The U.S. Food and Drug Administration caused quite a stir on April 1st, 2020, when they announced that they were officially recalling all Zantac (ranitidine hydrochloride) products from the national pharmaceutical market. Their decision was fueled by countless studies and experiments that demonstrated how there were absurd amounts of a carcinogenic chemical known as NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine) being found in samples of Zantac.
As the fallout from this decision has reverberated across the country, an increasing number of claimants are starting the process of filing suit. At Van Law Firm, our Clearwater Zantac attorneys are actively vetting new cases, so that we may do our part to ensure victims’ compensation. This will likely be one of the largest defective drug cases in history, and we work tirelessly to see that every case is handled properly.
Zantac History and NDMA Discovery
Zantac is a “quick-fix” for a variety of mild stomach issues, such as ulcers, heartburn, acid reflux, and more. Many users take it on an as-needed basis, or include it in a semi-routine regimen for constant coverage. It’s had a lifespan of over 30 years to this point, but patients are only just beginning to understand the full risks of the drug.
Data would suggest that Zantac and NDMA are a match made in heaven, scientifically speaking. What this means is that the ingredients necessary to produce NDMA are pre-formed within the drug’s active ingredient, ranitidine. As the drug sits, ranitidine naturally decomposes as time goes on– the chunks that are left behind then connect with each other and form NDMA. It’s such a perfect coincidence on paper, yet in reality it is extremely hazardous. The FDA’s daily limit for NDMA is 96 nanograms, while almost every notable study has reported Zantac samples containing thousands of nanograms of NDMA per dose.
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Potential Cancer Risks for Zantac Users
NDMA overexposure has been found to cause cancer in almost every system in the body. As such, the following ailments have been cited by Zantac users:
Lung cancer (in non-smokers)
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Zantac Case Criteria
Clearwater Zantac proponents should consider certain elements that have been put in place thus far in terms of case eligibility. Claimants should be prepared for the following questions:
- Are you able to show proof of a history of Zantac use?: Strong claims will have proof of Zantac use for at least six months before being injured, either through prescription records or receipts.
- Can you prove that you’ve been injured as a result of taking Zantac?: Claimants should have a diagnosis in-hand for one of the types of cancer outlined above. The diagnosis must be shown to come after taking Zantac.
- Will you be able to fully demonstrate the damages you’ve suffered?: Successful cases will include damages such as accrued medical costs and lost earnings.
Disqualifiers: All potential claimants must note that certain pre-existing conditions or residence locations may render them ineligible. These conditions include H. pylori, hepatitis B and C, or achalasia. The locations include Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Michigan, and Puerto Rico.
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