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“How Can I Prove My Cancer Was Caused by Zantac?”

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  September 10, 2020   |  

Zantac, the brand name for the generic drug ranitidine, contains NDMA, which the FDA has identified as a probable human carcinogen. Based on the most current research, taking Zantac may put you at risk for developing as many as 20 different types of cancers. Many of our Zantac lawsuit clients ask, “How can I prove my cancer was caused by Zantac?” 

How Can I Prove My Cancer Was Caused by Zantac - Riddle & BrantleyProving that a specific cancer was caused by Zantac may be difficult. In this post we’ll review some of the factors that need to be considered when trying to prove that your cancer was caused by Zantac.

IMPORTANT: If you believe your cancer was caused by Zantac, call 1-800-525-7111 today or fill out our convenient form for a FREE consultation to review your eligibility for a potential Zantac cancer lawsuit.

So… “How can I prove my cancer was caused by Zantac?”

Let’s start by reviewing some of the important facts about these Zantac cancer claims:

Zantac Cancer Risk

Zantac is a brand name of the generic drug ranitidine. It is classified as a histamine-2 (H2) blocker. It is commonly used to treat acid issues from heartburn to serious stomach and intestinal issues such as ulcers.

Up until 2019, ranitidine was also one of the most popular medications in the United States, with an estimated 15 million Americans taking prescription ranitidine, most of those under the brand name Zantac.

How Can Zantac Put You At Risk For Cancer?

On April 1st, 2020, the FDA requested that all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine products be removed from the shelves due to the discovery of a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen.

In laboratory tests, NDMA has been used to cause cancer in mice. It is considered very dangerous in high levels. The findings by the FDA suggest that:

“Sustained higher levels of exposure [to NDMA] may increase the risk of cancer in humans.”

Based on these findings, it is possible that long-term exposure to NDMA through a prescription of a ranitidine such as Zantac can increase your risk for developing dangerous and deadly cancers.

This means if you regularly used a ranitidine product such as Zantac and later developed cancer, you may qualify for a Zantac cancer claim.

What Kind of Cancer Can Zantac Potentially Cause?

Early studies have tentatively seen a correlation between NDMA (as contained in Zantac) and many types of cancer, including:

If you were not at significant risk for cancer prior to taking Zantac and later developed cancer, we may be able to help prove Zantac caused your cancer and you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today or fill out our convenient form so we can review your eligibility for a potential Zantac cancer lawsuit.

Did the Presence of NDMA in Zantac Cause My Cancer?

Current research suggests that you may be at higher risk for cancer if you have taken a ranitidine product such as Zantac, due to the presence of cancer-causing NDMA.

In 2019, an independent research lab discovered that ranitidine products (including Zantac) contained low levels of NDMA.

Levels of NDMA in Zantac Are Unacceptable - Riddle & BrantleyResearchers also found that “NDMA levels increase in ranitidine even under normal storage conditions, and NDMA has been found to increase significantly in samples stored at higher temperatures, including temperatures the product may be exposed to during distribution and handling by consumers.”

These tests also showed that “the older a ranitidine product is, or the longer the length of time since it was manufactured, the greater the level of NDMA. These conditions may raise the level of NDMA in the ranitidine product above the acceptable daily intake limit, thus increasing its carcinogenic potential.”

Since then, ranitidine products have been recalled by the FDA for their cancer-causing potential.

This means that your exposure to NDMA through a drug like Zantac may have caused you to develop cancer when you otherwise would not have.

If you’re wondering “How can I prove Zantac caused my cancer?” the answer is… it’s complicated. That said, an experienced Zantac cancer attorney can help evaluate your claim and help determine whether or not NDMA in Zantac may have caused your cancer.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Zantac lawsuit lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 today. 

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

If you’re concerned about proving that Zantac caused your cancer, please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.

“I’ve Taken Zantac and Developed Cancer. What Should I Do?”

If you have taken Zantac (or generic ranitidine) and later developed cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.

The Zantac lawsuit lawyers at Riddle and Brantley are here to fight for those whose cancer may have been caused by Zantac.

With nearly 200 years of combined legal experience fighting for the rights of our clients against potentially negligent drug companies, our attorneys are ready to help however they can. We will try to walk you through the necessary steps to help prove your cancer was caused by Zantac and get the justice you deserve.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today or fill out our convenient form so we can review your eligibility for a potential Zantac cancer lawsuit.

There are no costs or fees unless you receive compensation.

“How Can I Prove My Cancer Was Caused by Zantac?”

Risk for cancer is determined by your personal risk factors. Your diet, environment, and genetics can all play a role in whether or not you develop cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, risk factors for cancer include:

  • Age
  • Alcohol
  • Cancer-Causing Substances
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Diet
  • Hormones
  • Immunosuppression
  • Infectious Agents
  • Obesity
  • Radiation
  • Sunlight
  • Tobacco

Exposure to known or probable carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) can exponentially increase your risk for cancer beyond what you may be predisposed to through normal circumstances. This can be critical in helping prove that, potentially, Zantac caused your cancer.

Affordable Zantac Lawsuit Attorneys - Riddle & BrantleyThe American Cancer Society (ACS) lists N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) as a “probable carcinogen.” A probable carcinogen is defined as a substance that is highly probable to cause cancer in humans when they are exposed to it at certain levels.

The FDA found NDMA present in Zantac, meaning that if you took Zantac and were otherwise not at elevated risk for developing a certain cancer, there is reason to believe that exposure to Zantac put you at risk for developing your cancer.

To help you prove that Zantac caused your cancer, call us now at 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation. One of our experienced Zantac cancer attorneys will review your information and help determine if you may be eligible for Zantac compensation.

Zantac Cancer Lawsuits

Zantac has been associated with a number of different cancers including:

If you believe Zantac caused your cancer, you may qualify for a claim or lawsuit.

If you or someone you know has taken Zantac and been diagnosed with one of the cancers listed above, please give us a call today at 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no obligation consultation.

Since the Zantac recall and FDA warning, the dangerous drug attorneys at Riddle and Brantley have been working tirelessly to help potential victims get the justice they deserve.

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

Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

Justice Counts for those diagnosed with cancer potentially due to Zantac and we are ready to help however we can.

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