Zantac and Kidney Cancer Lawsuits
Our Attorneys are Reviewing Zantac Lawsuits for People Across the Country. If you took Zantac and developed Kidney Cancer, you may be entitled to compensation from the makers of Zantac.
The US Food and Drug Administration has been investigating Zantac after it found high levels of a known carcinogen called N-notrosodimethylamine (NDMA). While some NDMA may be present in nature and find its way into the food and drink supply, the amount discovered in Zantac is well beyond “normal.” The high amount could be from a design defect, about which the makers of Zantac should have known.
Zantac is also called ranitidine, which is its generic name. Both versions are very popular antacid medications that have been on the international medication market for decades. Zantac comes in over the counter doses and prescription strength. It is used to treat acid reflux, heartburn, ulcers, and other gastrointestinal conditions.
People are Filing Lawsuits to Hold Drug Companies Accountable
Lawsuits are being filed by those who developed cancer after taking Zantac or their loved ones. These claims allege that the makers of Zantac concealed the link between the drug and cancer, putting them in grave danger. People who file Zantac cancer lawsuits want to collect compensation for their medical bills, pain, and suffering. These cases often involve family members filing wrongful death claims for the loss of their loved ones to cancer. One of the diseases closely associated with Zantac is kidney cancer.
Other lawsuits are being filed by consumers who did not get cancer from Zantac but want their money back after spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on a dangerous medication. These individuals want to hold the makers of the drug accountable for misrepresenting the drug and failing to issue warnings about its dangers.
The attorneys at Alonso Krangle, LLP are reviewing Zantac cases for victims across the country. Our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys will work hard to ensure the drug makers take responsibility for misleading the public and putting trusting consumers in danger.
NDMA Found in Zantac Can Cause Kidney Cancer
The World Health Organization supports the assumption that consumption of NDMA, the toxin found in Zantac, is positively associated with cancer. Studies have positively linked NDMA to the development of kidney and other cancers in animals.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that, more than 60,000 men and women receive a diagnosis of kidney cancer or renal cancer every year. About 14,000 people die from the disease annually.
What are the Symptoms of Kidney Cancer?
Kidney cancer, in its earliest stages, usually does not cause noticeable symptoms. There are no tests to determine if kidney cancer exists before the presentation of symptoms. As kidney cancer advances and symptoms emerge, you may experience:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Fever that comes and goes
- Feeling a lump in your abdomen
- Bowel obstruction
- Blood in urine
- Loss of appetite
- Extreme fatigue
- Persistent lower back pain
- Persistent pain in your side
How Do Doctors Treat Kidney Cancer?
Kidney cancer, as with other cancers, progresses in stages. The higher the stage, the more it has spread away from the kidney to other parts of your body. Determining the stage of your kidney cancer is an essential step in your treatment plan. You and your health care providers will discuss what protocol is right for you, given your diagnosis, general health, and goals.
Types of Treatment For Kidney Cancer Might Include:
- Nephrectomy – the surgical removal your cancerous kidney
- Partial Nephrectomy – the surgical removal of the malignant tumor from the kidney
- Cryoablation – freezing cancer cells
- Radiofrequency Ablation – heating or burning cancer cells
- Surgery to remove lymph nodes or cancers from other parts of the body.
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Clinical trials
What Causes Kidney Cancer to Develop?
Cancer is the result of cell mutation. There are innumerable factors that can affect cell development and cause variations to occur. The Mayo Clinic reports that incidents of kidney cancer on the rise. Renal cell cancer, which is the most common type of kidney cancer, has no specific known origin. However, several risk factors can affect the likelihood of getting kidney cancer. They include:
- Exposure to certain chemicals
- Taking medicines for an extended period
- High blood pressure
- Family history
- Your age
- History of kidney infections or other problems
NDMA Contaminated Zantac is Being Recalled Over Cancer Concerns
After the FDA reported finding unacceptably high levels of NDMA, several national drug store chains began taking Zantac and generic Zantac products off the shelves. Large pharmaceutical companies like Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, and Apotex have issued full or modified recalls of their Zantac and ranitidine products. Several countries outside the US have recalled Zantac over fears that the presence of NDMA is dangerous to consumers.
Are You Eligible for Compensation from the Makers of Zantac?
Answer this simple question to find out if you might qualify to file a lawsuit against the makers of Zantac: Did you or someone you love regularly take Zantac or generic Zantac? If so, you might be able to collect damages for the money you spent on your medication.
Plaintiffs in these lawsuits allege that the makers of Zantac failed to provide warnings about the risks of taking Zantac, that they knew about the dangers, and mislead the public. These plaintiffs allege that if they knew how dangerous Zantac could be, they would not have purchased or taken the drug.
Ask another question: Did you or someone you love develop Kidney cancer after taking Zantac and/or die because of it? If so, you may also be able to collect damages from the makers of Zantac for a variety of losses. You might be able to obtain lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, or future earnings.
Contact Our Zantac Lawsuit Attorneys at Alonso Krangle, LLP today for a free evaluation of your Zantac Claim.
We are currently reviewing claims against the makers of Zantac and generic Zantac. Call our experienced personal injury, wrongful death, and dangerous drug attorneys at 800-403-6191. Find out how we can help you collect the maximum damages the laws allow.
Call our Zantac attorneys at 800-403-6191 today.