Drug Injury Attorney in Conyers
Zantac (ranitidine) is a commonly used and prescribed heartburn medication. Alarmingly, very serious questions have been raised about the safety of the drug. In 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its preliminary findings that many Zantac products may be contaminated with a cancer-causing carcinogen. More recently, the federal regulators have requested that manufacturers remove all Zantac products from the market.
At MG Law, our Georgia pharmaceutical lawyers have the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to represent people in Zantac lawsuits. We are committed to holding drug manufacturers and their insurance companies accountable. If you or your family member developed cancer after using Zantac, we are here to help. To set up a free, no obligation initial consultation with an experienced Atlanta Zantac attorney, please call us today.
An Overview of Zantac Lawsuits—Know the Risks and Your Legal Options
On April 1st, 2020, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially advised consumers, patients, and health care professionals to beware of the risks of prescription and over-the-counter Zantac (ranitidine). In addition, the FDA requested that all American drug manufacturers withdraw their Zantac products from the market. Depending on several different factors—including when and where they were manufactured and how they were stored—Zantac batches may contain harmful impurities.
The announcement came after a new round of studies found more evidence that many Zantac products are contaminated with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)—a likely human carcinogen. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers NDMA to be a cancer-causing substance. While not every sample of the drug was contaminated, the impurities were consistent and persistent enough to demonstrate a significant risk to public health and safety. NDMA exposure has been linked to several life-threatening medical conditions, including:
- Stomach cancer;
- Bladder cancer;
- Small intestine cancer;
- Other types of cancers;
- Tumors of the kidneys and lungs; and
- Fibrosis of the liver.
If you or someone you know developed cancer or any other type of severe medical complications after taking prescription Zantac or over-the-counter Zantac, is it imperative that you consult with a qualified lawyer. You may have legal options available and a drug company may bear legal liability for the harm.
Compensation Available Through Zantac Lawsuits
As dangerous and defective drugs impact many different people, these cases are often handled through mass tort claims or a class action lawsuit. Through a Zantac lawsuit, cancer patients and other affected people may be entitled to financial compensation for their damages. Unfortunately, large pharmaceutical companies are aggressive in defending defective drug claims. They fight to limit their own liability. At MG Law, our Georgia mass tort lawyers can help you seek money for the full extent of your damages. Financial relief may be available for:
- Medical bills;
- Rehabilitative care;
- Psychological counseling;
- Lost wages;
- Diminished earning potential;
- Pain and suffering;
- Permanent scarring;
- Disability or physical impairment; and
- Wrongful death damages.
Why You Can Trust the Defective Drug Lawyers at MG Law
Zantac lawsuits are complicated. Do not go up against the large drug companies alone. You need a skilled advocate on your side. At MG Law, we have extensive experience handling mass torts, including dangerous and defective drug claims. Our mission is to protect the rights and interests of our clients. When you reach out to our law firm, you will have an opportunity to speak to an Atlanta defective drug lawyer who can:
- Conduct a free, comprehensive review of your Zantac injury claim;
- Carefully explain the legal process and answer questions about your case;
- Investigate the matter—securing all relevant evidence, including medical records; and
- Devise an effective legal strategy focused on getting you and your family justice.
We are committed to providing reliable, personalized representation to clients and we are closely monitoring the latest research on Zantac and NDMA impurities. Our law firm has a well-documented record of successful results handling pharmaceutical injury claims. With a deep understanding of the complexities of mass torts, our attorneys are prepared to take your Zantac lawsuit wherever it needs to go to maximize your recovery.
Call Our Georgia Zantac Attorneys for Immediate Help
At MG Law, we are strong and focused advocates for injured victims and their families. If you or your loved one developed cancer or suffered medical complications after taking Zantac, we are prepared to help. For a no cost, strictly confidential review of your case, please contact us right away. With officers in Conyers, Atlanta, and Covington, we handle defective drug claims throughout Georgia, including in Mcdonough, Porterdale, Stone Mountain, Lithonia, Madison, Social Circle, and Monroe.