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If you took Xarelto and experienced bleeding, Stroke or any other type of serious complications you might qualify for financial compensation
Xarelto Litigation Guide
Xarelto, the number one prescribed blood thinner in America, is facing numerous litigations after its side effects caused irreversible bleedings, stroke, and death. If you or a loved one was injured after taking Xarelto, let our lawyers help you.
Our lawyers argue that if our clients had been educated on increased risk of bleeding associated with this drug, then they would have chosen to use a different type of blood thinner like Warfarin, an older medication whose adverse reactions can be stopped by quickly with administering Vitamin K.
What Is Xarelto
Xarelto is a blood thinner medication used in the treatment and deep vein thrombosis and to prevent stroke in patients with Atrial Fibrillation (Afib). It works by thinning the blood and reducing the risk of blood clots. Bayer chose to market Xarelto as the first blood thinner not to require monitoring. However, opting not to require blood tests to monitor its effects later turned out to be detrimental.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined that bleeding events are the highest-risk adverse reaction in drug therapy. Xarelto has been classified as one of the most dangerous drugs available on the market by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP).
One of the most serious dangers of the use of this anticoagulant is the absence of a proper antidote to reverse its effects. Even the smallest bleeding event can become lethal. Unlike Warfarin, for which the administration of Vitamin K is sufficient to stop the bleeding, Xarelto lacks any antidote to let doctors save a patient’s life.
Xarelto was widely advertised by famous celebrities such as comedian Kevin Nealon, race car driver Brian Vickers, and golf champion Arnold Palmer. During the commercial, Nealon’s punchline focused around inviting patients to choose whether they would prefer spending their days in a blood clinic checking for their drug’s dosage rather than relaxing in a beautiful golf course.
Our Xarelto Lawyers claim that this ad is misleading and fraudulent, as it does not provide any useful information about the medication’s serious side effects such as irreversible bleedings and stroke. Telling the public that no regular blood test monitoring is needed, may expose them to unnecessary dangers.
Federal lawsuits keep growing
Since 2013, the number of lawsuits we filed against Bayer Healthcare (the manufacturer of Xarelto) and Janssen Pharmaceutical (the marketer of the drug) on behalf of victims who have suffered severe bleeding and stroke as a result of taking Xarelto never stopped growing.
The first Xarelto victim who died suffered from a severe bleeding to the brain. Ruth McGowan, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of her deceased father, claims that, after using the medication for a month, the man quickly fell ill and then died because of a stroke.
The wife of William Packard filed a lawsuit against Bayer and Janssen after her husband passed away unexpectedly because of the side effects of Xarelto. The ligation states William was prescribed Xarelto for atrial fibrillation and used the drug for jus six months before suffering a fatal stroke.
How Much Is My Xarelto Case Worth
Letting our Attorneys file a litigation on your behalf is the only way to receive financial compensation for the medical expenses you incurred, but most importantly, it’s a way to bring the pharmaceutical companies who harmed you to justice.
Today there is no known standard settlement amount for Xarelto cases. In similar drug cases, thousands received settlements averaging from $100,000 up to several million. Your final settlement amount may vary depending on the types of injuries and damages you sustained. Lawsuits like these take years to resolve, and our team of attorneys is working hard to settle your Xarelto case.
Is Xarelto a Class Action Lawsuit?
A “class action” lawsuit is one in which a group of people with the same or similar injuries caused by the same product or action sue the defendant as a group. The court rulings and jury rulings impact all individuals who are considered a member of the class action, most of whom do not even know they are involved.
This is not the type of litigation we will be pursuing for our clients. Instead, we represent each person based on his/her particular circumstances and evaluate the recovery for each client based on his or her facts. Each of our clients always has the option of settling or not settling his or her case.
Current Status of the Xarelto Products Liability Case
Due to the statute of limitations, all claims not brought in time will be barred so it’s imperative to file your dispute as soon as possible before time runs out. As per January 2017, JPML’s latest records report a total of 15,759 cases currently pending in the MDL, defining the Xarelto mass tort as one of the biggest in the history of pharmaceutical liability litigations.
Let Us Help You
TKC Law Group will provide you with the best-qualified Xarelto attorneys to assist in your case. Our team of lawyers will fight to get the money you require to pay medical bills and other expenses, your consultation is always free. We have been featured in publications and won multiple awards thanks to our relentless efforts in acquiring large settlements for the victims and families of defective drugs.
Last updated: February 17, 2017
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