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Helping Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Patients in Central & Southern Illinois

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a blood-thinning anticoagulant drug that has been prescribed to treat pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and blood clots. It is manufactured by Bayer and sold by Jansen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson). More than 40 million people across the planet have been prescribed Xarelto.

Xarelto, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011, has been 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 dietary limitations.

Whereas warfarin can be reversed with a dose of vitamin K, Xarelto has no effective reversal agent. As a result, a traumatic accident or bleeding in the brain (i.e., cerebral hemorrhage) can cause severe, uncontrollable, and even fatal bleeding in some Xarelto patients. There are also additional studies that link Xarelto to a higher risk of uncontrolled bleeding in acutely ill patients.

While virtually all drugs have side effects, 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 uncontrolled bleeding, can include: blood clots, decreased hemoglobin, cerebrovascular trauma, hematoma, peripheral edema, and dyspnea.

If you took or are taking Xarelto and experienced serious side effects, or if you lost a loved one who was taking Xarelto, contact The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm to discuss your potential right to compensation. Damages may be available for medical bills, ongoing medical care, lost earnings, loss of future wages, emotional trauma, and more.

To discuss your rights and options, call (217) 394-5885 or fill out our online contact form for a free, confidential consultation. Our Charleston, IL Xarelto attorneys serve Central and Southern Illinois.

Xarelto Multi-District Litigation (MDL)

Some people have hired lawyers and filed individual lawsuits against Bayer and Jansen Pharmaceuticals. 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),” this 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 by case.

Contact Our Xarelto Litigation Team

Holding multinational pharmaceutical manufacturers and marketers accountable for releasing a dangerous drug — and for not clearly and fully communicating the risks of using that drug — can be complex. However, if you or a family member have suffered as a result of using Xarelto, you should strongly consider hiring an experienced lawyer — one who will in no way be intimidated by aggressive legal tactics or be impressed by low-ball settlement offers.

Experienced and fearless, our Charleston, IL Xarelto attorneys can 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 can 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.

Contact The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm today for your free case evaluation.

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