Exjade (deferasirox) is an FDA-approved orally administered iron chelator developed to combat chronic iron overload triggered by multiple long-term blood transfusions.
However, since being brought to market, Exjade has been tied to controversy following the discovery of several notable health complications. These previously undisclosed or understated complications include:
- Renal impairment
- Hepatic impairment
- Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- Gastrointestinal ulceration
- Gastrointestinal perforation
- Severe skin rash/reaction
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
- Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEX)
Are Exjade Claims Winning Settlements?
In November 2015, Exjade manufacturer, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, settled with the United States Federal Government for $390 million.
This settlement was in response to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York on behalf of over 40 states alleging that Novartis had paid specialty pharmacies and physicians millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks. Reportedly, the illegal payments were used to influence medical professionals to prescribe Exjade to more patients for longer periods of time while understating the dire side-effects that could result from the drug use.
Since the settlement was reported, individuals seeking compensation for damages related to taking Exjade have begun filing lawsuits against Novartis.
With many of these dangerous drug lawsuits being recently filed, there has yet to be a reported settlement reached between a plaintiff and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. However, the company reportedly hasn’t denied offering illegal kickbacks to cover up Exjade side effects. Lawsuits will not only seek a settlement of compensatory damages but punitive as well — potentially skyrocketing future settlement figures.
How Can I Receive an Exjade Settlement?
It is unknown when plaintiffs who have filed Exjade-related lawsuits against Novartis Pharmaceutical will begin fielding settlement offers.
With settlements growing more likely as more lawsuits are filed, it is likely that settlements will be offered in the near future.
If enough cases are brought against Novartis, the cases may be brought together under a class action lawsuit, which — at times — can heavily increase the likelihood of receiving a suitable settlement offer. However, settlements may also be reached if Exjade lawsuits are handled in multidistrict litigation.
In the event that multidistrict litigation panels side with plaintiffs in Exjade lawsuits, Novartis will likely attempt to settle the remaining cases quickly to avoid more potentially risky trials.
To ensure you retain your eligibility to win a settlement through any of the aforementioned methods, you must begin the process of filing a dangerous drug lawsuit against Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
Filing a lawsuit immediately will offer you flexibility in choosing settlement options in the future, which could include whether it serves your best interest to join a class action or remain a standalone lawsuit.
Any delay in lawsuit filing could result in losing case flexibility, which may restrict the type of settlement you are eligible to receive. In short, the most effective way to get an Exjade settlement is to pursue all appropriate legal action as soon as possible with an experienced and skilled attorney.
Our Exjade Gastrointestinal Complication Case Lawyers Can Help
Our dangerous drug attorneys can help you if someone you love has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after taking Exjade. Lawsuits are expected to be filed against the makers of this medication. You may be entitled to a settlement.
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