Mausner Graham Zantac Lawyers in Miami, Florida
Zantac lawsuits involve claims that Zantac (ranitidine) contains a cancerous contaminant known as Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Zantac is a popular anti-acid drug used to treat heartburn and acid reflux.
Our law firm is currently assisting clients who took Zantac and suffered particular kinds of digestive track cancers. This includes esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, bladder cancer and liver cancer.
On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was requesting manufacturers to immediately withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine products from the market place. The FDA determined that the impurity in some ranitidine products increases overtime when stored in higher than room temperatures which causes unacceptable levels of NDMA. Additional studies have shown that exposure to higher than normal levels of NDMA could lead to cancer.
NDMA is a cancer-causing human carcinogen. It is dangerous and high levels should be avoided. In 2019, the FDA became aware of NDMA in ranitidine and in September of 2019 they started to warn the public of the potential risks.
This has caused a stream of lawsuits against the manufacturers, Sanofi and Boerhringer Ingelheim which allege that the manufacturers were responsible for placing a product on the market that was contaminated with a known carcinogenic agent.
One of the first Zantac lawsuits was initiated in California in 2019 against Sanofi and Boerhringer Ingelheim. The allegations involve that the makers of Zantac were aware (or could reasonably be expected to be aware) of the risk that their products could pose to users and they failed to disclose this known risk to consumers and the government.
Thereafter, several lawsuits were filed against Sanofi and Boerhringer Ingelheim around the country. The judicial panel of multidistrict litigation (JPML) has since consolidated all litigation against the makers of Zantac in federal court in the Southern District of Florida. The proceedings are taking place in front of Judge Robin L. Rosenberg under multidistrict litigation (MDL) 2924.
Compensation in Zantac Lawsuits
If you or a loved one consumed Zantac and suffered injuries and cancer you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future pain and suffering caused by illness or treatment of such (both mental and physical)
- Past and future medical expenses that arise from illness and treatment
- Past and future lost wages
- Past and future loss of earning capacity
- Past and future loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages, if applicable
What Should I Do If I Have Suffered After Taking Zantac?
It is important to retain legal counsel without delay if you are or were diagnosed with cancer after having taken Zantac. Some of the cancers linked to the use of Zantac include:
- Esophageal, intestinal, and colorectal cancer (colon cancer and rectal cancer),
- Bladder, breast and prostate cancer
- Kidney, liver, pancreatic, and lung cancer
It will be important to present relevant documentation including medical records, pharmacy records and receipts, medical bills, and operative and treatment reports. Our law firm will assist you in gathering documents and evidence to prove your case.
Should I Hire a Mass Torts Lawyer If I Have Taken Zantac?
These are not cases that one can handle without the guidance of experience legal counsel. The litigation is complex and expensive, and it takes years to complete. Drug manufacturers have unlimited resources at their disposal to fight against these lawsuits. To ensure a fair outcome in your case, you’ll need an experienced Zantac law firm like Mausner Graham Injury Law PLLC who can represent your during the process and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries, damages, and the loss of life.
What is a Mass Tort?
Mass Torts are lawsuits against companies who place dangerous pharmaceuticals or defective medical devices into the marketplace that harm a large number of people. Mass torts are similar to class actions, but each case has its own measure of damages.
The complex nature of mass torts needs the undivided attention of lawyers who have successfully represented clients to ensure a fair outcome.
Call MAUSNER GRAHAM INJURY LAW PLLC at 305-344-HURT (4878) for a free consultation. If we don’t recover for you, you don’t pay legal fees. Our Zantac law firm in Miami will dedicate their time to ensure a fair outcome in your case.