Research and testing from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other laboratories show that N-Nitrosoimethylamine (NDMA) is in liquid Zantac. If you used Zantac or the generic ranitidine in liquid form, and you developed cancer, your history of use of the antacid drug may be related.
The dangers associated with Zantac—in both liquid and pill form—prompted the FDA to request that manufacturers and retailers recall the drug immediately.
Your prolonged use of liquid Zantac is an important topic to discuss with your doctor. If your cancer is related to your use of this heartburn drug, you may qualify for a civil action that seeks compensation for your medical bills and more.
No one should pay out-of-pocket for costs that arise due to the greed of large manufacturers and retailers.
Researchers from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ASTDR) define N-Nitrosoimethylamine (NDMA) as a probable carcinogen that, under certain conditions, can increase your risk of cancer. Unacceptable levels of NDMA found in Zantac and the generic ranitidine prompted the FDA to request immediate recall of the product by retailers and manufacturers.
NDMA exists in products like dairy items, grilled meats, and vegetables. The FDA concern with NDMA and health risks for consumers relates to the increased levels that result in the drug over time.
As your liquid Zantac or ranitidine sits in a warehouse, on a store shelf, or in your cabinet, the NDMA levels increase. The levels of NDMA can also increase if the room is warmer than just the standard room temperature.
Understanding NDMA is best left to a medical professional. If you took Zantac or Ranitidine for an extended period of time and you believe your cancer diagnosis relates to NDMA exposure, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Do not delay seeing a doctor if you even suspect you have cancer symptoms related to your use of these drugs. People who wait to diagnose or treat their cancer often miss opportunities to survive their cancers. Conditions may worsen over time, costing you in medical expenses and income if you have to miss work.
Exploring Your Legal Options
NDMA is in liquid Zantac. Receiving a cancer diagnosis changes your life. Your world changes once you receive the news. Seeking treatment and exploring your health care options requires your full attention.
Your time of medical treatment, procedures, or the loss of your loved one is no time to deal with high-pressure insurance representatives. Protecting your best interests during this challenging time may help you deal with your future medical and financial needs.
An initial settlement offer from an insurance company is most likely not enough to cover your future medical costs. Should you accept their offer, you may lose your right to pursue compensation later if your medical condition worsens.
A cancer diagnosis may lead to the death of a close loved one. If your loved one’s death relates to their use of Zantac or Ranitidine, take action for your loss. While each case is different, you may receive an award for the following:
- Final medical costs for your loved one.
- Funeral and burial costs.
- Loss of income.
- Loss of potential future earnings.
- Loss of companionship.
- Loss of inheritance.
Pursuing civil action for your personal injury or wrongful death case takes time—something that is very limited under state laws. It is imperative that you contact us as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
Justice for the damage caused to your health from NDMA exposure may help you cope with the aftermath of the health complications. You had no way to know that your use of liquid Zantac or ranitidine for your heartburn placed you at risk for developing cancer.
Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Today
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we fight for the rights of victims unfairly—and unknowingly—exposed to dangerous drugs. We are unafraid to take on large corporations who place profits over the lives of the consumers.
In order to help you focus on your health and recovery, we can help you determine your legal options and seek compensation on your behalf if you have a case. We fight to seek a fair outcome for your case through negotiation. If necessary, we are ready to go to trial.
If your heartburn treatment resulted in a cancer diagnosis, let us help you pursue accountability from those responsible for your exposure. You have nothing to lose by reaching out for a free case evaluation today. We do not shy away from tough cases, and we stand ready to help you through this difficult time.
We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we collect no fee unless we secure compensation for you. Call us at (800) 635-1144.