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Who is Liable for Zantac-Related Cancers?

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  April 13, 2020   |  

Legal analysts expect thousand of Zantac lawsuits to be filed over the next several years, alleging that NDMA-contaminated Zantac caused various types of cancer. But who is liable for Zantac-related cancers?

There are many potential defendants in Zantac lawsuits because many different manufacturers are responsible for the production and sale of brand name Zantac and generic ranitidine equivalents.

***Disclaimer: No settlement agreement has been reached in any litigation regarding ranitidine (ZANTAC®), including in the Multidistrict Litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (case no. 20-MD-2924). 

Liability in Zantac Lawsuits

Who is Liable for Zantac-related Cancers - Riddle & BrantleyIn making the case that manufacturers are liable for Zantac-related cancers, it will be important for Zantac cancer lawyers to demonstrate that manufacturers ignored opportunities to protect consumer safety.

It has been reported that manufacturers were aware of potential NDMA contamination in these popular Zantac and ranitidine heartburn medications since the 1980s.

If Zantac manufacturers ignored these warnings and continued to manufacture and sell Zantac despite known safety risks, they may be liable for cancer developed by thousands of claimants.

Are Zantac manufacturers liable for Zantac-related cancer?

Zantac cancer attorneys are seeking to hold ranitidine manufacturers accountable.

The NDMA contamination in Zantac may have resulted in many types of cancers in those taking prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine, including:

Have you taken brand-name Zantac and been diagnosed with a qualifying cancer (see below)? You may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

You may qualify for a Zantac lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:

  • Used brand-name Zantac only
  • Suffered from at least one of the following cancers:
    • Bladder cancer
    • Liver cancer
    • Stomach cancer
    • Esophageal cancer
    • Pancreatic cancer
  • Must have used brand-name Zantac after October 1984
  • Must have used brand-name Zantac for a minimum of one year
  • Must have used brand-name Zantac once per week for a minimum of six months
  • Must have been diagnosed with a qualifying cancer within 20 years of last dose
  • Must not have been a smoker in the past 20 years if diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Must be 64 years of age or younger at the time of diagnosis if diagnosed with prostate cancer

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, the federal MDL has limited the Zantac claims we can accept to bladder, esophageal, stomach, liver, and pancreatic cancers only. We understand that other cancers may be linked, but we are unfortunately unable to assist with these claims at this time due to evidence and recent court rulings.

Certain other criteria may apply. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Zantac lawsuit attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111.

The Zantac cancer lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have been holding drug companies accountable for more than three decades and we would love to help if we can.

For a FREE consultation with a Zantac lawsuit attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111.

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

IMPORTANT: A federal judge recently ruled against lawsuits concerning generic Zantac. At this point, we can only accept cases concerning use of brand-name Zantac OR “mixed” use of brand-name Zantac and generic equivalents.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today to speak with a Zantac cancer lawyer about your potential claim.

“If drug companies ignored warning signs that Zantac could potentially cause cancer, they must be held accountable.”

-Gene Riddle, attorney and managing partner, Riddle & Brantley

Zantac Cancer Lawyers - Riddle & BrantleyThe dangerous drug attorneys at Riddle & Brantley are led by Gene Riddle. Attorney Riddle is a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum as well as Super Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. He maintains a prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award (see disclaimer below).

We are committed to justice for those injured due to negligence, and we would love to help you with your Zantac cancer claim if we can.

In more than 35 years of service to injured victims, we’ve recovered many five, six and even seven-figure settlements and verdicts for our deserving clients (see disclaimer below).

“I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.”

Christine W., Riddle & Brantley client

 For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a Zantac cancer attorney — no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case — please call 1-800-525-7111.

We believe Justice Counts for those injured due to NDMA-contaminated Zantac and we would love to review your case.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s talk.


***Disclaimer: No settlement agreement has been reached in any litigation regarding ranitidine (ZANTAC®), including in the Multidistrict Litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (case no. 20-MD-2924). 

*** Disclaimer: An attorney must meet certain requirements to join these organizations or receive these awards. For more information on Membership Criteria for Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and the Litigator Award, please visit our Membership Criteria page. These awards and memberships should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately. 

*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.