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Metformin Lawsuit

Metformin Lawsuit

Metformin is a type-2 diabetes medication that is under investigation for potential contamination with cancer-causing toxins.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting metformin induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is the Problem?

The FDA is investigating whether the diabetes medication metformin contains the same carcinogen that led to widespread recalls for blood-pressure drugs (valsartan) and heartburn medications (Zantac).

FDA Investigating Cancer-Causing Toxins in Metformin

In December 2019, the FDA issued a Safety Alert after metformin was recalled in other countries due to NDMA contamination. The FDA is investigating whether metformin sold in the U.S. contains NDMA, and if it does, whether it is above the acceptable daily limit of 96 micrograms. If so, the FDA said it will recommend recalls.

What is NDMA?

N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and similar chemicals, known collectively as nitrosamines, are toxic chemicals that are known to cause cancer in humans. NDMA is a common contaminant in water and some foods, such as grilled meat, dairy products, and vegetables.

List of Cancers Linked to NDMA

  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Intestinal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • And more

Metformin Recall

Metformin has not been recalled in the U.S. However, outside the U.S., 3 types of metformin were recalled in Singapore after tests found unacceptable levels of NDMA.

Investigations are currently underway in Canada, the European Union and the U.K. to determine if metformin sold in those countries also contains NDMA.

What is Metformin?

Metformin is a prescription drug that is used to control high blood-sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes. It is a generic medication that is sold under the names Fortamet, Glucophage, Glumetza, and Riomet.

Metformin Lawsuits

If metformin is found to be contaminated by toxic levels of NDMA, it is possible that lawsuits will be filed by people who developed cancer. Hundreds of lawsuits have already been filed by people with cancer who used valsartan or Zantac after they were recalled.

Can I Join a Class Action?

Instead of a class action lawsuit, many NDMA lawsuits have been consolidated into a Multi-District Litigation (MDL). Our lawyers are currently investigating cases involving people who took metformin and developed cancer. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we may be able to help you seek compensation for your injury, medical bills, and more.

Do I have a Metformin Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting metformin induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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