Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Allege Patients Suffered Severe Bleeding Complications AFter Using The Blood Thinner.
As parties in the Xarelto litigation prepare cases for trial, about 3,400 Xarelto bleeding lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts. The Xarelto lawsuits are filed against Bayer HealthCare and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. unit, on behalf of patients who commonly allege they suffered serious bleeding events, including brain bleeds and gastrointestinal hemorrhages. Some plaintiffs required hospitalization for transfusions. Survivors of Xarelto users have also filed claims alleging their loved ones suffered a fatal episode of Xarelto bleeding.
As of January 15, 2,826 Xarelto bleeding complaints have been filed in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, where all federally filed Xarelto lawsuits have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings. An additional 574 Xarelto cases are pending in a mass tort proceeding in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. Attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal litigations are in the discovery process which requires the parties to exchange information on cases that could potentially go to trial. (In Re: Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, No. 2592) (In Re: Xarelto Litigation, Case ID 150102349)
“At the same time as Xarelto cases increase in the state and federal litigations, our law firm continues to receive inquiries from people who have been prescribed Xarelto and have experienced severe bleeding events that have devastated their lives,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.
As both an attorney and practicing physician, Southern Med Law’s Dr. François Blaudeau possesses a unique understanding of the medical and legal questions relating to Xarelto lawsuits. If you or a loved one experienced life-threatening internal bleeding or other complications allegedly associated with Xarelto, please contact Southern Med Law as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no obligation Xarelto lawsuit review by calling Southern Med Law today, at 205-547-5525.
Xarelto is a blood thinner approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation, not caused by a heart valve problem. After its initial approval in 2011, Xarelto went on to garner $2 billion in sales nationwide with roughly 1 million prescriptions written by 2013, according to the petition to create a Xarelto mass tort in the Philadelphia court. The FDA considers Xarelto a new-generation blood thinner compared to warfarin, a blood thinner that has been on the U.S. market since 1954. While Xarelto is more popular with patients because regular blood monitoring is not required like it is with warfarin, Xarelto does not have an approved antidote to treat internal bleeding side effects. Warfarin uses vitamin K as an antidote for bleeding events, according to the FDA.
[fda.gov/Drugs/NewsEvents/ucm405148.htm, July 17, 2014]
Xarelto lawsuit claims filed in state and federal litigation commonly allege that the defendants knew or should have known that Xarelto has dangerous side effects. One Xarelto lawsuit recently filed in the federal litigation contended the plaintiff suffered personal injuries because the defendants did not disclose the risks associated with Xarelto. The New Jersey woman took Xarelto from November 2013 to April 2014. On March 11, 2014, and again on April 2, 2014, the woman suffered a gastrointestinal bleed allegedly as a result of using Xarelto, according to the complaint. (Case No.2:15-cv-07120, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana)
About Southern Med Law and Filing A Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuit: Throughout his career, Dr. Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made the Southern Med Law team aggressive and effective legal representatives for those who were harmed due to negligent pharmaceutical companies. If you or a loved one were harmed by Xarelto, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. Call today for a free, no obligation Xarelto lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.
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