New Haven Zantac Case Attorney
If you or a loved one has taken Zantac in New Haven and later been diagnosed with stomach cancer, bladder cancer, small intestine cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, kidney (renal) cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or multiple myeloma, our New Haven personal injury attorneys can help.
What is Zantac?
Like many others that suffered from heartburn, you may have taken Zantac or its generic substitute (ranitidine) to make it through the day. Zantac was used to treat ulcers, heartburn, throat issues, stomach pain, or difficulty swallowing. Most patients were prescribed an oral dosage to be taken between one and four times a day, depending on the severity of their symptoms. Research studies have shown that the drug may have been contaminated with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a chemical known to cause cancer. The government has ordered a recall of Zantac.
What Are the Known Risks of Zantac?
Testing indicates that the level of NDMA present in Zantac increases as time passes, especially when the medicine is not kept at room temperature. However, NDMA was detected in medication stored in normal conditions as well. Researchers first detected a potential problem in 2019, when testing on ranitidine revealed unsafe levels of NDMA. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised patients to stop using ranitidine and switch to another medication, if safely possible. Further testing revealed unsafe amounts of NDMA in Zantac as well, which led to the FDA’s decision to recall the medication.
Zantac use has been linked to a number of adverse health effects, due to prolonged exposure to NDMA. Possible consequences of long-term Zantac use include:
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Breast cancer
- Throat cancer
Can Zantac Use Cause Multiple Myeloma?
Multiple myeloma is a variant of cancer that forms in a plasma cell. The cancerous cells then produce abnormal proteins that cause complications. In some cases, the onset of multiple myeloma has been linked to Zantac. If you or a loved one suffer from this condition, it may be possible to seek compensation for your pain, suffering, and financial damages through a personal injury lawsuit.
Do I Qualify for a Zantac Cancer Lawsuit?
If you suffer from cancer and have taken Zantac in the past, you should speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. They will evaluate your case and determine whether you have a claim. Some of the questions an attorney may need to ask include:
- Did you take ranitidine or Zantac?
- How long did you take the medication?
- What is your diagnosis?
- Is it possible to prove that your cancer was caused by Zantac?
We understand that a cancer diagnosis can be shocking and overwhelming. Our legal team is in your corner to provide the compassionate, tenacious advocacy you and your loved ones deserve.
Speak to a New Haven Zantac Cancer Attorney Today
Our firm is currently reviewing cases from New Haven Zantac users diagnosed with cancer and who may have been taking Zantac without knowing the risk posed by the drug. Our lawyers offer free consultations, with a no fees unless you receive compensation.