What Cancers Does Zantac Cause?

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A close up of a doctor explaining what is on a clipboard to a patient with hands clasped at the deskZantac been completely recalled from the market as of April 1, 2020. The FDA pulled the drug from shelves after research showed dangerous levels of the carcinogenic chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is formed when the drug is stored long-term and when heated (such as may occur during storage or transportation).

While our defective drug attorneys want to hear about any and all illnesses potentially linked to Zantac, early indications show that NDMA in the medication may lead to cancers of the:

  • Stomach
  • Liver
  • Intestines
  • Esophagus
  • Kidney
  • Bladder
  • Pancreas
  • Prostate
  • Colon

NDMA from ranitidine has also been linked to leukemia, multiple myeloma and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This list is in no way exhaustive, and you should call us to ask about any disease, illness or injury you experienced after using Zantac.

While a lawsuit settlement cannot be guaranteed, our attorneys will tirelessly pursue the best outcome for you and your family. We will be looking at whether the makers of Zantac continued to sell the medication despite evidence of the presence of NDMA, and an initial warning issued by the FDA in September, 2019. If the manufacturer put profits over your health, then you deserve justice.

You could be owed economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • The costs of medical care, current and future
  • Medical monitoring
  • Costs of in-home care and assistance
  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Diminished quality of life

If you became ill because of your use of the heartburn medicine Zantac, you are not alone. An estimated 2 million people in the country use Zantac, and we are just starting to see how many people may have developed cancer because of a seemingly harmless heartburn relief medicine. As we do with Roundup lawsuits, our attorneys are carefully examining the link between cancer and our clients’ use of this product.

If you think you may have a claim related to Zantac, please call the experienced defective drug attorneys at Shaw Cowart, LLP, for a free consultation at 512-499-8900. We are currently reviewing claims in which it appears that Zantac caused cancer. Our law firm is located in Austin, TX, but we want you to call us about your Zantac claim no matter where you live in the U.S. We’ll help you find the resources you need.