Xarelto Lawsuit Bellwether Trial Continues This Week In Louisiana


Allegations In A Xarelto Lawsuit Trial Mirror Thousands Of Other Xarelto Bleeding Complaints Alleging Uncontrollable Bleeding Events


xarelto-lawsuit-side-effects-lawyerThe bellwether trial for a Xarelto lawsuit continues this week in Louisiana. The complaint alleges a 67-year-old Louisiana woman suffered a fatal brain bleed after being prescribed the blood thinner. There are currently thousands of Xarelto lawsuits alleging the blood thinner causes gastrointestinal bleeding, hemorrhagic stroke, severe internal bleeding and other bleeding injuries and even death. The complaints further contend that Xarelto does not have an antidote to reverse the blood thinner’s anti-clotting effects. (In Re: Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, Xarelto lawsuit No. 2592)

“This lawsuit is representative of many other cases in which families are seeking justice for the loss of their loved one who suffered an adverse bleeding event allegedly after taking Xarelto,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, the founder of Southern Med Law.

The Xarelto attorneys at Southern Med Law represent men and women in blood thinner lawsuits and continue to speak with numerous men and women nationwide who developed life-threatening bleeding events after taking Xarelto. If you or a loved one experienced serious internal bleeding or other complications allegedly associated with Xarelto, please contact Southern Med Law to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no-obligation Xarelto lawsuit evaluation by calling Southern Med Law today at 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com for more information and to fill out a contact form.

The case selected for this bellwether trial was brought by the family of the Louisiana woman who first began taking Xarelto in February 2014 to treat atrial fibrillation. According to the complaint, the woman became ill in April 2015 and had to be hospitalized. She was found to have an acute brain hemorrhage and suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries in May 2015. The lawsuit claims Xarelto’s manufacturer, Bayer HealthCare AG, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., which markets Xarelto, failed to adequately warn about the blood thinner’s life-threatening bleeding side effects. (Xarelto Lawsuit Case No. 2:15-cv-03708, In Re: Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, No. 2592)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to prevent strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. Xarelto is a new generation blood thinner promoted as being more convenient for patients to use compared to the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), which the FDA approved over 60 years ago. According to Bayer, patients taking Xarelto do not have to undergo routine blood monitoring as do patients who use warfarin. In addition, there are no known diet restrictions with Xarelto as there are for patients who use warfarin. Warfarin, however, uses vitamin K as an antidote to treat uncontrollable bleeding. Xarelto does not have an FDA-approved antidote to reverse its bleeding side effects.

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon, who is managing the multidistrict litigation for Xarelto lawsuits in Louisiana, has indicated the next bellwether trial will take place in the Southern District of Mississippi. This case involves a woman who suffered a gastrointestinal bleed allegedly after taking Xarelto. Another trial is scheduled in the Northern District of Texas for a case involving a man who died from gastrointestinal bleeding allegedly after he began using Xarelto. (Xarelto Lawsuits Case No. 2:15-cv-03469 Case No. 2:15-cv-00224, In Re: Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuit No. 2592)

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuit

Throughout his career, Dr. Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made the Southern Med Law team an aggressive and effective attorney and advocate for those who were harmed due to negligent pharmaceutical companies. If you or a loved one where harmed by Xarelto, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. Call today 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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