Zantac Lawyers In Oceanside, CA
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Zantac is one of the most popular heartburn drugs on the market, but it harbors a dark secret. In September of 2019, that secret was uncovered by an independent pharmacy called Valisure.
Valisure alerted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that Zantac and its generic versions (ranitidine) contained “extremely high levels of N-Nitrososdimethylamine,” or NDMA, which is a substance that could cause cancer in humans, or a “probable human carcinogen.”
If you have taken Zantac for 6 months or more, you may have been exposed to unsafe levels of NDMA. If you have received a cancer diagnosis, this may not be a coincidence.
Call (760) 721-8182 to discuss your case with Kohn Law Office today.
A Popular Drug
Ranitidine was first introduced under the brand name, Zantac, in 1986. The drugmaker, Sanofi, saw record-breaking profits when Zantac became the first medication to surpass $1 billion in annual sales in 1988. Zantac's active ingredient, ranitidine, is an H2 (histamine-2) blocker that helps reduce and prevent heartburn. The drug is available on an over the counter (OTC) and prescription basis and can even be used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines.
Unfortunately, the benefits of this drug do not outweigh the risks it presents. Ranitidine drugs from all manufacturers, including Sanofi, demonstrated excessive NDMA contamination in FDA testing.
Exposure to unsafe levels of NDMA may have caused your cancer. Our Oceanside Zantac attorneys can help.
How Does Zantac Cause Cancer?
According to the FDA, all ranitidine products contain NDMA, and levels of NDMA can grow over time and when the medication is stored at higher temperatures. Because manufacturers cannot assure the drug's storage, they cannot ensure its quality, nor its safety. As such, the FDA asked all drugmakers to recall their ranitidine products on April 1, 2020.
While small amounts of NDMA would not have been enough to warrant this action, samples of ranitidine exceeded the daily recommended amount of 0.096 micrograms or 0.32 parts per million (ppm) of NDMA, some by as many as 2.53 ppm per dose.
NDMA is an environmental contaminant, meaning it is unavoidable and relatively harmless in small doses. Over time, however, heightened exposure can cause buildup and lead to adverse health effects, like cancer.
Once again, if you've been diagnosed, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Why Take Legal Action
Until September 2019, consumers did not know of the risks posed by Zantac. The manufacturer, Sanofi, should have been testing its product regularly and reporting impurities to the FDA. Instead, the company profited while unknowing consumers took more than double the recommended amount of NDMA every day.
Consequently, dozens of consumers have developed cancers of the digestive tract. Consumers have filed complaints against Sanofi for cases of:
- Colon cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Other diseases
If you've been affected by any of these ailments, you, too, have the right to pursue legal action against Sanofi and similar manufacturers.
To get started…
Call Kohn Law Office Today
Our firm has more than 35 years of experience representing clients harmed by defective drugs like Zantac. We are dedicated to your success and offer around-the-clock telephone access and personalized, results-driven representation.
We do not approve of Sanofi's profit-driven behavior, and we want to help you recover the resources you need to treat any injuries Zantac caused you. We will not charge any fees unless you win your case.
For straightforward legal advice during a free consultation, call us at (760) 721-8182 or schedule your complimentary case review online.
We look forward to the opportunity to serve you!