Zantac Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys

Zantac, also known by its chemical name ranitidine, is a popular drug for the treatment of heartburn and acid reflux. It has been used for decades and has become one of the most widely used drugs on the market, responsible for $1 billion in sales.

If you or a loved one have taken Zantac, you should be aware that this medication has been found to contain high levels of a cancer-causing contaminant called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). In late 2019, the FDA learned that Zantac and many ranitidine medications contained unacceptable levels of NDMA, and began to announce several voluntary recalls of these medications. On April 1, 2020, however, the FDA requested the removal of all ranitidine products from the market, due to the health risks they pose.

The medical liability lawyers at Gold Law Firm are suing the makers of Zantac to hold them accountable for the damage this drug has caused patients and consumers, and their role in concealing the deadly potential of their product. If you developed cancer after taking Zantac or another ranitidine medication, contact our dedicated product liability attorneys to learn about your case. We have the extensive experience and resources needed to take on large pharmaceutical companies and win. Let us help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.

Contact us today at (901) 244-5003 to discuss how this lawsuit could affect you. We’re ready to fight for you.

Why You Need A Lawyer

If you have developed cancer after taking Zantac, or another ranitidine medication, you may be eligible to sue the makers of these drugs. Cancer is an incredibly difficult ordeal to go through. You are already concerned with your own health and treatment regimen, as well as your family’s well-being. You need a dedicated attorney on your side who understands pharmaceutical liability law to hold the big drug companies accountable.

A good attorney can organize all your medical records and history of taking ranitidine, line up expert witnesses, and develop a solid case for your compensation based on all the evidence. They will leverage the strength of the case they develop to negotiate assertively with insurance companies or opposing counsel to secure the full compensation you’re owed, so that you can focus on your own recovery.

Why Hire Gold Law Firm?

The top-notch product liability lawyers at Gold Law Firm have represented thousands of clients facing difficult legal challenges just like yours. When you hire our firm, you get a team of advocates who will fight relentlessly for your rights against the big pharmaceutical companies. We’ve helped our clients recover millions of dollars in compensation for their injuries. You can read some of our reviews here.

Most importantly, we care about our clients. We know each and every client on a first-name basis, and when you work with our firm, you work with the attorneys managing the details of your case, not a case manager whose checking off boxes.

Our attorneys have received top honors from professional organizations such as Martindale-Hubbell, who named us a Client Champion, Avvo, who honored us with the Clients’ Choice award, Super Lawyers, and Expertise. And we belong to and regularly teach classes for the Memphis Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association.

You deserve knowledgeable, skilled legal representation that can get you the compensation you need to get through this difficult period and move forward with your life.

What Is Zantac?

Ranitidine hydrochloride, sold under the popular brand name Zantac, is a medication that decreases the production of stomach acid. Until recently, it was available both as a prescription and over the counter.

Zantac is marketed in the U.S. by French pharmaceutical company Sanofi, although several other pharmaceutical companies also produce ranitidine products affected by the recall. Zantac has been a popular antacid medication since the early 1980s. Zantac has been commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, ulcers, and other stomach and gastrointestinal disorders such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dosages vary between 75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg daily.

Popular generic versions of Zantac include ranitidine tablets from Rite Aid and Walmart, and Wal-Zan from Walgreens.

Links Between Zantac And Cancer

Zantac has been found to both contain and generate a chemical known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. Studies have shown that ranitidine will slowly break down into NDMA during storage. In addition, NDMA is a byproduct of the processes that occur when a person ingests ranitidine. Numerous studies* over the years have identified the cancer-causing properties of NDMA. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that “NDMA is clearly carcinogenic. There is overwhelming evidence that NDMA is mutagenic and clastogenic.” This means that it can change and disrupt genetic material, leading to cancerous growth.

Along with the WHO, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency consider NDMA to be a carcinogen. NDMA is found in some foods such as milk and sausage, but at lower levels than in Zantac. The FDA has established an allowable daily limit of 96 nanograms of NDMA, but testing has found more than 2.5 million nanograms in each 150mg tablet of Zantac, more than 26,000 times the FDA-approved amount.

The links between NDMA and cancer are so strong that the FDA announced on April 1 of this year that all manufacturers must withdraw Zantac and generic ranitidine drugs from the market, effective immediately.

*NDMA studies:

Researchers have also conducted studies of the effects of NDMA on animals which show links to cancer:

  • When mice were given NDMA orally, they developed cancers of the kidneys, bladder, liver, and lungs.
  • Among rats, cancers were observed in the kidneys, liver, pancreas, and lungs.
  • Hamsters developed cancers of the pancreas, stomach, and liver.
  • Guinea pigs developed liver and lung cancers.
  • Scientists observed cancer in the livers and lungs of rabbits.

Other methods of exposure, such as inhalation and subcutaneous and abdominal injection, produced cancerous growth in the kidneys, liver, lungs, nasal cavity, and stomach of the test subjects.

About Sanofi, The Maker of Zantac

Founded in 1973, Sanofi S.A. is the French pharmaceutical company that has been selling over-the-counter Zantac in the United States since 2017. Mounting evidence indicates that Sanofi and its partner Boehringer Ingelheim knowingly concealed the carcinogenic risks posed by Zantac, even as the drug was bringing in an unprecedented $1 billion in sales. These sales would likely have been much lower if the public had known about the risks that came with using Zantac.

Citing the drug’s links to cancer, CVS and Walgreens both pulled Zantac from their shelves in September of last year. In October, Sanofi finally announced their own recall of the cancer-causing medication.

It’s important to know that there are several manufacturers of ranitidine medications besides Sanofi, who are required to recall their ranitidine products. If you’re taking medication for heartburn, acid reflux, ulcers, or other gastrointestinal disorders, check the ingredients for ranitidine and talk to your doctor about ranitidine-free alternatives.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Some of Zantac’s Other Common Side Effects?

Possible side effects of Zantac include:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches (possibly severe)
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Impotence
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Trouble experiencing orgasms
  • Muscle pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Swollen or tender breasts

Zantac may also increase a patient’s risk of developing pneumonia. Those with liver disease, kidney disease, or porphyria are advised to contact their doctors before taking Zantac.

What Types of Cancer Does Zantac Cause?

NDMA, the cancerous substance in Zantac, has been linked with a number of different types of cancer, including:

  • Stomach cancer
  • Intestinal cancers
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Bladder cancer
  • Colorectal cancer

Furthermore, animal studies have shown that when present during pregnancy, NDMA can cause complications or death to the fetus.

How Will I Know If I Have Cancer?

Cancer is a group of many different diseases. Cancer causes cells to grow abnormally, with the potential to spread to other areas of the body. It is the second most common cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease. Cancer can affect many different areas of the body, and the symptoms are many and varied. Here are some symptoms that may be present with different kinds of cancer:

  • A persistent cough or blood in your saliva may indicate throat or lung cancer.
  • Problems with bowel movements, bloody stool, or the feeling that you need to have a bowel movement after already having one could mean intestinal cancer.
  • Unexplained extreme fatigue or weakness could be anemia (low red blood cell count), which is a symptom of bowel cancer.
  • Changes in urination or bloody urine could indicate prostate cancer.

If you experience these symptoms, you should see a physician immediately. Cancer is a very serious disease, and its effects can be life-altering or deadly, especially if not treated early.

What Can I Be Compensated For In A Zantac Lawsuit?

The type of compensation available in your case will depend on your own experience with Zantac, but compensation from a lawsuit of this type can help with certain typical costs related to your health and well-being, including:

  • Medical bills to cover cancer treatment and related costs
  • Costs associated with long-term care
  • Lost wages due to time away from work during your illness
  • Loss of household income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses

You should discuss the details of your situation with your attorney to determine what kinds of compensation you could expect in your own case.

Talk to A Medication Liability Attorney Today

Cancer is one of the most serious illnesses a person can face. It is a frightening situation to be in. We rely on the medication we take to make us better, not cause us harm. If you have developed cancer after taking Zantac, or another ranitidine medication, call the skilled lawyers at Gold Law Firm right away.

We can hold the makers of this drug accountable for the damage they’ve caused, and get you the compensation you need to pay for medical bills, time missed at work, and other expenses you may have because of this terrible disease. We can get through this together. Call us at (901) 244-5003 or fill out our contact form today to set up a free consultation to discuss your case.

Injured In An Accident? We Can Help!

  • Calls & Emails Returned Within 24 Hours
  • FREE Initial Consultation
Get A FREE Consultation

What Our Clients Are Saying

David Gold and his associates were there for me all the way. From day 1..they were working for me. I can be a bit of a pain sometimes, lol, but I was hurt and extremely upset with my insurance company. They handled them like pros, did not take 1st offer and called me with all offers until they believed we had the best one we could get. I was very satisfied with this, also grateful to the doctor he referred me to for my injuries. I spoke to him today and he gave me some great advice on another case that the lawyer who was recommended to me completely failed at his responsibilities. Thank you Mr. Gold for your offer to help again..Im kicking myself I didn’t call you 1st. I had a horrible concussion and injuries and wasn’t thinking right.
Gold Law Firm will handle you and your case with the respect You and your case deserve. They’re bull dogs and do not stop until you are happy with their work and your settlement. Great communication amongst the whole staff! You will not regret hiring them.

Dawn Maki
Attorney David Gold was always available and attentive to all my needs. If I needed advice about what to do in a certain situation he was there. He I couldn’t always reach mr. Gold one of his lovely assistance would always be ready to assist in any way. I strongly recommend attorney David Gold to anyway in need for a great lawyer
Bobby Galabiz
The Gold Law Firm is the best. They really got me more money than I expected.
I had a good experience with the Gold Law Firm. I would recommend them for a car wreck.
Ruthie Brounson
The Gold Law Firm was great to me! From the first time I walked through the doors, I was taken care of. The Firm’s staff are both knowledgeable and friendly. Mr Gold’s expertise won my case, and got me back a large settlement! Thanks Gold Law Firm!
Ray Campbell
Mr. Gold spent a great deal of time on our case and took a personal interest in seeing that your settlement was handled correctly. He traveled to the settlement hearing and took care of all the details. We were especially happy with the knowledgeable staff and expedited retrieval of our settlement funds. Thank you, The Gold Law Firm!
Mara Lerner

I had a wonderful experience with the gold Law firm. They were so nice throughout the process of handling my claim. Very pleased overall.

Vandellar Malone
The Gold Law Firm handled my case very well.Mattie was very helpful throughout the whole process.Great Job you guys.
Tiffany Shaw

Excellent experience with this firm. They are very attentive and do everything in their power to take care of you and your case. David took very good care of my son and got the best settlement possible for him and wasn’t going to back done until he did.
I will definitely be using and referring them to represent people I know.
Thank y’all so much!!

Alisha Horn
Great working with David and his team. They are very knowledgeable and client focused. I would recommend them over other firms without hesitation.
Forrest Reyle
My experience was pleasant. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Ashley Williams
David and his workers helped me so much I can’t express enough gratitude for them..I recommend you to go to them for any needs.
Anton Roeun
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. David Gold and his team to work your case! Very professional and everyone in the office does outstanding work! Thank you for always staying in contact with new updates and caring! I appreciate everything!
Victoria Payne

Everyone at The Gold Law Firm is professional and sweet. David Gold is definitely a attorney i will recommend to anyone. David worked hard ketp in touch and gave me the quality of service I deserve. Thank you David for everything you did.

Pam Boschert
I highly recommend David Gold to anyone who has an injury lawsuit in Tennessee. He is a highly skilled attorney who works hard to ensure his clients get the best outcome in their case whether through settlement or at trial. Unlike at many larger injury firms who routinely pass clients off to associate lawyers with less experience, hiring the Gold Law Firm means that Mr. Gold will personally handle your case. Exceptional firm, excellent lawyer!
It took Mr. Gold only 35 days from the day I hired him, until i received cash in hand. He settled my case that fast. He gets to know his clients on a personal level. Him and his staff are the most professional and easy to work with that I have ever encountered at any law firm PERIOD. I would recommend Gold Law Firm 100%. If you need an car accident attorney, I would not recommend anyone other than the Gold Law Firm.
Anna Donald

I have consulted with David Gold on multiple matters.  He is very responsive — which is an extremely valuable (and rare) feature in a quality attorney.  In addition to a remarkable knowledge of many diverse areas of the law.

Christopher Donovan

During the time i experienced with Mr. Gold Law Firm my case was handled very well! Everyone was friendly but about their business. Great company to come to if you ever need a lawyer in case of an accident. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case and i will be calling back if i ever need him!

Destiny Montreale

5 stars!

Debbi Carter

David Gold is a great guy and really goes the extra mile for his clients. I highly recommend Gold Law Firm!

Mike Kibbons

I have known David for several years now. David is a hard working attorney who will really fight for your rights. If I ever need an attorney again, I will certainly use the Gold Law Firm.

Denise Azaria

I am very pleased with the quality of my representation from the Gold Law Firm. David and his staff really made me feel like I was the most important client that they had. David provided great service to me.

William Maxwell

David is an excellent attorney, I have known him for several years and I would highly recommend him.

John Hudson

David is an exceptional attorney. I would recommend him to anyone, I was extremely pleased with his services.  I felt like I was his only client, and he was always easy to reach. I was very happy with the result of my case.

Monica Timmerman

David Gold is an exceptional attorney who is willing to fight big insurance companies for what is fair for his clients.  His experience in this field enables him to provide efficient, quality care to those who turn to him when injury strikes.

Philip Berardi
I was very pleased with the way that David Gold handled my case. The insurance company for the other driver was very difficult to work with. David Gold filed a lawsuit and the case settled for just under policy limits. I would highly recommend the Gold Law Firm to anyone who is in a car wreck.
Dominque Ables

I was represented by Claire O. King at the Gold Law Firm and I was very pleased with the way she handled my case. I was in a car wreck and did not know how to deal with the insurance company. I felt so comfortable working with the Gold Law…

Christopher Padgett

You can tell David really cares about his clients. If I ever need a car wreck lawyer again, I am going to call David Gold at the Gold Law Firm.

Bailey Elizabeth

I am a current client of the Gold Law Firm. My case is very complex because I had a jaw injury in the accident as well as my neck and back. The attorneys at the Gold Law Firm always take my calls and are easy to reach.

Breana Buchanan

I had a great experience with the Gold Law Firm for my car wreck!

Victor Miller

Highly recommend The Gold Law Firm!

Heather Corbin

I was represented by David Gold at the Gold Law Firm. He took great care if me. I received much more money than I expected and would highly recommend the Gold Law Firm to anyone who had a car wreck.

Stephanie Sharp

I very pleased with the results I had with The Gold Law Firm. If you are ever in a car wreck I highly recommend The Gold Law Firm!

Christina Graham

I had a great time with lawyers they are great

Lasha Williams

The Gold Law Firm walked me through my case every step of the way. I can’t express how comfortable, and well informed while in person or over the phone I was. Go Team Gold!

Derik Holliday

Great service and great support and wonderful customer service

Betty Nations

Professional, experienced, and successful representation. Highly recommend.

Joel Enochs

I had a great experience with The Gold Firm!


I had a really good experience at the Gold Law Firm. I would recommend them to anyone injured in a wreck.


Good people!

Kristopher Johnson

Excellent attorney!!!

Tony Chambers

I would highly recommend the Gold Injury Law Firm!

Claire King
Read More Client Testimonials
Memphis Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Martindale Hubbell | PEER RATED | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | 2017
Martindale-Hubbell | Client Champion Gold / 2017
Avvo Client Choice 2015
David Alan Gold Reviewsout of 18 reviews
BBB Accredited Business | BBB Rating: A+
Best Business of 2018 | Three Best Rated | Excellence
Best Personal injury lawyers in Memphis
Super Lawyers
Certificate of Excellence

Don’t Wait. Get A Free Consultation Now.

Have you suffered an injury in a car accident in Tennessee? Have you been injured in any type of accident due to the fault of another? The Memphis personal injury lawyers at Gold Law Firm are here to help you pursue fair and just compensation for the pain and hardship you have endured. Contact us today online or by calling (901) 244-5003 to schedule your free initial consultation with a skilled and compassionate Memphis personal injury lawyer.

Submit the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to schedule your consultation.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.