The FDA has ordered a massive recall of the prescription drug Zantac after learning that the drug contains potentially cancer-causing agents. In January 2020, the FDA learned that Zantac contained NDMA, which is known to cause various forms of cancer. Several months later, they issued a massive recall of the drug. Both prescription versions and over-the-counter versions of the drug have been pulled from shelves.
Zantac is typically used to treat conditions like heartburn and acid reflux disease. While the drug had been used and prescribed for decades, it was recently discovered that Zantac contains harmful levels of a cancer-causing agent. NDMA is a carcinogen that’s been known to cause gastric cancer, colorectal cancer and liver disease. The chemical is typically found at manufacturing plants and industrial factories.
In addition to Zantac, potentially harmful amounts of NDMA have also been discovered in blood pressure drugs. Thousands of people who took Zantac and developed health issues have launched lawsuits against the company as part of a mass tort litigation.
What should you do if you took Zantac and developed cancer?
If you took Zantac and developed cancer or liver disease, you might be able to take part in mass tort litigation. Attorneys have represented thousands of people who developed cancer after using Zantac that was prescribed by a doctor. If you’re one of these people, an attorney might be able to help you seek compensation.
Before doing anything else, you may wish to speak with an attorney to see if you have a potential lawsuit. Your attorney might review the evidence and determine if your cancer was potentially caused by exposure to Zantac. If so, they might help you pursue legal action. Your attorney might help you negotiate for a settlement and receive compensation to help cover your legal and medical bills.
If you didn’t take Zantac but believe you might have a similar lawsuit, an attorney might be able to help with defective product and personal injury cases. They may help you pursue compensation if you developed an injury or illness and weren’t properly warned about the dangers of using a product.