Zantac, the popular heartburn medication, available both with the prescription and the over-the-counter, is found to have the substance named N-nitrosodimenthylamine or NDMA. This is known to be a carcinogen or causes cancer. Zantac has been contaminated with this substance that has caused bladder and stomach cancer for many patients. The Zantac lawsuit claims for the compensation of those who have been taking this medication and now suffering from cancer.
If you or your loved one has been taking Zantac for a long time and is now diagnosed with cancer, then come to us. At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group , our West Virginia Zantac Lawyer will take care of the claim and ensure that you get the rightful justice you deserve.
Things To Know About Zantac Lawsuit
On September 13, 2019, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA came out with a report of the discovery of carcinogens in Zantac. They discovered the contamination of NDMA which can cause cancer for someone who has been taking this medicine for a long time.
In April 2020, FDA notified that all heartburn medicines from the Zantac brand need to be pulled off from the market right away for potential contamination and link with cancer. The first case was filed in 2019 in California. The drug-maker Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim were accused of manufacturing, marketing and selling the product even after knowing that the medicine has been contaminated with the industrial carcinogen.
Till now the exact reason for this contamination is still unknown. However, when Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim manufactured the medicine, a clear link was found with ranitidine that is an active ingredient of Zantac. When ranitidine comes in touch with water, it results in a chemical reaction and the creation of NDMA.
The drug makers knew about this contamination and they chose to manufacture and market the medicine without issuing a warning.
Injuries and Side Effects Caused by Zantac
NDMA is an industrial carcinogen that results in cancer. But apart from that, it is a known hepatotoxin. If someone has been exposed to it for a short time, it will cause liver damage including scarring and liver fibrosis. Long-time exposure can cause tumors in the liver, kidney and lung.
If a person has been exposed to this substance, he or she can experience the symptoms including:
- Enlarged liver
- Abdominal cramps
- Reduced function of liver, lung and kidney
Apart from these, there are some other adverse effects of this medicine:
- Disorder in the nervous system
- Tachycardia or arrhythmia
- Deficiency of vitamin B 12
- Liver failure, jaundice or hepatitis
- Low levels of platelets in the blood
- Skin rashes
- Hair loss
Compensation Covered by Zantac Lawsuit
When you are filing Zantac lawsuit with our West Virginia Zantac lawyer, you will get the following coverage:
- Medical expenses of past and future
- Expenses for pain and suffering of past and future
- Excruciating recovery process
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Deterioration of life’s quality
- Punitive damage if applied
Come to Mountaineer Criminal Law Group right away and get a consultation from our experienced West Virginia Zantac lawyer.