Western New York's Finest Xeljanz Injury Lawyers

Western New York’s Finest Xeljanz Dangerous Drug Injury Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Outstanding Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Strive to Provide the Best Personal Injury Representation to Victims Who Have Developed Cardiovascular Complications After Taking Xeljanz Throughout Western New York.

Woman With Arthritis In 2012, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer Inc.’s unconventional drug called Xeljanz. The medication was designed to treat an autoimmune and inflammatory disease called rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Patients who have rheumatoid arthritis typically suffer from stiffness, swelling, and debilitating pain in their joints. Rheumatoid arthritis causes the sufferer’s immune system to attack healthy cells. Xeljanz (tofacitinib) works by suppressing activity in the immune system. Similar to other new drugs, the Food and Drug Administration required Pfizer to conduct clinical trials to ensure the safety of its drug. However, a careful analysis of the clinical trials generated alarming results. Xeljanz has been linked to severe cardiovascular events (including heart attacks and strokes), various types of cancer, and blood clots (such as pulmonary embolisms).

Patients who have been prescribed Xeljanz should talk to their doctors about alternative medications as soon as possible. Suppose you or a loved one have been taking Xeljanz. You owe it to yourself to consult with a mass tort attorney. This is especially the case if you are experiencing any of the above adverse health complications. Pfizer is facing a rapidly increasing number of lawsuits from Xeljanz users who have suffered devastating injuries. There is evidence that Pfizer knew that high doses of its drug caused blood clots and cardiovascular issues but failed to disclose such vital details. Consequently, the pharmaceutical giant breached its legal duty to warn about all possible side effects and is facing some serious liability issues for failing to include satisfactory warnings about the potential side effects.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is reviewing lawsuits on behalf of clients who took the drug and have been diagnosed with Xeljanz-related ailments. By contacting our veteran attorneys for a complimentary and confidential Xeljanz lawsuit injury case evaluation, you will have access to our highly knowledgeable team. We would be honored to answer all of your questions, determine eligibility, and provide guidance on the steps you should take. If you decide to retain the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., you will have our dedicated attorneys fighting in your corner every step of the way. Every day, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his leading team of lawyers unwaveringly negotiate and litigate claims to obtain the maximum compensation for victims of Western New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. Our top rated dangerous drug attorneys have exceptional past performance litigating complex product liability and defective medication claims. Please see our Justia 10.0 Lawyer Rating and clients’ testimonials by clicking here. We are available twenty-four-seven, at (716) 839-3939, or by completing the online consultation form.

New Warning Labels

Warning Signs Production In 2019, the Food and Drug Administration reported its preliminary results from the Xeljanz clinical trials, which highlighted an elevated risk of blood clots and death. Specifically, the federal agency reported 19 cases of blood clots and 45 fatalities in patients who took 10-milligrams of Xeljanz compared to only 3 cases of blood clots and 25 deaths in those who received tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers. Consequently, the Food and Drug Administration required Pfizer to add a black box warning to its Xeljanz labels. Before the placement of this black box warning was added in July 2019, the pharmaceutical company failed to warn patients about the risk of blood clots.

On February 4, 2021, after Xeljanz failed to meet the endpoint criteria in a clinical trial for major adverse cardiovascular events, the Food and Drug Administration issued an FDA Drug Safety Communication regarding the drug’s increased risk of serious heart-related events, cancer, blood clots, and death. On September 1, 2021, the agency ordered a revision to Xeljanz’s warning label to caution patients about the increased risks of potentially fatal conditions, such as heart attack, stroke, cancer, and blood clots. According to the Food and Drug Administration’s latest review of the clinical data, Xeljanz users exhibited dramatically higher rates of lung cancer and lymphoma compared to the control groups. Although a future recall is looming, as of today, Xeljanz has not been recalled. However, the agency has restricted all approved uses of the drug to patients who have been unresponsive or cannot tolerate tumor necrosis factor blockers to ensure that the benefits of Xeljanz outweigh the substantial risks.



Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim Against Pfizer

The loss of a family member because of Pfizer’s recklessness can put loved ones in a very difficult situation both emotionally and financially. If someone close to you died because of cancer or a heart condition caused by Xeljanz, although nothing can eliminate your loved one’s suffering or the pain caused by their untimely passing, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Pfizer. Wrongful death claims are intended to provide surviving family members with monetary compensation to help them obtain peace of mind and financial stability. Determining damages in a wrongful death case can be an extremely complicated task that requires the assistance of expert witnesses such as forensic economists. The decedent’s loved ones may be able to recover compensation for the following losses:

  1. All medical expenses incurred for treating the victim’s Xeljanz-related health problems;
  2. Lost wages and supplementary work-related benefits, which includes future earnings or benefits if the decedent had survived;
  3. The value of the companionship, care, and comfort that the deceased provided;
  4. Loss of parental guidance and care for surviving children;
  5. Loss of inheritance;
  6. Damages resulting from the decedent’s pain and suffering caused by their cancer, heart complications, or other health problems;
  7. All funeral and other related burial expenses; and
  8. If our battle-tested attorneys can show that Pfizer acted grossly negligent or reckless, punitive damages may also be available. Punitive damages are meant to discourage other pharmaceutical companies from acting similarly.

Above all, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can provide a sense of justice for your entire family. Your lawsuit will force Pfizer to accept responsibility for its dangerous drug. It often takes high-stakes litigation to persuade drug manufacturers to be more concerned with the health and safety of consumers. Kindly note that there are strict time limitations applicable to wrongful death claims. Thus, our highly experienced team recommends contacting the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. as soon as possible to preserve your rights.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s hardline litigation tactics will drastically increase your probability of winning the maximum possible recovery for all of your damages. Our veteran attorneys prepare every case with the same amount of discipline, dedication, and determination required to win. Our expert negotiators know exactly how much your Xeljanz claim is worth and will refuse to accept anything less. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has fought to obtain over $175 million in judgments and settlements on behalf of his clients. Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, our brilliant legal team’s primary objective is to get you the compensation that you deserve. Please call our seasoned lawyers today at (716) 839-3939 for your free, no-obligation consultation and lawsuit evaluation.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Western New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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