A Texas woman has filed a lawsuit in the federal court of the Eastern District of New York against the makers of Xarelto, a new class of blood thinner. In it, she alleges that she sustained serious injuries, signs of internal bleeding due to the company’s failure to warn her about the potential risks of using the drug and that the company failed to conduct safety testing that was sufficient before placing the blood thinner on the market. Her lawsuit is similar to many others filed against Janssen and Bayer AG. The case is listed under the federal court docket number 1:14-CV-04524 and is available in its entirety to read below.
December 7, 2015 – BloodThinnerHelp.com reports that a Texas woman has filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York alleging that Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer AG, the manufacturers of Xarelto, failed to provide sufficient warnings to consumers about the potential risk of the signs of internal bleeding with this blood thinner. In federal court, the latest complaint was filed under 1:14-CV-04524.
The lawsuit contains details about how the drug was prescribed to treat a condition known as atrial fibrillation. This condition can cause strokes due to blood clots. As a preventative measure, cases of this type are commonly treated with blood thinners. However, just five months after taking the blood thinner, she experienced an internal bleed that was life threatening. While the complaint does not specify much of the details of the injury, it does state that specialized care will be required due to long tern health effects that occurred as a consequence of the bleed.
After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xarelto in 2011, it was released to the market for prescription. Initially, the new drug was regarded as an option that was revolutionary, because it did not require a special diet, adjustments by physicians, or regular monitoring. However, once consumers realized that there was no antidote, this early excitement was short lived. Currently, it is seen by many to be the market’s most dangerous blood thinner.
Because there is no antidote, if a patient taking Xarelto begins to show the signs of internal bleeding after an injury, there is no way to get the blood to clot by countering the effects of the drug. In order to keep the patient alive when this happens, blood transfusions and other extreme measures to save their life must be used. In addition, operations are sometimes necessary when pools of blood develop in the spine or brain in order to relieve the built up pressure in the body by draining the blood.
Vitamin K provides an antidote for traditional blood thinners. Because of this, the effects of the traditional blood thinner are counteracted and blood clots can form when an injury occurs. It is the difference between living and dying in these cases.
Federally, there have been about 2,000 cases filed against Xarelto for bleeding that cannot be controlled. In the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Honorable Judge Eldon Fallon is overseeing the consolidation of these cases in Multidistrict litigation number 2To 592. Attorney Joseph Osborne is working to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to evaluate their legal rights if they were affected by Xarelto as these cases are prepared for trial. There may be a significant compensation for individuals who suffered adverse health effects and any signs of internal bleeding due to using Xarelto. To those involved, free legal consultations are available from attorney Osborne.
Please contact our attorney today for additional information or to ask questions about the Xarelto bleeding lawsuits.
There are a number of side effects associated, and one of the most dangerous is internal bleeding signs, which can lead to death. People have filed lawsuits against Bayer as a result of internal bleeding. They filed lawsuits claiming Bayer did not warn of internal bleeding.
Bayer Healthcare, as well as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen subsidiary has been hit with a number of product liability lawsuits. The lawsuits have been filed on behalf of people from all around the country. These people have suffered from internal bleeding signs and severe bleeding injuries as a result of Xarelto.
The date for the trials have been set, and the truth is that litigation against Xarelto just keeps on growing because new lawsuits are filed daily, and one of the most recent ones come from a woman in Florida. She claims the medicine caused her husband to die because it leads to fatal internal bleeding signs. The litigation is still in the stages of pretrial, and the dates have already been pushed a number of times, but this time around there are dates for the first two trials, with one being on February 6, 2017 and the other being on March 13, 2017.
The third trial is going to be held in Mississippi on April 24, 2017, and it will also be held on May 30, 2017 in the state of Texas and only these four cases will be heard during the bellwether trials and this is because of the number of lawsuits that have been filed. You may be wondering why these four cases have been chosen and there is a reason for this. The lawsuits were chosen because they are considered to be the most representative cases.
In Xarelto MDL, the defendants will be the manufacturers of Xarelto, which is Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Bayer AG, and the plaintiffs are accusing the companies of negligence because they are accused of not properly warning people about the dangers of the medicine. The medicine’s side effects don’t include internal bleeding signs episodes that may lead to a person dying and there is nothing on the market that can reverse the medicine’s side effects, and the plaintiffs are accusing the companies of knowing this, yet they still chose to market the medicine and advertise it as a safer drug to use then their competitors’ drugs.
In December 2014 was when MDL was consolidated and since then, there have been a number of lawsuits filed and some of the damages include pain and suffering, as well as loss of wages, medical treatment and even funeral costs. If you have ever taken the medicine or someone you know has, and you or they have experienced internal bleeding signs, then you should speak with an advocate as soon as possible, as they will be able to answer some questions for you. Keep in mind the amount of money you can recover via a lawsuit does depend on a number of factors, such as age, the extent of the injury and whether or not the person died and whether or not the patient had any dependents.