Over 400 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer and Janssen accusing them of misleading patients about the safety of Xarelto. These suits allege that Bayer and Janssen hid the risk of uncontrolled internal bleeding without the option for an emergency antidote. Also, they accuse the manufacturers of continuing to sell the drug even with knowledge that it can cause irreversible bleeding.On January 22, 2015, an administrative judge ruled that 75 lawsuits in Pennsylvania would be combined in a mass tort suit in Philadelphia. There is currently a Multi-District Litigation (MDL #2582) overseen by Judge Elton Fallon. As of April 2015 there have been over 400 federal lawsuits filed. Patients are suing to be compensated for medical expenses, injury and other losses. The families of patients who died from their complications are also suing for damages on behalf of their loved ones.If you or someone you know has experienced severe bleeding associated with taking Xarelto, you may have a legal case.
How Do I Know If I Qualify For A Xarelto Case?
Have taken Xarelto since around 2011 or later?Have suffered internal bleeding?Have visited with a medical professional regarding the internal bleeding?
What are the possible side effect of Xarelto
Uncontrolled bleeding is a risk with any anti-coagulant medication. However, with Xarelto there is no way to stop bleeding even if it’s from a relatively minor injury.Vitamin K is a nutrient found in many foods (especially leafy greens) that enables blood clotting. Warfarin works by disabling the action of Vitamin K, therefore if major bleeding occurs while taking warfarin, emergency administration of a lot of Vitamin K can act as an antidote. Xarelto, on the other hand, works by preventing the body’s production of Vitamin K altogether. If an uncontrolled bleed happens while taking Xarelto, there is no antidote. This has lead to deaths in emergency room settings.
- Bleeding gums
- Bloody stools
- Coughing up blood
- Back pain
- Bowel or bladder dysfunction
- Numbness or tingling
- Dizziness or headache
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Leg weakness
- Red or Dark Brown Urine