In the summer of 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) became aware of studies showing that ranitidine drugs, including Zantac, contained a contaminate called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which can cause cancer. The FDA continued to study the issue.
Finally, in April of 2020, due to additional evidence of the risk of NDMA contamination, the FDA requested a withdraw of all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, including Zantac, as part of the ongoing investigation. The FDA requested that all ranitidine and Zantac manufacturers withdraw their products from the market and advised that consumers of over-the-counter Zantac stop taking the medication immediately and not to buy more.
Shelton Davis, PLLC is representing those who took Zantac and were later diagnosed with cancer. We believe that patients who were unknowingly exposed to dangerous pharmaceuticals and drugs deserve aggressive and affordable representation. To that end, we work on contingency, which means our clients pay no upfront fees for our legal services.
If you or a loved one has taken the prescription Zantac between 2000 and 2020, call our attorneys at Shelton Davis, PLLC at (601) 228-3166.
In April of 2020, the FDA issued a major recall of the drug ranitidine, or Zantac, from the market, effectively making it unavailable to consumers with a new or existing prescription. The FDA has been actively investigating the presence of a contaminate in Zantac known as NDMA or N-Nitrosodimethylamine, a known carcinogen (cancer-causing chemical).
Zantac is an over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drug used to treat heartburn. Millions of Americans have used Zantac since its initial release in the 1980s. So far, the FDA has found that NDMA levels in ranitidine products increase with time and temperature, which means that these products become more of a risk to consumers over time.
The FDA recommends that consumers who take OTC Zantac stop immediately. Those who have a prescription for a ranitidine product should consult their physician to discuss other treatment options. While the investigation is ongoing, consumers who have taken Zantac either by prescription or OTC and were later diagnosed with cancer should consult an attorney.
Compensation for Zantac Lawsuits
The FDA exists to provide federal oversight to protect consumers from harmful substances in food or pharmaceutical drugs. However, many drugs with FDA approval have caused severe injuries or long-lasting medical conditions.
Our Zantac injury attorneys at Shelton Davis, PLLC have decades of experience fighting for our clients. We understand how life-shattering it can be to discover that a drug meant to increase your quality of life has instead put you at risk. That is why we work with clients to record the details of their situation, identify their options, and build a strong case on their behalf. We do not accept payment until we recover compensation for our clients.
Choose a legal team that truly has your best interests in mind. Contact Shelton Davis, PLLC to find out how we can advocate for you.