The first lawsuits in the Xarelto multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2592) are scheduled to go to trial this month in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered internal bleeding or other complications after taking Xarelto, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
April 4, 2017 – Judge Eldon Fallon is set to begin hearing the first bellwether trials in the U.S. involving Xarelto (generic: rivaroxaban), and the cases are being watched very closely as outcomes could help to determine future rulings.
There are currently more than 16,000 Xarelto lawsuits pending against Johnson & Johnson in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The complaints were all filed on behalf of former Xarelto users who claim the medication caused them to suffer adverse bleeding events, including GI bleeds, internal bleeding, and brain bleeds.
Xarelto is a once-daily blood-thinner (anticoagulant) drug used to prevent blood clots that was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2011. The medicine works by binding to a substance called factor Xa, which prevents the formation of thrombin. This stops the formation of fibrin, the essential component of blood clots.
Bleeding is the most common side effect of Xarelto, which is normal for a blood-thinner drug. However, in most other anticoagulants these complications can be reversed with a single dose of vitamin K; Xarelto has no such antidote once bleeding events begin.
Among other things, Xarelto lawsuits allege that J&J:
Recklessly introduced a dangerous drug into the market which has no great advantage over existing medications with fewer potential side effects; and
Knowingly promoted Xarelto as a more convenient solution for blood thinning despite the fact that there was no known antidote.
All plaintiffs allege that had they known about the severe risks associated with Xarelto, they would not have taken the drug and may have avoided the serious injuries they suffered.
Do I Have a Xarelto Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Xarelto lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by Xarelto side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.