Xeljanz Lawsuits

A Xeljanz lawsuit may provide financial compensation if you have health problems from taking Xeljanz. If you took Xeljanz as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or ulcerative colitis, you may have suffered surprising side effects including serious medical problems.

The Elrod Pope Law Firm P.A. Xeljanz lawsuits attorneys are currently accepting cases for individuals hurt because of using the drug. You may deserve financial compensation. Our attorneys have an extension litigation background and the courtroom experience to handle complex claims involving health complications from using Xeljanz.

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What is a Xeljanz lawsuit?

A Xeljanz lawsuit is a claim seeking financial compensation. A person who took Xeljanz and then had a serious health problem may file the civil claim. They seek to hold manufacturer Pfizer accountable for the dangers associated with the drug and failing to warn users about potential risks.

Are there any lawsuits against Xeljanz?

Stube v. Pfizer Inc. is a lawsuit against the manufacturers of Xeljanz. It is filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. The victim filed the claim after needing amputation of all four limbs after taking the drug.

(Stube v. Pfizer Inc., 446 F. Supp. 3d 424 (W.D. Ark 2020).)

Can you file a lawsuit against Xeljanz?

If you have been harmed by taking Xeljanz, you may file a lawsuit. Cases have already been filed, and they are ongoing.

To file a lawsuit against Xeljanz, you must answer “yes” to the following questions:

  • Did you take Xeljanz?
  • Have you suffered an adverse health event or condition after taking Xeljanz?
  • Are the problems that you have the type that are caused by taking Xeljanz?
  • Are your health problems serious enough that you needed medical treatment?
  • Do you have financial losses, physical pain and/or emotional suffering because of your health problems?

Your attorney can help you determine if you can file a claim against Xeljanz. You must be able to prove that the manufacturer sold a drug that was unreasonably dangerous. Alternatively, you can prove that they did not provide sufficient warnings. The warnings could have explained potential risks and hazards as well as provided instructions for safe use.

To understand if you can file a lawsuit, your attorney for claims against Xeljanz can help you evaluate the things necessary to succeed. They can evaluate the likelihood of success for your claim and the potential case value. It’s our goal to help every client recover the maximum amount for their case.

What health problems can Xeljanz cause?

Xeljanz can cause a range of health problems including blood clotting, heart problems and cancer. Xeljanz may cause an increased risk of:

  • Heart failure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Coronary revascularization
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Cancer – breast, colon, lung, prostate, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Blood clots
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Deep vein thrombosis

What legal issues are present in Xeljanz lawsuit cases?

Plaintiffs must be prepared to prove legal claims of defective design and failure to warn with sufficient medical evidence. In existing litigation, Pfizer has already raised the issue of state tort law preemption of common issues in FDA-regulated medication claims. Plaintiffs must be prepared to address these issues in pursuit of their claims.

What compensation can someone get for filing a Xeljanz lawsuit?

Compensation for a Xeljanz lawsuit may include:

  • Increased medical bills
  • Medication expenses
  • Nursing care
  • Lost income
  • Physical suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship and relationship
  • Funeral expenses

Compensation amounts depend on the severity of personal harm, financial burden and the legal issues presented in each, individual case. For an individualized evaluation of your claim, contact our attorneys for Xeljanz lawsuits.

What kind of legal claim can you file against Xeljanz?

There are a few types of legal claims possible for Xeljanz users including:

Defective design

After the initial approval of Xeljanz in 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration required a post marketing study (identified as A3921133). The result of the study was that a 10 mg dose, twice each day, of tofacitinib (Xeljanz) caused an increased risk of pulmonary embolism and death. In 2019, the FDA approved a black box warning and issued a safety risk to alert the public of increased risk.

A product can be legally inadequate because it is too dangerous. If manufacturer Pfizer essentially created a defective product because the increased risk of harm and unintended consequences is so great, they may owe victims compensation for their losses.

Failure to warn

Drug manufacturers have a duty to warn consumers about dangers associated with the use of their products. People have a right to make informed decisions about whether they want to accept the risks. They need to know about the warning signs if they choose to use the drug. A Xeljanz lawsuit may be based on the manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn the public about dangers and give instructions for safe use of the drug.

Legal claims against Xeljanz are civil. If the plaintiff wins, the end result is monetary compensation.

Can I still file a lawsuit against Xeljanz?

Xeljanz lawsuits are in the preliminary stages. If you have been injured by taking the medication, a time limit called a statute of limitations determines how long you have to file a claim. As the victim, you initiate the claim by filing a complaint. An attorney can help you determine the timeline and begin your claim.

About Xeljanz

Xeljanz is a JAK inhibitor. It’s purpose is to inhibit Janus Kinases enzymes and reduce inflammation. The purpose of the drug is to treat overactive inflammation signaling and related medical conditions including arthritis. Pfizer is the drug manufacturer.

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We’re experienced in the courtroom. The Elrod Pope Law Firm P.A. focuses on helping individuals. If you have suffered health problems after using the drug, contact us. Your case begins with a consultation with our legal team. Call us today.

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