Missouri Zantac Lawsuit Attorneys
Zantac Mass Torts for Fair Compensation
Zantac was a popular off-the-shelf heartburn medication that uses ranitidine as an active ingredient. It has also been linked to various forms of cancer, which prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDS) to pressure Sanofi – the drug’s manufacturer – to conduct a widescale recall of it in 2020. If you took Zantac regularly and were later diagnosed with cancer, then you could be owed significant compensation from Sanofi.
Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. in Missouri is currently hearing from potential Zantac lawsuit clients. As mass tort attorneys with a focus on defective product cases, you know you can trust us to help with your case from start to finish. We have the resources, experience, and talents needed to confidently challenge a Big Pharma corporation like Sanofi without breaking a sweat.
Why is Zantac Dangerous?
According to FDA research and analyses, the ranitidine in Zantac had been contaminated by N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA. Currently, NDMA is on a list of “probable” human carcinogens, but it is believed that continued research of the substance could reclassify it as a “known” human carcinogen, which means its direct correlation to a higher risk of cancer has been tested and verified.
The NDMA levels in Zantac were found to be egregiously high. Taking a single Zantac tablet exposed a user to upwards of 300,000 nanograms of NDMA. The FDA warns that exposure to more than 96 nanograms of NDMA per day can increase the risk of cancer and other illnesses. In other words, Zantac’s NDMA levels were approximately 3,000 times higher than the recommended daily limit, and consumers were users Zantac each day for months and years.
Harm Caused by NDMA in Zantac
The greatest risk of taking Zantac regularly is cancer. The type of cancer that can be caused by Zantac use differs from case to case. Although, it is usually a type of cancer that is related to the user’s digestive tract.
Zantac cancer risks have been related to these types of cancers:
If you were diagnosed with any of these types of cancer, then please discuss with your medical provider if it could have been related to Zantac use. Your doctor might be able to confirm that the link is more than coincidental. The statements they give in your medical records could be key to your lawsuit and others that are in the Zantac mass tort.
Furthermore, Zantac use has also been related to Crohn’s disease in many users. Crohn’s disease causes gastrointestinal inflammation, which can be extremely painful and cause digestive issues and unsafe weight loss. If you were diagnosed with Crohn’s, then it could be related to Zantac and ranitidine as well.
Holding Sanofi Accountable
Zantac lawsuits against Sanofi consistently make two complaints:
- Defective design: Ranitidine is not a stable substance. It is prone to breaking down and causing the production of NDMA, especially when digested. For this reason, Sanofi reasonably should have never used ranitidine in its product.
- Marketing defects: Sanofi likely knew about the NDMA risk associated with using Zantac for years. However, the Big Pharma company did not take any steps to warn consumers or the medical community about the danger.
If either argument can be verified through convincing evidence, then Sanofi could be found liable for plaintiff damages. They could owe significant compensation to a class of plaintiffs or thousands of people in a mass tort. The compensation could be used to pay for past and future medical costs, lost wages, pain, suffering, and much more.
Find Out If You Can File a Zantac Claim
You could have a valid Zantac injury claim if:
- You can prove that you used Zantac for at least one year.
- You did not use another heartburn medication, only Zantac, during that time.
- You were diagnosed with cancer after using Zantac for an extended period.
- Your medical provider believes Zantac use is the most likely cause of your cancer.
Get our Missouri Zantac lawsuit attorneys on your side today if you think you have a claim but don’t know where to begin with it. We would be honored to see if we can assist you with your claim, which could be a part of a larger mass tort against Sanofi. Together, we can work towards a fair and maximized compensation amount for you!
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