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 organizations, which includes the makers of Xarelto, have a duty to ensure that their drugs are reasonably safe for use – and failure to accomplish so might be grounds for compensation. Our lawyers are working hard to acquire these hurt by the drug the compensation they’re entitled to.
While bleeding is actually a typical complication related with anticoagulants, it has been alleged that Xarelto is much more dangerous than classic blood thinners simply because no antidote exists to reverse its blood-thinning effects. This implies that, within the occasion of an emergency, patients may possibly be at threat for irreversible bleeding problems, like life-threatening internal and gastrointestinal hemorrhaging.
In the event you or possibly a loved 1 suffered a serious bleeding occasion soon after taking Xarelto, you may have legal recourse. For more info, contact us right now to possess your case reviewed, cost-free of charge.
xarelto-compensation-photoThe plaintiffs in these lawsuits are looking for compensation from Bayer and Janssen for past and future health-related bills, lost wages, discomfort and suffering and, in instances of death, funeral expenditures. In addition, they may be in search of punitive damages, which are generally awarded to punish the defendant and deter other companies from acting similarly.
Why Are Lawsuits Being 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 classic 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 signifies of stopping Xarelto users from bleeding inside the event of an emergency. Plaintiffs within the lawsuits allege severe and fatal injuries, which includes 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 marketed the drug as a superior within 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 secure anticoagulant option.
Doctors and medical staff were not properly made aware of methods to stabilize and treat a Xarelto user inside the event 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 significant 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 in 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.