If You’re a Zantac User, Protect Your Health – And Your Legal Rights
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took the extraordinary step in March of immediately ordering the removal of over-the-counter Zantac and its prescription counterpart from shelves. Consumers have been directed to stop using Zantac immediately. The FDA announced that it is possible that a dose of Zantac (both the over-the-counter and prescription versions of the product) may contain over 3,000-times the limit of a substance called N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA. NDMA is a human carcinogen or a substance that has the potential for causing cancer in people who ingest it at higher levels. What is defined as a “higher level” is well below the virtually inconceivable 3000-times the limit ever permitted by the FDA.
If you’ve been taking either the over-the-counter or prescription Zantac, or a generic alternative, you need to stop using the medication immediately and you must contact your primary care physician at once. You simply cannot delay.
In addition to ensuring that you safeguard your health with all deliberate speed, you also need to make certain that you protect your legal interests. The stark and terrible reality is that if you’re a Zantac user, you’ve been exposed to an incredibly high level of a proven cancer-causing agent. Moreover, we’re beginning to learn that the two primary pharmaceutical giants that manufactured Zantac – Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim – appeared to have known that their product contained exceptionally elevated level of a substance that can cause you cancer. Indeed, NDMA is known to cause a variety of some of the most serous types of cancer, including:
- liver cancer
- pancreatic cancer
- lung cancer
- colorectal cancer
- esophageal cancer
- bowel cancer
- stomach cancer
These types of cancers not only have the highest fatality rates but also require some of the most challenging treatment procedures. These include long courses of chemotherapy and radiation as well as complicated surgeries. In a considerable number of cases, a person diagnosed with one or another of these types of cancers must undergo all three procedures in order to have a chance of eliminating the disease.
In the grand scheme of things, one of the most blatant and shocking actions of a mammoth pharma corporation is to knowingly expose you to a potentially life-threatening medication. In this case, the facts are becoming abundantly clear that if you’ve taken Zantac, you appear to have been taking a medication with a horrifying level of a cancer-causing substance. Again, 3,000-times greater than the maximum level a human being is ever to be exposed.
Moreover, the evidence mounts that the two primary manufacturers of Zantac knew that their product contained an extraordinarily high level of NDMA – a toxic, cancer-causing substance. These sprawling pharmaceutical conglomerates had one focus and one focus only – continuing to make huge amounts of money by selling the leading heartburn medicine to unsuspecting consumers. And they did this apparently knowing full well that Americans and people around the world will die because of this exposure to the harmful cancer-causing substance in their product.
Big pharma did an alarming cost benefit analysis – you versus big money. And big money won.
The Zantac injury lawyer team at The Doan Law Firm is here for you. We sincerely understand that learning that a medication you believed was harming you may in fact be exposing you to a genuinely life-threatening, cancer-causing substance. Realizing that the pharmaceutical companies may have actually had full knowledge of what they are doing is beyond the pale.
A nationwide law practice, The Doan Law Firm is in a unique position to aggressively fight for the interests of women and men who relied on Zantac and similar products. A drug injury lawyer from our firm can arrange an initial consultation with you at any one of our offices, located from coast to coast across the country. In addition, we can schedule an immediate virtual consultation online with you.
We are here for you, day and night. You can reach us right now through our Zantac injury lawyer hotline at (800) 349-0000. We keep our line operating 24 hours aa day, 365 days a year. There is never a charge for an initial consultation with a drug injury lawyer from your firm.
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