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This page is about Xelijanz lawsuits. Our lawyers are handling Xelijanz side effects lawsuits in all 50 states.  Lawsuits allege this drug comes with the risk of serious cardiac and other side effects. This was confirmed by the FDA in September 2021.

Xeljanz is a popular medication that is prescribed to treat patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. Xeljanz is the brand name for the drug Tofacitinib, which works by suppressing the patient’s immune system to help reduce inflammation in the body. Since its original release in 2012, this medication has exploded in popularity because of its placement of ads on television and in magazines.

November 9, 2023 Update: A new study has revealed that Xeljanz and similar medications used for treating inflammation and autoimmune conditions, such as ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis, may elevate the risk of developing acne. Harvard researchers have reported that patients taking Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitors, which include popular treatments like Xeljanz and Rinvoq, were found to be four times more likely to experience acne when compared to those not utilizing such medications.

Asbestos exposure is directly linked to mesothelioma, a rare type of cancer that is caused only by asbestos. However, exposure to airborne asbestos particles has also been shown to cause lung cancer. Mesothelioma and lung cancer are somewhat similar in that they both involve the lungs and respiratory system, they are distinctly different types of cancer that originate from different tissue.

Any who had significant occupational exposure to asbestos and was subsequently diagnosed with lung cancer may be able to file an asbestos lung cancer lawsuit and get financial compensation. The product liability lawyers at Miller & Zois are currently seeking and accepting asbestos lung cancer cases from anyone who meets these criteria. If you developed lung cancer after years of asbestos exposure, call us at 800-553-8082.

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The Zostavax vaccine lawsuits were jumping with energy. Lawyers wanted these cases which is why you saw television commercials and Facebook and Google ads (and, yes, legal blog posts) from attorneys hustling to sign up victims.

These Zostavax lawsuits alleged that the plaintiffs experienced severe complications, most notably shingles, from being administered it.

Today, these lawsuits are on life support, as we explain below. We have not rewritten this entire post still has some 2021 excitement in it. But these cases are likely to fall apart, and we explain this below.

Multidistrict litigation, called an MDL, is a special legal procedure used in mass tort cases to streamline the handling of large and complex cases.  An MDL is a “sort of” class action lawsuit.  It is a class action in that the cases are all brought together under one judge for pretrial discovery.  But typically after a few bellwether trials of individual plaintiffs, the cases are sent back to their local jurisdiction for trial if a settlement if not reached.  The hope of the MDL process is that the parties can figure out the value of the claims so a global settlement can be reached with most of the plaintiffs.

The idea of an MDL was actually was born in 1968 when lawmakers created the MDL system as a way to speed up and coordinate complex litigation that was filed in multiple federal judicial districts. MDLs are utilized in scenarios where a single defendant or group of defendants commit a single tort or does a single act that affects a large group of people. When all of those individual people then go to sue the defendant, it makes more sense to consolidate their cases. This streamlines the process and avoids different rulings regarding similar aspects of the case.

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There is a lot of confusion out there about Mirena lawsuits.  Women are bewildered because there have been so many lawyers in recent years who are looking to bring a Mirena lawsuit.  There are still Mirena lawsuit advertisements still up in 2024.  Yet they cannot find a lawyer for their case.  We are not handling these claims. But we can tell you about them.

  • In October 2023, a consumer fraud claim against Bayer alleges that the company failed to disclose the contraceptive’s increased risk of breast cancer. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that federal labeling law does not preempt this lawsuit. The lead plaintiff alleges that despite Bayer’s awareness of studies indicating a 20% to 30% increase in breast cancer risk with Mirena use, the company did not inform doctors or consumers or amend the labeling. The lead plaintiff claims she would not have spent $50 on the Mirena IUD had she been aware of the health risks. The court stated that Bayer could have independently changed the label without awaiting FDA approval and that Bayer did not show “clear evidence” that the FDA would have declined a label change. The court confirmed that the lead plaintiff has validly alleged claims under California’s consumer protection laws but restricted the lawsuit’s scope by ruling that Bayer’s warning obligation is to physicians, not directly to consumers.
  • In 2024, the Paragard IUD lawsuits are the latest IUD that is getting hit with new class action suits that will hopefully be more viable for victims than Mirena.

If you are frustrated, I completely understand.  Let me try to explain because there are not a lot of good explanations out there online.

When these lawsuits began, plaintiffs’ lawyers filed thousands of Mirena lawsuits.  The focus of the litigation was:

  1. What did Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals know about the risks associated with IUDs in general and, specifically, with Mirena?
  2. Why didn’t the company do a better job of communicating the risks of uterine perforation and migration?
  3. What Bayer tried to do to make its IUD as safe as possible?
  4. Were profits the motive to avoid making the warning clearer?

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The national mesothelioma and asbestos lawyers at Miller & Zois represent victims of asbestos exposure across the state of Florida. Have the skills and resources to get Florida mesothelioma victims maximum compensation. This page will look at mesothelioma lawsuits in Florida and their average settlement value.

About Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a unique type of cancer that is only known to be cause by exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma originates in the lining surrounding the lungs and other organs inside the body.

This post has the latest news in the 3M earplug lawsuits. Get the 2023 updates on settlement and everything else.

July 25, 2023: Barclays analyst Julian Mitchell estimates $8 billion to settle the earplug lawsuits.

The more realistic number is probably higher. Let’s say it is $10 billion, and there are 200,000 legitimate plaintiffs. That is an average settlement of $50,000 per case.

IVC filters have been linked to an increased risk of fracture which can cause serious injury or death.  Our law firm is focused on Cordis and Cook IVC filter cases.

The IVC filter lawsuits have been going on for a long time, too long.  Our lawyers frequently get calls from people who are frustrated that their lawyer has “done nothing” to advance their case toward settlement. Our attorneys also get calls from victims who cannot find a lawyer.    This page gives you information if you have filed an IVC filter lawsuit or are thinking of filing such a claim.

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The biggest and latest trend that teenagers are turning to today is the new activity known as “juuling”. Teenagers are beginning to “juul” just about anywhere, whether it be at school, at work, on the street, or in their own home.

Juul is a company that manufactures a highly potent and discrete e-cigarette device, often advertised as a “safer alternative” to smoking. This trend, however, is turning out to be anything but safe and doctors worried about public health are about to lose their minds.  And the number of Juul lawsuits are growing by the day.

JUUL Lawsuit Update April 2023

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