Zantac – the well-known medication used to treat heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and various other conditions impacting the digestive tract – has been linked to various forms of cancer. One of Zantac’s main ingredients, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), has been labeled as a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other authorities. Many cancer patients and their families have already started to pursue claims against the manufacturers of Zantac.
In addition to cancer, organ damage is another adverse effect linked to Zantac. Although some of the damage to internal organs occurs as a result of cancer, other issues associated with the drug are not.
If you live in the Saratoga Springs area, took Zantac, and were later diagnosed with cancer or another serious health issue, it is important to know your rights. Dreyer Boyajian LLP in New York is currently investigating Zantac claims, and we can review your case for free.
To date, evidence of organ damage linked to Zantac has primarily been restricted to the organs in the digestive and renal systems. These are the systems that are responsible for processing food as it comes in and processing waste as it goes out.
Specifically, use of both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription Zantac has been linked to:
This list is not exhaustive, but rather highlights some of the most common forms of organ damage that have been linked to Zantac to date. If you believe that you or a loved one may have suffered any type of organ damage related to Zantac use, you should consult with an attorney promptly.
Zantac’s manufacturers are already facing numerous lawsuits alleging cancer, organ damage, and other issues linked to use of the drug. Many of these lawsuits remain pending in courts across the country.
In order to recover financial compensation for your losses – whether resulting from your own organ damage or the death of a loved one – you will need to hire an attorney to file a lawsuit against the makers of Zantac.
While the prospect of filing a lawsuit can seem daunting, your attorney will handle the entire process on your behalf. You will need to remain involved but, when there are steps you need to take, you can expect your attorney to provide advice and guidance along the way.
It costs nothing out of pocket to hire an attorney, as your attorney’s fees will be calculated as a percentage of the compensation you recover through a settlement or awarded to you in a jury verdict. Attorney fees are contingent on the successful outcome of your case.
Being diagnosed with cancer, organ damage, or any serious ailment is a devastating experience. When a severe illness is linked to a drug you assumed to be safe, it is important to understand your rights and take legal action.
Dreyer Boyajian LLP have extensive experience handling claims involving dangerous drugs and other defective products. This is a complex area of law, and it is crucial to work with an attorney who has the knowledge, skills, resources, and tenacity to represent you effectively.
The first step toward recovering financial compensation for organ damage linked to Zantac is to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Call the Albany, NY attorneys at Dreyer Boyajian LLP at (518) 463-7784 today to get started.