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Drug and Consumer Product Recalls

Corporations owe a legal responsibility to the public to ensure that drugs and products they manufacture are not unreasonably dangerous. The US Supreme Court, agrees that the manufacturers, not the FDA, have the duty to warn consumers and patients of side effects and safety risks. A brief synopsis of the current dangerous products and drugs we are investigating follows.

Zantac linked to Cancer

Zantac was withdrawn on April 1, 2020. This includes prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs.  These drugs for used for heartburn, treatment and prevention of ulcers of the stomach and intestines and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Zantac and Ranitidine have been linked to cancer of the following for anyone regularly using the drug:
  • Stomach, 
  • Bladder,  
  • Kidney, 
  • Pancreas,
  • Intestinal/Colorectal
  • Brain,
  • Liver, 
  • Esophageal,
  • Pancreatic,
  • Pediatric (cancer of a child),
  • Leukemia/Blood,
  • Multiple Myeloma,
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma,
  • Gastric (stomach) cancer

Roundup Weed Killer linked to Cancer

Lawsuits alleging Monsanto’s Roundup Weed Killer causes cancer have been centralized in Multi-District Litigation MDL No. 2741 before the Honorable Vince Chhabria. The Plaintiffs allege Roundup weed killer’s ingredient, glyphosate, also found in Ranger and Honcho and many other weed killers, has been linked to cancer. Monsanto failed to warn of known cancer risks, amidst overwhelming research and studies that link glyphosate-based herbicides to non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other cancers. CBS News covered aspects of Monsanto Roundup: Lawsuit accuses Monsanto of manipulating research to hide Roundup dangers

Talcum Powder linked to Cancer

$110 million, $72 million, $70 million and $55 million verdicts

Verdicts ranging between $110 million to $55 million have been awarded by juries hearing evidence of women claiming genital use of Baby Powder and Shower to Shower caused their ovarian cancer. Cancer strikes nearly one in 70 women, though studies show that women who use talc-containing products on their genitals have a one in 50 chance of developing the disease. Trial experts have testified at least 45,000 women have died as a result of ovarian cancer that may be attributed to talcum powder use on the genitals, and estimate 1,500 women will die within the next year as a result of talc use.

Numerous talcum powder manufacturers changed to using cornstarch rather than talc after the American Cancer Society advocated for women to switch to cornstarch around the genital area in 1999. The plaintiffs advocate that talc particles can reach the ovaries and cause inflammation, while the defendant manufacturers allege there hasn’t been a large study to prove a definitive cause and effect.

Contact Us for a Free Medical Legal Review

We have over three decades of medical legal trial experience in consumer product, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.  If you  suffered from side effects of any of these drugs or products, please contact our offices for a free medical legal case evaluation with one of our attorneys. There are time limitations to file a lawsuit or claim so contact us now.

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