Metformin Kidney Cancer Risk: What You Need to Know
Does Metformin cause kidney cancer? Doctors and patients are concerned about potential Metformin kidney cancer risk after cancer-causing NDMA was found in the world’s most popular medication for type 2 diabetes.
In late 2019, the lab Valisure discovered NDMA contamination in Metformin and alerted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA initiated an investigation and several voluntary Metformin recalls were announced as it is believed that NDMA contamination means Metformin may cause cancer.
NDMA in Metformin
NDMA in Metformin is a serious concern as the chemical is known as a “probable carcinogen” (meaning that it may cause cancer in humans, including potentially kidney cancer). The chemical is actually used to cause cancer in lab rats. NDMA has also been found in other popular drugs such as Zantac.
IMPORTANT: If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney cancer (or another type of cancer) after taking Metformin, you may be entitled to compensation and qualify for a Metformin cancer lawsuit. Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
“If you’ve suffered from kidney cancer or another type of cancer after taking Metformin, now is the time to have your claim investigated.”
–Gene Riddle, attorney and managing partner, Riddle & Brantley
Does Metformin Cause Kidney Cancer?
No scientific studies have established a direct, causal relationship between Metformin and kidney cancer, but NDMA contamination means that there may be an elevated Metformin kidney cancer risk. Other cancers such as stomach cancer and bladder cancer may be similarly linked.
A recent study published by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) determined that rats exposed to NDMA were more likely to develop kidney cancer.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has similarly raised caution about a potential risk of kidney cancer associated with NDMA.
“In animal studies, exposure to NDMA has caused tumors primarily of the liver, respiratory tract, kidney and blood vessels.”
–Environmental Protection Agency report
NDMA, as found in Metformin, is also linked to as many as 20 other types of cancer, including:
- Stomach cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Throat / nasal cancer
- Brain cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Lung cancer
If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney cancer (or another type of cancer) after taking Metformin, call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE consultation with an experienced Metformin lawsuit attorney.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation in your Metformin kidney cancer claim (or other cancer claim).
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.
Experienced Metformin Cancer Lawyers Ready to Fight for You
At Riddle & Brantley, our Metformin cancer attorneys have been fighting to hold potentially negligent drug companies accountable for more than three decades. Our attorneys have more than 225 years of combined legal experience, and we would love to help you if we can.
Our team is led by Gene Riddle, an award-winning attorney who has been recognized by such organizations as Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and Super Lawyers. He also maintains a prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award (see disclaimer below).
We’ve secured millions of dollars in compensation for injured victims since 1985 (see disclaimer below).
“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”
–Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client
For a FREE consultation with an experienced Metformin cancer lawsuit attorney at Riddle & Brantley concerning your kidney cancer claim (or other type of cancer claim), call 1-800-525-7111.
The consultation is free and we don’t get paid unless you do. No win, no fee.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your Metformin kidney cancer claim. You may be entitled to compensation and you deserve justice.
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