Zantac: Does It Cause Cancer and What Can You Do?

Bernard Tully Personal Injury Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700

I have a question for you. What do you do when a product you’ve been using for many years receives an FDA recall notice? What if the FDA later comes out and says it may be harmful to you? Some of you might recall the controversy regarding coffee from many years ago. First, there was a study that came out and said too much coffee can be very detrimental to your health. Then, about a year later, another study that said coffee can actually be beneficial to you by creating some immunity that can prevent certain types of cancer if you drink it every day.

On one hand, you have scientists saying that it causes cancer and on the other hand you have scientists that say it’s helpful for you. What do you do? My advice for these types of situations is to listen to the FDA’s advice that you read or hear about. Don’t get too excited about just any studies you find on the internet today.

A practical example of this would be FDA’s recent ruling on Zantac. The FDA ruling states that Zantac may cause cancer to people who have used it for a significant period. This is because some of the chemicals that are inside this medicine are cancer-causing agents.

So what do you do if you have been using Zantac for heartburn, anxiety, or something else for an extended time? I’m sure you are naturally worried that Zantac may cause cancer, but my advice is to consult with an attorney who can advise you whether or not you have a claim against.

While not all people who use Zantac have a valid claim, in certain situations consumers can qualify to make a claim against the producers for causing injury or potentially getting cancer. The good news is just about any attorney you consult with is going to review your situation and not charge you for the research they do. It’s almost always a no recovery, no fee situation.

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Bernard Tully Personal Injury Zantac Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700 and 1-800-518-0050