Connecticut Zantac Cancer Lawsuit Attorney
What You Need to Know About Ongoing Ranitidine Litigation
In April 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of all ranitidine medications and requested manufacturers to withdraw these products from shelves. Ranitidine is a common ingredient in antiacids, but a recent investigation revealed that it contains a probable carcinogen called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). According to the FDA’s recall, the level of NDMA in ranitidine-containing products, such as Zantac, can increase over time and/or when products are stored at temperatures above room level. As a result, countless consumers were likely put at risk of consuming dangerous levels of NDMA, which can lead to numerous forms of cancer.
If you or a loved one took Zantac or a similar ranitidine medication over a prolonged period of time and later developed cancer, you could be entitled to take part in ongoing litigation. Our Connecticut Zantac cancer lawsuit attorneys at RisCassi & Davis, P.C. are currently taking cases involving patients who took ranitidine medication, leading to cancer. We encourage you to reach out to us today for a free initial consultation with a member of our team.
What Is Ranitidine & How Is It Dangerous?
Ranitidine is a type of drug known as a histamine-2 (H-2) blocker. It helps reduce the amount of acid produces by the stomach and, therefore, serves as an effective medication to help treat and prevent heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and stomach/intestinal ulcers.
While ranitidine itself is not necessarily dangerous, many ranitidine medications contain an impurity called N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. NDMA is a naturally occurring substance that can also be produced as a result of various industrial processes. Because ranitidine contains both nitrite and dimethylamine, the two elements that form NDMA, it has a high risk of naturally creating NDMA over time or when stored at high temperatures. Additionally, recent studies have shown that conditions in the human digestive system can also lead to the formation of NDMA in ranitidine once ingested.
This can have numerous negative health consequences for individuals who take Zantac and other ranitidine products; namely, they can develop cancer.
What Types of Cancer Does Zantac Cause?
NDMA has been used in labs to create cancer in rats. It is indisputably a carcinogen, meaning it can potentially cause cancer in humans, as well.
Zantac and other ranitidine medications have been linked to several forms of cancer, including but not limited to:
- Colorectal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Throat cancer
- Nasal cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Ovarian cancer
If you were diagnosed with cancer of if someone you love died from cancer after taking Zantac, you could be entitled to bring a defective drug claim and recover compensation for your damages under Connecticut’s product liability laws.
Choose a Trusted & Respected Legal Team
Zantac cancer lawsuits typically have a number of complex challenges. Most notably, you will need to prove that your cancer resulted from taking ranitidine medication and not due to outside factors. This can be incredibly difficult to do without the assistance of a skilled legal team with access to essential resources.
At RisCassi & Davis, P.C., we work with a team of medical experts and specialists to build strong, powerful cases for our clients. We are nationally recognized for our commitment to personalized client representation, aggressive advocacy, and ethics. We have successfully secured tens of millions of dollars for our clients in all types of complex personal injury and wrongful death claims, and we are ready to fight for you.
To learn more, contact our Connecticut Zantac lawsuit lawyers at (860) 245-2412 for a free consultation.
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