Zantac Recall Lawyer in Maryland
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a cancer that may be linked to taking Zantac or other similarly compounded acid reflux or heartburn medications, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a Zantac recall lawyer Maryland Zantac victims recommend. They may be able to help you to get compensation from the negligent drug companies that manufactured your medication and made it available to you without giving users proper warnings for its potentially dangerous side effects.
If you are in the horrific situation of grieving over the loss of a family member who has died from cancer after taking Zantac, a good personal injury lawyer who is experienced with successfully defending the rights of dangerous drug victims may be able to help you and other surviving family members get compensation so that you do not suffer financially on top of your terrible loss.
Zantac / Ranitidine Hydrochloride
Zantac, chemically known as ranitidine hydrochloride, is used to decrease the amount of acid produced by the stomach. It is taken for acid reflux, Barett’s esophagus, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, sour stomach, and a host of other gastrointestinal, stomach and throat issues.
In addition to decreasing issues related to too much stomach acid, some allergy sufferers use it as a supplement to their allergy treatment plan.
Unfortunately, with all of its popularity and the alleged negligence of its manufacturers to warn doctors and potential users about the potentially dangerous risks of taking Zantac, many innocent people have become victims to cancers that can be linked to this dangerous medication. If you or someone you love is one of these unfortunate victims, a good Zantac recall lawyer in Maryland may be able to help you (even if you don’t live in Maryland).
Negligent Medication Manufacturers
Since Zantac first came onto the market in the early 1980s as a prescription medication and then later when it became available as an over the counter medication (OTC) as well as it was made available in its generic form, ranitidine, it has become one of the world’s most popular medications. It also became the first medication to reach $1 billion in profits.
In 2019, an independent research lab blew the whistle on Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim, the umbrella over the big pharma companies that make Zantac, for concealing their knowledge of its link to certain kinds of cancer. Since then, many lawsuits have been filed and several attorneys have asked courts to be allowed to consolidate these cases into a class action lawsuit.
Recall of Zantac by the FDA
In April of 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that manufacturers withdraw all Zantac and generic Zantac OTC ranitidine drugs from the market. They determined that the N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some ranitidine medications can reach unacceptable levels when the medication is stored at higher than room temperatures, and this can be linked to cancer.
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