Each passing year brings forth more evidence regarding the link between Zantac, the popular antacid medication, and the carcinogenic chemical known as NDMA. On April 21st, 2020, the FDA officially recalled all Zantac products from the US market, including Hawaii.
That being said, Zantac users who have been diagnosed with cancer or other serious conditions since taking the drug should consider filing a claim. The team of Hawaii Zantac lawyers at Van Law Firm are currently accepting cases, in order to hold the drug’s manufacturers and distributors accountable for their greedy and negligent actions.
What is Zantac?
Zantac is an extremely popular medication that is prescribed for various gastrointestinal issues. It’s been widely used since the 1980s and there are multiple generic options available, but it wasn’t until recently that patients realized just how harmful the drug can be.
Ranitidine is the active ingredient in prescription Zantac as well as over-the-counter generic options. Scientists have determined that ranitidine molecules decompose over time, resulting in astronomical levels of NDMA. A 2019 study published by Valisure Pharmacy asserted that one tablet of Zantac can contain amounts of NDMA that are over 30,000 times greater than the FDA’s daily limit.
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Side Effects of Zantac
All respected health organizations around the world have classified NDMA as human carcinogen, and a result, the following ailments have been reported in Hawaii Zantac lawsuits:
- Bladder cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Esophageal/nasal/throat cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer (in non-smokers)
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Uterine cancer
Zantac Lawsuits in Hawaii
Users of Zantac as well as other ranitidine medications may wish to bring forth a lawsuit after being subjected to unwanted complications from NDMA exposure. Any individuals who are attempting to build a strong case should consider compiling the following information:
- History of Zantac use:
This is the basis for any potential claim– parties must be able to prove extended Zantac use (usually one year or more).
- Proven cancer diagnosis after taking Zantac:
The diagnosis must come after the documented Zantac use in order to best present a claim.
- Provable relationship between cancer diagnosis and Zantac use:
There must be an arguable correlation between the two, and this can be done in multiple ways such as testimony or review of records.
Hawaii Zantac Attorneys
If you or a loved one has a history of taking Zantac or other ranitidine medications and has recently been diagnosed with cancer or other ailments, the Hawaii Zantac attorneys at Van Law Firm can assist you towards getting the compensation you deserve.
With millions of dollars in settlements won for our clients, we have a proven track record or top-notch experience and excellent service. Call the office nearest you today to get your case started.