Xarelto Lawsuits Increasing as More Patients Develop Negative Side Effects

April 23, 2015

This year has seen a significant increase in the number of law suits being brought against the manufacturers of Xarelto, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Corp.. Individuals and their families allege that they have faced harmful negative side effects after taking the drug and that Johnson & Johnson and Bayer knew this, but still aggressively marketed their blockbuster drug to consumers. Dozens so far have filed lawsuits in a California federal court.

When Xarelto was first introduced to the market, doctors and patients quickly flocked to it. Because this particular blood thinner requires little to no monitoring after a patient is prescribed it, it seemed like a great alternative. More traditional anticoagulants require frequently, weekly monitoring by a doctor. However, when patients are monitored more regularly and undergo frequent blood testing, it is easier for a doctor to spot any potential issues more quickly. For that reason, the hands-off approach that occurs after patients begin taking Xarelto puts patients more at risk of internal, uncontrollable bleeding.

As patients are being made more aware of these potentially deadly side effects, they are increasingly resorting to the courts to seek compensation. In December of 2014, almost two dozen lawsuits were consolidated in Louisiana. In January of this year, there was a creation of a new mass tort in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. Plaintiffs allege that the manufacturers of Xarelto did not properly warn patients of the potentially deadly complications that could result from taking the drug.

Legal Commentary
Xarelto attorneys within our firm are studying, examining and investigating current Xarelto claims on behalf of people or families injured by the drug. Some of the side effects include hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, stroke and or death. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Xarelto, contact our Xarelto lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.

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