Rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis drugs Xeljanz or Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib), have been linked to serious side effects. If you suffer from blood clots in your legs, thighs, pelvis or lungs, have cardiovascular problems, or have been diagnosed with cancer after taking high doses of Xeljanz or Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib), you may be entitled to compensation through a Xeljanz lawsuit.
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Who Can File a Xeljanz Lawsuit?
Our legal team is now accepting individual Xeljanz lawsuit claims for review from injured rheumatoid arthritis patients throughout the United States. Lawsuits against the drug manufacturer, Pfizer, allege that it defectively designed the drug and failed to warn healthcare professionals and patients about potentially dangerous side effects.
Reported serious side effects include:
- Cancer to include breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and prostate cancer
- Pulmonary embolisms
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Blood clots in the lungs, pelvis, thighs, or legs
- Major cardiac events such as heart attack, cardiovascular death, congestive heart failure, stroke, also myocardial infarction
How Much Compensation May I Recover in an Xeljanz Lawsuit?
Suffering a serious health condition after taking a prescription that is supposed to help alleviate symptoms caused by arthritis can also result in emotional and financial damages. The amount of compensation that might be recovered on your behalf for your injuries will depend on the type and severity of the losses and damages suffered as a direct result of taking Xeljanz or Xeljanz XR.
By contacting our law firm for a free Xeljanz lawsuit injury claim review, you’ll have access to our knowledgeable dangerous drug legal team that can provide answers to your questions, help determine eligibility, and provide advice on possible next steps.
From there, if you decide to hire our highly experienced lawyers, you’ll then have a dedicated team in your corner fighting on your behalf to earn you the highest compensation possible for your injuries.
The tried and true process we’ll implement on your behalf includes:
- Carefully evaluating your current state-of-health and medical care
- Researching how your injuries can be linked to your prolonged use of Xeljanz or Xeljanz XR
- Using all the relevant information discovered to establish fault and determine a dollar amount that would cover past and future medical expenses, mental and physical pain and suffering, lost wages, and other appropriate punitive damages resulting from the harm you suffered by taking Xeljanz or Xeljanz XR
Does the Current Black Box Warning Negate My Potential Claim?
The current Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR black box warnings were first issued in July of 2019 to clarify dosage use for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients. Both warnings include warnings about an increased risk to RA patients developing blood clots or death.
“The 10 mg twice daily dose of tofacitinib is not approved for RA or psoriatic arthritis (PsA). This dose is only approved for ulcerative colitis for initial treatment and for long-term use in limited situations. While the increased risks of blood clots and of death were seen in patients taking this dose for RA, these risks may also apply to those taking tofacitinib for ulcerative colitis.”
In February of 2021, the FDA released further data that now links an increased risk to arthritis and ulcerative colitis patients in developing serious heart-related problems and cancer:
“…increased risk of serious heart-related problems and cancer with the arthritis and ulcerative colitis medicines Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib) compared to another type of medicine called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors.”
If you were prescribed to take either version of tofacitinib as part of a treatment plan for your RA, PsA, or ulcerative colitis prior to the black box warnings being added, and later developed blood clots, experienced a cardiac episode, or were diagnosed with cancer, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.
Additionally, if you lost a family member to death that can be linked back to Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR use, you may also be entitled to compensation.
Please contact us today for a free consultation to find out more. We understand that financial compensation cannot replace time lost from pain, suffering, or the loss of a loved one.
Our team is dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for potential Xeljanz injury victims to help lessen financial burdens that could be the direct result of any negligence that can be pinned on the alleged dangerous drug manufacturer Pfizer.
How Much Will it Cost Me to File a Xeljanz Lawsuit?
You will not be required to pay any upfront legal costs to submit a Xeljanz lawsuit. Our legal team offers free confidential consultations and case evaluations, and we never charge any fees or costs until compensation is recovered on your behalf.
Ultimately, the terms of your legal agreement will be disclosed to you prior to signing on with one of our experienced Xeljanz lawsuit lawyers. Then, after careful review, you can be confident that you made the best decision in obtaining proper representation without fear of hidden fees.
To claim your free Xeljanz injury case evaluation, call us at (844) 977-1900. You also can request your free evaluation by connecting with a LiveChat representative now or sharing your details via this confidential Xeljanz evaluation form. Your contact information will be immediately reviewed by one of our dangerous drug legal team members, who will then contact you with any further questions and instructions on how to move forward in pursuit of your potential Xeljanz lawsuit.