broad term referring to a condition where cells in the human body become diseased and then spread. It can develop in many, many ways, and therefore, it can take on many different types of symptoms.
Fortunately, some symptoms of cancers are common and can be used to spot the disease early on in its progression.
Here are some early warning signs if you are trying to spot Zantac cancer:
- Weight fluctuation
- Extreme fatigue
- Skin discoloration
- Muscle pain
- Joint discomfort
- Lumps under the skin
If your suspects that you may have cancer, they may order advanced diagnostic screening procedures. This frequently begins with a simple survey of the body followed by a physical examination where the physicians can feel the affected body parts for possible lumps or bruises.
If that does not suffice, imaging tests can give the the doctor a more granular level view of what is happening at the cellular level. Finally, they can have you undergo a biopsy where they will lance or cut out a part of the suspected malignant mass and test it.
In all of these cases, they are looking for the same thing-malignant cell reproduction. If you are concerned what cancer does Zantac cause or if you have health problems caused by Zantac ranitidine, call us for a free consultation.
Seeking Relief in a Zantac Cancer Case
If the scientific community proves what type of cancer does Zantac cause, then you maybe could bring an action for relief and recovery. Before you do that though, there are some fundamental issues regarding Zantac ranitidine to consider.
First, how much Zantac did you take and when did you take it. You need to be able to show exactly where and when you got and what dosage ranitidine Zantac you ingested.
Second, you need to work with your doctors to disprove other causes for your cancer. The first thing defendants will do is argue it is someone else’s fault so running through your medical history beforehand will prove valuable.
Third, you still need to affirmatively link your cancer to ranitidine. Otherwise, your cancer Zantac claim will fall flat on its face. This is an essential element of your case and without it you will receive nothing.
Of course, you can borrow from similar cases to bolter your Zantac and NDMA arguments here. The crucial between mass tort and class action is that lots of people bring cases in the former. In the latter, it is just one large case so there is less room for legal experimentation. That may be helpful for you.
What You Can Recover in a Zantac Lawsuit
If the FDA is right that Zantac is dangerous to animals and humans (per its April 1 2020 notice regarding NDMA), then patients who took the drug could possibly seek reimbursement and even compensatory damages. Borrowing from other accepted mass tort case precedent, plaintiffs might file actions and succeed for their harms and losses.
In the legal context, this is called damages. Victims can have economic damages and / or non economic damages. The former covers your out of expenses. The latter repays you for intangible harm.
In the pharmaceutical context, courts can be very demanding. They could require concrete illustrations of your damages. For example, you may need to show receipts or even offer witness testimony.
This all presumes that such a case is possible for Zantac and its alleged connection to cancer. If it is, though, this is what you could hope to recover in a lawsuit for damages.
How a Lawyer Can Help with Your Zantac Case?
Zantac (ranitidine) was a widely used drug prior to the FDA sounding the alarm on NDMA exposure (April 1 2020). A lot of people wonder if they can file a claim for resulting harm and damage.
In that pursuit of justice and compensation, it might behoove you to engage counsel to aide in those efforts. An experienced attorney can expedite the process and craft a Zantac case strategy from start to finish.
Here is a specific list of action items a legal team can accomplish for your and your family:
- Research FDA pronouncements on Zantac, NDMA, ranitidine, and drug quality control standards.
- Compare this medication to similar drugs including ones that have a history of litigation.
- Investigate the factual circumstances that led to your illness and draft a Zantac case for relief and compensation.
- Present a case at trial or lead negotiations in settlement.
Talk to a Lawyer if You Are Worried About Cancer After Taking Zantac
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has worked with many clients on mass tort claims and know that lots of people are worried that they might get cancer after taking Zantac or if Ranitidine products with levels of NDMA cause cancer.
Contact us today to talk about the voluntary recall, are concerned about the risk of cancer, if you were diagnosed with cancer, or wonder what cancer does Zantac may cause according to the Food and Drug administration, and do not know if you may be able to bring a case.
We work on contingency fee agreements so you do not have to pay for anything until we secure an award or settlement. Contact us for a free consultation today. You deserve to get relief and we may be able to get you help.
Learn More about Zantac Claims and Harms
Zantac Litigation Resource Center:
Please visit the pages below for comprehensive discussion:
- Zantac cancer lawsuits and claims
- How long do you have to bring a Zantac lawsuit (statute of limitations)?
- Market status of Zantac and ranitidine products
- Safe alternatives to Zantac
- Zantac class action litigation
- How much are Zantac cases worth?
- Abogados de Demandas contra el Cáncer de Ranitidina (Zantac)
- FDA Warnings on Ranitidine and Zantac due tp NDMA Contamination