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Zantac Lawsuit- February 2022 updates
Zanatc is a medicine which reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach which is available both by prescription & in medical stores as OTC products. It reduces heartburn, acid reflux & other gastrointestinal, stomach related issues.
The Zantac lawsuit is a lawsuit filed against the manufacturers of Zantac and ranitidine by people who developed cancer from NDMA, a probable carcinogen. Zantac claims that Zantac may be contaminated with the carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
Zantac Manufacturers Named in Lawsuits
Zantac personal injury lawsuits may be brought against drug manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, physicians and any other parties who market, market or distribute Zantac to individuals and are aware of the possible risks of Zantac cancer.Thousands have joined Zantac's personal injury, wrongful death and class-action lawsuits seeking damages from Zantac's drug maker.
Few manufacturers that are facing zantac class-action lawsuits are:
GSK was the first to manufacture & created Zantac in 1977.
Then in 2004 Pfizer manufactured over the counter Zantac.
After that it was bought by sanofi in 2017. All and all there are about 20 manufacturers who created OTC Zantac. Zantac was branded with sanofi in the US market and was sold in India with the name Rantac OD.
Cancers associated with Zantac Lawsuits
Attorneys handling the ranitidine and Zantac claims listed stomach, liver and bladder cancers as the top injuries related to NDMA contamination. People who took Zantac and filed lawsuits reported numerous cancer cases related to Zantac and NDMA.
Cancer associated with ZAntac are:
● Stomach cancer
● Bladder cancer
● Intestinal cancer
● Lung cancer
● Liver cancer
● Kidney cancer
● Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
● Ovarian cancer
● Testicular cancer
● Pancreatic cancer
● Prostate cancer
● Throat cancer
Eligibility to file a Zantac Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer or suffered an unfair death as a result of ingesting a toxic Zantac product, you may be eligible to file a Zantac claim with a responsible pharmaceutical manufacturer along with others.
A nationwide lawsuit has been filed on behalf of individuals taking Zantac and experiencing negative long-term and short-term side effects due to the carcinogenic effects of taking Zantac (ranitidine).
There are certain criteria that need to be present for filling Zantac lawsuit
● zantac need to be purchased from pharmacy(present of receipt for the same)
● consumed bottle acta s proof that you must had consumed the zantac
● you should have suffered from personal injury or any damage after consuming Zantac as listed above.
Why Are Zantac Lawsuits Being Filed?
Lawsuit against Zantac and ranitidine maker Zantac and ranitidine alleges the company makes and sells a drug they know contains a carcinogenic chemical (NDMA), a carcinogenic chemical (NDMA) that risks are not disclosed to consumers or governments.
There are various studies & researches which link zantac prescription to cancer in both animals & humans. It has proved that formation of cancer in animals & probably carcinogenic to humans.
Status of Zantac Lawsuits 2022:
In Zantac's first lawsuit 2016, plaintiffs accuse drugmakers Sanofi and Boerhringer of making, marketing and selling Zantac potentially tainted with NDMA .
In 2019 zantac was recalled by sanofi in US & canada and in april 2020 FDA request to manufacturers to withdraw zantac from market. Zantac was withdrawn from the US market and was suspended in Europe & australia
In 2020, South Florida-based MDL(Multiple District Litigation) focused on the cause by showing that ranitidine, a heartburn drug, can be chemically converted to NDMA, a known human carcinogen, under certain storage conditions or when the drug is digested in the human body.
As for now in 2022, there are two main updates related to zantac
● on Feb 2, 2022- Zantac is related to the loss of smell and taste. Although the verification is still pending for the same.
● the class action suit against Zantac manufacturers in California is the first to officially schedule a trial date on October 10, 2022.
● There are over 2000 cases filed against zantac till Feb1 2022 for now.
Consult With A Zantac Lawsuit Attorney
Lawyer4Help USA is pursuing a Zantac class-action lawsuit related to the risk of cancer in patients who have taken the popular heartburn medication Zantac (the active ingredient ranitidine) for heartburn, peptic ulcers, stomach ulcers pain and increased stomach acid, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
To learn more about whether you are eligible for a Zantac lawsuit in 2022, contact Lawyer4Help today at +1 (307) 828 1476 or schedule a free consultation with us by filling the online form.