Latest Xarelto Lawsuits - Call (215) 278-4449 for Help
Bayer, Johnson & Johnson and Janssen, the manufacturers of Xarelto-the
latest generation of anticoagulant drug-are now dealing with more recently
filed wrongful death lawsuits. In one of the lawsuits, the deceased plaintiff,
an older man from New York, used the drug only from May, 2013 to August
2013 then suffered uncontrollable bleeding. The man sustained severe and
permanent injuries before dying in December, 2013.
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The family of the deceased claim the drug would never have been used if
they had been made aware of the dangers. A second man suffered irreversible
brain bleeding as a side effect of taking Xarelto. This patient was prescribed
Xarelto in July, 2012 for treatment of atrial fibrillation, and had only
used the drug for ten days when he suffered a fatal bleeding event. The
family of this Vermont man has also filed a wrongful death lawsuit. In
fact, the plaintiffs claim the manufacturers of Xarelto failed to do many
- Failure to provide those taking the drug with adequate warnings regarding
potential safety risks.
- Failure to properly study Xarelto's safety, and did not engage in sufficient
research prior to placing the drug on the market.
- Failure to include a black box warning regarding the risk of uncontrollable
bleeding or that there was no known antidote for the drug.
- Willfully endangered patients by withholding information regarding the
risks of Xarelto, even though these risks were known.
Information Regarding Xarelto
Xarelto is generally used to prevent or treat deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary
embolism. Among patients who have undergone knee or hip replacement, Xarelto
is prescribed as a means of preventing blood clots. Doctors often prescribe
Xarelto over the older drugs such as Coumadin and Warfarin, due to the
fact that regular blood monitoring is not necessary, there are no known
food interactions, and doctors can prescribe a more universal dosage of
Xarelto rather than the more specific dosages required with Warfarin and Coumadin.
Dangers of Xarelto
Many doctors don't believe the benefits of Xarelto outweigh the rather
serious risks. For instance, unlike Warfarin which has been used since
1954, there is no known antidote to excessive bleeding caused by Xarelto.
In a patient taking Warfarin, excessive bleeding can be stopped with a
shot of Vitamin K. Uncontrolled bleeding in a patient taking Xarelto simply
cannot be stopped. Interestingly, the Xarelto labeling does include two
black box warnings-neither of them regarding uncontrollable bleeding.
The first black box warning states that patients who will undergo a spinal
tap or receive spinal anesthesia while taking Xarelto could end up with
permanent paralysis. The second warns patients with non-valvular atrial
fibrillation that suddenly discontinuing Xarelto could result in blood
clots and stroke.
National Dangerous Drug Lawyers
If you have suffered medical complications, pain, or excessive bleeding
after using Xarelto, your injuries may be the result of a drug manufacturer’s
negligence. To learn more about your legal options or to schedule a free
consultation call For a free case evaluation with a Philadelphia dangerous
drug attorney from our firm, call (215) 278-4449. We represent individuals
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and throughout the United States.