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The Maderal Byrne & Furst PLLC Zantac lawyers are representing people who have developed cancer after using Zantac.

At this time, Maderal Byrne & Furst is not accepting additional Zantac clients.

Lawyers Representing Zantac Victims

Maderal Byrne & Furst is an accomplished mass tort law firm handling complex, multi-million dollar litigation on a national level. Our law firm is serving as leaders in Zantac dangerous drug litigation, representing dozens of victims and serving on the Plaintiff’s steering committee In Re Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2924.

We operate with the mission that individuals and families harmed by the products around them deserve legal representation that is of the skill level of the attorneys for the big corporations, including the pharmaceutical companies. We have led billion-dollar litigations and achieved groundbreaking results.

To see how we can help you with your case, contact our legal team for a consultation.

Legal Representation for Zantac Claims

Who qualifies for Zantac compensation?

If you took Zantac and developed cancer, you may qualify for Zantac compensation. Types of cancers may include:

  • Zantac Lawsuit AttorneysStomach
  • Bladder
  • Breast
  • Esophageal
  • Prostate
  • Thyroid
  • Liver
  • Colon
  • Other cancers

People who took Zantac (ranitidine) for a significant period of time, whether prescription or over-the-counter, and who later were diagnosed with a form of cancer may have a claim for compensation.

What Zantac products are involved in the lawsuits?

There are several formulas of Zantac involved in litigation, including:

  • Zantac
  • Zantac 150
  • 150 Cool Mint
  • Zantac 75

Experienced lawyers pursuing settlements and judgments for Zantac users

The Maderal Byrne & Furst Zantac lawyers are a team of former federal prosecutors. Their experience in complex, billion-dollar litigations has brought them to conduct dozens of jury trials and make arguments before federal courts of appeals. They willingly serve as leaders in Plaintiff’s steering committees for complex multi-district litigation involving many plaintiffs in high-profile cases.

Their experienced team of lawyers handle cases throughout the United States from their base offices in Florida. They are heavily involved in Zantac litigation and want to help anyone who has been harmed.

Zantac Lawsuits

When it first came on the market, Zantac was thought to be a miracle drug. It generated billions of dollars in sales. Unfortunately, later scientific research indicated that there may be a problem and that batches of the drug may contain unacceptably high levels of carcinogens.

What’s the problem with Zantac?

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing revealed that specific batches of Zantac may contain unhealthy levels of N-nitrodimethylamine (NDMA), a human carcinogen. Researchers found that when stored at a higher temperature, the drug is more likely to contain harmful substances. Carcinogens may be present at up to 3,000 times acceptable levels.

What proof is needed for a Zantac lawsuit?

You may have a strong Zantac lawsuit if you:

  • Took Zantac (ranitidine) for a significant period of time
  • Developed cancer after taking the drug
  • Can show a link between Zantac use and cancer

Having a prescription may be the easiest way to show long-term Zantac use, but there may also be proof of over-the-counter use, including pharmacy purchase records, receipts, and personal testimony. The link between use of the medication and cancer must be shown with detailed scientific evidence, including the use of expert witnesses. Our experienced lawyers understand the proof needed for each element of a claim.

What type of legal claim is a Zantac claim?

A Zantac claim is a product liability claim for a dangerous drug. The victim who has suffered harm, or their surviving family, starts the case. The purpose of the case is to hold the drug manufacturer accountable and provide compensation for the victim.

Compensation for Zantac Victims

Compensation for a victim in a Zantac claim may cover a range of economic and non-economic losses, including:

  • Medical bills, including cancer treatment
  • Future medical bills
  • Nursing care
  • The value of diminished quality of life
  • Physical pain and discomfort
  • Emotional anguish, mental health injuries
  • Unearned income potential and harm to lifelong career

A person who develops cancer endures physical pain, emotional anguish, and possibly a shortened life expectancy. The fair value of a legal claim addresses all these losses. Compensation is unique to the person bringing the claim and is based on their physical and emotional suffering.

About Zantac (Ranitidine)

What is Zantac?

Zantac, or its generic – ranitidine – is a heartburn medication. It treated

medical conditions like:

  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux)
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  • Other stomach problems

Zantac was available both as a prescription medication and over the counter.

How does Zantac work?

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Zantac decreases the production of stomach acid. It blocks histamine, an organic nitrogenous compound that regulates gut function. Less stomach acid is produced, decreasing the feeling of heartburn.

Has Zantac been recalled?

Recalls for Zantac started in 2019 in the United States, with the product being fully withdrawn from the market in April 2020.

What is the history of Zantac?

Zantac first received provisional FDA approval in the United States in 1983. From that time, the market for Zantac exploded, with industrial pharmaceutical company Sanofi manufacturing the name-brand version of the drug. Dozens of companies would go on to make generic versions of the drug ranitidine.

With hundreds of millions of dollars poured into marketing efforts, these companies would generate $13.5 billion in sales. The drugs were sold in 31 countries. As many as 15 million people may have used them.

As potential risks became clear, government agencies began investigating. Health Canada first announced ranitidine recalls while the U.S. FDA called for additional testing. When this testing exposed a possible high exposure to known carcinogen N-nitrodimethylamine (NDMA), the products were recalled and eventually pulled from shelves.

Talk to a Zantac Lawsuit Attorney

While we are not accepting new Zantac clients at this time, we invite you to reach out to us online or in-person about our other mass tort litigation experience.

In The News

Our team of attorneys has been featured in numerous national and international publications for victories in criminal and civil law:

Andrew Elfmont

I have known these lawyers for years and watched their careers as federal prosecutors. There is no firm I would recommend more or rather represent me.

January 3, 2023
Matt Giordano

John is an excellent lawyer and person. He has an excellent track record going back to his days as a federal lawyer. I fully recommend working with him and his team, you’ll be glad you did.

January 3, 2023
Jonathan Armstrong

John Byrne is a highly talented lawyer, very hardworking and experienced, and takes advocacy and his ethical duties seriously

January 5, 2023
Moss Levenson

I have not encountered better legal thinkers and strategists. John has worked many large cases, going all the way back to his time as a federal prosecutor. Excellent in trial.

January 17, 2023

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Why Hire Us?

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Recognized leaders in complex litigation who have secured multiple multi-million dollar settlements, and court-appointed leadership positions.
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High-Quality Representation

Your case will be handled by an experienced team of seasoned trial lawyers who have experience prosecuting and defending federal criminal cases as well as litigating national mass-tort matters.
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Constant Communication

Our team will keep you updated on the status of your legal situation throughout the duration of your case. You will always be kept in the loop through every development in your case so that you can make informed decisions.
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Above & Beyond

Our legal team will go above and beyond for your case, ensuring we do everything legally allowed to achieve a favorable result in your case.

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