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