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Zantac MDL and Litigation Update: What’s Happening with Zantac Lawsuits?

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  December 9, 2020   |  

Zantac and ranitidine manufacturers face allegations that they ignored cancer risks associated with Zantac and ranitidine, and Zantac lawsuits are heating up. Thousands of claims alleging that Zantac causes cancer have been filed since an independent lab released an alarming report and the FDA issued its own Zantac warning.

IMPORTANT: If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac or generic ranitidine, you may be entitled to compensation. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Zantac lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111. You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and recover compensation for you.

Zantac Lawsuit Update

With thousands of lawsuits being filed, Zantac cases were consolidated into multi-district litigation (MDL) in the Southern District of Florida in February 2020.

“What is the Zantac MDL and how does it work?”

Zantac MDL and Lawsuit Status - Riddle & BrantleyAn MDL is a legal mechanism for combining multiple, similar claims in order to expedite litigation. In the Zantac MDL, each plaintiff’s case will remain separate, and plaintiffs are represented by their own attorneys. In the event of a global settlement, plaintiffs’ cases will be evaluated separately and awarded compensation, often based on a “tier” determined by his or her injuries and the strength of his or her claim.

U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg will oversee the MDL. Judge Rosenberg will determine when and if these cases go to trial. She has appointed 26 lawyers as co-lead counsel who will be charged with spearheading the litigation on behalf of plaintiffs in the MDL.

Even though the MDL is based in Florida, victims of cancer potentially caused by Zantac may be eligible to join the litigation from across the United States.

To find out if you may qualify for a Zantac lawsuit, please call 1-800-525-7111 today and speak with an experienced injury lawyer handling Zantac claims.

There is no obligation and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless you receive compensation. Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.

When Will Zantac Trials Start?

Zantac lawsuits are in the very early stages of litigation, and the first Zantac trials are not expected to begin until late 2021 or even early 2022. These initial “bellwether” trials will offer a first glimpse into what kind of Zantac settlements plaintiffs may potentially expect.

When Will Zantac Cases Go to Trial - Riddle & BrantleyLegal analysts anticipate that thousands more Zantac claims will have been filed by the time trials begin, and total compensation in Zantac cancer cases may reach into the billions of dollars.

“I think Zantac caused my cancer. What should I do now?”

If you have been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac or generic ranitidine, you may qualify for a Zantac lawsuit, and it is important that you contact an experienced Zantac cancer lawyer immediately.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Zantac lawsuit attorney at Riddle & Brantley, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below. 

There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.

Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s talk.

“What cancers does Zantac potentially cause?”

NDMA as found in Zantac has been linked to as many as 20 different types of cancer, including:

If you’ve suffered from one of these forms of cancer after taking Zantac or ranitidine, call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE consultation with an experienced injury attorney.

There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover compensation for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.

What is Zantac?

Zantac is one of the world’s most commonly prescribed medication for treating heartburn, otherwise known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It has been on the market in the United States since 1983 and millions have been exposed.

Zantac is available in both prescription and over-the-counter forms, and a generic (ranitidine) is also available.

Manufacturers of Zantac and generic ranitidine include:

  • Sanofi
  • Boehringer
  • Ingelheim
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals
  • Apotex Corp.
  • Sandoz

These Zantac manufacturers are currently being sued in relation to two primary allegations:

  • Defective design
  • Failure to warn consumers

“Why are Zantac lawsuits being filed?”

In late 2019, an independent lab first discovered NDMA contamination in Zantac and generic ranitidine, findings that were later confirmed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Zantac recalls were almost immediately issued, and popular pharmacies removed Zantac and ranitidine from their shelves.

NDMA in Zantac represents a serious cancer risk. In fact, NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine) is used in laboratories to cause cancer in rats and other animals.

NDMA is classified as a “probable carcinogen,” meaning it may cause cancer in humans, by scientific organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Why Riddle & Brantley for Your Zantac Lawsuit?

How to File a Zantac Cancer Claim - Riddle & BrantleyIf you’ve suffered from cancer potentially due to NDMA contamination in Zantac or ranitidine, you deserve justice — please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation.

One of the award-winning injury attorneys at Riddle & Brantley can evaluate your claim, determine your eligibility for the Zantac MDL, and if you decide to hire us, fight tirelessly on your behalf for the compensation you deserve (see disclaimer below).

Attorney Gene Riddle and other lawyers with our firm have been recognized with membership in many prestigious organizations, (see disclaimer below), including:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Super Lawyers

Since 1985, our firm has sought to hold potentially negligent manufacturers accountable for dangerous drugs. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation (see disclaimer below) on behalf of injured victims and we would love to help you with your Zantac lawsuit if we can.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your eligibility for a potential Zantac lawsuit.

“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”

Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

Remember, the consultation is free and you won’t pay any attorney fess unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.

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