How Is Zantac Linked To Cancer?

Thursday, August 26, 2021

How Is Zantac Linked To Cancer?

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

It may sound inconceivable that a drug meant to treat one disease would cause another life-threatening health condition, but for many unfortunate Zantac users, that concern became a reality. Contact a Chicago Zantac lawyer for help.

If you’re at all familiar with recent legal health news, then you’re likely familiar with the ongoing sweeping lawsuits that have been levied against the manufacturers of Zantac, or as it’s known by its generic drug name, ranitidine. 

Zantac was once a familiar, common sight on store shelves around the pharmaceutical section for decades. As Reuters noted when they first reported on the lawsuits in 2019, Zantac became one of the world’s fastest-selling drugs within a few years of its launch and the first-ever drug to generate over $1 billion in annual revenue.

But after its links to a deadly carcinogen became more widely known, and after the FDA and more critical authorities took notice, the drug was quickly pulled from store shelves by its biggest manufacturers. 

But how exactly does Zantac cause cancer, and how exactly can you go about seeking justice if you suspect that it’s caused cancer in you or a loved one? Find out now, and find out why you need a Chicago Zantac lawyer for the job.


How Zantac Causes Cancer

One carcinogenic chemical in question has been the focus of Zantac’s link to increased cancer risk, and that chemical is known as NDMA, or N-nitrosodimethylamine. Researchers affiliated with JAMA have found that NDMA is associated with the promotion of tumor growth around the lungs, liver, kidneys, breasts, and GI tract. 

Research has observed that Zantac can build up considerably higher NDMA content than the FDA deems safe for consumption, a danger that can be gravely exacerbated by long-term storage of Zantac and storage temperature changes.

As it’s a terminal illness that can slowly develop over the span of years, and Zantac was one of the world’s hottest selling heartburn drugs, it’s difficult to truly quantify how many Zantac users have gone on to develop cancer as a result of long term Zantac use.

That said, thousands of Zantac claims have been filed, and several more are continuing to be filed. If you or someone you know has been suffering as a result of cancer that you suspect is linked to ranitidine use, then we strongly encourage you to consider recompensing your medical expenses in court and strongly encourage you to do so with the assistance of the right law firm.

While you might not have the legal tools needed to prove the connection between your cancer diagnosis and Zantac, our attorneys know what is necessary to prove this type of claim. We are helping numerous clients with this type of claim, and we can help you.


Seek Help from a Chicago Zantac Lawyer Right Away

At Malman Law, we are no strangers to handling cases related to medication errors and other grievous malpractice incidents in the healthcare industry. We understand how traumatic and emotionally devastating it can be when the people or medications that are supposed to help you instead cause you harm. We are here to help stand up for your rights, so please contact our Chicago Zantac Lawyers today to learn more and schedule a free consultation.

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

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