Xeljanz Lawsuit

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Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR Spawn a Wave of Lawsuits

Numerous individual Xeljanz lawsuits have been filed against Pfizer, the manufacturer of Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR alleging that Pfizer failed to adequately warn patients and healthcare professionals of the increased risks associated with the use of the drug, particularly at higher doses, that may result in a higher likelihood of developing cancer, blood clots, and/or serious potentially life-threatening heart issues.  If you or a loved one have suffered serious injury or death and suspect the use of Xeljanz or Xeljanz XR as the cause of one or more of the above conditions, talk to a Xeljanz Lawsuit lawyer to learn your legal rights before time runs out on your claim. You may be entitled to legal compensation.

What is Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR?

Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR are drugs that have been approved to treat ulcerative colitis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis when other types of treatment have not been effective. It was approved first for rheumatoid arthritis in 2012, followed by psoriatic arthritis in 2017 and ulcerative colitis in 2018.

FDA Alerts Xeljanz Users of Increased Risks

Xeljanz labelOn February 4th, 2021, the FDA issued a public alert that the preliminary results of a required safety trial suggested an increased risk of cancer and serious heart issues with the use of Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR.  The FDA has not yet released the results of their investigation as to whether there may also be an increased risk of blood clots forming in the lungs and death.

Has Xeljanz Been Recalled?

No. As of 4/26/2021, Xeljanz has not been recalled. The FDA has not released the final results of the clinical safety trials at this time. According to the FDA, patients should not stop taking the drug but should discuss options with their healthcare provider. Healthcare providers are urged to weigh the risks and benefits in determining whether use should be continued.

Is There a Warning on Xeljanz?

In July of 2019, a warning label was added by Pfizer warning patients over 50 who use 10 mg twice daily that there was an increased risk of sudden cardiovascular-related death.

Who is Pfizer?

Pfizer is one of the world’s largest multinational pharmaceutical companies and the manufacturer of the first FDA-approved COVID vaccine. Revenues of over 47.5 billion as of December 2020 landed Pfizer the 64th largest company in America according to Forbes magazine.  It is currently most notable for the Pfizer COVID vaccine.  Pfizer has also made news for mass tort lawsuits filed against them over drugs such as Prempro, Provera, Celebrex, and Bextra. They are the manufacturer of Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR.

Xeljanz Lawsuits Over Injury Claims

Numerous individual lawsuits have been filed against Pfizer alleging severe heart injury, blood clots, and/or cancer was caused by the use of Xeljanz or Xeljanz XR.  At the present time, these have not yet been consolidated into a Multi-District Litigation nor a Class Action. This means that the cases are proceeding one by one through the court systems for now.   Call Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. to get connected with an attorney investigating Xeljanz injury claims today if you have suffered from any of the aforementioned conditions following the use of these drugs.

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