For years, Pfizer made billions of dollars off of Xeljanz, a drug relied upon by hundreds of thousands of people to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. What these patients didn’t know is that Xeljanz was putting their lives at risk from undisclosed side effects, including blood clots, heart attacks, and other potentially deadly cardiovascular problems.

If you or someone you loved suffered a pulmonary embolism, blood clot, heart attack, or other vascular injury, we want to stand with you. You may be eligible for compensation through a Xeljanz lawsuit. What’s more, we want to give you a voice to create change in an industry that continues to put profits over the lives of hard-working people like you.

OnderLaw, a national law firm located in St. Louis, Missouri, is standing with people like you to hold Pfizer accountable in the only way Big Pharma understands: by returning a portion of their profits to victims they’ve harmed.

Many of our St. Louis pharmaceutical litigation attorneys grew up in the Midwest, where doing the right thing and lifting each other up is as natural as the sunrise. We’re not afraid to stand up to giant corporations and hold them accountable. We do it every day, and together with people like you who are willing to step up, we’re making a difference. We are a mass tort firm that represents patients across the country who have been harmed by dangerous products like Xeljanz and other JAK inhibitors. Call us to discuss the circumstances of your case.

What are the Legal Grounds for a Xeljanz Lawsuit?

In July 2019, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new black box warning for Xeljanz due to its potential to cause blood clots and death, particularly in patients being treated with higher doses.

In February 2021, the FDA released a Drug Safety Communication that provided evidence of a direct connection between the use of Xeljanz and dangerous cardiovascular issues, as well as cancer. You can view the updated black box warning for Xeljanz here, which was modified by the FDA in September 2021.

One of the primary legal grounds for pending Xeljanz lawsuits is defective design. Drugmakers have a responsibility to design, market, and sell products that are safe for human consumption. Many Xeljanz lawsuits allege that Pfizer knew the defects of this drug when they designed Xeljanz, making it unsafe for people to use, yet they hid their own research in order to profit from its sale.

The legal basis for many Xeljanz lawsuits is “failure to warn.” Xeljanz lawsuits claim that Pfizer failed to disclose the dangers of their product to medical providers and the general public. In other words, Pfizer prioritized their profits over the health and wellbeing of people like you who relied on Xeljanz. In fact, it wasn’t until 2019 that Xeljanz finally received a black box warning from the FDA.

The OnderLaw team is currently accepting lawsuits on behalf of patients who became ill or suffered injuries after taking Xeljanz or other JAK inhibitors, including Olumiant or Rinvoq. We also represent survivors of those whose loved ones died of these dangerous side effects.

What is Xeljanz Used For?

Xeljanz is a popular drug that doctors use to treat rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, psoriatic arthritis, and other medical conditions. The generic name for the drug is tofacitinib. Xeljanz comes in 5mg pills, while Xeljanz XR (extended release) comes in 11mg pills.

Dangerous Side Effects of Xeljanz

While Xeljanz has benefitted many people, it can also produce dangerous side effects. Some of the most common minor side effects of using Xeljanz include:

  • Respiratory tract and sinus infections
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Low white blood cell count

However, this drug also puts you at risk for serious problems. Some of the more serious side effects of Xeljanz include:

  • Perforations in the stomach or intestines
  • Strokes
  • Heart attacks
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiovascular death
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Blood clots
  • Embolism
  • Cancer
  • Liver damage

If you or someone you love suffered serious side effects after taking Xeljanz, you might be eligible to stand up to Pfizer and be compensated for the suffering you endured. Contact an OnderLaw product liability attorney to learn more.

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Do I Qualify for a Xeljanz Lawsuit?

OnderLaw, a nationally respected law firm dedicated to fighting for justice for people like you, is currently accepting Xeljanz lawsuit claims. If you were prescribed Xeljanz and later developed symptoms of one of the following conditions, reach out to our office to get started on your case:

  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Venous thromboembolic event
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Blood Clot
  • Arterial Thrombosis

If you aren’t sure whether you qualify for a Xeljanz lawsuit, we can help. Contact a dedicated and passionate pharmaceutical litigation lawyer at OnderLaw to discuss your situation in a free consultation.

Compensation in a Xeljanz Lawsuit

If you suffered a serious illness or injury after taking Xeljanz, you could be entitled to recover compensation for your financial and non-financial losses. The amount of compensation you can demand will depend on the specific circumstances of your case, including the severity of your condition and the damages you suffered.

Economic Damages:

  • Past, present, and future medical expenses associated with your illness or injury
  • Lost income, if you had to take time off work to recover from your illness or injury
  • Future lost earnings, if you are no longer able to perform the full scope of your job duties
  • Other financial damages you incurred

Non-economic Damages:

  • Pain and suffering, including physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish caused by your condition
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Other intangible losses you suffered

A knowledgeable Xeljanz attorney can help you calculate your expenses, quantify your non-economic losses, and determine the overall value of your lawsuit.

Compensation for Wrongful Death Caused by Xeljanz

If you lost a loved one who was using Xeljanz and later developed one of the qualifying conditions listed above, you could be entitled to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the drug manufacturer. To bring a successful wrongful death lawsuit, you will need to be able to prove to a judge or jury that:

  • Your family member passed away
  • Your family member’s death occurred due to Pfizer’s negligence
  • Your family has suffered compensable losses due to your loved one’s death

Through a wrongful death lawsuit, you could recover compensation for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses incurred prior to your loved one’s death
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lost income
  • Loss of domestic and household services

At OnderLaw, we understand how traumatizing it can be to lose a loved one, but the knowledge that their death could have been prevented if the drug maker had not been negligent can make it all the more difficult to bear. That’s why we are committed to helping victims of Pfizer’s negligence seek the financial relief they need and deserve, and why we’re dedicated to stopping more families from having to senselessly suffer.

Contact a Xeljanz Lawsuit Attorney at OnderLaw Today

Did you suffer serious health side effects after being prescribed and taking Xeljanz? You could be entitled to take legal action against the drug maker, Pfizer. Contact a Xeljanz lawsuit lawyer at OnderLaw for a free case review to learn more about how our lawyers can help you seek the settlement you deserve.

Stand with us today. Stop Big Pharma from profiting from people’s suffering. Together, we are making a difference.

We have years of experience fighting for victims of dangerous products, and we will do everything in our power to obtain the best possible outcome in your case.

Call OnderLaw for a free, no obligation consultation. You don’t pay a dime unless we win for you.