Our attorneys have filed a mass tort lawsuit on behalf of patients who took the blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban) and suffered severe bleeding events. Pharmaceutical businesses, which includes the makers of Xarelto, have a duty to ensure that their drugs are reasonably safe for use – and failure to do so may possibly be grounds for compensation. Our lawyers are functioning tough to acquire these hurt by the drug the compensation they’re entitled to.
While bleeding is actually a frequent complication associated with anticoagulants, it has been alleged that Xarelto is far more hazardous than traditional blood thinners simply because no antidote exists to reverse its blood-thinning effects. This implies that, in the event of an emergency, individuals may possibly be at risk for irreversible bleeding problems, such as life-threatening internal and gastrointestinal hemorrhaging.
In the event you or perhaps a loved one particular suffered a significant bleeding occasion right after taking xarelto and headaches, you may have legal recourse. For a lot more info, speak to us nowadays to have your case reviewed, free of charge.
xarelto-compensation-photoThe plaintiffs in these lawsuits are searching for compensation from Bayer and Janssen for previous and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and, in situations of death, funeral expenditures. Moreover, they are seeking punitive damages, that are typically awarded to punish the defendant and deter other businesses 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 standard 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 means of stopping Xarelto users from bleeding within the occasion of an emergency. Plaintiffs inside the lawsuits allege serious 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 inside 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 within 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 critical 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 hazardous clotting.
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Multidistrict Litigation Trial Dates Set
The attorneys within 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.