Zantac Cancer Lawsuit Claims
Texas attorney you can trust to demand compensation for you
Zantac cancer lawsuit cases can be very complicated. These product liability cases may require you to take strong legal action against a large multinational corporation such as Boehringer Ingelheim or Sanofi, the French-based pharmaceutical company that manufactures Zantac. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side who thoroughly understands the law and can rigorously fight for your rights.
Attorney Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., can help you every step of the way with your Zantac cancer claim. Our law firm is currently reviewing potential legal cases against Boehringer Ingelheim, and Sanofi on behalf of people diagnosed with cancer who took Zantac. As your lawyer, we can review the details of your potential case with you, free of charge. We can then explain all the legal options available to you. That way, you can make informed decisions.
Zantac (ranitidine) use linked with cancer, studies find
Zantac was first introduced in 1981 as a prescription drug to treat heartburn, and other stomach-related issues. By 1987, Zantac was the world’s top-selling prescription drug. Zantac is now sold over the counter worldwide.
However, scientific studies in recent years have found that some people who take medications containing ranitidine (an active ingredient in Zantac) have higher than normal levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in their blood system. NDMA is a carcinogenic chemical. Carcinogens are substances that cause cancer.
In response to these studies, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued several warnings about drugs containing ranitidine. The most recent FDA warning was issued on April 1, 2020. That’s when the FDA issued a warning to companies that make ranitidine-based drugs (including Zantac) to stop selling these products since recent tests found elevated levels of the carcinogenic substance, NDMA.
Types of cancer linked with Zantac (ranitidine) use
Several different types of cancer have been diagnosed in certain Zantac users, including:
- Colorectal cancer
- Gastric (Stomach and intestinal) cancer
- Liver cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Ovarian cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Throat cancer
Due to the potentially harmful side effects caused by Zantac and other ranitidine drugs, the FDA first issued a warning in September 2019 about the potentially harmful side effects of these medications.
In response, several, major retail stores (Walmart, CVS and Walgreens) announced in September 2019 they would no longer sell medications containing the substance, ranitidine. One month later, in October 2019, Sanofi voluntarily recalled Zantac from all stores in Canada and the United States.
Warning signs of health problems caused by Zantac
Seek immediate medical treatment if you have been taking Zantac and experience any of the following symptoms:
- Frequent vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Unexplained weight loss
- Decreased appetite
- Blood in stools (bowel movements)
- Discolored urine
Make sure you take your symptoms seriously right from the start. Talk to a doctor right away if something feels wrong. Your health and well-being should be your first priority. Then, contact our law firm as soon as possible. We can defend your rights and demand the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Financial impact of your Zantac cancer lawsuit can add up fast
It’s important to carefully consider the financial toll of all your expenses. It’s not just your short-term medical treatment you should be compensated for by Sanofi. It’s all your Zantac cancer-related expenses, now and in the future, including:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance fees
- Overnight hospital fees
- Surgical procedures
- Follow-up medical visits
- Transportation costs for medical visits (if you cannot drive due to medical care)
- Lost income
- Lost future income if you cannot return to work
- In-home medical care
The financial toll your Zantac-related medical care and other expenses can easily add up to tens of thousands or even millions of dollars. The attorneys at Boehringer Ingelheim, and Sanofi know this. That’s why they will likely do anything they can to reduce or deny your claim.
That’s not right. That’s why we want to meet with you and get right to work on your case. We know how to deal with multinational corporations like Boehringer Ingelheim, and Sanofi and their attorneys. Often, companies agree to negotiate with us. If they don’t, we won’t hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Zantac cancer lawsuit cases can be complicated. We can help. Contact us.
You should not have to live in pain or suffer simply because you took a drug like Zantac. Demand the justice you deserve. Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C. and schedule your free case evaluation with a Texas attorney who will put your best interests first.
We expect thousands of cases will be filed over the next year. If you or a loved one took Zantac and were later diagnosed with an associated cancer, please don't wait. Call us today for a free confidential case evaluation.