Even as the number of Xarelto lawsuits nears 2000, Janssen Pharmaceutica
has launched an aggressive marketing campaign to increase its revenue
and sales of the deadly drug. While Xarelto continues to be prescribed
without a known antidote to stop fatal bleeding from occurring, celebrities
are still endorsing the medication. Four known celebrities have been featured
in prominent television ads. Those celebrities include NBA player Chris
Bosh, NASCAR driver Brian Vickers, Saturday Night Live alumnus Kevin Nealon,
and legendary pro golfer Arnold Palmer.
The ad features these four celebrities playing golf and discussing the
benefits of taking Xarelto. Throughout the commercial, the celebrities
continue to endorse the prescription medication, citing how it was proven
to treat and reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
One even points out that it was proven to reduce the risk of stroke in
people who suffered from atrial fibrillation. In the commercial, however,
was no mention of the FDA concerns about clinical testing or how Janssen
and Bayer funded the post-market studies. They also did not discuss the
serious dangers associated with uncontrolled bleeding.
Unlike their competitors, Xarelto does not have an antidote – meaning
uncontrolled or excessive bleeding cannot be stopped. When a patient on
Heparin or Coumadin begins to bleed, doctors can give them an antidote
to stop the bleeding. When a patient begins to bleed uncontrollably after
taking Xarelto, there is little a doctor can do to stop it. As a result,
numerous individuals have developed serious complications or died after
Adverse Effects of Xarelto are Numerous
Since it was approved for use by the FDA, Xarelto has been hit with almost
2000 lawsuits. These lawsuits claim that Janssen Pharmaceutica and Bayer
knowingly marketed a drug with no known antidote and concealed important
safety information regarding Xarelto. They also claim that there was inadequate
testing of the drug prior to marketing.
Individuals taking Xarelto have reported serious side effects, including:
- Pulmonary embolism
- Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- Pulmonary hemorrhage
- Rectal or urinary bleeding
- Loss of consciousness
Legal Help for Xarelto Injuries
If you have been injured or experienced excessive bleeding complications
and were prescribed Xarelto, it is important to know the law is on your
side. An experienced dangerous drug attorney can help determine whether
your injuries are the result of taking Xarelto. Many of the Xarelto dangers
are life-threatening, requiring emergency medical attention, and hospitalization,
which can result in even further complications. In some cases, paralysis
can result from taking Xarelto, changing your life forever. You are encouraged
to seek professional legal help for your Xarelto injuries as soon as possible
in order to ensure your statutes of limitations do not expire.
For you risk-free, confidential consultation,
contact our Philadelphia class action lawyers at Golomb & Honik, P.C. right away!