Ranitidine Repercussions

W. Bradley Parker
Protecting the rights of North Texas personal injury victims since 1985.

For decades those who have experienced severe and chronic heartburn sought relief on pharmacy shelves, but little did they know the cure could cause cancer. Zantac, the common heartburn remedy, can be contaminated with the cancer-causing substance N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). While the exact cause of the NDMA contamination is still under investigation, research demonstrates a clear tie between ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac, and NDMA.

Filed in California last year, the first Zantac lawsuit was against drug makers Sanofi and Boerhringer Ingelheim. They were accused of manufacturing, marketing, and selling a product they knew or should have known had been contaminated with a chemical known to cause cancer. Brad Parker says, “These drug makers need to be held accountable for concealing the Zantac cancer link and for putting profit before people.”

In some cases, it has become apparent that drug makers have covered up the risk to consumers. When exposed for a short time, NDMA can cause liver damage (such as liver fibrosis and scarring). Long-term exposure can increase the risk of liver, kidney and lung tumors. Symptoms of NDMA exposure include headaches, fever, nausea, jaundice, vomiting, abdominal cramps, enlarged liver, reduced function of the liver, kidneys and lungs, and dizziness. Another concern with the use of ranitidine is that it may potentially mask symptoms associated with stomach cancer.

Adverse effects that have been associated with Zantac include:

  • nervous system disorders
  • arrhythmia or tachycardia (irregular or rapid heartbeat) 
  • vitamin B-12 deficiency
  • hepatitis, liver failure, and jaundice
  • increased risk of pneumonia
  • low platelet levels in the blood
  • skin rashes and hair loss

Contacting a Zantac Attorney

Right now is the time to file a Zantac lawsuit. As time passes, so will your chances for a successful outcome to your case. Don’t take on these Goliath drug manufacturers without the help of an experienced lawyer. Parker Law Firm will determine if you have a defensible lawsuit, what repayment you can expect and what your essential next steps should be.

At Parker Law Firm, our experienced personal injury lawyers believe people matter. We are committed to our clients, not case numbers, and we believe in the power of the civil justice system. With years spent both representing accident victims and participating in the state legislative process, our founder, Brad Parker, has developed a deep understanding of the law and gained unique experience that helps him get results for his clients.

We’re here to help you through every step of your Zantac lawsuit. Contact Parker Law Firm today at 817-318-8022 or click here to learn more and fill out our contact form.

 


At Parker Law Firm, our experienced personal injury lawyers believe people matter. We are committed to our clients, not case numbers, and we believe in the power of the civil justice system. With years spent both representing accident victims and participating in the state legislative process, our founder, Brad Parker, has developed a deep understanding of the law and gained unique experience that helps him get results for his clients.

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