A group of 10 people who claim the anticoagulant drug Xarelto (generic: rivaroxaban) caused severe bleeding side effects have filed a products liability lawsuit against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed bleeding complications after taking Xarelto, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
September 6, 2016 – Plaintiffs in the case have charged the defendants with 9 counts of misconduct ranging from fraud to wrongful death for failing to adequately warn about the risk of Xarelto side effects.
According to the lawsuit, the FDA had previously notified Bayer and Janssen by letter that marketing claims being made about Xarelto were misleading and failed to disclose the potential health risks associated with using the drug. However, the defendants disregarded the letter and continued to market Xarelto in the same manner, according to the complaint.
The suit was filed on November 20, 2015, in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Illinois, under case number 15-L670. Plaintiffs are seeking compensatory damages in excess of $50,000 against the defendants for each of the deceased family members.
To date, at least 3,000 other similar lawsuits have been filed over Xarelto, with about 2,800 of them consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2529) in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. Another 550 cases are part of a mass tort program in Philadelphia, PA.
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 our lawyers can help.