There is currently no blood test for N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). While this probable carcinogen that can cause cancer does enter the bloodstream, there is no human blood test to detect NDMA.
NDMA exists in the drug Zantac, prompting a voluntary recall of the product by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Zantac also goes by the generic name of ranitidine. Zantac usage placed consumers at risk for serious health issues.
If your doctor recently diagnosed you with cancer or some other type of health condition tied to your use of Zantac, you may be entitled to compensation. Contacting a personal injury lawyer can help you learn more about your options for civil action against the manufacturer.
N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is a chemical found in some everyday products. It is even possible to find traces of NDMA in water systems that use PVC pipes, as well.
The dangers associated with NDMA and Zantac involve the length of time the product remained in storage. Another factor includes exposure of the drug to above-room temperatures.
NDMA, in prolonged exposure over time, can adversely affect your health, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ASTDR). Cancer, liver damage, and other health complications can impact your ability to work. In some cases, NDMA can lead to death.
This powerful chemical is dangerous under the wrong conditions. If you suspect your recent health diagnosis relates to your use of this popular drug, you may qualify for civil litigation against the manufacturer.
Receiving a Cancer Diagnosis
No one wants to hear that they have a serious health condition as the result of a medication that thought was safe. Your recent medical diagnosis or the loss of your loved one, when tied to the heartburn drug Zantac, is devastating and often lifechanging.
Some people miss their chance to survive a cancer diagnosis through treatment because they did not detect cancer in its early stages. This is why it is important to seek medical attention if you have a history of taking Zantac or ranitidine and you experience any symptoms associated with the health risks caused by this drug.
While there is currently no blood test to detect NDMA, your doctor may provide the evidence that NDMA exposure relates to your condition. A sign or symptom that something is not right and your past use of Zantac are worth mentioning when you visiting your doctor and sharing your concerns.
Seeking Legal Help for an NDMA Case
The serious health effects from NDMA exposure can result in a debilitating disease from which your loved one never recovers. Some cases may even result in the death of a loved one. Depending upon your legal status as a representative of the decedent, you may qualify for wrongful death litigation.
If you lost a close loved one due to their use of the heartburn drug Zantac, you also have a right to seek legal representation. The death of your loved one leaves a void that no amount of money can fill. Seeking financial compensation can help ease your financial stress. It can also serve as a form of justice for your loved one.
Time is imperative when it comes to your civil case. The statute of limitations is a state law that sets a strict deadline for filing your claim. Should you miss the filing deadline, you may lose your chance to pursue civil action forever.
Get Help for Your NDMA Case From Pintas & Mullins Law Firm
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we fight for the rights of consumers harmed by dangerous products.
If you do receive a cancer diagnosis, or any other diagnosis, and you suspect your exposure to Zantac or ranitidine may have played a role, you can seek a lawyer to help you determine your legal options.
Depending on the specific details of your case, you may qualify for compensation for losses, such as:
- Medical expenses.
- Loss of income.
- Loss of potential future earnings.
- Pain and suffering.
- Funeral, burial, or memorial costs, in the case of death.
We seek fair settlements from insurance companies on behalf of our clients. If we are unable to reach a settlement out-of-court, we are ready and willing to go to trial. The sooner our team can review your evidence, the sooner we can get to work on your behalf.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now for your free case evaluation by dialing (800) 635-1144.