Hundreds of Xarelto Lawsuits Have Been Consolidate to Federal MDL


As Xarelto Lawsuits Continue to Mount Alleging Uncontrolled Bleeding After Taking The Blood Thinner

Xarelto-Lawsuits-Southern-Med-Law-AttorneyOver 220 Xarelto lawsuits have been filed on behalf of patients who allegedly suffered dangerous, uncontrolled bleeding due to the new-generation blood thinner, Southern Med Law reports. These lawsuits are consolidated to U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana under U.S. District Judge Eklon E. Fallon and all allege that Xarelto manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Healthcare failed to warn patients and their physicians about the potential uncontrollable bleeding side effects of the drug, and that there currently is no effective reversal agent to stop the bleeding. (In Re: Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, No. 2592).

Southern Med Law also reports that more than 100 cases have been granted transfer to the newly established Complex Litigation Center for the Xarelto Mass Tort Program in The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Court of Common Plea, Trial Division. (In Re: Xarelto Litigation, Case ID 150102349)

Southern Med Law is committed to protecting the rights of all individuals injured by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, and harmful products, due to companies putting profits before people. A dedicated leader in medical injury litigation, Southern Med Law has successfully taken on some of the largest medical companies on behalf of their clients. Southern Med Law now offers free legal consultations to those who have suffered dangerous, uncontrolled bleeding allegedly due to the use of the blood thinner Xarelto. Call 1-205-547-5525 or fill out our online form located on the website.

Xarelto, manufactured by Bayer Healthcare and marketed in the U.S. by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2011 to reduce the risk of blood clots, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and stroke in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery. However, court records show that the lawsuits consolidated in Philadelphia and Louisiana have similar questions of fact regarding allegations that drug makers marketing of the blood thinner as a safer alternative to the older drug Warfarin. The lawsuits allege that while vitamin K can be used a reversal agent to stop bleeding in patients taking Warfarin, there is currently no known reversal agent for patients who suffer internal bleeding while on Xarelto.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federally filed Xarelto lawsuits to Louisiana District Court in December 2014, and will continue to transfer new federal Xarelto lawsuits to that court for coordinated pretrial proceedings. Federal MDLs are established when a large number of lawsuits with similar allegations are expected to be filed against a single or similar group of products or devices. []

The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania established the Mass Tort Program in January 2015, transferring at least 73 cases pending in 10 separate districts to the Philadelphia court. As of February 23, there are at least 113 cases current pending in the Mass Tort Program. []

Patients who have suffered uncontrollable internal blooding allegedly due to the use of Xarelto blood thinner medication may be entitled to legal compensation for their injuries or the injuries of their loved ones. Learn more about Xarelto and how to file a lawsuit by visiting the website of Southern Med Law or by calling the firm at 205-547-5525 today. Southern Med Law offers free, no-obligation, fully confidential case reviews.

Legal Help For Victims Of Xarelto Bleeding Complications

Throughout his career, Dr. Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made Southern Med Law an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed due to dangerous and defective drugs. If you or a loved one experienced life-threatening Xarelto bleeding complications, please contact the Firm today to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no obligation Xarelto lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.

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