A Colorado Xarelto lawyer notes that more than 3,000 plaintiffs have filed suit against the drug’s makers after suffering serious medical complications. A series of upcoming bellwether trials set to begin next year allege that the drug makers concealed information about risks associated with Xarelto. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for their injuries with the assistance of a Colorado Xarelto lawsuit attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Colorado. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Colorado Xarelto lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Uncontrollable Bleeding Among Serious Risks Associated with Xarelto
Roughly 3,350 plaintiffs have filed suit against the makers of the blood-thinning prescription medication Xarelto, alleging the defendants intentionally concealed information about the drug’s link to health concerns, and in particular, uncontrollable bleeding. According to the Inquisitr, the lawsuits have been consolidated in two federal courts, one in Pennsylvania and one in Louisiana, with the first four bellwether trials set to begin early next year.
The defendants in the case, Bayer/Johnson & Johnson and Jannsen Pharmaceutical Research, are accused of concealing information about Xarelto’s link to serious side effects including stomach bleeding, eye bleeding and death. The risks, particularly for older populations, were severe enough to warrant the U.S. Food and Drug Administration adding a black box warning to the drug’s labeling, which is the strongest warning the agency can issue. Defendants in the lawsuits argue that the drug was pushed hard through television and print ads, so many patients were unaware of these risks and therefore unable to make educated decisions about whether to use the drug.
How a Colorado Xarelto Lawyer Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by bad drugs may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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