If you or a family member has experienced dangerous side effects as a result of using the blood thinner Xarelto, then the Tapella & Eberspacher Xarelto Lawyer team advises you to read the following critical, time-sensitive information.
About the Ongoing Xarelto Lawsuit
Xarelto (generic name: rivaroxaban) is a blood thinning anticoagulant drug that has been prescribed to treat pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and blood clots. It was manufactured by Bayer and sold by Jansen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson).
Xarelto, which was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was marketed as an easy-to-swallow pill alternative to the anticoagulant drug warfarin — which has been prescribed by doctors for decades, yet requires frequent dosage changes and imposes dietary limitations.
However, whereas warfarin can be reversed with a dose of Vitamin K, Xarelto has no effective reverse agent. As a result, after a traumatic accident or after bleeding in the brain (i.e. cerebral hemorrhage), some individuals taking Xarelto have experienced severe, uncontrolled bleeding — which can be fatal. There are also additional studies that link Xarelto to a hire risk of uncontrolled bleeding in patients who are acutely ill.
While virtually all drugs have side affects, those who have filed legal action (either as part of a class or individually) allege that Bayer and Jansen Pharmaceuticals did not clearly and fully communicate the severe and known risks of using Xarelto, which in addition to potentially uncontrolled bleeding, can include: blood clots, decreased hemoglobin, cerebrovascular trauma, hematoma, peripheral edema, and dyspnea.
About Xarelto Multi-District Litigation (MDL)
In addition, some people have hired a Xarelto lawyer and filed an individual lawsuit. It is possible, and some experts are saying it is likely, that Federal Judges will choose to combine these cases and have them heard by a single judge.
This is known in the legal community as “Multi-District Litigation (MDL),” and would streamline the complex litigation process to make it more efficient for all litigants. However, unlike a class action, each individual case would be essentially independent and outcomes and awards may vary from case to case.
Contact Tapella & Eberspacher’s Xarelto Lawyer Team
Holding large multinational pharmaceutical manufacturers and marketers accountable for releasing a dangerous drug — and also for not clearly and fully communicating the risks of using that drug — can be complex.
However, if you or a family member has suffered as a result of using Xarelto, then you should strongly consider hiring an experienced Xarelto lawyer — one who will in no way be intimidated by aggressive legal tactics, or impressed by low-ball settlement offers.
Contact Tapella & Eberspacher’s Xarelto Lawyer Team today. Our experienced and fearless lawyers will thoroughly examine your case. If accepted, we will handle it on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you will only pay legal fees when your case is settled or litigated in your favor.
We will also provide you with advice on whether we believe it is your best interest to file along with a class (i.e. as part of a class action Xarelto lawsuit), or to file individually and potentially have your cases joined as part of an MDL.