Xarelto product liability lawsuits allege that the drug makers were aware of the associated dangers of Xarelto but failed to warn consumers. Plaintiffs across the country have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of the blood-thinning agent seeking damages for injuries or deaths that allegedly resulted from the use 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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Xarelto Product Liability Lawsuits Escalating
Recent lawsuits filed against makers of the anticoagulant Xarelto allege that they knew Xarelto could cause life-threatening bleeding events but failed to provide proper warning. According to The Louisiana Record, Xarelto is often marketed as an alternative to warfarin, an anticoagulant that has been prescribed for decades. However, unlike warfarin, Xarelto lacks an antidote that can reverse its effects.
The plaintiffs allege that drug makers, Bayer Corporation, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Research and Development, were aware of the associated dangers but did not make this information available to doctors or consumers. Xarelto features a standard warning advising patients that the medication can cause serious or deadly bleeding events. However, plaintiffs allege that this warning, which fails to disclose the lack of an antidote, is inadequate.
The number of product liability lawsuits filed against Xarelto has increased rapidly over the last two years. In late 2014, these claims were consolidated into a multidistrict litigation, and in at least one district bellwether trial locations have been chosen and selection dates are being determined, 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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