Zantac Injury Attorneys in Schuylkill County
Protecting the People of Pennsylvania Against Unsafe Drugs
Have your or a family member been prescribed Zantac in the past? The popular heartburn drug, which is also known by its generic name “ranitidine,” has been discovered to contain unsafe quantities of nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a known carcinogen. While not everyone who has used the drug is in danger, many have been diagnosed with cancer as a result of prolonged use of Zantac and other products that contain ranitidine. At The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C., we are dedicated to protecting the people of Schuylkill County and beyond from dangerous pharmaceutical products. If you are looking for assistance paying for your cancer treatment and would like to bring the manufacturers of Zantac to justice, our Schuylkill County Zantac injury attorneys can help.
If you believe you have suffered due to the adverse effects of Zantac or another drug containing ranitidine, give our Zantac injury attorneys in Schuylkill County a call at (888) 268-0023. Our legal team has decades of combined experience fighting against the manufacturers of unsafe drugs and are ready to fight for you.
Why Zantac Was Recalled by the FDA
In September of 2019, the FDA reported that NDMA had been detected in several brand name and generic heartburn medications on the market. This included Zantac, which had been widely prescribed to heartburn patients since the 1980s and was once one of the most popular pharmaceutical drugs in the United States.
In January 2020, the FDA recommended a comprehensive recall of ranitidine drugs. The recalls were voluntary, since not every single drug containing ranitidine has been found to contain dangerous levels of NDMA. However, most drugs have been removed from shelves for safety’s sake.
To learn more about the Zantac recall and to see updates on the situation, please go to the FDA’s website.
What to Do If You Have Been Diagnosed with Cancer
Talk to your doctor as soon as possible about what to do if you have previously taken Zantac. Because NDMA is a carcinogen, many people who have taken the drug have been diagnosed with a form of cancer in recent years.
The types of cancer that have been associated with taking Zantac include:
- Bladder cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Stomach cancer
If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with any of the above cancers after taking Zantac, contact an attorney after speaking with a health professional. We will help you hold the pharmaceutical company accountable and get you the compensation you deserve.
Damages awarded in a pharmaceutical product liability case may cover your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages from missed work
- Continued treatment and therapy
- Pain and suffering
- And more
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