If you or a loved one has suffered from cancer or other health complications after taking Zantac, contact the award-winning attorneys at Davis Law Group today to request a free case review. We can help you better understand your legal rights and options for receiving compensation for your injuries, medical bills, pain & suffering, and other damages. Call (206) 900-8377 today to get started.
Mllions of patients across the United States have been prescribed the popular heartburn drug Zantac, or even taken the over-the-counter version of the drug. But drug makers often prioritize profits over patient safety, and the early data is showing a similar pattern with regard to Zantac.
The defective drug legal team at Davis Law Group is investigating injury claims from patients who have been prescribed and taken Zantac. Studies show that Zantac contains high levels of carcinogenic chemicals which may contribute to a patient’s increased risk of being diagnosed with various types of cancer.
When Zantac was still in development and going through a standard FDA trial phase, testing showed that a single tablet of Zantac could contain thousands of times the FDA-approved level of N‑nitrosodimethylamine , which is a known carcinogen. Experts contend that Sanofi manufacturer of Zantac, concealed the fact that the drug could increase the risk of patients being diagnosed with cancer.
In September 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it would conduct a thorough investigation into a possible link between Zantac medication and the risk of cancer to heartburn patients who were prescribed or otherwise taking the drug. This came after independent test results found that Zantac samples contained dangerously high levels of NDMA.
Zantac, which is the brand name for the medicine ranitidine hydrochloride, is prescribed to patients with chronic heartburn and is meant to reduce the buildup of stomach acid which can lead to acid reflux, severe heartburn, and other related gastrointestinal issues. Patients who were prescribed Zantac were not made aware by the drug’s manufacturer that the drug could increase the risk of cancer.
In some studies, the presence of NDMA in Zantac were found to be up to 3,000 times higher than the FDA’s recommended intake limit of NDMA, which is 96 nanograms per day. The highest reported amount of NDMA found in Zantac is more than 2,500,000 nanograms.
The first Zantac bellwether lawsuit was filed in October 2019 on behalf of plaintiff Mark Allan Blake, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bladder cancer after having taken Zantac drugs for many years. Blake alleges that Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Sanofi failed to warn him and other patients of the cancer risk associated with taking the popular heartburn drug.
That lawsuit is pending, and the outcome could dictate the legal options for other patients affected by the lawsuit moving forward. These bellwether trials often set a strong legal precedent for whether or not other patients affected by the same defective product are eligible for compensation for their injuries and other damages.
The award-winning legal team at Davis Law Group works with firms across the United States on defective drug and medical device litigation. We have helped countless patients get the fair compensation they deserve after suffering at the hands of corporations that prioritize profit over patient safety.
Contact us today to request a free case review and to learn more about your legal rights and options for filing a claim. There are no up-front costs associated with hiring an attorney for a Zantac cancer claim, and clients do not owe any attorney’s fees until we have successfully recovered compensation on their behalf. Call (206) 900-8377 or use the confidential contact form on this page to request a free case review.
In the state of Washington, regardless of who is at fault for an accident, an injured person can receive compensation for lost wages and medical expenses from their Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. The following is a list of damages recoverable after a drunk driving crash:
Washington State law provides that the drivers on the road have the duty to not operate a motor vehicle when under the influence of alcohol. See RCW 46.61.502. A DUI arrest in Washington means license suspension, jail time, and up to $5,000 in fines and fees. You may be ordered to install and pay for a device (called an ignition interlock) that won’t allow your car to start if you have any alcohol in your system. The court can order you to pay for and attend alcohol or drug treatment.
Washington State Dram Shop Law
Dram shop laws make it possible for bar owners and alcohol servers to be held financially liable if a customer becomes obviously intoxicated on their premises and subsequently injures someone or causes property damage, typically by driving drunk. Washington State law forbids the selling of alcohol ‘to any person apparently under the influence of liquor.’
(1) No person shall sell any liquor to any person apparently under the influence of liquor.
(2)(a) No person who is apparently under the influence of liquor may purchase or consume liquor on any premises licensed by the board.
(b) A violation of this subsection is an infraction punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars.
(c) A defendant’s intoxication may not be used as a defense in an action under this subsection.
(d) Until July 1, 2000, every establishment licensed under RCW 66.24.330 or 66.24.420 shall conspicuously post in the establishment notice of the prohibition against the purchase or consumption of liquor under this subsection.
(3) An administrative action for violation of subsection (1) of this section and an infraction issued for violation of subsection (2) of this section arising out of the same incident are separate actions and the outcome of one shall not determine the outcome of the other.
Washington State’s ‘Drive Hammered-Get Nailed’ Program
Washington State Patrol helps to enforce the Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s “Drive Hammered-Get Nailed” campaign to catch drunk drivers. This program puts many more DUI task forces out on Washington streets, roads, and highways throughout the state between mid-August and early September. The idea is to catch more drunk drivers during the days and weeks surrounding Labor Day weekend in order to stop the drunk driver before they do any damage to themselves or others.
Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions in Washington State. Forty-two percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol. Each year over 200 people in Washington state are killed in drunk driving crashes. There is a sharp increase in the number of drunk driving incidents near major holidays and during the summer months.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in the United States in 2010. This figure represents 31 percent of all traffic incident deaths. More than 500,000 Americans are injured in drunken driving crashes each year.
The top-rated team of Washington car accident attorneys at Davis Law Group will review your drunk driving accident case absolutely free of charge and help you better understand your legal rights and options for pursuing a personal injury claim. If we believe we can improve the chances of a favorable outcome, our attorneys will meet with you for a free legal consultation to discuss your case in greater detail.
We also work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no up-front costs and you owe no attorney’s fees until your case has been successfully resolved. Call our office in Seattle at (206) 539-0939 or use the confidential contact form on this page to have your case personally reviewed by our award-winning legal team.
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