As time goes on, more evidence continues to emerge regarding the link between the popular antacid drug Zantac (ranitidine hydrochloride) and the cancer-causing chemical known as NDMA. As of April 2020, the FDA has requested that all Zantac products be removed from US markets, including Las Vegas.
Those who have a history of taking Zantac and have since been diagnosed with cancer or other conditions are being encouraged to come forward at this time. The knowledgeable team of Las Vegas Zantac attorneys at Van Law Firm is now accepting clients for personal injury and wrongful death cases, so that the unethical actions of the drug’s manufacturers does not go unpunished.
What is Zantac?
Zantac is one of the most common prescription medications used for gastrointestinal issues, such as heartburn, stomach ulcers, and sour stomach. Because it has been on the market since the 1980s, it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of patients have been prescribed Zantac up to this point.
Researchers have discovered that Zantac’s active ingredient, ranitidine, is inherently unstable, and breaks down over time. The byproduct of this breakdown is deadly levels of NDMA. A study conducted by Valisure Pharmacy in 2019 yielded 3 million nanograms of NDMA in one tablet of Zantac, which is over 30,000 times greater than the FDA’s recommended daily limit.
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Side Effects of Zantac
Reputable health organizations have all classified NDMA as a human carcinogen. Plaintiffs in Las Vegas Zantac lawsuits have cited the following side effects:
- 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 Las Vegas
Zantac Lawsuits in Las Vegas Zantac users who have been subjected to unforeseen complications may be understandably upset, and wish to file either a lawsuit in the form of either a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Any parties in the Las Vegas area who wish to bring forth a claim should attempt to gather the following information:
- Proof of Zantac use:
This could include past prescriptions or receipts. Typically, extended use (a year or longer) is better for arguing a case.
- Proof of cancer diagnosis after using Zantac:
In order to best show causation, the diagnosis should occur after taking Zantac, not before.
- Viable relationship between Zantac use and cancer diagnosis:
The most important aspect of a Zantac lawsuit is the correlation between ranitidine ingestion and secondary complications.
Las Vegas Zantac Attorneys
If you or someone you know has been exposed to Zantac and has since been diagnosed with cancer or other serious conditions, the dedicated team of Las Vegas Zantac attorneys at Van Law Firm can help.
So far, our lawyers have obtained over millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Las Vegas area. Call our Nevada office right away if you feel you may be eligible for a Zantac lawsuit.