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If you’re one of the millions who suffer regularly from heartburn, chances are you’ve reached for a package of Zantac sometime in the past. But little did you know that the cure was worse than the illness you were suffering from.
If you or your loved one has developed cancer or other health-related issues due to taking over-the-counter and prescription heartburn products including Zantac, you may be eligible for compensation. To see if you’re eligible, you’ll need a Zantac lawsuit lawyer on your side to give you legal advice and fight for justice.
Caputo & Mariotti has been handling product and drug recall claims for decades. We know the problems you face getting the compensation you deserve because of the negligence of a manufacturer or drugmaker. We will fight on your behalf to make sure you and your loved ones will get the justice you are owed.
The Ranitidine Recall: What You Need to Know
On September 13, 2019, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement, informing patients and healthcare providers of a new safety concern regarding the drug ranitidine, better known by its brand name, Zantac. According to the FDA statement, the agency was investigating the popular heartburn drug after test results have revealed toxic levels of a carcinogenic (cancerous) contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some formulations of Zantac.
In April 2020, the FDA requested the removal of all ranitidine products from the market after new FDA studies showed a significant risk to public health. The studies found that NDMA impurity increases over time, especially when Zantac was stored at higher than room temperatures, which resulted in exposure to extremely high levels of the cancerous ingredient.
Between September 2019 and April 2020, at least 16 brands had voluntarily removed their products from the shelves, including Zantac manufacturer Sanofi. Other brands include:
- Sandoz Inc.
- Apotex Corporation
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Novitum Pharma
- Dr. Reddy’s
- Perrigo Company plc
The Problems Associated With NDMA
NDMA is a human carcinogen that could cause several types of cancer, including liver, lung, stomach, and breast. Other cancers that are associated with NDMA consumption include:
Since the 1980s, studies have shown a link between NDA in Zantac and cancer. However, this information has been concealed until recently.
Am I Eligible For Compensation In A Zantac Lawsuit?
If you took Zantac or ranitidine for an extended period of time but haven’t been diagnosed with cancer, you may still be eligible for compensation by filing a Zantac class action lawsuit to recover the money you spent on the medication.
Even if you have taken Zantac and experienced health issues other than cancer, you can still file a Zantac personal injury claim. The first step is working with top Zantac lawsuit lawyers at Caputo & Mariotti. Our team is experienced in these claims to ensure you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Discovering who was informed of the drug’s effects, who had overlooked critical information, and who was actually unaware of the drug’s later effects can be difficult to determine. This is why hiring an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney to help file your Zantac lawsuit is essential in the success of your claim.
Compensation in a Zantac personal injury claim can depend on several different things, such as the type and severity of cancer caused by taking Zantac.
Other factors can affect how much compensation may be awarded in a personal injury claim. These include but are not limited to:
- Effects on a person’s immediate and long-term health
- Effects of the injury on a person’s quality of life (i.e. cancer)
- If the injury affects people close to the individual
- How the injury affects a person’s finances
- How the injury will affect a person’s life overall: finances, health, and quality of life
Who Can Be Held Accountable for My Illness?
It is the responsibility of the drug manufacturers to keep the public safe. Since they were aware of the dangers associated with NDMA and not only did nothing to fix the problem but hid that information from the public, they need to be held accountable for their actions.
According to Pennsylvania law, drug manufacturers are liable for any injuries that occurred following the use of their product. This includes the following:
- The product was defective due to an error in the manufacturing process
- Consumers were unaware of any dangerous side effects associated with the use of the product
- The product itself had a design flaw that made it dangerous
All three of these conditions can be found in the Zantac recall. Because of this, these drugmakers can be found liable and can face a lawsuit.
Who's The Best Zantac Lawsuit Lawyer Near Me?
Many people in Northeast Pennsylvania have filed Zantac personal injury, wrongful death, and class action lawsuits to seek compensation from the drug manufacturers who neglected to detect and expose the drug’s cancerous properties.
In 2016, more than 15 million prescriptions for ranitidine were written in the United States alone. This popular heartburn medication was a staple in many households.
If you or a loved one has taken Zantac or a generic ranitidine drug, now is the time to act. Contact the Zantac lawsuit lawyers at Caputo & Mariotti to schedule your free confidential consultation. We will work with you or your loved ones to build your case and fight for justice. You need a local, experienced team of attorneys fighting for you.