A Xarelto lawsuit attorney notes a recently filed lawsuit against makers of the anticoagulant Xarelto, alleging that the companies misled patients and doctors about the safety and efficacy of the drug, Xarelto lawyers note.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group 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.
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Lawsuit: Doctors and Patients Were Misled
Xarelto 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. The May 2015 court filing states that the drug makers, Bayer Corporation, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Research and Development, exaggerated the effectiveness of Xarelto to encourage physicians to prescribe it over other drugs, and that they also allegedly placed advertisements based on studies that were flawed, poorly managed or even deemed unreliable by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The lawsuit additionally claims that the drug makers withheld information about the risks associated with using Xarelto. The plaintiffs allege the drug makers were aware that Xarelto could cause excessive blood thinning and life-threatening bleeding when used twice per day, and that they also knew that there was no effective antidote to reverse these dangerous side effects. However, this information was not made known to physicians, patients or the FDA.
The lawsuit contends that the drug makers are strictly liable for the injuries that patients suffered while using Xarelto. The plaintiffs are seeking punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages.
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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