Xarelto Lawsuits Selected For Bellwether Discovery Allege Brain Bleeds, Stroke and Blood Clots DueTo Taking The Prescription Blood Thinner Xarelto.
Xarelto lawsuits continue to move forward into the discovery phase with 40 Xarelto lawsuits being selected for the bellwether discovery pool. The blood thinner complaints selected are representative of other Xarelto bleeding lawsuits that allege the anticoagulant medication causes gastrointestinal bleeding, blood clots and brain bleeds that may require hospitalization or transfusion, and have also caused death. (In Re: Xarelto Products Liability Lawsuit, No. 2592)
“The Xarelto cases that ultimately will be selected for trial will have an impact on the entire litigation. The verdicts in bellwether cases help parties to determine whether to continue with trials or discuss a possible settlement of cases pending in the litigation,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, the founder of Southern Med Law.
The Xarelto attorneys at Southern Med Law continue to speak with men and women across the country who experienced serious bleeding events after taking Xarelto. If you or a loved one experienced life-threatening internal bleeding or other complications allegedly associated with Xarelto, please contact the Firm 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 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com for more information and to fill out a contact form.
Southern Med Law notes that in March, Judge Fallon directed attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants to select 10 cases each, and the court would randomly choose the remaining cases. Of the 40 cases chosen, 30 involve plaintiffs who alleged injuries from taking Xarelto between the ages of 60 and 89, which are the majority of the cases in litigation. Additionally, 21 Xarelto cases selected involve men and 19 involve women. In a previously issued Case Management Order, Judge Fallon told attorneys to choose bellwether pool cases that mirror pending Xarelto lawsuits with allegations of gastrointestinal bleeding, rectal bleeding, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, systemic embolism and death. In the discovery phase, both sides will exchange information about the Xarelto claims to determine which ones will be selected for trial. Judge Fallon further ordered attorneys to develop a plan before June 10 for choosing eight cases that head to bellwether trials. (In Re: Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, No. 2592)
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the risk of stroke, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. Xarelto is also approved to prevent blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. Xarelto became popular shortly after its approval in 2011 when patients discovered they would not have to undergo routine blood monitoring as they would with warfarin, an older FDA-approved blood thinner that has been on the market for over 60 years. Although Xarelto is considered a new generation anticoagulant, it has a disadvantage because it lacks an antidote to reverse significant bleeding episodes, according to the FDA. Warfarin uses vitamin K as a reversal agent to any significant bleeding side effects.
Xarelto Lawsuit Trials Schedule For 2017
Court records show that the first two Xarelto bellwether trials are scheduled for February 6, 2017, and March 13, 2017, in the Eastern district court in New Orleans. The third trial is scheduled for April 24, 2017 in Mississippi and the fourth trial is set for May 30, 2017 in Texas, at federal district courts yet to be determined. (In Re: Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, No. 2592)
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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 an aggressive and effective attorney and advocate for those who were harmed due to negligent pharmaceutical companies. If you or a loved one where 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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