The Zantac lawsuit is based on evidence of contamination of the popular medication with a dangerous cancer-causing chemical, which ultimately resulted in a full recall, but not before many people were potentially injured.
What Are The Issues In The Zantac Lawsuit?
Millions of people have used the over-the-counter medication Zantac to relieve symptoms of heartburn and chest pain. However, research recently found that its active ingredient, Ranitidine, was often contaminated with a chemical classified as a probable carcinogen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the World Health Organization, and the Environmental Protection Agency. This chemical, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), has been linked to a variety of diseases, including lung cancer, testicular cancer, liver cancer and severe liver disease.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe, and Zantac’s manufacturer, Sanofi, failed to protect their customers from suffering injury as a result of using their product.
Zantac Contamination Danger
In 2019, the FDA conducted an investigation of the NDMA contamination of Ranitidine. The independent lab, Valisure, found evidence of contamination and the FDA and the sellers of Zantac announced a voluntary recall. People were advised to stop using it and the product was removed from shelves in many retailers.
In 2020, researchers found that the longer the stock of Ranitidine sat in storage, and the hotter the storage temperature, the greater the contamination of NDMA. As more evidence of the contamination was found, the FDA issued a full recall.
Do You Qualify For Compensation From the Zantac Lawsuit?
The manufacturers of Zantac did not take proper care to keep their customers safe, and they must be held accountable for the damage. From the Zantac lawsuit, an injured person may possibly recover economic damages, which includes past and future medical bills, lost wages, and compensatioin for mental pain and suffering. The actual amount recovered will depend on the details of each case. Of course, pharmaceutical companies earn tremendous profits and have deep pockets for their legal defense. Pacin Levine is well equipped to take on Big Pharma and win.
If you were diagnosed with cancer after using Zantac or a generic equivalent, Pacin Levine is here to help. We have a highly successful track record of seeking justice on behalf of our clients and helping them get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Contact Pacin Levine today at 1-800-247-2727 or email [email protected] to find out if you have a claim and are eligible for compensation.