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Do I Have a Zantac Lawsuit in Hollywood or South Florida?

Zantac is the brand name of a popular type of antacid remedy, which was sold both by prescription and over the counter until 2020 in the United States. A study conducted by an independent pharmacy in 2019 and other research showed that Zantac contained N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in amounts up to 30,000 the safe amount recommended by the FDA. This has led many of the millions of consumers who have used Zantac to ask about their legal rights.

If you have taken Zantac and have developed health complications related to your use of this product, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Hollywood products liability attorney.

What is NDMA?

N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is a known carcinogen which can cause gastric cancer, liver cancer, kidney cancer, colorectal cancer, and other cancers. It is a substance commonly found in some lubricants and rocket fuel. It is not actually an ingredient in Zantac and other ranitidine products like it. Instead, ranitidine itself can form NDMA when it is exposed to high temperatures.

In theory, Zantac and other products like it are safe when they are manufactured. The cancer exposure is not a manufacturing flaw. However, when the product is shipped in trucks and stored in warehouses, it can start to form NDMA. The makers of Zantac did not warn consumers or distributors of the need to keep the product cool during transport and storage, so some consumers may have been exposed to high levels of NDMA. Currently, it is not known how many consumers may have been exposed.

Do I Have a Zantac Claim?

One of the first things you should do is to consult your medicine cabinet. If you or anyone in your family has been taking Zantac or any product containing ranitidine, stop use of the product right away. Consult with a doctor if you are concerned and keep the packaging and remaining product, but do not take it.

If you have been a user of Zantac or other ranitidine-based products in the past and have been diagnosed with specific cancers associated with Zantac, you may wish to consult with a products liability attorney in Hollywood or your community. The cancers associated with Zantac are:

  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Nasal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Prostate cancer

Other cancers may also be linked to Zantac.

One of the challenges with the Zantac case is that people who suffer from acid reflux may take Zantac, previously one of the top brands of acid reflux medication, often. Some patients take Zantac for years on and off, potentially increasing their exposure to NDMA and cancer.

Why Should I File a Zantac Claim?

Filing a claim can help you join the consumers seeking compensation from the manufacturers of this medication. If you have developed cancer, you may be facing lost income, high medical bills, and decreased quality or expectancy of life. While compensation cannot replace your life, it can help you take care of your financial obligations and can pay for medical care. It may also help you care for dependants.

If you have used Zantac and have been diagnosed with cancer, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation to discuss your potential next steps.

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