Zantac was once an incredibly popular medication that was used to treat heartburn, stomach ulcers, and acid reflux. Zantac was developed and approved by the FDA decades ago and has been available by prescription and OTC since then. This means that the drug was highly accessible and millions of people have been using it in the United States for years.
Although Zantac was a highly effective and popular heartburn medication, it’s been found to contain dangerous chemicals. Zantac was recently pulled from the shelves in the U.S. when it was linked to different types of cancer. It was found that Zantac products contained a chemical called NDMA which is a known carcinogen, which causes a high cancer risk when ingested.
While Zantac is highly effective with short-term use, many people have been using the Zantac products for years, which has led to high levels of NDMA exposure and NDMA buildup in their bodies, and this is what has led to them developing different types of cancer. The major issue in this situation is that it was found that the manufacturers of Zantac knew about the unacceptable levels of NDMA in their products and failed to warn users or recall the products. If you or a loved one has received a cancer diagnosis after prolonged use of Zantac, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The following are some helpful tips for navigating your legal options as a Zantac lawsuit plaintiff.
Finding the Right Legal Representation
Zantac litigation cases can be incredibly complex and challenging for plaintiffs, which is why victims shouldn’t try to go at it alone. You need an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney by your side to help you navigate the litigation process. The drug companies are powerful and well-funded, which can be intimidating for individual plaintiffs. This is why it’s important that you have a personal injury lawyer that has taken on big cases against pharmaceutical companies in the past.
If you’re looking for powerful Zantac lawsuit lawyers, look no further than the law firm Sibley Dolman Gipe. Their team has years of experience working as personal injury attorneys, and they’ve won a combined total of over $200 million in settlements for over 6,000 clients. They are currently working with plaintiffs throughout Florida who have been affected by the Zantac use. There are currently over 200 plaintiffs involved in a class action case known as a multidistrict litigation suit. Their law firm is dedicated to helping give a voice to the voiceless by taking on the big drug companies. If you were diagnosed with cancer after using Zantac between the years 1983 and 2020, you can meet with their law firm for a free case evaluation where they will review your legal options as a potential plaintiff.
The Health Risks Associated with Using Zantac
Zantac was recalled from the market after the products were found to contain the dangerous carcinogen NDMA. The chemical NDMA used to be used in rocket fuel, but its use was halted after the EPA found that it was contaminating the air and water when it was burned with the fuel. While NDMA was found in Zantac, it wasn’t actually an active ingredient. The NDMA contamination of Zantac products occurred from a chemical reaction in the manufacturing process.
The problem lies in the fact that there is evidence that the makers of Zantac knew that the contamination occurred and didn’t act accordingly. Instead of properly warning users and immediately pulling their products from the market, the Zantac manufacturers allowed customers to use their medication for years. This is the basis of the class-action lawsuits that are currently being pursued against the Zantac manufacturers.