February 7, 2015 by Steve Levine

Handling Xarelto Blood Thinner Cases

xarelto_bottleIf you or your loved ones have used Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) and suffered injuries, then you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Paying healthcare bills shouldn’t come out of your pocket if you’re the victim. It’s simple to file a lawsuit and may have an end result of you receiving financial compensation for your pain and suffering.

What Is Xarelto?

Xarelto is a blood thinning anticoagulant designed to prevent blood clots forming with patient suffering from various heart conditions and irregular heartbeats. It is also commonly used by people who just had hip or knee replacement surgery.

Who This Drug Is Not For

Xarelto works by taking proteins in your blood and transforming them in a way that prevents clotting from happening and almost certain complications that may result in death.  There are instances where you would not want to use this drug; for example if you have an artificial heart valve, stay away from using Xarelto.  Also if you already have a history of uncontrollable bleeding you should speak to your doctor before using any blood thinner such as the drug Xarelto.

You should also consider the alternative drugs if you have a genetic spinal defect. Taking Xarelto could further complicate things, so stay away. For people who have a spinal catheter in place or if you’ve recently had a spinal tap or epidural anesthesia, you will want to also avoid use.

The main obvious ones are if you have certain types of abnormal bleeding, unusual bleeding and are allergic to rivaroxaban or other Xarelto ingredients.

The Problematic Irreversible Damages Of Xarelto 

Big Parma started 2015 off with two U.S. courts consolidating groups of Xarelto lawsuits that claim the blood thinner caused severe bleeding, some of which caused drug recipients to die. There is no exit strategy for Xarelto. When a Xarelto Bleedout begins, there is little doctors can do to stop it.

Unlike warfarin, Xarelto has no dietary restrictions or blood tests, but causes more gastrointestinal bleeds. This excessive bleeding has led to serious complications, and patients and their families soon turned to litigation as compensation for damages.

Lawsuits Rising Against Xarelto

The first consolidation order took action in December 2014 when around two dozen cases in LA federal court were transferred to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict District Litigation (JPML). The drug giants, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer claimed there were not enough similarities to go ahead with the order, but the panel disagreed.

The JPML panel stated, “While we agree that these actions present a number of individualized factual issues, the existence of such issues do not negate the common ones.”

The main allegations against the manufacturers of Xarelto is that the labeling did not warn consumers about the sever bleeding risks. The plaintiffs also have taken issue with Xarelto’s clinical trial results.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals stated, “We will defend the claims raised in this litigation. Xarelto is an important anticoagulant used to treat and reduce the risk of life-threatening blood clots.”

There are now nearly 90 Xarelto lawsuits that have been added to the Federal blood thinner litigation since December.

Xarelto is not the only class action lawsuit currently against drug manufacturers. There are also many recent class action lawsuits that do not even pertain to the healthcare industry.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by Xarelto or another prescription medication, we suggest you immediately contact an attorney to help you or your loved one receive the compensation that is deserved. You want to make sure you get on board as quickly as possible and most lawyer will review your case for free.

 

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