Zantac Lawsuit

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after ZANTAC (Ranitidine) usage, we can help you fight for justice and compensation.

“Levels of cancer-causing contaminants in Zantac® (ranitidine) have been found to be between 3,000 and 26,000 times higher than what the FDA has determined to be safe.”

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The Zantac lawsuit claims that Zantac can be contaminated with the cancer-causing substance N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). 

If you or a loved one has been treated for the following kinds of cancer after taking Zantac (Renitidine), Call us immediately.

Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer begins when cancer cells form in the inner lining of your stomach. These cells can grow into a tumor. Also called gastric cancer, the disease usually grows slowly over many years.

Small Intestine Cancer

The types of cancer found in the small intestine are adenocarcinomasarcomacarcinoid tumorsgastrointestinal stromal tumor, and lymphoma

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be named colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start.

Esophageal Cancer

The most common types of esophageal cancer are adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. These two forms of esophageal cancer tend to develop in different parts of the esophagus and are driven by different genetic changes.

Liver Cancer

Liver cancer includes hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). Risk factors for HCC include chronic infection with hepatitis B or C and cirrhosis of the liver.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer usually grows very slowly, and finding and treating it before symptoms occur may not improve men’s health or help them live longer.

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer can develop from two kinds of cells in the pancreas: exocrine cells and neuroendocrine cells, such as islet cells. 


Leukemia is a broad term for cancers of the blood cells. The type of leukemia depends on the type of blood cell that becomes cancer and whether it grows quickly or slowly.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer that develops in the lymph system. The lymph system is part of the immune system. It helps protect the body from infection and disease.

Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Multiple myeloma causes cancer cells to accumulate in the bone marrow, where they crowd out healthy blood cells.

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the bladder, most commonly, the lining. 

kidney Cancer

The main types of kidney cancer are renal cell cancer, transitional cell cancer, and Wilms tumor.

Thyroid Cancer

There are four main types of thyroid cancer. These are papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. Mammograms can detect breast cancer early, possibly before it has spread.

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer most often begins in germ cells (cells that make sperm). It is rare and is most frequently diagnosed in men 20-34 years old.

On April 1st, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it is requesting manufacturers withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs from the market immediately. This is the latest step in an ongoing investigation of a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine medications (commonly known by the brand name Zantac).

The agency has determined that the impurity in some ranitidine products increases over time and when stored at higher than room temperatures and may result in consumer exposure to unacceptable levels of this impurity. As a result of this immediate market withdrawal request, ranitidine products will not be available for new or existing prescriptions or OTC use in the U.S.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Zantac Dangerous?

Although the FDA advisory states that the level of contamination is “low”, levels of NDMA have been found to be between 3,000 and 26,000 times thigher than what the agency has determined to be ‘safe’. 

Scientific research has demonstrated a clear link between renitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac, and NDMA. Specifically, when ranitidine comes in contact with water, it creates a chemical reaction that causes the formation of NDMA. 

What is NDMA?

NDMA is an environmental contaminant found in water along with meat, dairy, and vegetables.

It’s classified as a B2 carcinogen, meaning it’s a probable human carcinogen. Exposure to high amounts of NDMA is thought to cause gastric or colorectal cancer, according to the World Health OrganizationTrusted Source.

It’s extremely toxic to the liver. Even small amounts may be linked to liver damage.

The chemical was once used to make rocket fuel. Today the chemical is only used for research purposes in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

It’s also a byproduct of many manufacturing processes at industrial sites, including tanneries, pesticide manufacturing plants, and rubber and tire manufacturers.

The chlorination of drinking and wastewater, which treatment plants do to purify our water, can unintentionally create NDMA as well.

How can Cowan & Hilgeman help me?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with the above described cancers after taking Zantac (Generic: ranitidine), Cowan & Hilgeman may help victims recover damages for:

• Medical costs

• Lost wages

• Pain and suffering 

• Disability or permanent injury

• Punitive damages

• Wrongful death

What products contain Ranitidine

Although the drug is best known as Zantac, several variations and generic versions have been on the market. All of the following products contain the active ingredient ranitidine:

  • Acid Control (ranitidine)
  • Acid Reducer (ranitidine)
  • Heartburn Relief (ranitidine)
  • Wal-Zan 150
  • Wal-Zan 75
  • Zantac 150 Maximum Strength
  • Zantac 150 Maximum Strength Cool Mint
  • Zantac 150 Tablets
  • Zantac 75 Tablets
How much will I be compensated for my injuries?

As there have not yet been any large settlements concerning the relationship between Zantac and cancers, we can not estimate the anticipated compensation at this time. 

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