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How Do I Know if Zantac Caused My Cancer?

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How Do I Know if Zantac Caused My Cancer?

How Do I Know if Zantac Caused My Cancer?

If you took either prescription or over-the-counter Zantac or another ranitidine product and were later diagnosed with cancer, you may be entitled to compensation from the drug company involved. The fact is that Zantac contains the contaminant known as NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine), which is identified by many national and international healthcare organizations as a probable carcinogen. You may, however, be unsure about whether you can pinpoint your Zantac usage as the cause of your cancer, but an experienced drug injury attorney can help you make that distinction and build your strongest case against the drug company.

Your Damages

If you or someone you love has acquired cancer as a result of Zantac usage, the associated damages are likely to be considerable, including:

  • Your Medical Expenses – The medical costs associated with cancer can be astronomical. These often include the cost of surgery, ongoing treatments, follow-up care, costly prescription medications, and beyond.
  • Lost Wages – If you become seriously ill with cancer, you can expect to not only lose many hours on the job but also to lose attendant wages. Additionally, a cancer diagnosis can seriously diminish your earning capacity into the future and can even alter the course of your career plans.
  • Pain and Suffering – The pain and suffering associated with acquiring cancer as a result of a medication that you took to help you improve your health can be so profound that it is difficult to overstate.

Further, if the cancer you acquired leads to a permanent disability, you will be facing overarching expenses with no end in sight. And if you’ve lost a loved one to the ravages of cancer caused by Zantac usage, you could be facing the overwhelming damages that are often associated with such wrongful death cases.

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.

The FDA’s Advice

The FDA shares the following important advice related to Zantac usage:

Anyone using over-the-counter Zantac or other ranitidine products should discontinue usage, dispose of any excess medication properly, and quit purchasing the medication – including compounded forms of ranitidine.

Anyone taking prescription ranitidine should discuss alternate treatment options with their healthcare providers – several safer options are available.

The Cancer Connection

Zantac and similar medications have been associated with several specific types of cancer that include (but are not limited to):

You took Zantac to help with your heartburn and/or related health concerns, and cancer is obviously a serious side effect that would have dissuaded you from using the medication in the first place if you’d only known.

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.

Discuss Your Concerns with an
Experienced Drug Injury Attorney Today

If you – or a loved one – have been diagnosed with cancer as a result of Zantac usage, you are not alone; a dedicated drug injury attorney will aggressively advocate on behalf of your rights and for your rightful compensation to help ensure that you have the ability to reach your fullest recovery. Working closely with a drug injury attorney who has extensive experience successfully taking on drug companies that fail to adequately protect their customers is your 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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