Zantac Cancer Lawyers in Michigan
Did You Develop Cancer After Taking a Heartburn Medication Contaminated with NDMA? You May Be Eligible for Compensation.
Since April of 2020, when Zantac and its generics were recalled from shelves after scientists found these drugs could metabolize into the carcinogenic substance NDMA, many cancer patients and their families may wonder if their diagnoses were linked to their use of the drug. NDMA, especially at the levels preset in Zantac and other ranitidine-based heartburn medications, would not cause someone to develop cancer after just a few uses. However, for those who had long-term prescriptions, the repeated exposure may have had an effect.
There is recourse for cancer patients in this boat. Hundreds of individuals have already come forward to hold the drug makers behind Zantac and its generics accountable for selling this dangerous medication. If you want to join them, our team is on your side. We’re a local, family-owned firm with the resources to take on serious and high-profile legal battles. We can provide the legal support you need.
The Links Between Zantac and Cancer
We know it is possible NDMA, the substance found in Zantac, is linked with cancer development. Past tests have found NDMA is a “probable human carcinogen,” and its molecular structure is similar to that of other cancer-causing agents. However, the level and length of NDMA exposure both matter when it comes to determining a patient’s risk.
Scientists believe NDMA must be present in large doses and for long periods to cause cancer. This means anyone who took Zantac briefly is probably not in danger from the contamination. Those who relied on the drug or its generics for years, however, may have a cause for concern.
What Types of Cancer Can Zantac Cause?
NDMA has links to multiple types of cancer:
- Small Intestine
If you are a patient of one of the above types of cancer, and you took Zantac or another ranitidine-based heartburn drug for an extended period of time before you were diagnosed, call our team to see if you are eligible to file a lawsuit.
If you developed another type of cancer after using Zantac, there is not as much scientific evidence to support your case. However, you may still be able to win compensation. Studies suggest NDMA may also be related to the development of:
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Early-Onset Prostate Cancer
Some Zantac users are suing for cancers not included on either of these lists. If this sounds like you, our attorneys can help you evaluate the possibility of making a claim.
Damages You May Be Eligible For
Plaintiffs who can prove Zantac caused their cancer may be able to recover significant damages. As with any personal injury suit, those harmed by a dangerous of defective drug can request compensation for both economic and non-economic losses. These include:
- Medical bills
- Expenses related to medical treatment, like travel and lodging
- Future medical needs
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Replacement services
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Some plaintiffs in Zantac lawsuits have alleged Sanofi, which makes the medication, knew about the dangers of ranitidine and failed to warn patients the drug might increase their risk of developing cancer. If there is any evidence to support this claim, the company may also have to pay punitive damages to anyone harmed.
Zantac Litigation Has Already Begun
Across the country, cancer patients and their families started looking for legal representation shortly after the news of the Zantac contamination broke. Now, over 500 cases have been consolidating into multi-district litigation (MDL) to be heard in a Florida court.
It is not too late for you to bring your own claim if you believe you have been affected. Our attorneys can help you understand the process of filing a case. We are professionals, taking care of your concerns efficiently and carefully. At the same time, we are always available to our clients to answer questions and provide updates on their cases.
We Can Help You Start Your Zantac Claim
Reach out to our team if you think your cancer diagnosis may be related to your use of Zantac. Not only do we have the resources to handle big cases like this, but we are also practiced in mass tort claims like the one Sanofi is currently facing. We can provide the tough representation you need as you fight for justice.
Facing a cancer diagnosis is hard enough without knowing your disease may have been caused by a pharmaceutical company’s carelessness. We are here to support people in this difficult situation. Our team has put together a blog post explaining the Zantac lawsuits to help you understand your rights and options. We are also available 24/7 to take your calls.