Need a Texas Xeljanz Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If your loved one died or you suffered a blood clot or pulmonary embolism after taking Xeljanz, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
FDA Adds Boxed Warning for Blood Clots & Death
In July 2019, the FDA has updated the label on Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR with a Boxed Warning about an increased risk of blood clots and death from the 10-mg twice-daily dose.
The FDA recommends that patients stop taking Xeljanz and seek emergency medical attention for symptoms of a blood clot, such as:
- Sudden shortness of breath
- Chest pain that worsens with breathing
- Swelling of a leg or arm
- Leg pain or tenderness, or red or discolored skin in the painful or swollen leg or arm
Study Links Xeljanz and Blood Clots, Death
In February 2019, the FDA published a Safety Warning after a study found that patients with rheumatoid arthritis who were prescribed a twice-daily 10-mg dose of Xeljanz had a higher risk for blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) and death.
FDA: High Dose is Not Approved for Arthritis
The twice-daily 10-mg dose is only FDA-approved for ulcerative colitis — it is not approved for rheumatoid arthritis. Due to the increased risk for life-threatening side effects, the FDA is urging doctors to follow dosage recommendations for the specific disease they are treating.
Patients Should Be Vigilant for Symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism
Patients on Xeljanz should be vigilant for symptoms of a pulmonary embolism. They should seek emergency medical attention for symptoms of a blood clot in the lungs, such as:
- Sudden shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Chest pain or pain in your back
- Coughing up blood
- Excessive sweating
- Clammy or bluish colored skin
What is Xeljanz?
Pfizer sells the medications Xeljanz® and Xeljanz XR® (generic: tofacitinib) for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. Xeljanz decreases the activity of the immune system, which stops the immune system from over-reacting and attacking the body.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but our attorneys are not filing a Xeljanz class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who suffered:
- Blood clots
- Pulmonary embolism
About Class Actions
When a class action is filed, it typically involves one person or a small group of people (called a “class representative”) who file a lawsuit on behalf of everyone else with the same legal claim. If compensation is awarded, everyone in the class action shares the payout.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Class action can have major disadvantages for individuals who have suffered far more serious injuries than the average plaintiff. Class actions are useful for seeking minor payouts, such as refunds, but they are not always the best option for people with severe injuries.
Instead of a class action, our lawyers are filing individual lawsuits for people who were injured by defective medications like Xeljanz. We specialize in helping our clients seek financial compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, and more.
Need a Xeljanz Lawyer in Texas?
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