Wright & Schulte LLC Is Investigating Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits That Allege The Blood Thinner Causes Blood Clots, Gastrointestinal And Brain Bleeds That Can Lead To Death.
The federal judge overseeing the Xarelto bleeding litigation has selected four Xarelto bleeding lawsuits for bellwether trials to begin next year. Two cases selected allege gastrointestinal bleeding and bleeding in the brain, while the other two cases allege gastrointestinal bleeding and bleeding in the brain resulting in death after taking Xarelto anticoagulant medication. The bellwether cases mirror the 7,200 cases pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana that allege Bayer HealthCare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Xarelto’s maker and marketer, did not adequately warn of the bleeding risks associated with the blood thinner. (In Re: Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, No. 2592)
In an order issued on August 16, Judge Eldon E. Fallon, who is managing the Xarelto lawsuit litigation, said the first two Xarelto cases will be tried in the federal court in New Orleans. The first Xarelto case, scheduled for trial in February 2017, involves a plaintiff who was prescribed Xarelto in January 2014 and began to suffer severe gastrointestinal bleeding less than a month later. The plaintiff was hospitalized and had several blood transfusions. (Case No. 2:14-cv-02720). The second Xarelto case, scheduled for March, involves a woman who died from a hemorrhagic stroke, or bleeding in the brain, and died 10 days later. (Case No. 2:15-cv-03708) Judge Fallon ordered the third Xarelto case held in Mississippi. This case involves a woman who was prescribed Xarelto to treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism and suffered gastrointestinal bleeding. (Case No. 2:15-cv-03469) The fourth Xarelto case, to be tried in Texas, alleges the plaintiff took Xarelto to treat atrial fibrillation and suffered gastrointestinal bleeding and died. (Case No. 2:15-cv-00224)
“Plaintiffs and their survivors will finally have a chance to tell jurors about the severe and fatal bleeding injuries they and their loved ones suffered allegedly as a result of taking Xarelto,” says Wright & Schulte LLC, which continues to speak with men and women across the country who believe they have suffered serious bleeding side effects due to using Xarelto. If you have been injured after using Xarelto contact one of the the firm’s attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC by calling 1-800-399-0795 or visit www.yourlegalhelp.com for more information.
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is Bayer’s blockbuster blood thinner approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, and to reduce the risk of blood clots. Bayer claims Xarelto is the number one prescribed blood thinner in its class with more than 21 million Xarelto prescriptions in the United States. The FDA calls Xarelto a new-generation blood thinner compared to warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), which has been on the market since 1954. Bayer promotes Xarelto as more convenient for patients because routine blood monitoring is not required and there are no known diet restrictions, as there are for patients taking warfarin. However, Xarelto does not have an approved antidote should internal bleeding occur whereas warfarin uses vitamin K as a reversal agent to treat internal bleeding, according to the FDA.
[fda.gov/Drugs/NewsEvents/ucm405148.htm, July 17, 2014]
Wright & Schulte notes that bellwether trials are considered “test trials” because plaintiffs, defendants and the court consider how a jury responds to facts and evidence presented during trial. The verdicts from bellwether trials help the parties to predict the outcome of other similar cases or determine whether to settle pending cases. (Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuit: In re: Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2592)
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