On July 1, 2009, the FDA issued a black box warning on the popular smoking cessation drug, Chantix (also known as varenicline).  The black box warning, the highest warning that the FDA requires, was mandated after numerous reports and studies linked Chantix to several severe side effects including suicide, depression and seizures.  Because Chantix has been linked to such a large number of serious and life-threatening side effects, the Chantix lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are currently investigating Chantix related injuries. 

The Chantix lawyers at our firm believe that Chantix presents dangerous side effects.  Companies who manufacture and distribute Chantix to patients should be held responsible for failing to adequately warn consumers about the life-threatening side effects associated with Chantix.

If you have experienced depressed moods or suicidal thoughts after Chantix use, the experienced Chantix lawyers at our law firm can help you seek compensation for your injuries.  With a Chantix Lawsuit, the Chantix lawyers at our firm may be able to help you collect compensation for expenses related to your injuries, including:

  • medical bills
  • pain and suffering
  • lost income
  • permanent disability costs
  • out-of-pocket expenses

Health Problems Associated with Chantix

Chantix works by blocking the effect nicotine has on the brain.  It reduces nicotine withdrawal by releasing low levels of dopamine.  Although Chantix works to reduce a smoker’s desire for cigarettes, it has been linked to several severe side effects including:

  • depression
  • suicide
  • violence
  • loss of consciousness
  • seizures
  • vision problems
  • insomnia/abnormal dreams
  • heart rhythm disturbances
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Chantix Lawsuits

Several Chantix lawsuits have been filed since Chantix was first approved by the FDA in May 2006.  Most recently, in January 2010, three personal injury lawsuits were filed against Pfizer claiming that Chantix caused attempted suicides and death.

These and other Chantix lawsuits seek to hold Pfizer strictly liable for manufacturing and marketing this dangerous drug, claiming that Pfizer did not perform enough clinical trials before it marketed Chantix.  Many Chantix lawsuits also allege that Pfizer was negligent for failing to promptly warn Chantix users about its dangerous side effects.  

Contact Our Chantix Lawyers

If you or a loved one experienced a serious side effect associated with Chantix, such as depression, seizures, attempted suicide, suicide, or Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, you may be eligible to file a Chantix lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries.  Our Chantix lawyers can help you seek compensation by filing a lawsuit on your behalf.  Specifically, our Chantix lawyers may help you get reimbursed for expenses such as medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

The experienced Chantix lawyers at our firm are happy to answer your legal questions and address your concerns.  The Chantix lawyers at our firm can also inform you of your legal rights and options, as well as your chances of succeeding in a Chantix lawsuit.

If your would like to discuss your legal rights, or are interested in learning more about Chantix lawsuits, contact our law firm today for a free and confidential case evaluation from one of our Chantix lawyers.

Published November 17, 2011 by