Xarelto Lawsuit: Mother Died Due to Unstoppable Bleeding

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Xarelto has been targeted with increasing critical observation over the past several years, and its manufacturers are alleged to have unlawfully concealed the truth about its tendency to cause life-threatening hemorrhages and internal bleeding. The drug is generally prescribed as an alternative to Warfarin (Coumadin), a blood thinner that began to be used in 1954. The most serious potential side effects, complications and risks caused by Xarelto are severe internal bleeding, hemorrhaging and wrongful death. Despite all these complications and risk of no antidote the drug is one of the top selling medicines in the market. The blockbuster blood-thinning drug manufacturers, Xarelto have now reached 15000 lawsuits across the country. Plaintiffs allege that there is no antidote to stop uncontrolled bleeding, which can lead Xarelto to cause someone to bleed to death. Because of the high risk associated with the drug Xarelto have received two ‘black box’ warnings from the FDA.

Recently a lawsuit was filed on behalf of a deceased mother in United States District court for Louisiana. The lawsuit was filed against Xarelto manufacturers Johnson & Johnson (J&J) subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals by the children of deceased mother Terrie Toups, Duane Rochelle and Patty Buras. As per the plaintiffs their mother, Florence Bourgeois suffered from a condition called Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), which is an irregular heartbeat. Patients with Atrial Fibrillation are at an increased risk of suffering from a stroke, so she was prescribed Xarelto to lower the risk. Subsequently she was diagnosed with the serious side effects, including life-threatening bleeding, anemia, sepsis, and kidney failure and presented to the emergency department. She was immediately admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, and was thereafter transferred to a skilled nursing facility while recovering from the sudden onset of life-threatening bleeding. Despite medical interventions, the decedent passed on January 14, 2016.

As per Terrie Toups, Duane Rochelle and Patty Buras statement their mother died because the manufacturers hid information about Xarelto risks from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the public and medical professionals. In 2014 More than 2,000 adverse event reports were filed with the FDA linking to Xarelto out of which 151 resulted in death. The Xarelto Products Liability lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana under the case no. 2:14-md-02592. As per a recent study done by the researchers of Mayo Clinic who examined the effects of the three anticoagulants on roughly 57,000 patients suffering from non-valve atrial fibrillation and pulmonary embolism (PE). The drug includes Xarelto, Eliquis, and Pradaxa. As per the study Xarelto was associated with more incidents of gastrointestinal bleeding than the other two.

Thousands of lawsuit filed from all over the nation alleges that the manufacturers Bayer and Janssen knew or should have known of the risks associated with the drug. If you or your love ones are facing fatal complication due to real brad of Xarelto can take a legal action against the company. He/she can claim for reimbursement money against complication or loss within limited period of time. We have an experience attorneys group who evaluate your case free of cost unless we win the case for you. Contact for free case review.


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