Zantac Lawsuits – Marzzacco Niven & Associates
The makers of the popular heartburn and ulcer drug Zantac are at the center of a class action lawsuit that claims the drug contains dangerous levels of a cancer-causing substance. According to the claim, Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim (the maker of the drug) knew or should have known that the drug was unsafe but failed to disclose its risks to the public.
The attorneys at Marzzacco Niven & Associates, who have been recognized by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report, are accepting clients who have been diagnosed with cancer after using Zantac or generic alternatives with the same active ingredient.
What Makes Zantac Dangerous?
On September 13, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory about the popular heartburn and ulcer drug Zantac. The FDA discovered that the drug’s active ingredient, ranitidine, contained dangerous levels of the contaminant n-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).
NDMA is a carcinogen that has been linked to numerous complications and side effects, including:
- Bladder cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Tumors in the liver, kidneys and lungs
- Liver fibrosis and scarring
- Nausea, dizziness and/or vomiting
- Abdominal cramps
- Reduced function of the kidneys, liver and/or lungs
Can I Bring A Lawsuit Against The Makers Of Zantac?
Some Zantac users and their attorneys are bringing class action lawsuits against the makers of Zantac, claiming that they have been exposed to dangerous levels of NDMA. If you took Zantac and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer or stomach cancer, you may have a strong case for compensation.
Pursuing a lawsuit for injuries related to dangerous drugs can provide plaintiffs with financial compensation for their losses, including:
- Medical expenses related to the exposure
- Compensation for pain and suffering, both physical and mental
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages or loss of future earning capacity
In certain cases, the court may also award punitive damages. Rather than compensate victims for the harm they have experienced, punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant and deter drug manufacturers from engaging in similar negligent conduct.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
If you have taken Zantac and been diagnosed with bladder or stomach cancer, you deserve to learn about your options for pursuing compensation. A lawsuit cannot undo the pain or expense you have incurred, but it can provide compensation to help you move on with your life – and ensure the responsible parties see justice.
Our firm offers free consultations and only collects attorney fees as a percentage of any compensation we recover for you. There is no financial risk to learn more about your rights if you have been affected by an unsafe drug. To speak with one of our compassionate, highly experienced attorneys today, please send us an email or call 717-260-3580 (866-321-5340 toll-free).