Xeljanz (tofacitinib) is a prescription medicine prescribed to treat certain inflammatory disorders, including rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis and ulcerative colitis.
As it acts as a Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitor, it works by blocking certain enzymes associated with inflammation, thereby diminishing inflammation-causing enzyme activity and alleviating discomfort associated with inflammation.
Since Xeljanz was approved for use by the FDA in 2012, millions have used it worldwide. However, there are some concerns regarding its safety; as per the FDA, people with an established history of heart disease or cancer should not use it.
If you are taking Xeljanz, it’s important that you discuss both its risks and benefits with your physician. Furthermore, be mindful of cardiovascular events or cancer symptoms; seek medical assistance immediately should any appear.
If Xeljanz has caused you harm, compensation could be available. An experienced attorney can help explain your legal rights and options and fight on your behalf to receive just compensation for what you may have endured.
What Is Xeljanz?
Xeljanz is a prescription medication prescribed to treat various inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis.
As it acts as a Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitor, it blocks certain enzymes involved in inflammation processes to alleviate discomfort caused by inflammation.
Xeljanz was initially approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2012 to treat rheumatoid arthritis; later that same year, it received FDA approval to treat psoriatic arthritis; finally, in 2019, it received approval to treat ulcerative colitis.
Xeljanz is an effective medication to manage inflammation. Studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in relieving pain, inflammation, and rigidity associated with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis.
However, Xeljanz has also been associated with serious safety risks. In 2020, the FDA issued a safety communication regarding this medication which warned it may increase cardiovascular events (heart attacks and strokes), cancer risk as well as contraindicated in persons who already had heart disease or cancer history.
If you are taking Xeljanz, it is vital that you talk with your physician regarding its risks and benefits as soon as possible. Furthermore, be mindful of cardiovascular events or cancer symptoms; seek medical assistance immediately should any arise.
If Xeljanz has caused you harm, compensation could be available. An experienced attorney can assist in explaining your rights and fighting to obtain just compensation on your behalf.
Xeljanz Side Effects
Although Xeljanz has proven beneficial in managing arthritis and colitis symptoms, there can still be side effects, including:
One of the more frequent adverse reactions associated with taking Xeljanz is headaches. These may range in intensity from mild to severe and be accompanied by other symptoms like dizziness, nausea, or blurred vision.
One potential adverse reaction of Xeljanz can be an increased susceptibility to infections like pneumonia, tuberculosis, and herpes zoster.
Common adverse reactions associated with taking Xeljanz include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea – these side effects range from mild to severe and require medical advice if they continue or worsen.
Xeljanz may increase the risk of blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).
A DVT occurs when a blood clot forms within one of your veins in deep areas such as your leg. A PE occurs when it forms deep within your pulmonary system causing blockages called emboli.
Xeljanz may increase the risk of certain forms of cancer, such as lymphoma, leukemia, and solid tumors. Symptoms may include weight loss without apparent cause, fatigue, fever, and changes to bowel habits; deaths have occurred as a result of using this medicine.
So, should you or a loved one experience any adverse side effects after taking Xeljanz, seeking legal counsel immediately is vitally important. A knowledgeable attorney will help identify whether legal action should be pursued as soon as possible.
Types of Lawsuits Against Xeljanz Manufacturers
There are two primary forms of lawsuits against manufacturers of Xeljanz:
Class Action Lawsuits
Class action lawsuits are filed on behalf of multiple people injured by one product or service and represented by one or more attorneys; their aim is to secure an outcome that benefits all plaintiffs involved in a class action suit.
An individual lawsuit is filed by one person alleging harm from a product or service and represented by their own attorney in order to seek an outcome in their favor through court action. Ideally, this outcome would provide sufficient compensation to compensate them directly, and their rights can be ensured as fully as possible in an individual suit.
How to Know if You Qualify for a Xeljanz Lawsuit
Here are a few guidelines for deciding if you qualify to file a suit against Xeljanz manufacturer:
Have You Taken Xeljanz?
The initial step should be establishing whether or not you took Xeljanz, as its usage makes you ineligible to file against its maker. If no evidence can be shown of your use of it, then no case against its producer exists, and litigation cannot proceed against them.
Are You Experience Any Side Effects from Xeljanz?
If you took Xeljanz, the next step should be identifying any adverse reactions associated with taking this medication – these could range from blood clots and malignancies, as well as severe infections that have been linked with its use.
Does the Manufacturer Know About the Side Effects?
When experiencing side effects from taking Xeljanz, it is vitally important that it is determined if the manufacturer was aware of potential risks; they could potentially be held liable.
If you believe you qualify for a Xeljanz lawsuit, it is crucial that you speak to an attorney immediately to assess the validity of your claims. Your legal representative can assist in understanding all your rights and options as well as help file any necessary lawsuit.
Get the Compensation You Deserve
Do not hesitate to consult an experienced lawyer to learn about your legal options if Xeljanz caused you harm. You can get help from an attorney to learn about your legal options, understand what you have, and how you can file a suit if necessary.
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