Wright & Schulte Continues To Investigate Xarelto Lawsuits Alleging The Anticoagulant Causes Severe And Fatal Bleeding And Bayer Healthcare And Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. Failed To Disclose The Bleeding Side-Effect Risk Of The Xarelto Blood Thinner.
Three Xarelto lawsuits have been added to the Xarelto multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. The complaints filed against Xarelto’s maker and marketer, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., allege the prescription blood thinner causes uncontrollable or fatal bleeding, and there is no antidote to reverse Xarelto’s bleeding side effects.
One Xarelto bleeding lawsuit alleges that an Ohio woman began taking Xarelto to treat atrial fibrillation. Two months later, the woman suffered gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia and other severe injuries, the complaint said. The second Xarelto side-effects claim alleges a 73-year-old Texas woman who was prescribed the blood thinner to treat atrial fibrillation, suffered an internal bleeding event that is permanent and will require long-term care. Additionally, a Tennessee man filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of his father, a Georgia resident, who suffered an uncontrollable internal bleeding event in March 2013 that allegedly resulted in his death. (In re: Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2592)
“These lawsuit filings continue to show how Xarelto’s bleeding side effects devastate the lives of patients who are prescribed the blood thinner,” says Wright & Schulte LLC.
The firm is offering free evaluations of Xarelto lawsuits claims against Bayer Healthcare And Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. for failing to disclose the side-effect risk of Xarelto. If you or a loved one have suffered uncontrollable bleeding, hemorrhaging and other side-effects as a result of using Xarelto and other prescription blood thinners, contact one of the firm’s Xarelto attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC by calling 1-800-399-0795 or visit www.yourlegalhelp.com for more information.
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a blood thinner approved first approved in 2011 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythms). Xarelto is in a group of new generation anticoagulants that includes competing blood thinners, Pradaxa (dabigatran) and Eliquis (apixaban). According to the FDA, the newer blood thinners are more convenient for patients to use because blood monitoring on a regular basis is not necessary as it is with warfarin, (Coumadin, Jantoven), the oldest blood thinner on the market. The FDA approved warfarin in 1954. Unlike the anticoagulants approved in the most recent years, warfarin uses vitamin K as a reversal agent for a significant bleeding event. Xarelto, Pradaxa and Eliquis do not have antidotes to reverse the bleeding side effects of the blood thinners.
[fda.gov/Drugs/NewsEvents/ucm405148.htm, July 17, 2014]
Parties in the multidistrict litigation for federal Xarelto lawsuit claims in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, are preparing for test trials beginning in 2016, according to court documents. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon, who is managing the litigation, has scheduled the first two trials for February 2017 and March 2017 at the federal court in New Orleans. The following two trials will be held in Mississippi in April 2017 and in Texas in May 2017. A pool of cases for trial will be chosen from the 1,700 cases pending as of October in the Xarelto MDL. The Xarelto lawsuit claims contend that the drug allegedly causes gastrointestinal bleeding, bleeding in the brain, and other severe bleeding injuries. The Xarelto complaints contend that Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn doctors and their patients about the lack on an antidote to reverse Xarelto’s bleeding side effects.
About Wright & Schulte LLC: Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Xarelto side effects lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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