A Pennsylvania man filed a lawsuit against Zantac (ranitidine) manufacturers to seek justice for his kidney cancer diagnosis as a result of regularly taking the drug. The case, filed in October 2019, provides evidence that the patient ingested Zantac four or more times per week since 2007, and was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2015. He didn’t stop taking the drug until he found out about its dangers in 2019, when he learned that Zantac contained high levels of carcinogens by watching the news.
This lawsuit, as well as many similar Zantac cases, states that manufacturers knew or had the responsibility to know about the carcinogenic properties of the drug, but did not report the risk to either the medical community or its customers. Zantac was officially petitioned for recall in September 2019 by Valisure, a drug testing company that conducts routine testing of a variety of medications. Some of the assessments from June 2019 showed excessive levels of the known carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in samples of ranitidine. Further studies have shown that NDMA levels can rise with an increase in temperature, which can occur both during transportation or storage as well as after the drug is ingested.
How is Kidney Cancer Linked to Zantac?
Zantac has been widely used and marketed as safe since it was introduced in 1983. There are many Americans who have been treating their indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, and similar symptoms with ranitidine for years or possibly decades. Those who were diagnosed with kidney cancer after regular Zantac use deserve to be compensated for their suffering and our legal team at Kwartler Manus, LLC are dedicated to helping them receive the justice they are entitled to.
If you or someone you love have developed kidney cancer due to consistent and long-term use of Zantac or a similar ranitidine product, you may be eligible for compensation. The following cancers may also qualify:
Small intestine cancer
How can we help you?
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with kidney cancer or any of the above cancers after using Zantac (ranitidine), contact us as soon as you can. Contact us online or by phone at (267) 214-8608. Our experienced lawyers can help you navigate filing a claim against drug manufacturers so you can receive the compensation you deserve, and protect others from future harm.