An Alabama Xarelto bleeding lawyer notes that a series of upcoming bellwether trials is set to determine whether Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare, the makers of the anticoagulant drug Xarelto, were aware of the drug’s potential to cause uncontrollable bleeding, and failed to adequately warn users of its risks, Xarelto lawyers have been following developments in the ongoing litigation against the drug makers.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Alabama today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Xarelto lawsuit attorney.
Lawsuits: Drug Warnings Were Not Strong Enough
Xarelto, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2011, is a commonly used blood thinner that treats and prevents blood clots and also lowers the risk of stroke in patients who have atrial fibrillation. According to the Louisiana Record, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare claim that they did provide patients with sufficient warning about the risk of bleeding associated with the blood thinner, and that it does place a warning on its product cautioning that death is a rare possibility and that bleeding can occur.
The drug makers are the subject of multiple lawsuits that claim the warnings were not strong enough. Those lawsuits also allege that Xarelto was responsible for injury and death to many patients when they suffered uncontrollable bleeding, as unlike traditional anticoagulants whose effects can be reversed through common drugs, Xarelto has no antidote. The litigation is set to begin with four bellwether trials in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana in the fall of 2016. The trials are intended to help resolve these and other outstanding issues surrounding Xarelto’s alleged deadly side effects, the website reported.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
If a drug maker fails to fulfill its duty to provide safe drugs and to warn of potentially harmful side effects that may be associated with its medication, it could be held liable for any injuries that may result.
Patients who have been injured by Xarelto may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications after taking Xarelto, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for their loved one’s wrongful death. Compensation may include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Affected patients are encouraged to speak with a Xarelto lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, including internal bleeding, contact Attorney Group for Alabama for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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