The Villages Zantac Attorney

Zantac is the common name for ranitidine, a widely available medication used to treat heartburn. Prescription and generic versions of the medication have recently been linked to cancer, causing them to be pulled from shelves and prompting investigations by the U.S. Justice Department and Food and Drug Administration.

NDMA, n-nitrosodimethylamine, has been found in Zantac and a number of generic versions of the drug, according to health authorities. NDMA, which is also found in many blood thinners, has been called “clearly carcinogenic” by the World Health Organization. It has been linked to a number of types of cancer, including those affecting the bladder, kidney, liver, lungs and brain. 

Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac or a generic version of the drug has the right to pursue legal action against the companies producing the medication. 

The Villages Zantac lawyer Tim Babiarz is a seasoned attorney who represents people injured by harmful products and in a wide range of accidents. His legal team combines decades of legal experience to help people get the full compensation available under the law.

Call (352) 205-7599 or contact us online for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer.

Zantac Pulled Over Cancer Concerns

The FDA announced in September 2019 that it found NDMA in a number of medications, most notably Zantac and generic versions of the heartburn drug.

A number of large retailers, including CVS and Walgreens, said they would at least temporarily stop selling the medications soon thereafter. The FDA in April 2020 said it had asked all retailers to do the same, withdrawing all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs from the market immediately.

The FDA has also said that it is investigating whether problems with the drugs may stem from storing them at higher temperatures. But at least one of the companies behind Zantac, Sanofi, has also reportedly acknowledged that the Justice Department is looking into whether the company misled consumers

Zantac Lawsuits

Meanwhile, a number of lawsuits have been filed against the companies that make Zantac and the generic drugs. 

Those suits, filed on behalf of people who say they developed cancer from using the medications, allege that the companies failed to warn users of the risks. They also assert that the companies did not take adequate steps to address the risks posed by NDMA.

Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer after using Zantac or a generic version of the drug has the right to pursue similar legal action.

Speak with The Villages Zantac Attorney Tim Babiarz 

The Villages Zantac lawyer Tim Babiarz can help people injured by harmful drugs like Zantac. In fact, he has helped people involved in accidents for more than two decades. He is an aggressive litigator and accomplished negotiator with a strong track record of success for clients.

Our office is conveniently located in The Villages. We are also proud to represent clients throughout Central Florida, including Ocala, Leesburg, Lady Lake, Wildwood, Summerfield and beyond. Call (352) 205-7599 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.