Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyers
Lawyers for Xarelto Claims
Thousands of lawsuits have been brought against Bayer and Johnson and Johnson over the manner in which they marketed a popular blood thinner medication known as Xarelto. If you or someone you loved has been injured or killed due to uncontrollable internal bleeding caused by Xarelto usage, you may have a cause of action for damages. Contact us at 800-298-0111 to connect with an Xarelto lawsuit attorney today.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is a blood thinner prescribed often to A-Fib patients to prevent blood clots and protect people from strokes. It comes in a pill form that can be ingested on a once-a-day basis. Xarelto is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson and Johnson, and Bayer.
Dangerous Effects of Xarelto
Xarelto thins the blood to reduce the bloods ability to clot. When a person suffers an injury, they need the blood to clot to stop the bleeding. Thus, if the blood thinner’s effects cannot be counteracted, someone on this drug runs a higher risk of bleeding to death if internal bleeding is occurring. Xarelto has no antidote so you cannot stop the drug’s thinning effects once someone sustains an injury.
Xarelto Lawsuits over Marketing Defect Claims
The lawsuits against Xarelto allege that manufacturers were misleading in the way they marketed the drug. Xarelto was marketed as being more effective at preventing strokes than Coumadin and easier to use (requires less monitoring). However, Coumadin can be counter-acted in the event that someone was in an emergency situation and needed to stop its blood-thinning effects. The Xarelto lawsuits assert that this information should have been disclosed to consumers and medical professional prescribing the drug.
Current Mass Tort Litigation Over Xarelto
Over 20,500 Xarelto lawsuits have been filed in against State and Federal Courts across the country. Approximately 19,000 of those have been consolidated in Louisiana under Federal Multi-District Litigation Rules while the remaining lawsuits are consolidated in Philadelphia’s Complex Litigation Center. One Xarelto lawsuit in Philadelphia resulted in a $28 million verdict for the Plaintiff. Three other cases in federal court resulted in verdicts in favor of the defense.
If you or someone you loved was taking Xarelto and suffered severe injury from internal bleeding or death as a result of the inability of medical professionals to stop the bleeding, contact us to discuss your legal rights. You may be entitled to recover damages. Call Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. to be connected with a Xarelto lawsuit attorney for a free consultation: 800-298-0111.
*Never stop taking a prescribed medication without consulting your physician first.