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During routine testing in 2019, researchers found unacceptable levels of a probable human carcinogen in the popular heartburn medication, Zantac (ranitidine).
Personal injury lawsuits are now being filed against Zantac drug manufacturers (i.e. Sanofi, Valisure, Boehringer) for failure to warn consumers and the general public about the potential cancer risk associated with the drug.
Exposure to high levels of NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine), the probable carcinogen in Zantac products, can lead to a greatly increased risk for cancer.
Zantac was a popular drug for treating heartburn and related conditions for decades in the U.S. Conditions typically treated by this medication include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is also commonly known as acid reflux, and high blood pressure.
Because of this new discovery, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested the recall of all brand name Zantac and generic ranitidine products from pharmacies such as CVS, WalMart, and Walgreens. Products recalled include over-the-counter (OTC) Zantac as well as prescription Zantac medications.
If you have received a testicular cancer diagnosis and you also took the heartburn drug Zantac long-term, you may be eligible to file a Zantac lawsuit for damages.
Find out what we know about Zantac’s potential link to cancer, what to do if you’ve been diagnosed with testicular cancer after taking Zantac, and how a personal injury lawyer can help you file a claim to seek compensation.
What We Know About Zantac And Cancer
NDMA is a possible cancer-causing agent that was previously used in the production of rocket fuel. High levels of NDMA can greatly increase a person’s risk of developing cancer and may lead to a cancer diagnosis.
Some of the primary types of cancer which have been linked to Zantac use include:
- pancreatic cancer
- liver cancer
- kidney cancer
- esophageal cancer
- bladder cancer
- colorectal cancer
- ovarian cancer
- prostate cancer
- uterine cancer
- thyroid cancer
- lung cancer
NDMA can be found in small levels in other products that contain nitrosamines, like red meats and some contaminated water sources. For this reason, the FDA established a safe daily intake limit for anything humans consume that may contain NDMA as a byproduct.
When a person takes a ranitidine medication for an extended period of time (months or years), they may experience unacceptable levels of NDMA. This could in turn contribute to the development of cancer.
Can The NDMA In Zantac Lead To Testicular Cancer?
NDMA is not an active ingredient in Zantac drugs, but a person who regularly takes Zantac could experience high levels of NDMA over time.
Research has not yet found a direct causal link between Zantac use and testicular cancer. This is because most instances of NDMA in the body occur in low levels. More research is needed to determine what happens when NDMA exposure occurs in elevated levels.
A study of rubber industry workers did show a higher mortality rate among those workers who had been exposed to nitrosamines in the workplace and also developed cancer.
Facts About Testicular Cancer
Testicular cancer is a rare form of cancer that affects a male’s testicles (male reproductive organ) and scrotum. While testicular cancer is not a common form of cancer, it still affects about 1 in 250 males in the United States every year.
This form of cancer mostly affects adult males, but a small percent of diagnoses also impacts male teens and boys. A man’s chances of developing testicular cancer may be minimal, however, chances increase with certain risk factors.
Common risk factors which affect a person’s likelihood for developing testicular cancer include:
- body size
- having an undescended testicle
- presence of HIV
- a previous diagnosis of testicular cancer
- a family history of testicular cancer
Symptoms Of Testicular Cancer
If you or a loved one believe you may be showing symptoms of testicular cancer, speak to your doctor right away. They can help you decide if screening is even necessary. Many conditions present symptoms which are the same as or similar to those associated with testicular cancer. These include testicle injury or inflammation.
Common symptoms of testicular cancer include:
- breast growth, swelling, or tenderness
- experiencing early puberty
- lump or swelling in the testicle
- back or belly pain
- chest pain or cough
- shortness of breath
Having these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have testicular cancer, which is why it’s important to consult your primary care physician for medical advice.
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Can I File A Zantac Cancer Lawsuit After A Testicular Cancer Diagnosis?
Although you may not be able to prove that your Zantac use led to testicular cancer, you may still be able to file a Zantac cancer lawsuit. If you took Zantac for long-term use and later developed testicular cancer, you may qualify for a personal injury claim.
Personal injury lawsuits help people who have been harmed by the negligence of another pay for medical expenses, lost wages, long-term medical care, and more.
In order to win your Zantac lawsuit, you would need to prove that you took Zantac for a length of time, that you have been diagnosed with testicular cancer, and that your Zantac use contributed to the development of cancer.
Personal injury lawyers with experience in dangerous drug cases can provide you an initial free case evaluation to discuss your case. They can explain your legal rights, give you an estimate of how much your case may be worth, and provide other legal advice.
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How To File A Zantac Testicular Cancer Lawsuit
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Find out more about how to file a Zantac personal injury claim today. Contact Florin|Roebig law firm for a free consultation to discuss your case.