As per a report released by the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, Xarelto lawsuits will be consolidated for multidistrict litigation. Approximately 6,457 pending lawsuits are in process regarding Xarelto alleging the drug has caused uncontrollable and life-threatening internal and external bleeding. Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to adequately warn doctors as well as patients about the adverse effects cause by the life threatening drug Xarelto and the manufacturers were reckless in releasing the drug to market without a corresponding antidote, which can lead Xarelto to cause someone to bleed to death.
According to the plaintiffs manufacturers withheld information about the lack of an antidote along with the prescribing information and they claims that if the company had warned of the risks, then patients would have been prescribed the drug warfarin, a medication in which internal bleeding can be treated with dosages of Vitamin K. Studies have also reveals that the drug makers may have reduced the risk of patients dying on Xarelto from uncontrollable bleeding if they had provided stronger warnings and recommended blood monitoring during treatment.
What is Xarelto 15 mg used for?
Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) is an FXa inhibitor indicated for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and for extended risk reduction. Xarelto medication is mostly prescribed to the patients who were gone through hip and knee replacement surgeries. It generally is prescribed as an alternative to warfarin (Coumadin), a blood thinner that began to be used in 1954. The patients took Xarelto to treat them from atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm), hypertension, or other valvular heart conditions.
Xarelto is a blood thinner which is manufactured by Bayer and is marketed by Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Xarelto was initially approved in 2011 and is one of the most recent blood thinners on the market. Xarelto medication associated with several dangerous adverse events. The major Xarelto side effects is, it increases the risk of fatal bleeding. Because of the high risk associated with the drug Xarelto have received two ‘black box’ warnings from the FDA. These warnings are the strictest warning a product can receive before being pulled completely from the market. The severe adverse effect associated with the drug’s are:
- Hemorrhagic Stroke
- Intracranial Hemorrhage
- Blood Clots
- Wrongful Death
Recently a couple from Taxes filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. According to the lawsuit the female plaintiff suffered from atrial fibrillation, a medical condition which cause an irregular heartbeat that increases the risk of stroke and heart disease and blood-thinning medications are often prescribed as a proactive and preventative measure to avoid that risk. Xarelto was prescribed to the plaintiff to help prevent any chance of a stroke happening.
In this case, the woman began taking the drug as a part of a treatment regimen for atrial fibrillation. After only 5 months of taking Xarelto, the plaintiff claims that she began experiencing difficulties resulting from an uncontrollable internal bleeding event. She also claims that because of that bleeding, she develops with severe long-term health issues. The lawsuit was filed by the couple in a court in the Eastern District of New York. Because of the huge number of lawsuits against Xarelto with strikingly similar allegations, the lawsuits are consolidated by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL). As a result the case was transferred to Eastern Louisiana as part of the consolidated multidistrict litigation (MDL) 2592.
The number 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 Drugsclaim.com for free case review.