Although thousands of cases have been filed by patients claiming that the widely prescribed blood thinner has caused severe side effects, a Xarelto class action has not been filed in the U.S. However, Xarelto lawsuit filings indicate that hundreds of individual cases involving the drug have been consolidated into multi-district litigation in federal court, and affected patients may be eligible to seek compensation for their injuries
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered internal bleeding or other complications, contact Attorney Group to learn more. We can answer your questions for free and without any obligation on your part, and if you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Xarelto lawsuit attorney.
Xarelto Class Action or Xarelto MDL?
Lawsuits filed by patients who claim they have been harmed by Xarelto are pending in a federal multi-district litigation, or MDL. There is not a Xarelto class action for injured patients.
Unlike an MDL, a class action encompasses a group or “class” of people that have been similarly harmed by the actions or product of a defendant or defendants. A single court usually oversees these types of cases, and the ruling applies to all of the claimants in the class. The entire group of claimants is also usually represented by a single group of lawyers rather than their individual attorneys, and whatever settlements are reached are usually applicable to the entire class. If members of the class wish to pursue their own individual claims against the defendant or defendants, they can opt out of the class action suit. Otherwise, the ruling or settlement that is reached applies to everyone in the group.
If a class action is not appropriate for a group of individuals who have been similarly harmed by a defendant, single claims filed on behalf of these individuals are often consolidated into what is known as multi-district litigation, or MDL. Federal courts oversee MDLs, although state courts can also hear claims when the federal court does not have jurisdiction. A single court or judge usually presides over most or all of the pretrial proceedings in these cases, making the process more efficient for the parties.
Why are There Xarelto Lawsuits?
lawsuits filed against drug makers Bayer Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson that claim the drug makers failed to properly inform the public about severe and potentially life-threatening risks associated with the anticoagulant Xarelto (Rivaroxaban). The drug is the suspected cause of a number of deaths since its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2011, allegedly resulting from fatal internal bleeding.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
Patients who are injured by the drug, although not eligible to be a part of a Xarelto class action, may still be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications after taking Xarelto, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Patients who have suffered severe side effects after taking Xarelto, as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the drug, are encouraged to seek the advice of a Xarelto lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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