Xarelto mass tort cases are expanding as victims of the blood thinner attempt to hold the drug makers accountable. The lawsuits are alleging the drug makers negligently failed to disclose the dangers associated with 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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FDA: 151 Fatalities Linked To Xarelto In 2012
Recent lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson, its subsidiary Janssen Research & Development, and Bayer AG, allege that the drug makers used incomplete or misleading information to market the drug. According to one court filing, the lawsuit alleges the drug makers failed to disclose known risks associated with taking Xarelto. Additionally, plaintiffs claim that the the drug makers used poorly designed studies and questionable results to make Xarelto appear more effective than other blood thinning agents.
Xarelto can cause severe internal bleeding, and the lawsuit alleges that the drug makers became aware of these issues after conducting its own internal studies, but they failed to report their findings. The same studies indicated that patients who took Xarelto once per day without blood monitoring were more likely to experience dangerous internal bleeding events. Yet, the drug makers marketed Xarelto as an effective alternative to traditional blood thinners that could be taken once daily without any monitoring.
According to Xarelto mass tort filings, by the end of fiscal year 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), had received reports of 2,081 ‘Serious Adverse Events’ involving Xarelto. In 151 of these cases, the victims suffered fatal complications. However, despite these reports, the drug makers continued to withhold information about the risks of Xarelto from physicians and patients, according to the lawsuit.
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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