Studies show patients taking Xeljanz may face three to six times the risk of serious blood clots.
The FDA and European Medicines Agency recently warned that the popular arthritis and ulcerative colitis drug Xeljanz may increase the risk of serious blood clots or death.
As a result, they recommend limited use of the drug in higher doses, in patients who are at risk of blood clots, and in those who are over the age of 65.
The warnings were prompted by a study of the effects of Xeljanz that found higher rates of deep vein thrombosis, which are severe blood clots in the legs, and pulmonary embolism, which are dangerous blood clots in the lungs. Both can result in death.
Xeljanz has been sold by Pfizer since 2012 with no prior warnings about the severe blood clot warnings, and experts believe thousands of patients may have been affected.
Since patients were never warned of these severe risks, they may be entitled to substantial compensation from the drug manufacturer.
The Timeline Leading to Xeljanz Lawsuits
Under the laws in most states, consumers who’ve been injured by defective or dangerous products without proper warning may file lawsuits against the manufacturer. This also applies to those injured by prescription drugs.
In the past decade, lawyers have helped hundreds of thousands of victims injured by dangerous blood thinners, contraceptives and diabetes medications, and are now helping those who’ve been hospitalized or lost a family member due to blood clots from Xeljanz.
In almost all cases, these claims are filed against the maker of the drug, and not your doctor. Additionally, these lawsuits are filed individually, instead of as part of a class action, ensuring greater compensation and legal rights for victims.
In those situations where patients require hospital admission for pulmonary embolism or serious blood clots, and in those tragic cases of patient death, the potential compensation can be significant.
If you or a family member suffered blood clots, pulmonary embolism or death, it is important to find out if your prescription medication was a factor.
A lawyer can investigate your case, reviewing the extensive medical records that your doctor may not normally discuss. However, there’s only a limited amount of time to file a claim.
Fortunately, it’s easy to get help and file a claim if you qualify, and you won’t pay anything unless you receive an award. Also, the right lawyer can handle most aspects of your case without you ever having to leave your home or attend court hearings.
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