Zantac has been a popular drug for treating stomach issues, especially for acidity for decades. But when the batches of this very common medicine have been exposed to the substance N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and got contaminated, it has become closely associated with the cases of cancer, especially in stomach and bladder. So, if you or your loved ones have been taking this medicine for a long time and already the symptoms of the early stage of cancer or even a tumor, then it is necessary to seek medical advice right away. At the same time, you also need to consult an experienced Pittsburgh Zantac lawyer who can help you proceed with the claim from the manufacturing company so that you get the compensation that will cover the expenses of your treatment and necessary medical procedures.
At Logue Law Group, we have been handling the cases of Zantac lawsuits, ensuring the most favorable outcomes for our clients. Our Pittsburgh injury lawyer will help you by listening to your claim and guiding you through the whole legal process.Things to Know About Zantac Lawsuit
FDA or U. S. Food and Drug Administration has found on September 13, 2019, that Zantac (ranitidine)that has been a common medication for heartburn for decades and has been prescribed as well as bought over the counter, has been contaminated by N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) which is a carcinogen that can cause cancer.
From 2020, April, FDA issued the order to pull off the medicine from every store and prohibited the doctors from prescribing the medicine to the patients for heartburn. As the NDMA has been known to be a chemical that is associated with the causes of cancer, the FDA has issued the order.
The first lawsuit has been filed against the medicine company Sanofi and Boerhringer Ingelheim in California last year, in 2019, where the plaintiff charged the company for manufacturing, marketing, and selling of the medicine even after knowing about the effect of it on human anatomy.
The real cause of contamination is yet to be detected. By the time, a scientific study revealed that ranitidine, which has been used as an active ingredient of Zantac forms NDMA when it comes in contact with water. NDMA is clearly known as an industrial chemical that causes cancer.
Despite having this information, popular drug companies didn’t stop manufacturing Zantac, even after knowing the risks. So, if you have been prescribed this and taking for a long time, then consult an experienced Pittsburgh Zantac lawyer so that you can get the necessary compensation.Complications of Zantac and NDMA and Symptoms
Apart from causing cancer, NDMA is also hepatotoxin which can cause liver damage like scarring and liver fibrosis if taken for the short term.
In the long term, NDMA can cause tumors in the lung, liver, stomach, and bladder.
Symptoms and effects of NDMA include:
- Nausea and puking
- Fever, severe headache
- Reduced function of liver, kidney, and lung
- Disorder in the nervous system
- Tachycardia and arrhythmia
- Deficiency of vitamin B-12
- Hepatitis and liver failure
- Low platelet count
- Hair loss and skin rashes
If you are seeing any of these symptoms, then immediately get in touch with a Pittsburgh Zantac lawyer.Other Uses of NDMA
In 1986, under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act(EPCRA), NDMA has been declared as extremely hazardous and that is why if produced by any company or individual, this should be reported. This substance is used for:
- Aviation and rocket fuel
- Gasoline refinery
- Wastewater treatment
- Research labs for cancer
- Food products like cured meat
When you are filing a lawsuit with the help of Pittsburgh injury lawyer, you are seeking compensation for:
- Medical expense including all treatment and necessary procedures
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering owing to the damage and recovery
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Punitive damage
At Logue Law Group, we are currently assisting plaintiffs seeking damage due to the exposure to NDMA from Zantac and ensuring you get the most favorable outcome for your claim. Consult our Pittsburgh Injury Lawyer right away.