Many pharmaceutical companies have recalled Zantac after the US FDA issued a warning regarding the amount of NDMA present in this drug. If you or your loved one has taken this drug and suffered from consequences, you may be eligible to file a Zantac lawsuit.
Why is Zantac recalled?
Zantac is the brand name of ranitidine. It is a drug used to treat acid problems in the body such as acid reflux, ulcers and control the production of acid in the stomach.
When this drug was tested by the FDA, they found large amounts of the carcinogenic substance NDMA in it. A carcinogenic substance is a substance that can cause cancer in the human body. The drug Zantac contained NDMA in greater quantities than what is considered safe for the human body.
Thus, this drug was recalled in April 2020. According to the results, the Zantac formulas contained 3,000,000 nanograms of NDMA whereas consuming 96 ng per day is the limit for humans to stay safe. After that, hundreds of pharmaceutical brands stopped selling this drug.
Possible consequences of taking Zantac
Even though the FDA has only issued a warning and hasn’t permanently banned the drug, it still poses a great threat to human life. It is recommended to avoid taking Zantac and if you have already taken it, we suggest you consult a doctor immediately.
The main and biggest consequence of Zantac is cancer. Zantac can cause several types of cancers, namely bladder, breast, colon, ovarian, stomach, prostate, liver, kidney, and esophageal cancer.
Other than cancer it can cause leukemia, melanoma, multiple myeloma, islet cell tumors, etc.
Besides major consequences, here are a few side effects that may be caused by Zantac.
- Back pain
- Dark urine
- Painful urination
- Itchy skin
- Yellowing skin or eyes
- Greasy stools
- Weight loss
- Poor appetite
Who qualifies for a lawsuit?
If you have taken Zantac and suffered from one of the mentioned diseases or even other minor consequences, you are eligible to apply for a lawsuit. Even if your health is okay, you can file the lawsuit on the grounds of putting your life at risk. Talk to experts at TorHoerman Law today to see if you qualify for a lawsuit.
Hire a lawyer
If Zantac has put your life at risk, it is only fair that they should be held accountable and pay your compensation. Other than the medical bills, a lawyer can get you compensation for-
- Travel for treatment
- Loss of monthly wages
- Loss of career
- Loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Pain and suffering
When a person falls sick or dies, everything and everyone in their life is affected. A lawyer can get you compensated for all things and not just for the hospital bills.