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Zantac Lawsuit Update

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  February 12, 2020   |  

A federal judiciary panel has sent 140 Zantac lawsuits to the Southern District of Florida, where they will be consolidated into Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) proceedings.

Zantac Lawsuit Attorneys - Riddle & BrantleyAccording to the United States Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, lawsuits alleging that Zantac causes cancer “could be a large litigation.”

The Zantac lawsuits allege that companies which manufactured the brand-name and generic blood pressure medication knew its active ingredient, ranitidine, was contaminated with potentially cancer-causing NDMA.

Cancers potentially caused by contaminated brand-name Zantac and generic ranitidine include:

Over-the-counter Zantac was recalled in October 2019 after testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detected elevated levels of NDMA — a known human carcinogen — in ranitidine-containing drugs.

Manufacturers named in the Zantac cancer lawsuits include:

  • Sanofi-Aventis US
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Pfizer

Zantac and other ranitidine-containing medications were recalled in October 2019 by the FDA for what it called “unacceptable” levels of the cancer-causing chemical NDMA.

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.

A “Real Explosion” of Zantac Lawsuits

Lawsuits alleging that Zantac caused cancer continue to pile up — and legal analysts expect thousands more.

Brent Wisner, an attorney for Baum Hedland, which is managing many of these cases, said that “This is the very, very, very beginning of this litigation.”

Wisner, whose firm won multi-million and billion-dollar verdicts against Bayer AG in Roundup lawsuits, said that Zantac lawsuits “will dwarf what we saw in Roundup.”

“Can I sue Zantac?”

If you’ve taken brand-name Zantac and been diagnosed with a qualifying cancer, you may be eligible for a lawsuit – Contact out Zantac Attorneys for a free case review — you may be entitled to 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.

Zantac Lawsuit Lawyer - Riddle & BrantleyFor more than three decades, product liability lawyers in our firm have been fighting for injury victims who have suffered due to drug manufacturers’ negligence.

You deserve justice — and we would love to help you if we can.

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***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).