How are Damages Calculated in a Xeljanz Lawsuit?
Calculating damages in a Xeljanz lawsuit can be tricky. Without knowing the value of your claim, you risk leaving much-needed money on the table. Moreover, if it comes to a lawsuit, you will need to know whether to accept a settlement or keep fighting for what you deserve.
Compensatory damages in a Xeljanz lawsuit may include:
Compensation typically includes the cost of medical treatment for the injury caused by Xeljanz. Awards may consist of reimbursement for treatment you already received and medical care you will require in the future.
Injured parties face a long recovery and may not return to work for some time, which is why you may be entitled to compensation for any income loss resulting from your Xeljanz injury. Awards may also be adjusted to include money you would have earned in the future if you had not been injured by Xeljanz.
Loss of Consortium
If your spouse, partner, or other close family member has been injured or killed by Xeljanz side effects, you may be able to pursue a claim for loss of consortium. Loss of consortium is a legal term that is used to describe the deprivation of benefits that a familial or intimate relationship offers. This can include loss of companionship, affection, love, comfort, and/or sexual intimacy.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you could also receive other economic damages, including (but not limited to):
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Transportation costs
- Costs for household assistance or a home health aide
How Long Will a Xeljanz Lawsuit Take?
When filing a Xeljanz lawsuit against Pfizer, your medical records will be key in proving your allegations. In most cases, a history of your health leading up to the injury, the injury records, the post-injury records, and your prescription records will be necessary for evidence. Additionally, depositions will be taken, and documents will be taken from the plaintiff, doctors who prescribed Xeljanz, and representatives of Pfizer, among many others.
Because suing Pfizer is such a massive undertaking, Xeljanz lawsuits can take multiple years to ensure all witnesses are deposed, all proper documents are collected, and all information is organized. With these types of lawsuits, it is not unusual for cases to take 2-4 years, and possibly longer, to be resolved.
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Free Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed after taking Xeljanz to treat rheumatoid arthritis, you should contact our attorneys immediately. Xeljanz patients may be entitled to a settlement for medical expenses by filing a class action lawsuit and our Attorneys can help.