Zantac contains the active ingredient Ranitidine. When ingested, Ranitidine metabolizes into N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) which Health Canada, the Federal Drug Adinistration, and the World Health Organization classify as a probable carcinogen, which has been linked to several cancers.
On September 13, 2019 the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care released a statement for all Canadians indicating that “NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen.” In addition, the dangers of NDMA have been publicly known for over 40 years.
The Statement of Claim purports that the Defendants knew or ought to have known that the contaminated products contained NDMA that increased the risk to consumers of serious complications, including the development of cancer and other ailments. The Defendants also failed to issue a timely recall of the affected drugs when they knew about the potential cancer risks of their products.Statement of Claim
Canada is not the only country that’s faced with NDMA-contaminated Zantac. Several Zantac recalls have been issued in the United States over concerns of NDMA contamination. More than a dozen companies, including manufacturers, merchants and distributors of Ranitidine-containing medications are named as Defendants in the Zantac cancer class action lawsuit.
If you have used Zantac and Ranitidine products and have suffered health complications as a result, you may be able to secure compensation.
Contact a qualified class action lawyer at Diamond and Diamond Lawyers to get help with your claim. Call 1-800-567-4878 or fill out the quick contact form below when you are ready to get started on your case.
– August 2021: We write to provide you with a further update to our June 9th update. As mentioned in our last update, we are currently proceeding with an action in Ontario and are looking at booking our next court appearance. In the meantime, we will also be issuing a Notice of Civil Claim in British Columbia, as we believe that jurisdiction may be preferable in the advancement of the case. Regardless of whether we proceed in Ontario or British Columbia, everyone who has signed up with us will still be part of the same class.
A class action is a lawsuit which provides a method for a large group of people with common claims to come together to advance one claim on behalf of the group. Class actions are more efficient and cost-effective and allow for groups of people with common claims to gain access to the legal system and seek justice on their behalves.
Class actions are typically handled on a contingency fee basis. This means that the class counsel are only paid if the class action is successful at trial or settled. In the event that it is successful, class counsel fees may be paid by the Defendants owners and operators or out of either the settlement or judgment proceeds, as approved by the court.
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