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Legal experts think that thousands of Zantac Cancer sufferers may file claims for monetary damage compensation in 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021 - If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer of the stomach, bladder, intestines, or other cancer, and have taken the anti-heartburn and acid reflux medicine Zantac, you should seek the guidance of a Zantac Cancer Lawyer and possibly file a claim. Sanofi, the maker of Zantac, has been accused by more than 500 Zantac users with cancer in 2020 for failing to warn them of the dangers NDMA presented to their health among other allegations. Attorneys representing Zantac cancer plaintiffs could be required to provide information specific to their experience with the antacid and cancer they have developed. Zantac cancer plaintiffs should be prepared to demonstrate the dates they took the drug with either pharmacy receipts which could be listed on a monthly bank statement. They also should know the dates and the doctor that made their initial cancer diagnosis. The plaintiff should be able to provide the date they stopped working if seeking compensation for lost wages. The plaintiff should also secure their hospital and doctor medical records to be reimbursed for medical expenses.

Lawsuits against Sanofi have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation to save time and to streamline the presentation of the complex science underlying Zantac cancer contamination. MDL plaintiffs' cases are considered individually and should not be confused with a class-action lawsuit. Plaintiffs claim Zantac caused their "bladder cancer and bladder removal, breast cancer, colon cancer, esophageal cancer, kidney cancer and kidney removal, liver cancer, melanoma, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, and stomach cancer, " according to The first trials could begin in 2021. Experts predict that by 2022 bellwether trials will have provided an indication of the size of the likely jury awards and also an indication of Sanofi's willingness to settle the cases out of court.

Sanofi is being accused in a federal government investigation of deliberately covering up their knowledge of high, carcinogenic levels of NDMA from federal regulators, the medical community, and the public. During this period of about 20 years, Zantac became the best-selling antacid treatment selling their product over the counter and by doctor's prescription. On April 1, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration ordered Sanofi to stop selling Zantac, the drug removed from store shelves, and that doctors stop prescribing the drug.

At the core of Zantac cancer concerns is the chemical compound N-Nitrosodimethylamine, also known as dimethylnitrosamine. According to the CDC, NDMA is a dangerous carcinogen whose use was to induce tumors in laboratory animals used for cancer research. "It is a yellow liquid which has no distinct odor. It is produced in the U.S. only for use as a research chemical. NDMA was used to make rocket fuel, but this use was stopped after unusually high levels of this compound were found in air, water, and soil samples collected near a rocket fuel manufacturing plant." Online pharmacy Valisure tested Zantac and found it contained more than 3,000,000 NGS of NDMA, far exceeding the FDA's guideline of no more than 96ngs per tables. The results were immediately brought to the attention of Sanofi and the FDA. Sanofi pulled the product from store shelves, and the FDA initiated the ban about a month later.

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