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Zantac Lawsuits

Michigan Dangerous Drugs Lawyers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that Zantac — a ranitidine-based antacid medication manufactured by Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim – contains detectable levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a suspected carcinogen. In both prescription and over-the-counter Zantac medications, the NDMA amounts have been found to be well over the FDA’s safe amounts. Some Zantac products contain NDMA in amounts 26,000 times greater than what is “safe.”

Consumers are now acting against Zantac and its manufacturers for selling a carcinogenic medication without disclosing the product’s dangers. Plaintiffs speaking up around the country have mostly suffered from or been diagnosed with cancer after using Zantac regularly.

Anyone who has developed cancer and has taken Zantac for 12 months or longer may be entitled to compensation. We are actively accepting clients who meet this criteria. Contact our attorneys today!

Do you think you have grounds to file a Zantac lawsuit against Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim? Call (248) 286-8100 to connect with our Michigan dangerous drug attorneys from Goodman Acker, P.C. Using our 150+ years of legal experience, we are not afraid to stand up to major corporations and Big Pharma when it means doing what is right for our clients and the wrongfully injured.

Did Sanofi Know Zantac Was Dangerous?

Ranitidine has long been known to cause a chemical reaction when it comes into contact with water. Depending on the strength of the reaction, the outcome may be NDMA. During digestion, Zantac will naturally come into contact with water inside the user, triggering the NDMA-forming process.

NDMA is also found in various dangerous substances, such as:

  • Jet engine fuel
  • Industrial-grade lubricants
  • Gasoline refining processes
  • Cigarette smoke

This information is available to the public and certainly should have been known by Big Pharma while making Zantac. To this end, it has been argued that Zantac’s manufacturers knowingly did not disclose the potential carcinogenic nature of Zantac. The alternative is that they were grossly negligent in its manufacturing process and never realized that ranitidine could cause the formation of NDMA. In either circumstance, the negligence may be enough to hold the companies liable for wrongdoing and damages suffered by Zantac users.

What Can NDMA & Zantac Cause?

The harm caused by prolonged Zantac use may be varied. The carcinogenic properties of NDMA are not fully understood at this time. It is, however, known to be destructive to the liver, kidneys, and lungs due to repeated exposure.

Some Zantac users have complained of or been diagnosed with:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Kidney (Renal) Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer

It is also believed that NDMA can cause irregularities in the blood. Platelet deficiencies can cause a variety of health conditions, including immune system weakness.

Can You Sue Zantac’s Manufacturers?

Have you been diagnosed with one of the aforementioned cancers after using Zantac regularly and as prescribed? You might have an opportunity to bring a lawsuit against Sanofi and Boehringer with the assistance of our dangerous drug lawyers in Michigan.

Our attorneys can seek compensation on your behalf that pays for:

  • Medical expenses, including future treatments
  • Lost, missing, or reduced wages due to illness
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lessened enjoyment of life

As a consumer, you deserve to be able to trust the products you use, especially when they can be purchased off-the-shelf or over-the-counter. If Zantac and its manufacturers have caused you undue harm and suffering, then you deserve compensation and justice. Start your fight with the guidance and representation of our highly experienced lawyers from Goodman Acker, P.C.

Anyone who has developed cancer and taken Zantac for 12 months or longer may be entitled to compensation. We are actively accepting clients who meet this criteria.

Learn more about our legal team by browsing our client testimonials, reviewing our recent case results, or calling us at (248) 286-8100 to arrange a FREE consultation.