Zantac Lawsuit | Attorney Mike Morgan


Zantac — a heartburn medication considered safe enough to be sold over the counter — has tested positive for a cancer-causing chemical.

The possibility that a drug used by millions of patients could cause cancer is deeply troubling. Our attorneys are gathering more information and preparing to file lawsuits on behalf of Zantac users diagnosed with cancer.

If you or a family member takes Zantac, you may want to consider treatment alternatives and speak with an attorney about possible legal action.

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So, over the last, I'd say, since the 1980s, 1990s, one of the most prevalent prescribed drugs and diseases that have been diagnosed throughout the United States is acid reflux, and specifically GERD. There's obviously symptoms of heartburn and people obviously have reflux, and there are situations where reflux is a very, very serious disease and it interferes with people's daily lives. In the past, it was something that people didn't really take as serious as some of the doctors and some of the pharmaceutical companies would have liked. What happened was, is they started manufacturing drugs that would eliminate those symptoms, that either if you experienced them, you could take them right after, or they could prevent them all the way from the beginning. And so, the science shifted away from doctors advising their patients that they really need to be proactive about their diet and exercise and lifestyle to say, we got a pill for that. And one of the pills for that was ranitidine, which is commonly sold as Zantac. So, what we found out about ranitidine is that it creates a by-product, which is N-Nitrosodimethylamine, which is commonly known as NDMA. Well, what we learned over a course of many years is that, actually with this heavy use of Zantac throughout the population, when you take Zantac, your body actually produces the NDMA. It changes a chemical from something that seems harmless into this highly, highly potent carcinogenic that can cause cancer. And if you take it for a long period of time, you are at a very heightened risk, we believe, for stomach, bladder and kidney cancers. We believe that Zantac actually had knowledge of this. In October, Zantac pulled both their prescription and over-the-counter drugs from all the stores. And now, people that had no idea why they were getting these rare cancers are starting to put these together. So, this is a case that is really just getting started. It's getting a lot of national publicity because of the wide scale of how many users of Zantac there are. And it's something that's going to play out over the next few years, and hopefully a good resolution and accountability for what's happened.