Ranitidine products, including those sold under the brand name Zantac, were introduced to the public in 1981. By 1987, it was the best-selling prescription drug in the world.
On April 1, 2020, all over the counter and prescription ranitidine drugs containing N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, were completely pulled from the market by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for potentially exposing consumers to unacceptable levels of carcinogens — including Zantac.
At The Morgan Law Group, our Florida defective drug attorneys know that nearly two decades of Zantac used by millions of people has caused severe physical and emotional injuries from its cancer-causing agents, even costing some of our residents their lives.
We are here to help determine how Zantac has adversely affected your health, and how we can help pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your medical care, time away from work, and the ongoing expenses this drug has caused you to incur.
Why Were So Many People Using Zantac in Florida?
Zantac and its generic counterparts were popular with millions of people in Florida and throughout the country because of their effectiveness in treating symptoms of common and uncomfortable conditions.
- Acid indigestion
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Intestinal and stomach ulcers
- Peptic ulcer disease
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Since Zantac was available in both prescription and over the counter forms, the long-term and devastating effects of its ingestion are still being uncovered by many of its users.
What Are the Potential Side Effects of Zantac?
While each user responds to medications differently, there are several side effects listed for Zantac, which include abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting.
Unfortunately, side effects are no longer the concern associated with this drug’s use. Especially for those who have been taking Zantac for years. Evidence from research studies now points to Zantac causing cancer, which can lead to long-term medical requirements, permanent injuries, or even death.
What Are the Most Common Cancers Associated with Zantac Use?
Our Florida Zantac lawsuit attorneys are focused on providing solutions for our residents who are fighting for their lives after taking what they believed to be a safe medication for so many years.
The most common types of cancers associated with Zantac use have been reported as:
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Bladder Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Intestinal Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Uterine Cancer
What Does Zantac Market Withdrawal Mean to Florida Residents?
Now that Zantac has been removed from the market, it will no longer be available for use, either over the counter or by prescription.
That is good news for people who have never taken Zantac, but what about the millions of people who used the product over extended periods?
What happens if you were diagnosed with cancer as a result of its use? What if you have lost a loved one to cancer caused by Zantac use?
Our Zantac cancer injury attorneys in Florida are dedicated to pursuing the manufacturer’s for misrepresenting their product as a safe remedy for heartburn and other conditions by:
- Failing to warn the public about the known risks of Zantac
- Failing to disclose the presence of Zantac’s carcinogens
- Manufacturing, marketing, and distributing a dangerous drug
Call Our Florida Zantac Lawyers for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has suffered physical injuries, including contracting cancer because of your Zantac use, contact The Morgan Law Group today, and speak to one of our experienced Insurance Claim Attorneys in Florida by calling 888-904-2524. We will review your case and provide the straightforward legal advice you need to pursue results.