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Our attorneys have filed a mass tort lawsuit on behalf of patients who took the blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban) and suffered critical bleeding events. Pharmaceutical companies, including the makers of Xarelto, have a duty to make sure that their drugs are reasonably secure for use – and failure to perform so may be grounds for compensation. Our lawyers are operating tough to have those hurt by the drug the compensation they’re entitled to.
Although bleeding can be a typical complication linked with anticoagulants, it has been alleged that Xarelto is more dangerous than standard blood thinners because no antidote exists to reverse its blood-thinning effects. This means that, inside the event of an emergency, individuals may possibly be at threat for irreversible bleeding difficulties, including life-threatening internal and gastrointestinal hemorrhaging.
In case you or a loved 1 suffered a severe bleeding event right after taking Xarelto, you might have legal recourse. For a lot more data, speak to us these days to possess your case reviewed, cost-free of charge.
xarelto-compensation-photoThe plaintiffs in these lawsuits are in search of compensation from Bayer and Janssen for previous and future health-related bills, lost wages, discomfort and suffering and, in instances of death, funeral expenses. Additionally, they may be looking for punitive damages, which are normally awarded to punish the defendant and deter other companies from acting similarly.
Why Are Lawsuits Getting Filed?
Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are facing several Xarelto lawsuits alleging that the drug is unsafe 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. Due to the fact of this, the lawsuits claim, internet doctors have no effective indicates of stopping Xarelto users from bleeding within the occasion of an emergency. Plaintiffs within the lawsuits allege serious and fatal injuries, like 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 protected anticoagulant option.
Doctors and medical staff were not properly made aware of methods to stabilize and treat a Xarelto user in 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 dangerous clotting.
Visit this page for a lot more information on the alleged health risks of Xarelto.
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.
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