zantac adverse events

If you are a resident of Illinois who has been diagnosed with cancer after taking the drug Zantac, you are not alone. Zantac (ranitidine) has been shown to be linked to cancer, and recent lawsuits against Zantac allege that the medication contains a cancer causing chemical by the name N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Our Illinois lawyers are currently accepting Zantac cancer lawsuit cases all over the state, including Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, Will County, Kane County, McHenry County, Winnebago County, Madison County, St. Clair County, Champaign County, Sangamon County, Peoria County, McLean County, Rock Island County, Tazewell County, Kendall County, Kankakee County, LaSalle County, and everywhere else in the state. If you are in need of the best Zantac cancer attorneys in Illinois to help represent you in a case against the manufactures oof Zantac, Sanofi, please contact us today to find out what your legal rights are and to receive a 100% free and confidential case evaluation

Why are Zantac Cancer Lawsuits being filed?

Due to the dangers Zantac and its link to cancer, the FDA issued a statement in April 2020 telling manufactures to withdraw all of their prescriptions from the market immediately. This also included any over the counter products. The FDA had determined that the dangers from Zantac increased in a patient over a period of time. In the statement, it said that NDMA is a probable human carcinogen which means it causes cancer. Due to the fact NDMA is found in Zantac, this puts those who have taken Zantac at a high risk for developing cancer.  The FDA had been placing warnings against Zantac out since 2019.

Zantac and Generic Ranitidine Can Cause Cancer

Zantac (Ranitidine) goes by many different names. While the most commonly known is Zantac, there are many different brands that a person might have taken. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Zantac 75 Tablets
  • Zantac 150 Tablets
  • Wal-Zan 75
  • Wal-Zan 150
  • Zantac 150 Maximum Strength
  • Zantac 150 Maximum Strength Cool Mint
  • Heartburn Relieve (ranitidine)
  • CVS Health Acid Reducer (ranitidine)
  • Acid Control (ranitidine)
  • Equate Ranitidine Tablets

Prior to the announcements issued by the FDA, many companies knew of Zantac’s ties to cancer. Warnings regarding ranitidine have been out since 2019. A lot of these companies made recalls long before the FDA’s announcement was out. These companies included:

  • American Health Packaging
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals
  • Aurobindo Pharma USA
  • Apotex Corp.
  • Appco Pharma
  • Denton Pharma (dba Northwind Pharmaceuticals)
  • Reddy’s Laboratories
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
  • Golden State Medical Supply
  • Lannett Company
  • Novitium Pharma
  • Perrigo Company
  • Precision Dose
  • Sandoz
  • Sanofi

The Serious Side Effects of Zantac

 Some more serious side effects that the FDA had received from consumers during 2004-2020 included:

  • Colorectal cancer (the #1 most common side effect reported to the FDA)
  • Chronic kidney disease (#4)
  • Renal cancer (#5)
  • Bladder cancer (#11)
  • Acute kidney injury (#14)
  • Renal failure (#15)
  • Prostate cancer (#19)
  • Oesophageal carcinoma (#21)
  • Gastric cancer
  • Hepatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer (pancreatic carcinoma)

The most commonly reported side effect to the FDA was colorectal cancer, which was reported in over 8,000 cases. Renal cancer had been reported in nearly 6,000 cases, and bladder cancer was the third most reported with close to 5,000 cases. All of the consumers who had taken Zantac took the drug in good faith, they believed that the medication was safe for them to help treat their medical issues such as heartburn, stomach ulcers, and acid reflux.  Zantac (Ranitidine) is made as an anti-ulcer medication and is designed to block the production of gastric acid in the body, and to help in treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, these companies failed to make their consumers aware that their product had any link to causing cancer, and because of this, many lawsuits are being filed against them.

Filing a Zantac Cancer Lawsuit in Illinois

Are you considering filing a lawsuit? If so, you should speak with one of our Zantac cancer lawsuit attorneys in Illinois who has experience handling dangerous product lawsuits and product liability cases like these. Our product liability lawyers have extensive research handling these types of cases. Our lawyers will fight hard for you to make sure that you get the legal justice you deserve, including any financial compensation.

Illinois Zantac Cancer Lawyers: Serving All Over the State

Our Zantac attorneys serve all over Illinois and from the comfort and safety of your home. To prioritize your safety, we are able to handle calls on Zoom, Facetime, or just a regular phone call – whichever you prefer. We are now accepting Zantac cases all throughout Illinois, including these areas:

  • Chicago
  • Aurora
  • Rockford
  • Joliet
  • Naperville
  • Springfield
  • Peoria
  • Elgin
  • Waukegan
  • Cicero
  • Champaign
  • Bloomington
  • Decatur
  • Arlington Heights
  • Evanston
  • Schamburg
  • Bolingbrook
  • Palatine
  • Skokie
  • Des Plaines
  • Orland Park
  • Tinley Park
  • Oak Lawn
  • Berwyn
  • Mount Prospect
  • Wheaton
  • Normal
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Oak Park
  • Downers Grove
  • Glenview
  • Belleville
  • Elmhurst
  • DeKalb
  • Moline
  • Lombard
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Urbana
  • Bartlett
  • Crystal Lake
  • Quincy
  • Hanover Park
  • Streamwood
  • Carol Stream
  • Plainfield
  • Rock Island
  • Carpentersville
  • Wheeling
  • Park Ridge
  • Addison
  • Northbrook
  • Elk Grove Village
  • Glendale Heights
  • Pekin
  • Calumet City
  • St. Charles
  • Woodridge
  • North Chicago
  • Galesburg
  • St. Charles
  • Danville
  • Gurnee
  • Oswego
  • Mundelein
  • Niles
  • Algonquin
  • Granite City
  • Highland Park
  • All other areas in the state of Illinois.

Can Our Zantac Attorneys Answer Your Questions?

If you or a loved one was diagnosed any of these cancers after taking the drug Zantac, you might be eligible to gain a significant financial compensation. These include:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Esophageal/nasal/throat cancer
  • Intestinal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer (for non-smokers)
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Uterine cancer

If you have any questions regarding your legal rights, our Zantac lawyers can answer them for you. Please don’t wait to contact us. We are here to help you in any way that we possibly can.