Zantac Lawsuit Attorneys
Did you take the prescription drug Zantac? Were you or a loved one diagnosed with cancer and believe that the use of Zantac might’ve been the cause? If so, the Zantac cancer attorneys of The Benton Law Firm will be ready to sit down with you, listen to your story, and help you understand your rights to fair compensation.
The drug Zantac (generic name: ranitidine) is used to treat and prevent stomach ulcers and counteract the accumulation of stomach acid, which can lead to conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and heartburn.
In recent months, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been sounding the alarm that some Zantac medications have levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a possible carcinogen.
The result has been a recall of some types of Zantac and pharmacies pulling products from their shelves. It’s very disconcerting that a drug used by millions of Americans may cause cancer. There will likely be thousands of lawsuits against Sanofi, the manufacturer of Zantac, in the coming years. Allegations in lawsuits against Sanofi typically include one or more of the following:
- Misrepresenting Zantac as a safe remedy for heartburn and other conditions
- 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
The lawyers at The Benton Law Firm are filing lawsuits on behalf of Zantac users diagnosed with cancer. If you or a loved one takes Zantac, we recommend you look at other treatments and consult with one of our experienced attorneys about your legal options. If you developed cancer after taking Zantac, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact The Benton Law Firm today at (214) 777-7777 to schedule a free initial consultation for a potential drug-related injury.
Do I Need a Zantac Lawsuit Lawyer?
The first step toward getting the justice you deserve is to hire an attorney who has experience handling dangerous drug litigation. An experienced dangerous drug lawyer will help you to identify the liable party or parties. An attorney can also collect and assemble evidence that supports your claim against the liable party. Evidence is critical in helping prove the losses you suffered as a result of Zantac.
After assessing all damages that you endured, a Zantac lawsuit attorney will file a complaint demanding compensation that covers your losses. To have the best chance at recovering the full and fair compensation you deserve, you should work with an attorney who has the experience and resources needed to stand up to the pharmaceutical companies.
Filing a lawsuit is a complicated process, especially when large and powerful pharmaceutical companies are involved. This is why it is best to work with a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. In addition to being highly complex and technical, these lawsuits sometimes take years to resolve. If you believe you have a Zantac lawsuit, the sooner you consult with a lawyer, the better. When you call The Benton Law Firm, we will start investigating your situation immediately, and we’ll let you know if you have a valid claim.
Why Choose The Benton Law Firm to Handle My Case?
The Benton Law Firm handles many drug injury cases in Dallas and throughout Texas, including those involving Zantac. Our experienced Dallas personal injury attorneys understand the feeling you have after a drug has hurt you instead of helped you. We expect the pharmaceutical companies we put our trust in to make medications that do what they are supposed to – and certainly not to harm us. At The Benton Law Firm, we won’t stand for drug companies putting profits over people. We are not afraid to hold large drug companies accountable for their negligence and recklessness.
Our founding attorney Jeff Benton firmly believes that through hard work, perseverance, and keen attention to detail he can get the best possible results for clients. Mr. Benton has represented clients in numerous successful personal injury cases. In 2013, Mr. Benton Jeff was honored with the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association’s prestigious John Howie award for his pursuit of justice in the face of adversity.
If you believe you or a loved one developed cancer because of Zantac, Mr. Benton and the attorneys at The Benton Law Firm are ready to help you find the answers you deserve. If you have concerns about your current use of Zantac, speak with your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.
Types of Zantac Cases We Handle
Zantac lawsuits fall under the area of law called product liability, which deals with cases where manufacturers, retailers, and others produce products for the public and their products cause harm. The experienced Dallas product liability attorneys at The Benton Law Firm handle all types of product liability cases.
With Zantac lawsuit cases, we handle product liability cases where victims have suffered serious cancers due to taking Zantac. We handle cases that involve the following serious side effects of Zantac:
- Bladder Cancer
- Intestinal Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Uterine Cancer
If you have a valid Zantac claim, you may be able entitled to financial compensation for the damages you suffered as a result of taking the drug. Allow the skilled Dallas product liability attorneys at The Benton Law Firm to help you pursue compensation for economic and noneconomic damages, including but not limited to:
- Medical bills (past and future)
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Permanent or temporary disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages
These are just several examples of damages that may be available to those who’ve been diagnosed with cancer due to the use of this drug. Proving the value of damages can be complicated and difficult. For this reason and many others, it is in your best interest to work with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.
When you contact The Benton Law Firm, our attorneys will be able to factor all the damages you are owed in your Zantac case. If you have been diagnosed with cancer and have undergone chemotherapy, we will add your medical expenses to your losses. Lost wages from time missed when you were unable to work can also be included.
Noneconomic damages, like pain and suffering and mental anguish, are more difficult to quantify. However, our attorneys will be able to put a value on these damages and ensure you get the full compensation you deserve.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) About Zantac Litigation
At The Benton Law Firm, we get a lot of questions from clients regarding Zantac. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have further questions or concerns regarding this dangerous drug, don’t hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable and compassionate Zantac lawsuit attorneys today by calling (214) 777-7777.
What is Zantac prescribed for?
Zantac is the brand name for ranitidine, a widely used medication that reduces your production of stomach acid. Zantac, which has been in commercial use since 1981, which is used to treat and prevent ulcers of the stomach and intestines, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, acid indigestion, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and peptic ulcer disease.
Zantac is available by prescription and over-the-counter. OTC Zantac is most commonly used to relieve and prevent heartburn symptoms, while the stronger prescription version is used to prevent more serious conditions.
Side effects of Zantac include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Stomach cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Liver cancer
- Intestinal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s’ lymphoma cancer
Should I stop taking Zantac?
Currently, the FDA is not asking people to stop taking ranitidine. However, the agency encourages those taking the drug who want to stop using it to speak with their doctor about other treatment options. If you wish to stop taking Zantac as a precautionary measure, there are a number of alternatives. FDA testing of Zantac competitors like Pepcid, Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec has shown no levels of NDMA.
What is NDMA?
N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is a semi-volatile organic chemical that forms in both industrial and natural processes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the World Health Organization (WHO) all classify NDMA as carcinogen, which is a substance or agent that tends to produce cancer. Zantac contains levels of NDMA 26,000 times higher than the levels permitted by the FDA.
NDMA is a member of N-nitrosamines, which the EPA calls “a family of potent carcinogens.” The WHO says that there is overwhelming evidence that suggests NDMA is carcinogenic.
Which drugs are being recalled?
For an up-to-date list, see the FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts site.
As of November 2019, the following companies have recalled ranitidine products:
- American Health Packaging
- Golden State Medical Supply
- Perrigo Company
- Novitium Pharma
- Lannett Company
- Aurobindo Pharma USA
- Amneal Pharmaceuticals
- Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (includes Zantac OTC medicines labeled by retailers such as Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Target, and Kroger)
- Apotex Corp. (includes OTC ranitidine tablets 75 mg and 150 mg, labeled by retailers)
- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Who can file a Zantac lawsuit?
Anybody who has taken Zantac or ranitidine and been diagnosed with cancer may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the liable drug manufacturers.
At The Benton Law Firm, our skilled and compassionate lawyers are ready to fight for you against the large pharmaceutical companies that make dangerous drugs like Zantac. If you have been using Zantac and you developed cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.
Call The Benton Law Firm today at (214) 777-7777 to schedule a free, no-obligation so we can discuss your legal options. We do not charge any legal fees unless we recover for you.