Our attorneys have filed a mass tort lawsuit on behalf of sufferers who took the blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban) and suffered significant bleeding events. Pharmaceutical firms, such as the makers of Xarelto, have a duty to ensure that their drugs are reasonably secure for use – and failure to perform so could be grounds for compensation. Our lawyers are working difficult to get these hurt by the drug the compensation they are entitled to.
While bleeding is really a typical complication connected with anticoagulants, it has been alleged that Xarelto is a lot more dangerous than traditional blood thinners due to the fact no antidote exists to reverse its blood-thinning effects. This means that, inside the event of an emergency, sufferers might be at risk for irreversible bleeding difficulties, which includes life-threatening internal and gastrointestinal hemorrhaging.
If you or perhaps a loved 1 suffered a serious bleeding event soon after taking Xarelto, you might have legal recourse. For far more data, contact us these days to possess your case reviewed, free of charge.
xarelto-compensation-photoThe plaintiffs in these lawsuits are looking for compensation from Bayer and Janssen for previous and future health-related bills, lost wages, discomfort and suffering and, in instances of death, funeral costs. Furthermore, they are seeking punitive damages, that are normally awarded to punish the defendant and deter other firms from acting similarly.
Why Are Lawsuits Becoming Filed?
Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are facing several Xarelto lawsuits alleging that the drug is hazardous and defective. The plaintiffs claim that, unlike conventional anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin, Coumadin) whose blood-thinning effects can be reversed using vitamin K, there is no antidote available for Xarelto. Simply because of this, the lawsuits claim, doctors have no effective implies of stopping Xarelto users from bleeding in the occasion of an emergency. Plaintiffs within the lawsuits allege severe and fatal injuries, including cerebral hemorrhaging and gastrointestinal bleeds, from use of the drug.
In addition to these risks, lawsuits against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals are alleging:
The manufacturers of xarelto therapy marketed the drug as a superior in the field of anticoagulants despite studies finding higher rates of gastrointestinal (GI tract) bleeding and transfusions in Xarelto users than users of certain competitors.
The makers of the drug continue to market Xarelto as a safe anticoagulant option.
Doctors and healthcare staff were not properly made aware of methods to stabilize and treat a Xarelto user inside the occasion of a bleeding complication.
Users of Xarelto were not adequately warned of the health risks of suffering a fatal bleeding event.
Xarelto is linked to serious bleeding complications, excessive blood loss, intracranial hemorrhaging, eye bleeding (vitreous hemorrhage), stomach bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, wound infections from inhibited clotting, and lack of effectiveness in preventing dangerous clotting.
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Multidistrict Litigation Trial Dates Set
The attorneys inside the Complex Litigation Group have filed lawsuits on behalf of injured clients. The claims will proceed through multidistrict litigation (MDL), which currently entails four trials, scheduled for Fall 2016, in which random groups of plaintiffs will be chosen to represent the group.