Do I Qualify for the Zantac Cancer Lawsuit? Find Your Answers Here
GERD is a stomach condition that is thought to be caused by excess acid in the stomach, causing some of this acid to back up into the esophagus, slowly burning it due to the caustic nature of stomach hydrochloric acid over time. This then sets the stage for the formation of esophageal and gastric ulcers, which can turn cells found in these region cancerous, eventually ending in the development of gastric or stomach cancer. A medication that prevents the stomach from manufacturing too much acid, Zantac, is prescribed by doctors across the country in an effort to alleviate GERD and give the stomach a chance to heal. The problem with Zantac, however, is that when broken down by the body, creates a metabolite called NDMA which has been shown to be responsible for the development of aggressive cancers in lab studies. Individuals who took Zantac for chronic GERD may now have a chance to join a class action lawsuit in order to recover compensation, and we’re here to help you join the lawsuit.
Are you looking for a best Zantac class action lawsuit attorney? If you developed cancer while taking Zantac, you may be able to join the Zantac class action lawsuit which is slated to begin in 2023. Cases are currently being consolidated so that bellwether trials can be carried out in 2022, and this is the right time to file as it will provide our attorneys with adequate time to prepare a compelling case on your behalf replete with objective and factual evidence showing how your cancer is directly related to your taking Zantac for GERD and heartburn. The experienced Zantac lawsuit attorneys at McCready Law bring to the table over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience where we’ve helped thousands of individuals recover compensation and have their justice restored after it was taken away by the large corporations who would use deception and omission in order to continue selling defective or dangerous drugs. In failing to warn you, the patient, about the presence of a carcinogen in their medication, Sanofi committed a litigable negligent act which may entitle you to a number of damages. Please call us NOW at (773) 362-2747 to learn more about how you can join the Zantac class action lawsuit in 2022. The call is 100% FREE, and there’s no legal obligation.
Is it True Zantac Causes Cancer? The FDA Steps In
An investigation back in 2019 by an online pharmacy revealed the fact that Zantac contained unreasonably high levels of NDMA, a chemical thought to be a carcinogen. In the interest of public safety, the pharmacy alerted to the FDA to the presence of the chemical in Zantac which then led to a federal investigation. The FDA then asked Sanofi to issue a recall of their product from the market in order to prevent public harm. In legal documents unearthed, it is alleged that ranitidine makers were aware of the presence of NDMA in their product but failed to warn the public so they could continue to make money at the expense of public health. Upon withdrawing their product from the market, Sanofi created a new and improved drug known as Zantac 360, which has the chemical famotidine, but the damage had already been done.
Zantac, NDMA Cancer Link
NDMA has a long history of toxicity to humans and animals, and it has been shown to be the proximate cause of aggressive bladder and stomach cancers over the years. It particularly accumulates in areas such as the brain, lungs, liver, kidneys and stomach, resulting in changes to the body in just about every cell. Once this happens, mutations on a chromosomal level start to appear, which then triggers the appearance of cancer. The NDMA in Zantac causes cancer due to the fact that nitric oxide produced by the body forms a bond with ranitidine, producing NDMA that is inadvertently stored by the body, leading to cellular and genetic mutations and finally, cancer.
Surprisingly, NDMA was used in the past as a constituent of rocket fuel, lubricants and pesticides. At room temperature, NDMA is a yellow liquid that has no odor. In addition, NDMA may be found in cured meat such as ham as well as in beer.
Individuals who took Zantac are at increased risk of developing the following cancers:
- Stomach cancer
- Lung cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Colon cancer
- Cancer of the large intestine
- Rectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Small intestine cancer
- Thyroid cancer
Compassionate Zantac Cancer Lawyers – Call Us Today!
It may be tempting to attempt to go it alone with regard to Zantac cancer lawsuits. This is just about the worst thing you can do as you may be going up against a behemoth of a company, Sanofi, which has virtually limitless legal resources at its disposal and decades of experience when it comes to dealing with plaintiffs who allege that their drug harmed them. Hiring a Zantac cancer lawyer will not only help you craft a winning strategy, but it will also provide you with priceless resources such as expert witnesses and make sure that you don’t miss any filing deadlines, as well as determine which pieces of evidence best suit your claim. Sanofi and their legal representatives may try to reach out to you so that they can offer you a one-time settlement amount so you can drop your claim. This will lock you out of compensation in the future, and you may have waved goodbye to a much higher payout if you signed any documents they provide you with. By working with a Zantac lawsuit attorney, you will be able to safeguard your compensation and recover money damages for numerous things such as cost of present and future medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, wrongful death if your loved one died from cancer after taking zantac, legal fees and so much more. Ready to speak with a friendly and compassionate Zantac cancer lawyer? Please call us NOW at (773) 362-2747 to learn more about the whole process, and how you can join the Zantac cancer class action lawsuit. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.