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Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) & The Xeljanz Lawsuits

Thousands of lawsuits across the U.S. have been filed against Pfizer over injuries allegedly caused by the company’s rheumatoid arthritis drug Xeljanz. With the large number of complaints alleging similar injuries, these lawsuits may ultimately be consolidated into a class action or multidistrict litigation (MDL).
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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 the Status of Xeljanz Lawsuits?

To date, all of the lawsuits against Pfizer over side effects from Xeljanz (generic: tofacitinib) have been filed individually. No one has filed a class action lawsuit, and an MDL has not been formed to centralize the claims. However, because thousands of victims are alleging similar injuries from Xeljanz, it seems likely that a class action or an MDL is in the future.

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What Injuries Are Xeljanz Lawsuits Alleging?

Our lawyers are reviewing potential lawsuits for people who experienced the following injuries after using Xeljanz or Xeljanz XR:

  • Blood clot risks
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Lymphoma
  • Non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Other cancers
  • Serious infections
  • Extrapulmonary tuberculosis
  • Invasive fungal infections
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and/or skin)
  • Skin rash
  • Vomiting
  • Death
  • And more

What’s the Difference Between a Class Action and a Multidistrict Litigation?

A class action lawsuit involves a single complaint filed by a large group of individuals alleging similar harm by the same defendant. The plaintiffs consolidate their claims into one legal action.

A multidistrict litigation, on the other hand, involves multiple lawsuits filed by different parties. The separate complaints are centralized into one jurisdiction before a single judge, and may ultimately be sent back to their original courts for trial.

What is a Mass Tort?

A mass tort is an act or omission that harms or injures multiple people. Mass tort claims are not single cases, but instead a group of individual lawsuits alleging similar damages against the same defendant. As such, mass torts frequently involve multidistrict litigation.

What are Xeljanz Lawsuits Alleging?

Xeljanz lawsuits are alleging that Pfizer breached its duties by:

  • Negligently failing to perform adequate safety research and testing before bringing Xeljanz to market.
  • Failing to disclose the information that the higher dose of Xeljanz caused blood clots in the lungs and other severe health problems.
  • Failing to warn that higher doses of Xeljanz may increase the risk of blood clots and cardiovascular injuries.

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The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial attorneys that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new class action lawsuits against Xeljanz in all 50 states.

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.

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