If you or a loved one has developed cancer or other complications from using Zantac call us today. We will examine you case for free to help you determine if you have a claim. The call, consultation, and information are no-obligation and completely confidential. We work with and among some of the most regarded professionals in the industry all in the interest of getting you everything you deserve for your damages.
“Outlined and explained each step of the legal process in a way that was easy to understand… Very generous with their time and took a genuine interest in my case…”– Former Marin and Barrett Client M.B.
At Marin and Barrett, Inc. we believe in a fully transparent fee structure. We work on a strictly contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not receive anything from you unless we are able to recover money either by a Zantac settlement or Zantac verdict. Regardless of what type of case you have or what is required, you will know everything up front with no surprises. We shoulder the costs of the filing and Zantac litigation on your behalf and at no risk to you.
“Professional, hard-working, and care about the people they represent.”– Former Marin and Barrett Client P.D.
Call us today at (888) 348-2735 to schedule your free consultation with our local Rhode Island or Connecticut Zantac lawyers, it only takes a few moments and there is never any obligation.
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RANITIDINE: WHAT IS IT? IS IT IN ZANTAC? DOES ZANTAC CAUSE CANCER?
Prescription ranitidine and Zantac OTC are used for treatment and prevention of stomach ulcers, intestinal ulcers, heartburn, and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. These medicines are known as H2 (histamine-2) blockers and work by decreasing the amount of acid created by the stomach thereby alleviating discomfort associated with digestive disorders. Ranitidine is typically ingested by tablet, liquid, or capsule form in the morning and in the evening (or before the first and last meal of the day). If you are currently taking Zantac or have recently, you should contact your prescribing doctor or primary care physician immediately. Recent laboratory tests conducted by the FDA have shown that the active ingredient in Zantac and ranitidine puts people more at risk to developing cancer.
The FDA has determined people should consume no more than 96 nanograms of NDMA a day. Recent lab testing found some Zantac formulas contain more than 3,000,000 ng per tablet.
WHY DID THE FDA RECALL ZANTAC?
In September 2019, the FDA discovered through independent laboratory test results that some ranitidine medications such as Zantac contained N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels. NDMA is classified as a probable human cancer-causing carcinogen. The FDA, however, did not issue a recall at that time for ranitidine because the NDMA levels were deemed low enough that it “would not be expected to lead to an increase in risk in cancer”. Instead, the FDA issued a warning to the public that there were potential risks to using ranitidine medications and urged the public to consider alternative over-the-counter and prescription treatments.
It was not until April 1, 2020 that the FDA actually issued a formal recall of products containing ranitidine. Because the initial FDA warning in 2019 did not require the manufacturers to take the products out of circulation, drugs such as Zantac stayed on the market notwithstanding the fact that they had been shown to contain the cancer-causing carcinogen NDMA.
POPULAR PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN RANITIDINE INCLUDE:
- Zantac 150
- Zantac 150 Maximum Strength
- Zantac Maximum Strength Cool Mint
- Zantac 75
- Wal-Zan 150
- Wal-Zan 75
- Heartburn Relief
- Acid Reducer
- Acid Control
WHAT IS NDMA? DOES ZANTAC CONTAIN NDMA?
NDMA is an environmental contaminant that is found in water and foods, including dairy products, vegetables, and grilled meats. Its classification as a probable carcinogen is based on studies in animals; studies in humans are very limited. According to a 2008 report published by the World Health Organization, NDMA can occur in drinking-water through the degradation of dimethylhydrazine (a component of rocket fuel) as well as from several other industrial processes. There is conclusive evidence that NDMA is a potent carcinogen. This has been demonstrated through experiments exposing animals to NDMA through several ways, including through ingestion of drinking-water.
As a consequence of the clear evidence of carcinogenicity, there have been few studies of other possible toxic end-points, and even fewer studies of tests on humans due to the demonstrable evidence of carcinogenicity.
It is important to note that although carcinogenic, the FDA has determined that NDMA in small amounts is acceptable. According to the FDA, consuming up to 0.096 micrograms or 0.32 parts per million (ppm) of NDMA per day is considered reasonably safe for human ingestion based on lifetime exposure. FDA has set the acceptable daily intake limit for NDMA at 0.096 micrograms or 0.32 ppm for ranitidine. However, a recent test of ranitidine conducted by Valisure, a pharmacy/laboratory based in Connecticut, showed that one 150 mg tablet of Zantac produced 3 milligrams of NDMA, 1,700 times the exposure level found to be carcinogenic in some studies. These findings were reported to the FDA in June 2019 and ultimately led to the FDA issuing an announcement that ranitidine medicines, including Zantac, contained NDMA, the cancer-causing carcinogen.
ZANTAC LAWSUITS: WHAT COMPENSATION CAN BE RECOVERED IN A ZANTAC CANCER LAWSUIT?
If you took Zantac and have been diagnosed with cancer, our attorneys will be seeking the following damages for you:
- Past and future medical expenses that result from your diagnosis and treatment
- Past and future pain and suffering (physical and mental) caused by your diagnosis, treatment, and the recovery process
- Past and future wage loss
- Past and future loss of earning capacity
- Past and future loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages to deter drug companies from selling harmful products in the future
ZANTAC LAWSUIT JURY VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENT AMOUNTS
At this time, there have been no settlements or jury verdicts involving Zantac and its cancer causing properties. In February 2020, Multidistrict Litigation ordered that all Zantac cases be centralized and consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida where the litigation will be overseen by U.S. District Judge Robin L. Rosenburg during coordinated discovery and pre-trial proceedings.
If you or a loved one has developed colon cancer, liver cancer, cancer of the uterus, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, kidney cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, or bladder cancer and believe that use of Zantac may be responsible call us today. We will examine you case for free and at no obligation to you and help you determine whether you have a claim. The call, consultation, and information are no-obligation and completely confidential. Our RI Zantac lawyers work with and among some of the most regarded legal professionals in the industry all in the interest of getting you everything you deserve.
“Attorney Parrillo listened with compassion. He outlined and explained each step of the legal process in way that was easy to understand. He was very generous with his time and took a genuine interest in my case.”
– Former Client M. B. –
At Marin and Barrett, Inc. we believe is a fully transparent fee structure. We work on a strictly contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not receive anything from you unless we are able to recover money either by settlement or verdict. Regardless of what type of case you have or what is required, you will know everything up front with no surprises. We shoulder the costs of the filing and litigation on your behalf and at no risk to you. Our Zantac Attorneys can help you.
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Disclaimer: Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death. Past results afford no guarantee of future results and each case is different and is judged on its own merits. Some cases result in no recovery. Costs and expenses will be advanced and reimbursed to us only if you recover. You have no liability for costs or expenses unless a court directs. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Some matters may be referred to other lawyers. From Marin and Barrett’s offices in Rhode Island the firm has represented clients from all parts of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts and has partnered with other law firms to serve clients throughout the U.S.
ATTORNEY MATTHEW MARIN*
*Admitted in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and South Carolina
Assisting clients as a Rhode Island Zantac Lawyer, South Carolina Zantac Lawyer, Connecticut Zantac Lawyer, and a Massachusetts Zantac Lawyer
ATTORNEY KENSLEY BARETT**
**Admitted in Rhode Island
Assisting clients as a Rhode Island Zantac Lawyer
ATTORNEY NICHOLAS PARRILLO***
***Admitted in Rhode Island and Massachusetts
Assisting clients as a Rhode Island Zantac Lawyer and a Massachusetts Zantac Lawyer