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You're not alone in facing the devastating consequences of Zantac. If you or someone you love has developed cancer after using this once-trusted medication, it's time to take action. Our dedicated Zantac lawyers in New York City at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff are determined to pursue the largest possible financial compensation on your behalf. 

For years, Zantac was a go-to solution for people with heartburn, acid reflux, and stomach ulcers. It was even listed as an essential medicine by the World Health Organization. But recent discoveries have revealed a disturbing truth about this once-trusted medication: Zantac, known as ranitidine in its generic form, contained a dangerous carcinogen called NDMA, with some tablets found to have over 3 million nanograms per tablet – a shocking amount compared to the safe limit of 96 nanograms. 

The FDA has since pulled all ranitidine products from shelves, but the damage has already been done. Thousands of people who relied on Zantac are now grappling with the terrifying possibility that the drug they thought would help them may have caused cancer of the stomach, bladder, kidney, or liver instead. 

At The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, we understand the pain and fear that a cancer diagnosis can bring, especially when it may be linked to a medication you trusted. Our experienced and compassionate legal team is dedicated to seeking justice for those affected by this shocking situation. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac, get in touch with us today so we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

What is Zantac and Why is it so Dangerous?

Zantac, also called ranitidine, was a medicine people could easily buy, either without a prescription or with one, until April 2020. Now, you can't find it for sale in the United States anymore.

This medicine was part of a family of drugs that help lessen the acid in your stomach. It was useful for many things, like healing and stopping ulcers in your stomach and intestines. It also helped when your stomach made too much acid, like in a condition called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. People took Zantac for another problem called GERD, where acid from the stomach goes back up into the food pipe, causing a burning feeling. Zantac first obtained FDA approval in 1983 and by 1988, it had become the best-selling drug in the whole wide world. 

But then in 2019, a pharmacy in Connecticut named Valisure discovered a problem with some ranitidine medicines, including Zantac. They informed the FDA that their tests found a dangerous substance called NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine) in these products. NDMA is a potential human carcinogen and was once used in making rocket fuel. 

This same chemical was detected in blood pressure medications Valsartan and Losartan, leading to recalls in 2018. In those cases, the drugs were contaminated with NDMA during manufacturing in a Chinese factory. With Zantac, it's believed that the drug might break down into NDMA when digested due to its unstable nature, but more research is needed to understand why NDMA is present in ranitidine (Zantac). 

Dangerous Effects of Zantac and NDMA

When people took Zantac to help with stomach problems, many of them experienced side effects like:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhea 
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea 
  • Stomach pain

These side effects were generally mild and not too serious. NDMA, on the other hand, is a dangerous chemical, and prolonged exposure to it can cause several different types of cancers:

  • Liver Cancer 
  • Colon Cancer 
  • Bladder Cancer 
  • Testicular Cancer 
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer 
  • Kidney Cancer 
  • Intestinal Cancer 
  • Stomach or Gastric Cancer 
  • Uterine Cancer 
  • Colorectal Cancer

When someone is exposed to NDMA, they have an extremely high chance of suffering liver damage, and in extreme cases, it can even lead to complete liver failure. In addition to liver problems, NDMA exposure can cause headaches, fever, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.

It should be noted that not everyone who took Zantac experienced these side effects, but knowing about them helps you understand why there is concern about the presence of NDMA in Zantac. If you've taken Zantac for a considerable amount of time, and then you were diagnosed with cancer, you may have a solid case against the Zantac manufacturers. 

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Can You Join a Zantac Lawsuit?

Before the FDA took action, Zantac was easily found in both prescription and over-the-counter forms. Prescription Zantac came in tablets with doses up to 300 mg, while OTC Zantac was available in 150 mg doses and lower. All variations of Zantac, including ranitidine, were affected by the recall, including: 

  • Wal-Zan 150
  • Wal-Zan 75 
  • Zantac 150 Maximum Strength 
  • Zantac 150 Tablets 
  • Zantac 75 Tablets 

To be eligible for a lawsuit against Zantac's manufacturers, you must have developed cancer after regularly taking the medication. Generally speaking, you should meet these conditions:

  • You took prescription or over-the-counter Zantac or generic ranitidine. 
  • You received a diagnosis for one of the cancers linked to Zantac. 
  • You used Zantac or ranitidine for at least one year. 
  • A minimum of one year passed between when you first took Zantac and your cancer diagnosis.

A skilled Zantac cancer lawsuit attorney from The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff in New York can review your case and determine if you qualify for litigation. But make sure you take action as soon as possible – as per the New York statute of limitations, you only have three years from your diagnosis date to file your lawsuit, or the court may dismiss your case. 

If you qualify to participate in a Zantac lawsuit, you can seek compensation for past and future medical costs, expenses for disability accommodations, loss of income and potential earnings, post-traumatic stress disorder, disability, depression and anxiety, ongoing pain, and reduced quality of life. 

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Don't Let Zantac Ruin Your Life Any Further: Join Our Fight Against Willfully Negligent Zantac Manufacturers

Has your world been turned upside down by Zantac? Struggling with a life-altering cancer diagnosis after using the medication you thought was safe? You're not alone in this fight. At The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, we are dedicated to helping you obtain justice. "The Bull" Michael S. Lamonsoff, our renowned Zantac injury attorney and his award-winning legal team are personally invested in your case. 

With his indomitable spirit and unwavering commitment to your cause, he will relentlessly advocate for you until the at-fault parties are held accountable and you’re paid maximum possible compensation for your suffering. Contact us online or call us at 212-962-1020 to schedule a free case review.

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