zantac adverse events

If you are a resident of Washington that has been diagnosed with cancer after taking the drug Zantac, you may have a case. Zantac (also known as Ranitidine) has been shown to have a huge link to causing cancer in patients. In recently filed lawsuits, it’s been alleged that the medication contains a chemical that causes cancer by the name of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Our Washington Zantac attorneys currently are accepting all Zantac cancer lawsuits throughout the entire state, including King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Spokane County, Clark County, Thurston County, Kitsap County, Yakima County, Whatcom County, Benton County, Skagit County, Cowlitz County, Grant County, Franklin County, Island County, and anywhere else in the state of Washington. If you are in need of the best Zantac lawyer in Washington to help represent your case against the drug manufacturer of Zantac, Sanofi, contact us today to find out about your legal rights. We offer a free, confidential case evaluation.

WHY ARE THERE ZANTAC CANCER LAWSUITS CURRENTLY BEING FILED?

Due to the dangers that Zantac has been shown to cause, the FDA made the announcement on April 1st, 2020 that all manufacturers were to withdraw all prescriptions and over the counter Zantac products from the market immediately. The FDA had determined that using Zantac can cause the dangers to increase over time. They specifically stated that NDMA is a probable human carcinogen, which means that it has the ability to cause cancer in patients. Since NDMA is present in Zantac, this puts all those who took Zantac at a high risk for developing forms of cancer. The FDA has been putting warnings out against Zantac back since 2019.

ZANTAC AND GENERIC RANITIDINE CAUSES CANCER IN PATIENTS

Although Ranitidine can go by different names, the most common is known as Zantac. However, these lawsuits still include multiple other generic brands, including:

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

Long before the FDA made their announcements regarding Zantac, there had been companies who knew about the risks of Zantac and being tied to causing cancer. Since 2019, many warnings about Ranitidine have been put out there. Even prior to the 2020 FDA announcement, recalls were made by the following companies:

  • 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

SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS THAT ARE CAUSED BY ZANTAC

Some of the more serious side effects that can be caused by Zantac, and have been reported to the FDA between 2004-2020 include but are not limited to:

  • Colorectal cancer (the #1 most commonly reported side effect 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 number one adverse event that had been reported to the FDA was Colorectal cancer, which occured in over 8,000 cases. Renal cancer was reported in nearly 6,000 cases, and bladder cancer was reported in close to 5,000 cases. All of these patients took Zantac with good faith thinking it was a safe medication to help them treat stomach ulcers, acid reflux, and heartburn. Generic Ranitidine is an anti-ulcer medication that is used to help treat patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which works by blocking the gastric acid production. However, these manufacturers and companies that were selling Zantac to consumers didn’t make them aware that their product had any potential to cause cancer, and as a result – many lawsuits around the world are being filed against them.

HOW DO I A ZANTAC CANCER LAWSUIT

If you aren’t sure if you have a case, talk with one of our experienced Washington Zantac cancer lawyers today. Our legal experts have extensive experience handling dangerous drug, and product liability cases like this. Our attorneys will work hard to make sure you get the justice and financial compensation that you deserve.

WASHINGTON ZANTAC CANCER LAWYERS: WE SERVE THROUGHOUT THE STATE

Our legal team of Zantac lawyers serve clients all over the state of Washington, and also from the safety and comfort of your home. We are working hard to prioritize your safety during this time, we are able to handle calls on Facetime, Zoom, or a regular call – whichever you prefer. We now are accepting all Zantac cases in Washington, including the cities of:

    • Seattle
    • Spokane
    • Tacoma
    • Vancouver
    • Bellevue
    • Kent
    • Everett
    • Renton
    • Spokane Valley
    • Federal Way
    • Yakima
    • Kirkland
    • Bellingham
    • Kennewick
    • Auburn
    • Pasco
    • Redmond
    • Marysville
    • Sammamish
    • Lakewood
    • Richland
    • Shoreline
    • Olympia
    • Lacey
    • Burien
    • Bothell
    • Edmonds
    • Puyallup
    • Bremerton
    • Issaquah
    • Lynnwood
    • Longview
    • Mount Vernon
    • Pullman
    • Wenatchee
    • University Place
    • Lake Stevens
    • Walla Walla
    • Des Moines
    • Seatac
    • Maple Valley
    • Mercer Island

LET OUR WASHINGTON ZANTAC ATTORNEYS ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

If you or someone you loved has been diagnosed with any of the following after taking Zantac, you might be eligible for a significant compensation:

  • 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

Do not hesitate to contact us right away if you have any questions regarding Zantac, or if you want to find out what your legal rights are and what we can do for you. We are here to help you throughout this difficult time.