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Statute of Limitations (Deadline) to File Xeljanz Lawsuits

If you were injured by the side effects of Xeljanz, you may be wondering how long you have to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. Although time limits vary from state to state, in general the statute of limitations on a Xeljanz lawsuit is 2 years from the discovery or diagnosis of your injury and the filing of your claim.
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If you or a loved one developed a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, blood clot or other major side effects after using Xeljanz for rheumatoid arthritis, you should contact our personal injury attorneys immediately for a free case review. Our attorneys are actively investigating lawsuits in all 50 states.

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What is a Statute of Limitations?

The time limit associated with making valid legal claims is referred to as the statute of limitations, or SOL. There are different statutes of limitations for different types of claims, including cases involving crimes, personal injury, and debt.

For Xeljanz and other defective drug lawsuits, most states have a 2-year SOL. However, certain states only provide 1 year in which to file suit. Others provide an SOL of up to 10 years. If the case is based on medical malpractice and not on product liability, the statute of limitations may be different, longer or shorter, depending on the state law.

When Does the SOL Begin?

Different states begin the statute of limitations based at different times. For example, some states initiate the SOL at the time the plaintiff begins taking Xeljanz. Others start it when the injury occurred or was discovered/diagnosed. The plaintiff should know the relevant statute of limitations and when the time began on the claim.

Who Can File a Lawsuit?

If you used Xeljanz or Xeljanz XR and were subsequently diagnosed with pulmonary embolism, blood clots, serious heart problems, or cancer, you may be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit against Pfizer. Criteria to become an eligible plaintiff includes the following:

  • You were prescribed Xeljanz or Xeljanz XR for your treatment.
  • You took a 10mg dose of Xeljanz twice daily, and
  • You developed blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) or suffered other serious medical injuries.

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How Liability Law Applies to Xeljanz Lawsuits

In most states, a patient injured by the side effects of Xeljanz can file a lawsuit based on the following legal theories:

  • Design Defect - When a medicine is manufactured per design specifications, but the design itself renders the drug ineffective or unsafe;
  • Manufacturing Defect - When a drug is designed safely, but was manufactured with a flaw, making it dangerous or unsafe; and/or
  • Failure to Warn - When the drug manufacturer fails to warn the public and medical communities about the potential health risks or provide adequate instructions about use of the medication, thereby rendering it unsafe or dangerous.

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