Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Rise to 16,100 As First Xarelto Bellwether Trial Begins Today


Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Allege The Blood Thinner Causes Uncontrollable Bleeding Episodes In Patients Who Take The Prescription Medication.

Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits xarelto-bleeding-lawsuits-Wright-and-Schulte-LLCThe first bellwether trial for one of the federal Xarelto bleeding lawsuits begins today in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Over 16,100 blood thinner lawsuits have been filed and are awaiting litigation. The federally filed Xarelto bleeding lawsuits allege the prescription blood thinner causes uncontrollable bleeding, blood clots, gastrointestinal bleedings, brain bleeds and other injuries, including death. (In Re: Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation – Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits – MDL 2592)

The Xarelto blood thinner lawsuit involves a Louisiana man who was prescribed the blood thinner in 2014 to reduce the risk of stroke from atrial fibrillation. Nearly a month after taking Xarelto, the man suffered severe gastrointestinal bleeding, according to the Xarelto lawsuit. As a result, the plaintiff was hospitalized and required several blood transfusions. The plaintiff continues to need follow-up medical care, the lawsuit says. The lawsuit accuses Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., which manufactures and markets Xarelto, of failing to adequately warn that Xarelto does not have an antidote to reverse its anti-clotting effects. (Re: Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation – Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits – MDL 2592, Case No. 2:14-cv-02720).

“Lawsuits selected for bellwether trials are representative of all lawsuits in the MDL. The outcome of bellwether trials helps plaintiffs and defendants to determine how juries may react to similar cases scheduled for trials in the future,” says Richard Schulte, co-founder of Wright & Schulte LLC.

The firm’s attorneys represent men and women nationwide, and their survivors, who have been seriously harmed from a prescription drug’s side effects. The firm continues to speak with individuals across the country who believe they have suffered serious bleeding side effects due to taking the Xarelto blood thinner. If you, or your loved one, have been injured after using Xarelto, contact one of 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 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. Xarelto is considered a new generation blood thinner and is promoted as being superior to warfarin, the first blood thinner approved by the FDA in 1954. Warfarin is marketed under the brand names Jantoven and Coumadin. Xarelto has fewer interactions with food and other drugs and patients taking Xarelto are not required to have periodic blood test monitoring like patients taking warfarin, according to the FDA. Xarelto, however, does not have an antidote for adverse bleeding episodes in patients. Vitamin K is used to reverse warfarin’s anti-clotting effects when significant bleeding episodes occur in patients.

As lawsuit filings against Bayer and Janssen began to increase over Xarelto, plaintiffs asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to establish an MDL for all federally filed Xarelto lawsuits. The JPML granted the request in December 2014 and transferred 21 Xarelto lawsuits to the federal court in New Orleans. Since then, the pending and newly filed Xarelto cases have been moving forward in coordinated pretrial proceedings. All of the lawsuits allege that patients who took Xarelto suffered serious injuries including uncontrollable bleeding, hemorrhagic stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding, and blood clots. The Xarelto complaints claim emergency room doctors do not have an effective means to treat and stabilize patients who have adverse bleeding episodes because Bayer and Janssen failed to warn that the blood thinner does not have an approved antidote to reverse its anti-clotting effects. (In Re: Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation – Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits – MDL 2592)

About Wright & Schulte And Filing A Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuit

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