Examples of Zantac-Related Cancer

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Examples of Zantac-Related Cancer

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

Although Zantac is a medication used to prevent or treat heartburns and acid reflux, some patients who used the medication later developed cancer. For this reason, the FDA requested that manufacturers get all ranitidine and Zantac products off the market. Anyone with a cancer diagnosis after taking Zantac should speak with a Chicago Zantac cancer lawsuit attorney as soon as possible.

Types of Cancer Caused by Zantac

Over-the-counter ranitidine and Zantac contained high levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), meaning the drug may be linked to several different types of cancers, including:

  • Stomach cancer. This is a form of cancer that forms in the stomach over a long time, usually after many years. The cancer is also known as gastric cancer. Individuals diagnosed with stomach cancer have a 70% chance of living for five years after the diagnosis.
  • Esophageal cancer. This is a type of cancer more common in men than in women and is often associated with causing difficulty swallowing, chest pain, and heartburn. The conundrum is individuals who have this type of cancer take even more Zantac or ranitidine to bring the condition under control, thereby increasing the chances of the cancer itself getting worse.
  • Bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is a common type of cancer that begins in the cells of the bladder but is often diagnosed early, which means the patient has a high success rate after receiving treatment. Symptoms of Zantac bladder cancer include painful urination and blood in the urine.
  • Liver cancer. Liver cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the liver, but the affected person may not have any symptoms at all during the early stages of the cancer. However, over time, the person affected may start developing symptoms such as a lump below the rib cage or pain on the right side of the abdomen or Jaundice, which is a disease closely associated with liver cancer.

At Malman Law, we help clients who have been diagnosed with Zantac-related cancer to obtain monetary compensation for expenses and losses incurred because of the cancer. These expenses and losses include the following:

    • Cost of treatment. Treating Zantac-related cancer can be costly, which means that if you or a loved one has Zantac-related cancer, it is important to talk to an experienced Zantac injury attorney about your medical expenses and reimbursement.
  • Loss of Income. A patient undergoing chemotherapy may have their work hours curtailed or not even be able to work at all during the period of undergoing chemotherapy. At the same time, bills must be paid and other money expenditure besides the added expense of medical treatment. All this can be overwhelming, and this is another reason why having an experienced attorney is important – to make sure these types of expenses are catered to by the manufacturer and those in the chain of getting the drug to the market.
  • Pain and Suffering. Everything you are suffering as a Zantac-related cancer patient besides the cancer itself and the costs related to the treatment can be monetarily compensated. Leading among these are pain and suffering, which is basically the emotional toll you are going through dealing with the cancer.

Seek Help from a Chicago Zantac Cancer Lawsuit Attorney Today

If you have Zantac-related cancer, contact Malman Law today for a free consultation. Our team is dedicated to helping cancer victims who deserve compensation for their many losses. 

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