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Xeljanz Class Action Lawsuit

Xeljanz Class Action Lawsuit

Xeljanz is a medication that is linked to an increased risk of blood clots and death when it is prescribed at high doses to patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Xeljanz induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) or died after taking Xeljanz, 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.

FDA: Xeljanz Linked to Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Pulmonary Embolism, Death

February 2019 — The FDA is warning about an increased risk of blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) and death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who were prescribed twice-daily 10-mg doses.

High Dose of Xeljanz is Not Approved for Arthritis

The FDA has not approved this twice-daily 10-mg dose for rheumatoid arthritis. It is only approved for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. The FDA urges doctors to follow the recommendations in the prescribing guidelines for the specific disease they are treating.

Symptoms of a Pulmonary Embolism

Patients should not stop taking Xeljanz without first consulting a doctor because doing so could worsen their condition. Patients taking Xeljanz should seek emergency medical attention if they develop symptoms of a blood clot in the lungs, such as:

  • Sudden shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain or pain in your back
  • Coughing up blood
  • Excessive sweating
  • Clammy or bluish colored skin

What is Xeljanz?

Xeljanz® and Xeljanz XR® (generic: tofacitinib) are medications that are sold by Pfizer for the treatment of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. These diseases occur when the body is attacked by its own over-active immune system. Xeljanz works by decreasing the activity of the immune system.

What is the Problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not filing a Xeljanz class action lawsuit at this time. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who were diagnosed with severe side effects after taking Xeljanz, such as:

  • Blood clots
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Thromboembolism
  • Death

About Class Actions

A class action is a special type of lawsuit in which a single person, or a small group of people called “class representatives,” file a lawsuit on behalf of a much larger group of people with similar legal claims.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Class actions are designed for situations in which a large number of people have minor economic losses, such as purchasing a defective product, and they are seeking a relatively small payout or a refund.

The problem is that everyone who joins the class action lawsuit must share the payout. This can have major disadvantages for individuals who are far more seriously injured than the average person.

Instead of a class action, our law firm files individual lawsuits for people who were injured by medications such as Xeljanz so that we can help our clients seek maximum compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, lost income, disability, and more.

Do I have a Xeljanz Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Xeljanz induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) or died after taking Xeljanz, 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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