Possible Treatment for Zantac-Related Cancer

Monday, June 21, 2021

Possible Treatment for Zantac-Related Cancer

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

The popular heartburn drug Zantac was recently linked to causing cancer as it contains a known carcinogen. Drug companies who knew about this and were negligent should be liable for the damages they caused, including the expense and pain and suffering of cancer treatments.

In April 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a formal recall of the medication Zantac and its generic counterpart ranitidine. Their recall was based on recent information linking the use of these drugs with developing cancer. NDMA, a known carcinogen, was found in lab testing performed on these drugs. If there’s a chance your’s or a family member’s cancer diagnosis is related to the use of Zantac or ranitidine, don’t hesitate to reach out to a knowledgeable Chicago Zantac lawyer.

What Types of Cancer Does Zantac Cause?

Zantac and ranitidine use have been linked to a wide variety of different cancers. They include:

  1. Colorectal
  2. Bladder
  3. Breast
  4. Esophageal
  5. Kidney
  6. Intestinal
  7. Liver
  8. Pancreatic
  9. Stomach
  10. Testicular
  11. Uterine
  12. Ovarian
  13. Lung
  14. Leukemia
  15. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
  16. Multiple myeloma

Suppose you previously took either one of these medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter, and were later diagnosed with cancer. In that case, it’s time to speak to an experienced Chicago Zantac attorney.

Treatment Options for Zantac-Related Cancers

Your doctors will develop an individual treatment plan for your cancer. It will depend on the type of cancer you are diagnosed with and how far advanced it is. Some cancers require a combination of treatments for the best results.

Treatment options for cancers linked to Zantac include:

  1. Surgery in which a surgeon removes cancer from your body
  2. Radiation therapy uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors
  3. Chemotherapy refers to drugs given to kill cancer cells in the body
  4. Immunotherapy helps your immune system fight cancer itself
  5. Targeted therapy targets the changes in cancer cells that help them grow, divide, and spread
  6. Hormone therapy slows or stops the growth of breast and prostate cancers that need hormones to grow
  7. Stem cell transplants are procedures that help cancer patients who have had their blood-forming stem cells destroyed by very high doses of chemotherapy or radiation therapy

Unfortunately, these treatments are often expensive. Even with the best medical insurance, the out-of-pocket costs can be extreme. However, a well-versed Chicago Zantac lawyer can help you pursue recovery for your damages, including your medical expenses. In addition to the expense, some of these treatments can be painful and cause adverse side effects. You can also include your pain and suffering in your demand for damages.

Get Help from a Seasoned Chicago Zantac Lawyer Today

There’s evidence that Zantac manufacturers were aware of the harm this drug could do before it even hit the market decades ago. Instead of taking more time to research or discontinuing their plans altogether, they ignored the evidence and made it available to the public anyway. Now many who took Zantac or ranitidine and their families are suffering.

Drug companies whose negligence results in injury or death must be held accountable. The Chicago Zantac attorneys at Malman Law will do just that. We work towards proving their negligence you’re your injuries so that you can obtain the compensation you are entitled to receive. Schedule your free no-obligation case review today.  Call (312) 629-0099 or use our online contact form.

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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