Tennessee Zantac Injury Lawyer
FDA Removes Zantac from Market
On April 1, 2020, the FDA requested all manufacturers of Zantac immediately withdraw prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs (commonly known by the brand name Zantac) from the market and advised consumers to stop taking any OTC ranitidine in their possession and to speak with their healthcare professional about other treatment options. The FDA’s announcement follows the 2019 independent laboratory findings of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen, in ranitidine. The FDA’s own testing confirmed that the levels of NDMA in some ranitidine products is higher than the accepted daily intake limit, that NDMA levels increase over time, and that NDMA levels increase when the product is stored at higher than room temperature, which may occur during distribution and handling by consumers.
Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette has been, and will continue, investigating cases on behalf of individuals who took Zantac and were thereafter diagnosed with cancer.
If you or a loved one used Zantac and were diagnosed with cancer, please contact our intake specialists by phone (865) 457-6440 or contact form.
Top-Rated Tennessee Dangerous Drug Lawyers Handling Zantac Lawsuit Claims
In recent months, very serious questions have been raised about the safety of the popular heartburn medication Zantac. The drug may contain a cancer-causing carcinogen that is not safe for human consumption. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised companies to conduct their own laboratory testing and recall contaminated products.
At Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette, our Tennessee Zantac injury lawyers have a proven track record of success handling complex dangerous drug claims. We will protect your rights and help you recover financial compensation. If you or your family member suffered medical complications after taking Zantac, we can help. Contact us today to set up a free, completely confidential initial consultation with an experienced defective drug attorney.
Zantac Lawsuits: What You Need to Know
Zantac is the trade name of a common heartburn medication called ‘Ranitidine’. The drug is designed to reduce the production of stomach acids—thereby limiting heartburn, peptic ulcers, and related conditions. In September of 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an official report indicating that batches of heartburn drug Zantac were found to contain potentially dangerous levels of Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)— a probable human carcinogen. Exposure to NDMA has been associated with:
- Stomach cancer;
- Small intestine cancer;
- Bladder cancer;
- Colorectal cancer;
- Esophageal cancer;
- Liver cancer; and
- Childhood cancers.
While these findings are very alarming, federal regulators have still only taken limited action to protect people. No mandatory recall of Zantac has been issued. However, the FDA is advising companies to recall Zantac products if the NDMA level is above a certain level. Thus far, many manufacturers and sellers of the heartburn medication have already issued voluntarily recalls. Here is a full list of voluntary Zantac recalls.
How Our Dangerous Drug Attorneys Can Help
If you or your family member took the drug Zantac and developed cancer, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. At Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette, our law firm is committed to holding drug manufacturers accountable. Profits should never come before public safety. When you call our office, you will speak to a Tennessee Zantac injury attorney who is prepared to:
- Conduct a free, comprehensive review of your case;
- Answer questions and explain your rights;
- Investigate the matter—gathering relevant evidence; and
- Take legal action to protect your rights and help you recover full and fair financial compensation.
Zantac lawsuits are currently being filed on behalf of victims against Sanofi and Boehringer IngelheimBoehringer Ingelheim—two pharmaceutical giants that developed, manufactured, and sold potentially dangerous drugs. Contact our law firm today to learn more about your legal options.
Call Our Tennessee Zantac Injury Lawyers for Immediate Assistance
At Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette, our Tennessee dangerous and defective drug lawyers are aggressive, results-oriented advocates for injured victims. If you or your loved one suffered injuries or medical complications after taking Zantac, we can help. For a no fee, no obligation review of your case, please contact our legal team today. With law office locations in Clinton, Knoxville, Sevierville, and LaFollette, we represent people throughout Tennessee.