If you are a resident of Pennsylvania and have been prescribed Zantac but have been diagnosed with cancer, you are not alone. Zantac (Ranitidine) has been recently shown to have a link to cause cancer. Many lawsuits have come forward against Zantac which stated that the medication contains a cancer-causing chemical named N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Our Pennsylvania Zantac cancer attorneys are currently taking all cases throughout Pennsylvania including Philadelphia County, Chester County, York County, Allegheny County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Delaware County, Lancaster County, Chester County, Berks County, Lehigh County, Westmoreland County, \Northampton County, Dauphin County, Erie County, and anywhere else in the state of Pennsylvania. If you are looking for the best Zantac cancer attorney there is in Pennsylvania, contact us today to find out what your legal rights are and to get help in representing you against the manufactures of Zantac. We offer a free and 100% confidential case evaluation.
Why are Zantac Cancer Lawsuits Being Filed?
Due to the fact Zantac has been shown to have a link to cancer, the FDA issued a statement in April 2020 which said that manufactures must remove all ranitidine products, as well as any other prescriptions from the market immediately. This also included any over the counter medications. It had been discovered by the FDA that the dangers of Zantac had a possibility to increase in a patient over a period of time. Since NDMA is a chemical in Zantac, this puts all patients who have taken the drug at a much higher risk for developing cancer. Since 2019, there had been warnings regarding Zantac put out by the FDA.
Zantac / Ranitidine Can Cause Cancer
Zantac (Ranitidine) is known by a lot of different names, but the most commonly known is Zantac. However, there are many different generic brands that a consumer may have taken, including:
- Zantac 75 Tablets
- Zantac 150 Tablets
- Zantac 150 Maximum Strength
- Zantac 150 Maximum Strength Cool Mint
- Acid Control (ranitidine)
- CVS Health Acid Reducer (ranitidine)
- Equate Ranitidine Tablets
- Heartburn Relieve (ranitidine)
- Wal-Zan 75
- Wal-Zan 150
Prior to the FDA statement, there had been a lot of companies who knew that Zantac had the ability to cause cancer in a patient. The warnings against Ranitidine had been put out by the FDA dating all the way back to 2019. Many of these companies had made recalls on Ranitidine prior to the issued FDA statement, including the following companies:
- Apotex Corp.
- Appco Pharma
- American Health Packaging
- Amneal Pharmaceuticals
- Aurobindo Pharma USA
- Denton Pharma (dba Northwind Pharmaceuticals)
- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
- Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
- Golden State Medical Supply
- Lannett Company
- Novitium Pharma
- Reddy’s Laboratories
- Perrigo Company
- Precision Dose
Other Serious Side Effects Caused by Zantac
Between the years of 2004-2020, there had been many other very serious side effects reported to the FDA, including:
- Colorectal cancer (#1 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 common reported adverse effect of Zantac that the FDA had reported to them was colorectal cancer and it was reported in over 8,000 patient cases. Renal cancer had been reported in close to 6,000 cases, and bladder cancer had been found in nearly 5,000 cases. All of the patients who had taken Ranitidine took it with good faith and had believed this drug was safe for them to take to help treat their health issues such as heartburn, acid reflux, and stomach ulcers. Designed as an anti-ulcer medicine, Zantac (Ranitidine) was made to help in blocking. the gastric acid production made in the body. Unfortunately, all of the companies who knew Zantac had a cancer-causing possibility never made any of their consumers aware that it was a possibility. Due to this, there have been many lawsuits against Zantac coming forward.
Filing a Zantac Cancer Lawsuit in Pennsylvania
If you are considering filing a Zantac cancer lawsuit in the state of Pennsylvania, contact us today to speak with an experienced Zantac lawyer today. Our legal staff is experienced in handling dangerous drug and product cases such as these. Our attorneys will fight as hard as we can to make sure you get the justice you absolutely deserve, including any financial compensation that may be available.
Pennsylvania Zantac Cancer Lawyers: Serving The Entire State
Our team of Zantac lawyers serve clients throughout the whole state of Pennsylvania. During these difficult times, we are even able to help you from the safety of your own home by Facetime or Zoom, or just a regular phone call. Our attorneys are currently accepting all Zantac cancer cases in Pennsylvania, including:
- Upper Darby
- Lower Merion
- Lower Paxton
- State College
- Penn Hills
- All other areas in Pennsylvania.
Can Our Zantac Lawyers Answer Your Questions?
If you or somebody that you love has been diagnosed with any of the following cancers after being prescribed Zantac, you might be eligible to receive a large financial compensation. Some of these include, but are not limited to:
- 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
To find out what your legal rights may be during this time, or are curious if you might have a legal case against Sanofi, the makers of Zantac, call us today. We are here to help in any way that we possibly can.