Have you been diagnosed with bladder cancer after years of Zantac use? The FDA has recently recalled one of the world’s most popular heartburn medications, along with all other forms of ranitidine, due to high levels of a probable cancer-causing chemical in these drugs. You may have grounds for a bladder cancer claim against the makers of Zantac. Our experienced defective drug lawyers are helping cancer patients of all types explore their legal options if they’ve taken Zantac for extended periods.
2004 Study Revealed Possible Link Between Zantac and Bladder Cancer
The possibility that Zantac use could cause bladder cancer has only recently started making national headlines, but possible links between the heartburn drug and cancer were uncovered as far back as 2004.
According to Scientific American, a 2004 study of people with peptic ulcers determined that those who were using either Zantac or Tagamet (another antacid) were at a higher risk of bladder cancer. However, this study did not specify between which of the two drugs each of the subjects was using.
Colorado Man Sues Makers of Zantac After Bladder Cancer Diagnosis
Many former Zantac users with cancer have started taking legal action against the manufacturers of the heartburn drug, including a Colorado man with bladder cancer.
According to this plaintiff’s complaint, he started using prescription Zantac in 1996. He eventually transitioned the over-the-counter version and used it approximately four times a week through 2019. He was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2018.
The plaintiff believes that Zantac caused his bladder cancer due to recent studies revealing that Zantac and generic forms of ranitidine have shown contaminations with probable carcinogen NDMA.
Symptoms of Bladder Cancer
There are several common symptoms of bladder cancer:
- Painful and frequent urination
- Blood in the urine
- Urgent urination
- Urinary incontinence
- Abdominal pain
- Lower back pain
If you’ve experienced symptoms of bladder cancer and are concerned about your health, please speak with a doctor as soon as possible.
How Can I File a Zantac Bladder Cancer Lawsuit?
If you’re wondering about your legal options as a former Zantac user with bladder cancer, you’re not alone. People who have been diagnosed with cancer after Zantac use have been exploring their legal options across the country, wondering how such a popular medication could be so harmful to so many people.
Manufacturers of defective drugs must be held accountable for the harm they’ve caused. Our team of defective drug lawyers is prepared to help you take on the pharmaceutical companies who have released dangerous drugs to the public. Contact us today to learn more about your legal options, including a possible Zantac bladder cancer lawsuit.