If you’ve been taking Zantac to treat heartburn or acid reflux, you may or may not have heard that this drug has been in the news.
If you weren’t aware, the popular drug is under fire — and for a good reason. In September, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Zantac medications being prescribed by doctors and sold over-the-counter could contain unsafe levels of a cancer-causing agent called N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. This potentially dangerous substance can be found in ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac and other heartburn medications.
As drug makers initiated Zantac recalls, and pharmacy chains pulled products containing ranitidine from their shelves over the past month, we began to see a growing wave of class-action lawsuits being filed against the drug’s manufacturers. These claims allege that the drug makers understood the dangers of Zantac, which has been on the market since the 1980s, and did not inform the public.
Meanwhile, NDMA has been linked to bladder cancer and stomach cancer, as well as liver, lung, and kidney damage and many other negative health effects, including:
- Abdominal cramping
The Philadelphia, PA, personal injury attorneys at Silver & Silver want to help anyone in our area who has taken Zantac and believes their cancer diagnosis or other health struggles could be linked to unsafe levels of NDMA. We can also file wrongful death claims for clients whose loved ones developed cancer after taking Zantac. Our lawyers are ready to sit down and discuss all the details of your situation, determine whether you have a claim, collect the necessary evidence, and then commence fighting for your rights.
Conditions linked to NDMA are potentially life-threatening, creating immense stress for you and your family. These illnesses can leave you unable to work, needing constant medical treatment, and with a stack of bills you can’t pay.
You deserve to be compensated to cover expenses and lost wages, not to mention your pain and suffering. Drug makers who fail to protect consumers need to be held responsible for their negligence and the irreparable damage that might cause.
Our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience handling personal injury cases and winning significant settlements on behalf of clients in the Philadelphia area. Building a case against a drug company requires a lot of research and legwork, and our clients can expect nothing less than an all-out effort from our dedicated team.
For more information about pursuing a claim against the makers of Zantac or to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury and car accident lawyers in Philadelphia, PA, don’t hesitate to contact us today.