Though millions of people have taken Zantac (ranitidine) to alleviate gastrointestinal problems like acid reflux, safety officials are now sounding the alarm that this medication contains cancer-causing agents. If you have been diagnosed with cancer after taking ranitidine, you should consider how a Zantac lawsuit could provide you with much-needed compensation for your illness.
It’s a story that defective medication attorneys know all too well – a company manufactures and sells a dangerous drug, that drug is found to cause users great harm, and, after years of its being on the market, the drug maker reluctantly recalls its product. In most cases, drug manufacturers deny any liability for the harm their product has caused. It’s only after a lawsuit is filed that people get justice for the harm they’ve suffered.
Why File a Zantac Lawsuit
If you have been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, then you have many reasons to take legal action against Sanofi for the harm its products have caused you. One of the main reasons that people file these lawsuits is for compensation to cover the many costs of their cancer. This includes…
Medical expenses – This includes all past and future medical care, such as hospitalization, ongoing treatment, medications, and any other related costs.
Loss of income – All past and future income that is lost because of a cancer diagnosis should be factored into your Zantac lawsuit.
Pain and suffering – Mental and physical pain and suffering are some of the greatest impacts of cancer, and your attorney should make sure to factor those damages into your claim.
In addition to the damages you’ll seek in a Zantac lawsuit, you will be holding the manufacturer accountable. These lawsuits are about demanding large companies to take responsibility for their actions. Drug makers have shown repeatedly over the years that they will not own up to their mistakes without a fight.
When you stand up to big pharmaceutical companies, you are getting justice for the harm they’ve caused you. You are also sending the message to these and other drug makers that they will be held accountable for negligence.
What You Should Know About the Dangers of Zantac
Zantac has been sold for decades as a drug that blocks stomach acid. Doctors prescribe Zantac nearly 15 million times a year, and its safety was never questioned. That changed in September 2019 when the FDA announced that a carcinogen had been detected in Zantac and generic versions of the drug (ranitidine).
The carcinogen is nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. If that sounds familiar, it might be because the presence of NDMA in blood-pressure medication led to a substantial drug recall in July 2019. Zantac and other versions of ranitidine have also been recalled because of the drug’s potential cancer-causing risk. Not surprisingly, the maker of Zantac, Sanofi, has downplayed the dangers of NDMA’s presence in its product, but the likelihood of Zantac lawsuits now hangs over the French drug manufacturer’s head.
This type of negligence on behalf of a drug maker is unacceptable, which is why we’re accepting inquiries from concerned cancer patients who believe that Zantac might have caused their disease. Please contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free (800) 444-5000 to learn more about filing a lawsuit against Zantac.
Zantac Lawsuits Are in the Works
Immediately after the FDA announced it had detected potentially harmful levels of NDMA in Zantac and other ranitidine-containing drugs, several countries acted swiftly to ban it from their markets. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland stopped the drug’s distribution. The FDA did not act as swiftly or boldly. Weeks passed before voluntary recalls were announced.
In the U.S., momentum against Sanofi and other ranitidine manufacturers is picking up in the courts. Several lawsuits, including class actions and individual claims, have been filed against Sanofi. Many more will follow in the weeks, months, and perhaps years to come. A drug as widely used as Zantac could potentially have affected countless users. Experts sounding the alarm about the dangers of ranitidine say that the drug’s dangers could trace back to the 1980s.
What Should You Do if You Are Considering a Zantac Lawsuit?
The first thing you should do if you are considering filing a Zantac lawsuit against Sanofi or any other manufacturer of ranitidine is to contact an experienced defective drug attorney. At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we are currently accepting calls about a potential lawsuit against Sanofi.
While you consider your legal options, speak to your doctor as soon as possible about what to do with the Zantac products still in your possession. Closely monitor your health; see a doctor immediately and make sure you follow all treatments and advice given to you by your physician. If you have encountered medical issues that you believe might have stemmed from Zantac, consider calculating how significant your medical expenses have been. Map out a timeline for your Zantac use and your cancer diagnosis.
If you believe that your cancer diagnosis stems from ranitidine, now is the time to begin exploring a possible Zantac lawsuit. This is already a huge story in the U.S., and it will continue to generate momentum for legal action against Sanofi. It’s vital to begin speaking to an attorney while Zantac lawsuits are in this critical stage.
Call Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law Today
We have a track record of helping people who have suffered serious injuries from defective drugs. Our team is accepting inquiries from cancer patients with a history of Zantac or ranitidine use. We believe that the only way to hold negligent drug manufacturers accountable is through our legal system.
Terry Bryant is a Board Certified personal injury trial lawyer (by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization) and a former judge in Texas. He and his handpicked team know the law, and they are committed to getting maximum compensation for their clients.
Don’t hesitate to get started. To speak to an experienced, dedicated attorney about a Zantac lawsuit, call Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law today at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free (800) 444-5000 or simply fill out our online contact form to get started.