If you are a resident of Oregon who took Zantac and have been diagnosed with cancer, know that you are not alone. The drug Zantac (ranitidine) has been shown to have a link to cancer. Recently, lawsuits have been filed against the maker of the drug alleging that the medication contains a cancer causing chemical by the name NDMA. Our Oregon lawyers are now accepting Zantac cancer lawsuits throughout the entire state, including Multnomah County, Washing County, Clackamas County, Lane County, Marion County, Jackson County, Deschutes County, Linn County, Douglas County, Yamhill County, Benton County, Josephine County, Umatilla County, Polk County, Kiamath County, Coos County, Lincoln County, Clatsop County, Malheur County, Union County, Wasco County, Hood River County, Tillamook County, Jefferson County, Curry County, Crook County and everywhere else in the state. If you are looking for the best Zantac cancer attorney in Oregon to help you file a lawsuit against Sanofi, the manufacturer of Zantac, contact us right away to find out what your legal rights are. We offer a 100% free and confidential case evaluation.
Why are Zantac Cancer Lawsuits Being Filed?
Because of Zantac being proven to having a link to cancer, the FDA issued statement in April 2020 that said all manufacturers must withdraw their prescriptions and any over the counter Zantac products from the market immediately. The FDA had determined that the dangers of using Zantac will incrrease in a patient over a period of time. The statement also said that NDMA, which is found in Zantac contains NDMA, which is probable human carcinogen (meaning that it causes cancer). Because of this, the use of Zantac automatically puts anybody who used the drug at a very high risk from developing cancer. There had been warnings put out against Zantac by the FDA all the way back to 2019.
Zantac and Ranitidine Can Cause Cancer in Patients
Ranitidine can go by many different names. The most commonly known would be Zantac, but there are also many other generic brands that a person may have taken, including:
- Zantac 150 Maximum Strength
- Zantac 150 Maximum Strength Cool Mint
- Zantac 75 Tablets
- Zantac 150 Tablets
- Wal-Zan 75
- Wal-Zan 150
- Heartburn Relieve (ranitidine)
- Acid Control (ranitidine)
- CVS Health Acid Reducer (ranitidine)
- Equate Ranitidine Tablets
Prior to the FDA announcement, there had been companies that were aware of the risks of using Zantac, and that it had ties to cancer. They had placed warnings against ranitidine since 2019. Many fo the companies had made recalls against Zantac to the FDA, including:
- 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
The Serious Side Effects Caused by Zantac
Other side effects that were reported to the FDA from the years 2004-2020 include:
- Colorectal cancer (#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 #1 most common reported side effect was Colorectal cancer, it had been listed in 8,000 adverse events. In over 6,000 cases was renal cancer, and bladder cancer was reported in nearly 5,000 cases. The consumers who had taken Zantac took the drug with good faith, believing it was a safe medication to help treat their stomach ulcers, acid reflux, and heartburn. Ranitidine is made to be an anti-ulcer medication designed to block production of gastric acid and to help in treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, the companies and manufacturers that were selling Zantac, failed to make their consumers aware that their product had a high potential to cause cancer. Due to this, many lawsuits are flooding in against them.
Filing a Zantac Cancer Lawsuit in Oregon
If you think you might have a case, or are considering filing a lawsuit against the makers of Zantac, contact our Oregon Zantac cancer attorneys today. Our team is highly experienced in handling these types of dangerous product and dangerous liability lawsuits. Our Oregon Zantac lawyers have extensive knowledge handling these types of dangerous drug and product liability cases. Our lawyers will fight as hard as we can to make sure that you get the legal justice you deserve, as well as any financial compensation.
Oregon Zantac Cancer Lawyers: We Serve All Over the State
Our Zantac attorneys serve clients throughout the entire state of Oregon, and even from the comfort of your home. We want to prioritize your safety during these difficult times and are able to handle phone calls over Facetime, Zoom, or even a regular phone call – whatever you prefer. We are now accepting all Zantac cancer cases in the state, including the cities of:
- Oregon City
- Grants Pass
- West Linn
- Forest Grove
- Happy Valley
- Lake Oswego
- All other areas throughout Oregon.
Can Our Zantac Lawyers Answer Your Questions?
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with any of the following cancers after taking Zantac, you may be eligible to receive a significant compensation. These include, but are not limited to:ff
- 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 feel like you may have a case, or have any questions regarding your legal rights, contact us today. We are here to help you in anyway that we can during these difficult times.