Zantac Lawsuit

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Parents of 13-year-old Boy File Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Vaccine Manufacturers, Merck


Photo courtesy of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman

Writing about the death of a child is something I've come accustomed to over the years I've been blogging about drug safety. It still pains me to dive into the why's and how's, particularly when these deaths could have been avoidable if profit wasn't such a pull for drug companies, particularly if we had a robust regulatory system in place who cared more about patients than the funding they receive from said drug/vaccine manufacturers, particularly if health care professionals didn't receive kick-backs to promote products they know very little about, particularly if PR firms didn't ghost-write about products without first seeing actual raw data from clinical trials.

This is the story of Noah Foley who received his first and only Gardasil injection on May 7, 2018, just two days after his 11th birthday.

His parents, Clifton and Kelli Foley, were driven to allow their son to be vaccinated with Gardasil after reading and watching Merck's promotional ad campaigns across the US.

According to a press release“Around the time Noah received Gardasil, Merck’s advertising intimated that you are a bad parent if you do not vaccinate your child with Gardasil to protect them from getting cancer,” says Baum Hedlund attorney and shareholder, Stephanie Sherman. “What the advertising left out is there isn’t a single study to support Merck’s claim that Gardasil prevents certain types of cancer. On the contrary, studies have found that Gardasil may be more likely to cause cancer than prevent it.”

Prior to Noah's Gardasil injection on May 7, 2018, he was your typical 11-year old boy, hunting and fishing with his dad, playing games with his younger sister, building Legos, and playing his drum set. 

Noah had no autoimmune diseases, and no autonomic issues. He was extremely healthy, having received a clean bill of health at his 11-year medical check-up.

The promotional push by Gardasil manufacturers, Merck, convinced Noah's mother that Gardasil was a safe and effective vaccine for preventing not only neck, mouth, penile, and anus HPV-related cancers, but also prevented cancers that could be widely sexually transmitted.

Approximately two weeks after his shot, Noah experienced fevers, going as high as 102.9 degrees. His symptoms continued and one week later, his blood was checked to rule out Mononucleosis or other causes for the ongoing fevers. This continued throughout 2018.

On October 10, 2018, Noah's mother took him to hospital where it was found that his inflammatory markers were elevated. After a referral, it was found that Noah’s white blood cell count had tripled in two weeks.

Days later, a swollen lymph node was found which turned out not to be cancer.

Months later, (May 7, 2019) still suffering with fevers and fatigue and now weight loss, the past year had seen him lose over 20lb.

More from the press release: 

"On September 29, 2020, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Noah’s left leg went numb. On his way to the emergency room, his face and tongue went numb. By the time he arrived at the ER, Noah vomited, and by 6:00 p.m., Noah was completely non-responsive. He was transported to Duke University Medical Hospital, where his condition rapidly declined.

"On September 30, 2020, Noah was almost completely brain dead. On October 8, 2020, Noah passed away four hours after his breathing tube was removed. He was 13 years old."

The cause of death was recorded as encephalitis caused by an autoimmune/autoinflammatory dysregulation process, which his parents believe was caused by Merck's Gardasil vaccine.

Yesterday, Attorneys from Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Noah's parents.

The lawsuit alleges:

 - Merck regularly risks the lives of patients with full knowledge of Gardasil’s limited efficacy and severely harmful and sometimes fatal dangers.
 - Merck has made conscious decisions to not warn or inform the unsuspecting public and medical providers of such risks of injury and sometimes death.
 - Merck engaged in a relentless propaganda campaign aimed at frightening and guilting parents who failed to inoculate their children with Gardasil.
 - Merck’s conduct, including its false promotion of Gardasil and its failure to issue appropriate warnings concerning the severe risks of Gardasil, created a substantial risk of significant harm to children and patients who were being injected with Gardasil, and therefore warrants an award of punitive damages.

Up until the COVID "vaccine" rollout, Gardasil had more reported adverse events than any other vaccine.

Here's a short video of Noah. I doubt if this will in anyway move any person associated with Merck. Experience tells me that Noah, and others like him, are just part of business for these multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies. They are fuelled by greed and lack in morality and compassion. As for their marketing departments, I cannot think of any other superlatives to describe them apart from heinous and callous.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Zantac - The Heartburn Medication on Trial


There's been much talk about the popular heartburn medication, Zantac (ranitidine) causing cancer after independent laboratory testing found that one ranitidine 150 mg tablet produced 304,500 nanograms (ng) of a cancer-causing substance called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), an amount that greatly exceeds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) daily acceptable intake limit of 96 ng.

After learning this, the FDA, in April 2020, requested Zantac be removed from the market.

Zantac is manufactured by many pharmaceutical companies, several of whom have recalled it, citing "safety concerns."

The following types of cancers have developed in some people who took the Zantac:

Bladder cancer

Esophageal cancer

Gastric cancer / stomach cancer

Liver cancer

Pancreatic cancer

Prostate cancer

Breast cancer

Lung cancer

Colon cancer

On September 15, 2022 , Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, attorneys headquartered in Los Angeles, California, filed Zantac lawsuits on behalf of thousands of people throughout the country who allege exposure to ranitidine causes cancer. The filing of 88 complaints on behalf of 7,291 claimants is one of the largest on behalf of Zantac cancer victims in 2022.

Allegations against the defendants, namely, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Pfizer Inc, Patheon Manufacturing Services LLC, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Sanofi, include:

Failure to Warn 

Manufacturing Defect 

Negligent Product Design

Negligent Manufacturing

Negligent Misrepresentation

Baum Hedlund's press release states, "...the defendants knew that Zantac (ranitidine) could degrade into a potent human carcinogen, NDMA, in the regular course of transport and storage, and within the human body, but failed to take any action to prevent consumers from being exposed." Furthermore, they add, "...lawsuits maintain that Zantac’s manufacturers made billions selling a product they knew posed an unreasonable risk to consumers. If the drug manufacturers had disclosed and disseminated the cancer risks associated with Zantac and OTC ranitidine products, the plaintiffs say they could have avoided the risk of developing cancer by instead using alternative medications that do not pose the same risk."

Baum Hedlund's Brent Wisner also said, he believes the defendants in the Zantac litigation “deliberately misled consumers because they knew that full disclosure of Zantac’s risks would limit the amount of money they could make selling the drugs.” Adding, "They
 knew that concealing the truth would protect profits. Their deception led to an epidemic of cancer in this country, and we intend to hold them accountable.”

History shows that, between them, the defendants, above, have made settlements for various violations over the years of more than 20 billion dollars. Pfizer top that list with fines/settlements of over 10 billion dollars whilst GSK run a close second with fines/settlements of over 8 billion dollars.

It remains to be seen if those figures will be increased during or after these Zantac lawsuits.

Bob Fiddaman

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