A Wisconsin woman has filed a Xarelto lawsuit against multiple pharmaceutical companies for damages allegedly resulting from the anticoagulant drug. The plaintiff states that the defendants, including Bayer Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, did not adequately warn doctors and patients of the risk of uncontrollable bleeding that Xarelto poses. The Xarelto lawsuit further claims that the drug’s manufacturers failed to provide appropriate instructions on how to intervene should serious bleeding occur.
Xarelto was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2011 as an anticoagulant, or blood-thinning drug. Xarelto was designed to prevent blood clotting in patients undergoing certain surgeries or with irregular heartbeats. Unfortunately, according to plaintiffs in Xarelto lawsuits, the drug can cause patients to bleed to death. Xarelto lawsuits allege that the drug’s manufacturers did not adequately test Xarelto before its release, and that certain side effects caused by the medication have been concealed or downplayed.
The Wisconsin woman involved in the Xarelto lawsuit claims she was prescribed Xarelto in late 2012 to reduce her risk of stroke. Less than a year later, however, she suffered a life-threatening case of bleeding, which required her to be hospitalized twice and receive a blood transfusion. The Wisconsin woman is now seeking damages from Xarelto’s manufacturers for fraudulent marketing of their product as well as reckless disregard for patient safety.
Earlier this year, over 100 Xarelto lawsuits were consolidated into a multidistrict litigation, despite opposition from Bayer and Johnson & Johnson. The Wisconsin Xarelto lawsuit will join these and hundreds of other new Xarelto lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Speak with your doctor before making any changes to your treatment program. If you or someone you know suffered serious bleeding or other injuries after taking Xarelto, contact the pharmaceutical attorneys at Lopez McHugh today for a free legal consultation. You may qualify for compensation through a Xarelto lawsuit.