The anti-smoking drug Chantix has been linked to severe psychological disorders, including suicide. Thousands of people who were injured have filed lawsuits. In 2013, Pfizer agreed to settlements in most cases.
Chantix Class Action Lawsuit Information
Pfizer Inc. awarded the first settlements in July 2013, resolving about 700 Chantix lawsuits out of more than 3,000. These lawsuits were not centralized in a class action — they were individual lawsuits filed in a federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2092) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. As of April 2014, only about 250 lawsuits remain unresolved. Pfizer set side $273 million to resolve over 2,000 lawsuits, and $15 million to resolve the rest.
What is the problem?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our attorney are not filing a Chantix class action lawsuit. Instead, we are investigating possible legal claims involving individual plaintiffs who were severely injured by Chantix side effects.
- Behavioral changes
- Suicidal ideation
- Suicide attempts
- Heart rhythm disturbances
- Muscle disorders
- Loss of consciousness
- Vision disturbances
About Class Actions
Class actions consolidate a large number of legal claims into one representational lawsuit. Lawyers select one plaintiff to be the “class representative,” and use that person’s case to argue for compensation on behalf of the entire group. If compensation is awarded, lawyers typically take a percentage and divide the rest among the class members.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Chantix Class Action
For individuals with very serious injuries, class actions can have disadvantages. Members might have to accept higher attorneys’ fees or a blanket “low-ball” settlement offer. Instead of a class action, our trial attorneys file individual lawsuits. We believe personal legal representation is the best way we can help each client maximize their financial recovery.
Chantix is associated with severe side effects, including psychological problems, suicide, and more. These side effects can cause devastating physical and emotional pain and suffering, long-term medical treatment, lost employment, and even death.