Millions of Americans have taken Zantac (or the generic form ranitidine)
to treat their heartburn, acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease,
and sour stomach.
Recent evidence suggests that people taking Zantac may have been exposed
to high levels of a cancer-causing chemical. Consumers around the country
are now taking legal action against major drug companies for failing to
warn them of this danger.
Financial compensation may be available through a Zantac lawsuit for individuals
suffering or diagnosed with:
- Liver Cancer
- Small intestine cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
The experienced attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. will evaluate your
Zantac case and help you, and your family, determine if you may have a
claim for Zantac exposure. This initial consultation is free. Remember,
we do not obtain any fees unless you are awarded compensation.
what is Zantac?
Zantac, or ranitidine, was first introduced in 1983. By 1989, Zantac was
the world’s best-selling drug. It was available over the counter
or as a prescription. Rantidine, the active ingredient in Zantac, belongs
to a class of antacid drugs called H2 blockers, or histamine-2 receptor agonists.
Zantac treats heartburn with acid indigestion and sour stomach caused by
eating or drinking certain foods or beverages.
In 2018, according to Bloomberg Intelligence, nearly 25 million prescriptions
for ranitidine were written.
In April of 2020, the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”)
requested manufacturers withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter
ranitidine drugs from the market immediately. The FDA cited concerns of
contamination with N- Nitrosodimethylamine (“NDMA”), which
is a chemical impurity that could cause cancer. The FDA determined that
the impurity in some ranitidine products increases over time and when
stored at higher than room temperatures it may result in consumers being
exposed to unacceptable levels of this impurity.
If you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac
you may have a claim. Call us today for a free initial consultation to
determine if you may be entitled to compensation.