Hendler Flores Law represented the family of a decorated Navy Veteran who was exposed to asbestos while serving on a warship in Vietnam. He later died from mesothelioma, leaving his wife to provide for their 3 young daughters. Scott Hendler and co-counsel Michael Brickman negotiated several settlements with asbestos companies for the family, and also won a $13.8 million verdict against Owens Corning Fiberglas, a company that made asbestos pipe covering for Navy vessels. The compensation recovered was more than enough to secure the financial future of the family.
Representing Cancer Victims in Zantac Lawsuit
Ranitidine, also known by the brand name Zantac, belongs to a class of drugs known as H2 blockers, or histamine blockers. Zantac is available both by prescription and over-the-counter and is used for the treatment and prevention of heartburn, ulcers, and other throat and stomach conditions.
In April 2020, the FDA issued an immediate recall of Zantac and other products with ranitidine because they were found to contain a cancer-causing chemical called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA modifies DNA, causing inflammation that results in tumor growth and promotion. While the FDA has established a 96 ng per day intake limit of NDMA, it was found that a single 150 mg Zantac tablet contained more than 2,500,000 ng of NDMA. In addition, FDA testing confirmed that NDMA contamination can increase over time while in normal storage conditions and significantly increase under high temperatures. It was also demonstrated through testing that the older the Zantac tablet, the greater the contamination of NDMA. Since these findings, thousands of Zantac lawsuits have been filed by people who took the product and later developed a range of cancers.
There are two main claims being made in the Zantac lawsuits. The first is that the product’s formula is defective because its active ingredient, ranitidine, is an unstable molecule that can become highly toxic. The second issue being raised in the Zantac lawsuits is that the manufacturer tried to downplay the risk of cancer by not providing sufficient warnings on the product label.
Qualifying Injuries for Zantac Lawsuits
People who have taken Zantac have reported and filed lawsuits on a wide range of cancers that have been linked to the use of the drug. Many of these individuals who developed cancer after taking Zantac did not have a family history of cancer and were informed by doctors that this development was caused by their environment – NDMA contamination being the potential external factor. The qualifying injuries for Zantac lawsuits include:
- Bladder Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
Legal Help for Zantac Users Who Developed Cancer
An experienced Zantac lawyer can help you fight for the compensation you’ll need to live the remainder of your life comfortably. At HFL, we take great care to consider the impact of your illness and understand that no amount of compensation will erase its catastrophic impact; however, holding the responsible parties accountable can help bring you peace of mind during this time of crisis.
As your legal representatives, we will help you determine the financial impact of your illness both up to the present date and looking ahead to the future. Establishing a just value for your cancer takes into consideration the following:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Rehabilitation costs (past & future)
- Lost wages (past & future)
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and emotional suffering
Contact Us and Get the Help You Deserve
If you or someone you know took Zantac regularly for at least one year prior to 2020 and have recently been diagnosed with cancer, contact our Zantac attorneys to find out if you might have a legal claim against the manufacturer. We’re here to support you and help you attain the goals you seek after having to suffer from the negligence of someone else.
There is a time limit for filing a Zantac lawsuit, so do not delay. There is no cost or obligation if you call us for a case consultation. Email us at email@example.com or call 1-800.443.6353. Your story matters. Let us help you tell it.
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