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Does Zantac Cause Liver Cancer?

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Does Zantac Cause Liver Cancer?

Does Zantac Cause Liver Cancer?

If you regularly used Zantac to treat your heartburn, GERD, or related health condition and have since been diagnosed with liver cancer, there may be a connection. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently pulled Zantac and other ranitidine medications from the market because of the connection between a contaminate found in the medications – NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine) – and a variety of cancers, including liver cancer.

Probable Carcinogen

Several national and international health organizations have deemed NDMA a probable carcinogen or cancer-causing agent. These organizations include all of the following:

  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • The World Health Organization (WHO)
  • The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Important Considerations

If you were a Zantac user who has now developed cancer, there are several considerations that can help you determine if the two could be connected, including:

You have developed stomach, kidney, liver, bladder, pancreatic, colon, breast, or testicular cancer (other kinds of cancer can also apply).

You regularly took the Zantac – or other ranitidine product – for a period of at least 60 days.

If your cancer diagnosis came six months or more after you quit taking the Zantac, you regularly took Zantac for at least one year prior to quitting.

If any of these apply to your situation, you owe it to yourself to consult with an experienced drug injury attorney.

Liver Cancer

Liver cancers begin in the cells of the liver, and those affected are often symptom-free until the disease progresses – according to the Mayo Clinic. Because early diagnosis is closely associated with improved prognosis, this makes liver cancer an even more serious disease. Those symptoms associated with the disease’s progression include:

If you or someone you love regularly took Zantac or another ranitidine product and later developed cancer, an experienced drug injury attorney may be able to help.

It’s Time to Consult with an
Experienced Drug Injury Lawyer

If you took Zantac regularly and have been diagnosed with liver cancer, holding the drug company accountable is important, and a dedicated drug injury lawyer can help. Obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is the best path forward.

Our lawyers are available to speak with you about your case. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, call the Chicago law offices of Malman Law 24/7 at (888) 562-0928 or send us an email now.

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  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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