I Took A Generic Ranitidine Drug. Can I File A Claim Against Zantac?

On April 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled all the products containing the drug Ranitidine and requested that the product be removed from store shelves immediately. Ranitidine is typically used to treat heartburn and other digestive issues. The most common product containing Randitidine is Zantac. This product is included in the recall.

Studies found ranitidine products, when stored at higher-than room temperature for extended periods of time, led to high N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) accumulation levels. NDMA is listed potential cancer-causing carcinogen and may have put users at risk for certain health conditions.

If you take a ranitidine drug, either by prescription or over-the-counter, stop use and consult your doctor immediately. To discard the product, be sure to follow the safe drug disposal instructions on the bottle. For additional information, check the FDA’s website and call the consumer information hotline at the bottom of the page. Once you follow all medical advice and protect your health, you should consider speaking to a skilled legal professional. If you were severely injured due to ingesting Zantac or another generic version of Ranitidine, you may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer.

Legal Basis To File A Claim?

One consideration when determining if you should file a claim is your health effects. Taking Zantac and other Ranitidine medications may have increased your risk for certain cancers and other health conditions. You may have a personal injury case against Zantac if you frequently experience or have been diagnosed with one or more of the following medical conditions: vomiting, dizziness, nausea, impaired lung function, impaired kidney function, liver issues, gastric cancer or colorectal cancer. Additionally, there may be evidence to believe long-term Ranitidine use caused another form of cancer.

A diagnosed medical issue is not a prerequisite to file a claim, however. Some claims may assert the manufacturers of Zantac, and generic Ranitidine knowingly concealed information about their products’ dangers. The FDA requires manufacturers to inform consumers about a product’s potential risks, and a manufacturer’s failure to do so could support a case. In these instances, extended Zantac or generic Ranitidine drug use could build your case against the manufacturer. If you believe you may have a claim, you should reach out to an experienced attorney.

What Compensation Can I Get For My Claim?

Filing a lawsuit against Zantac and generic Ranitidine product manufacturers could bring different packages. If successful, you may receive compensation to cover expenses related to your medical treatment, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and recovery, which are proven to be caused by extensive ranitidine drug use.

Let An Experienced Attorney Help

If you believe you were severely injured due to long-term ingestion of Zantac or another generic Ranitidine product, contact the seasoned legal team at Price Benowitz LLP for a case consultation. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your legal options.