Personal Injury

Zantac Cancer Lawsuit Claims In Chicago, Illinois

Our dangerous drug attorneys fight for the rights of people in Cook County, Illinois

  • Have you been diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac?
  • Are you or a loved one experiencing health problems due to Zantac?
  • Wondering whether you can take legal action in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois?

Our Zantac cancer lawsuit attorneys at Tracey Fox & Walters are actively reviewing potential legal cases in Chicago, Cook County and throughout Illinois on behalf of people who may have cancer due to taking Zantac, the popular heartburn and indigestion drug.

Many people nationwide are currently taking legal action against Sanofi, the French multinational pharmaceutical company that currently manufactures Zantac. If you live in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois and believe you have been harmed by Zantac, contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation. We represent clients in Illinois and nationwide.

Our award-winning personal injury law firm has a reputation for obtaining big results for personal injury victims and their families, including multi-million-dollar verdicts or settlements in dangerous drug and defective medical devices cases.

Why did the FDA issue a safety warning about Zantac (ranitidine)?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an official warning on April 1, 2020 about the potential danger to the public posed by Zantac and other medications which contain ranitidine. The FDA urged all drug manufacturers to stop selling medications which contain ranitidine due to health problems identified in on-going scientific studies.

Recent scientific studies have discovered a possible link between ranitidine use and cancer. That’s why it’s critical that you seek immediate medical attention and contact our law firm right away if you or a loved one in Illinois has experienced dangerous side effects caused by Zantac.

Why is N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in Zantac (ranitidine) dangerous?

The FDA warning issued in April 2020 primarily has to do with the dangers posed by increased levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine discovered in certain ranitidine-based drugs, including Zantac. N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is a potentially dangerous chemical known to cause cancer. Studies conducted last year discovered higher than normal levels of NDMA in certain people who used Zantac over time. As a result, the FDA issued a health advisory about Zantac in September 2019.

That same month, several large chain stores (including Walmart, Walgreens and CVS) announced they would no longer sell over-the-counter drugs which contain ranitidine, including Zantac, at all their stores nationwide.

In response to these actions, Sanofi announced that it was recalling Zantac in Canada and the United States in October 2019. The company said in a statement issued on Oct. 18, 2019 that it was recalling Zantac “due to inconsistencies in preliminary test results.”

What types of cancer has been linked to Zantac (ranitidine) use?

Additional scientific studies continue to determine the potential dangers posed to the public due to use of Zantac and other medications which contain ranitidine. Talk to your doctor and our law firm if you have experienced any serious side effects after taking Zantac. Side effects could be warning sign than you have one of the following forms of cancer:

  • Stomach cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Nasal cancer
  • Ovarian cancer

Being diagnosed with cancer can be life-changing. Suddenly, you may require extensive medical care. You may not even be able to work for several months or perhaps ever again. Make sure you fully understand your legal rights. Talk to a Zantac cancer lawsuit lawyer who understands how the legal system works in Illinois. Contact our law firm right away. Illinois has strict deadlines (known as statutes of limitations) for filing a lawsuit or taking other legal action in cases involving defective drugs.

How much is my Zantac cancer lawsuit worth in Illinois?

This is a common question many people in Cook County and throughout Illinois ask us at our law firm. The total financial impact of your Zantac cancer lawsuit will depend on several different factors, including what medical care you need and the length of your recovery. As a result, your lawsuit could potentially be worth thousands of millions of dollars.

Your Zantac cancer lawsuit settlement should cover all your injury-related expenses, both short-term and long-term. These may include:

  • Emergency medical bills
  • Surgical procedures
  • Chemotherapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Long-term care
  • In-home care
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future income if you or a loved one cannot work
  • Pain and suffering, in certain circumstances

You didn’t do anything wrong. You shouldn’t have to pay for any of your Zantac injury-related expenses. That’s the law in Illinois. As your attorney, we will vigorously fight for your rights and the money you rightfully deserve.

Get serious about your Zantac cancer lawsuit. Get Tracey Fox & Walters.

Don’t let a large, multinational pharmaceutical company like Sanofi intimidate you. Fight back. Our experienced lawyers know how to take them on and win. That’s because we have years of experience negotiating settlements on behalf of injury victims and fighting for their rights at trial if necessary.

Don’t be surprised if Sanofi makes a lowball settlement offer or tries to deny your claim altogether. We know the games companies often play in an effort to avoid paying injury victims like you. That’s why we take our work so seriously. For us, it’s about more than just the money. It’s about holding companies responsible for their actions.

If you or a loved one in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois has been diagnosed with cancer and you believe Zantac is to blame, contact us and schedule your free case evaluation. We’re actively reviewing cases for clients in Illinois and throughout the country.