Zantac Litigation Update During COVID-19

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Heartburn Medication

Litigation Update : Judge Moving Forward as Planned

According to the district judge assigned to oversee the Zantac MDL, the litigation will continue to move forward despite COVID-19 changes.  To comply with social distancing and safe health guidance, the court will not have in-person conferences but instead do the litigation activities via video conferencing.

The initial conference was scheduled for March 20, however, was rescheduled for May 12th and is to be held over a video conference

Zantac Lawsuit

Recently, Zantac has received a lot of pushback from the FDA after it was found to have high levels of NDMA which is a known carcinogen.  This substance is not always dangerous however, it is actually a well-known contaminate in a lot of things, but usually with very low levels of exposure which is not harmful to people’s health. Zantac, however, has levels that are much higher than what the FDA has set as safe and acceptable. This heartburn medication has now been suspended from stores across the US.

Because of this, there are a large number of lawsuits that are being filed against the drugs manufacturing companies. Many of these lawsuits are claiming that the manufacturers knew their drug contained high levels of ranitidine and did not disclose this information to consumers. Some manufacturers even refused to test their drug because they knew they would contain higher than acceptable levels of the carcinogen.

To learn more about the Zantac Lawsuit and why this drug is causing cancer, click here.


There are three main criteria that an individual must meet in order to qualify for a Zantac lawsuit and receive compensation for their damages.

  1. They must be able to prove that they used the medication
  2. They must have been diagnosed with one of the specific types of cancers linked to ranitidine
  3. They must have proof of a link between taking the drug and developing their cancer

This is sometimes hard to prove, but generally the time period is the most important factor.  If you have taken Zantac for at least a year and developed cancer about a year after the time you started taking the drug, you likely will have the proof and evidence that the drug caused you to develop cancer.  Proving this will allow us to help you build the best case you can against the drug manufacturer.

Filing a Claim

If you or a loved one have met the above criteria and may be eligible for compensation, please contact us at the McEwen Law Firm today to receive free legal advice and a consultation on your potential lawsuit.  Our team is dedicated to making sure our clients receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries.