The daughter of a man who allegedly died from an uncontrollable brain bleed after taking Xarelto (generic: rivaroxaban) has filed a products liability lawsuit against Bayer AG 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 27, 2016 – According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff’s father was prescribed Xarelto to treat his atrial fibrillation (a-fib), an irregular heartbeat that can increase a person’s risk of developing a blood clot or stroke. He had only been taking the drug a short time when he fell and sustained a brain bleed, and was subsequently diagnosed with an intracerebral hemorrhage. He eventually died from the bleeding, according to the lawsuit.
Traditional blood-thinners such as warfarin can be counteracted with the use of Vitamin K, which reverses the drug’s effects and allows blood to clot. At the time of the plaintiff’s father’s death, however, there was no antidote for Xarelto bleeding events, leaving doctors with no option other than a blood transfusion or surgery.
Plaintiff is alleging that Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals were negligent for releasing a medication without a reversal agent, which can create irreversible bleeding events, as was the case with her father.
In addition to the Vermont lawsuit, at least 550 similar complaints have been centralized in a mass tort in Philadelphia, PA, along with 2,800 others that have been consolidated into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2592) in the Eastern District of Louisiana.
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.