Xarelto is a blood thinner developed to replace Coumadin, which has been around since the 1950s. Blood thinners are used to help people that have suffered clotting in the past to thin the blood and decrease the risk of future clotting events. In May 2014, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices reported an increase in serious adverse events in individuals taking Xarelto.
Years of lobbying by pharmaceutical firms have made it hard for people and customers to recoup any kind of settlement after a drug is found to be dangerous. Filing a legal action doesn’t guarantee a settlement, but it’s the main way to fight for your rights within the civil justice system. If you or a loved one are considering taking legal action after you’ve been hurt by a dangerous drug like Xarelto, put in the time to review the law office you are taking into consideration. The legal issues surrounding a dangerous drug are complex and the cases demand an experienced lawyer who has a strong grasp of the medical industry.
The adverse events were bleeding events such as gastrointestinal bleeds and hemorrhagic strokes. This concern led to the investigations to determine whether or not there were grounds for Xarelto lawsuits for those who suffered from these conditions. Buchanan, Williams & O’ Brien is evaluating cases for individuals, or family members of individuals, that have suffered serious bleeding events, including hemorrhagic strokes and gastrointestinal bleeds, while taking Xarelto.
BWO works with the St. Louis law firm of Niemeyer, Grebel & Kruse, LLC (NGK) to handle these cases. The NGK law firm has extensive experience handling lawsuits involving blood thinners such as Xarelto. NGK was appointed lead counsel for consolidated lawsuits involving Pradaxa, which is a blood thinner that had similar bleeding complications as Xarelto. The NGK law firm has already filed a Xarelto lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that the makers of Xarelto sold the drug claiming that individuals do not need to submit to monthly blood tests to ensure proper dosage, which is required for patients taking Coumadin.
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The makers marketed Xarelto as a more convenient alternative Coumadin. The lawsuit alleges that individuals on Xarelto do, in fact, need to regularly monitor their blood levels because the lack of monitoring leads to an increase in the risk of bleeding events such as:
- Strokes and brain hemorrhages
- Blood clots
- Fatal injuries caused by bleeding that cannot be stopped
- Bleeding in the intestines
Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson have recently consented to settle greater than 25,000 U.S. lawsuits declaring that their blockbuster blood thinner Xarelto created unstoppable as well as sometimes deadly blood loss for a total amount of $775 million ($588 million), court documents recently revealed.
Holding drug producers legitimately accountable is hard work. The Fda is not the exact same friend of clients, customers, and safe medication that it made use of to be. FDA approval does not always indicate that a medication has been properly evaluated or that the medicine is safe for consumers– it commonly just implies that company-funded studies have actually revealed the drug functions far better than nothing. FDA authorization is more regarding marketing to medical professionals and to the public than about patient security.
The amount will certainly be shared equally between both firms that jointly developed the drug. Bayer, as well as J&J, do not confess obligation under the arrangement. The settlement will certainly settle all pending claims over Xarelto in the United States, which plaintiffs claimed caused unmanageable as well as irreversible blood loss resulting in severe injuries as well as also fatality amongst thousands of patients.
Complainants implicated the drugmakers of having failed to alert regarding the bleeding risks, claiming their injuries might have been avoided had medical professionals as well as clients been provided adequate details.
If you or a family member has suffered a hemorrhagic stroke or gastrointestinal bleed while taking Xarelto, contact BWO today. We will meet with you free of charge to evaluate your case. We bring the very same enthusiasm to our depiction of patients and consumers hurt by dangerous drugs that were negligently designed, improperly tested, improperly produced, or which fell short to warn consumers of their true threats. Over-the-counter medicine and also prescription medication businesses earn billions of dollars in earnings annually. When the individuals of their products are harmed by unforeseen adverse responses or by side effects hidden by the medicine producers, those firms set aside numerous millions of bucks to pay for lawyers, law firms, doctor witnesses, as well as various other litigation experts to stay clear of taking any type of responsibility for the harm they cause.