Chantix is being recalled for distributing cancer-causing chemicals to users who have used this drug to stop smoking. The users of this drug are looking to stop smoking to avoid the harsh cancer-causing chemicals involved, yet this drug also exposes users to risky cancer-causing chemicals.
Here at Van Law Firm, we can help get you compensated if you or someone you know has been seriously injured or died from using the drug Chantix.
What Is Chantix?
Chantix was created by Pfizer in 2006 with the goal of getting users to stop smoking and providing them with a healthier quality of life. However, this drug has proven to contain high levels of N-nitroso-varenicline, a cancer-causing chemical which led to the need for Chantix to be recalled.
Users report the side effects of this drug to involve strange behavior after use, with some even committing suicide. The FDA has confirmed these cancer-causing chemicals have caused these side effects and initiated a recall on Chantix. The FDA also now requires Pfizer to add a warning on Chantix boxes pertaining to these side effects.
There was a Chantix recall in July 2021. Recalls are given to certain products or medications that need to be pulled from the market for a particular reason. The goal of recalling a product is to ensure the safety of the public by preventing them from ingesting harmful chemicals or helping them avoid imminent injury.
A recall could entitle a Chantix user to compensation for injuries they incurred. Some recalls end in multi-district litigation wherein multiple people can file for damages from the company whose product or medication has been recalled.
Injuries Incurred from Using Chantix
Ingesting cancer-causing chemicals such as N-nitroso-varenicline could have long-term effects on the user, putting them at a higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer in the future.
Some patients have committed suicide or acted strangely after taking Chantix for a significant period of time. It is important that, if you have experienced any of these injuries, you contact a physician immediately and reach out to one of our expert lawyers to start working on a lawsuit.
Treatments for Chantix Injuries
Treatment plans are dependent on the injury the user has incurred as a result of taking Chantix. However, it is important to stop taking any drug if it starts to affect your mental or physical health and to ask a doctor for guidance.
If you have been experiencing suicidal thoughts since taking Chantix, then it is important to stop taking the medication and seek a licensed professional to discuss your feelings.
Multi-District Lawsuits Involving Chantix
Multidistrict litigation makes litigation more convenient for all parties by combining similar complaints to create a larger lawsuit. A class action lawsuit combines plaintiffs into one single lawsuit, whereas multidistrict litigation groups similar cases together to be decided in one courtroom.
Make sure to hire one of our mass tort lawyers before your statute of limitations expires.
Current Lawsuits Involving Chantix
As of January 2023, there is a multi-district litigation lawsuit in progress against Pfizer for their medication Chantix. The Southern District of New York has jurisdiction.
The People’s goal is to be awarded damages for the injuries they have suffered from ingesting this cancer-causing drug.
Contact an Attorney Today to Start Your Chantix Lawsuit
If you or someone you know has suffered a cancer-related injury or has died after using Chantix, please contact Van Law Firm for a free consultation. We will review your case for free and help you fight for maximum damages.
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