Who’s to blame for the injuries resulting from using Xarelto?
The Xarelto lawsuits that are currently being filed against the manufacturers of Xarelto Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceutical, and the co-marketer of Xarelto, Bayer Healthcare. The suits declare that these powerful drug companies neglected and failed to warn both patients and physicians of the enhanced risks of unchangeable and fatal bleeding when using Xarelto.
Why are people suing Janssen, Bayer, and Johnson & Johnson?
The complaints allege that if the companies had properly warned of the risks of Xarelto, then the patients could have made a decision to take either Xarelto, or its competitor drug Warfarin. Physicians and patients alike could have had the opportunity to decide what is best as Warfarin, unlike Xarelto, has an antidote that can halt bleeding.
What was wrong with the warning labels?
Thus, common issues raised in complaints includes the competence of Xarelto’s warning label concerning its risk of causing severe bleeding and additional impairments. Also raising an issue of informing consumers and physicians of the results of certain clinical studies showing increased side effects of Xarelto, and raising the alleged necessity for blood monitoring while taking Xarelto.
What is Xarelto prescribed for?
Xarelto is an anticoagulant, which is the medical name for a blood thinning medication. Janssen Pharmaceuticals manufactured Xarelto to prevent blood clots in patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an arrhythmia of the heart. Xarelto was also manufactured to treat deep vein thrombosis, which are blood clots in the lower body; pulmonary embolism, which are blood clots in the lungs; stroke; and patients who underwent surgeries involving their knees or hips. Xarelto is commonly prescribed as an alternative to Warfarin, which is a very common blood thinner that has been used by physicians since 1954.
So what are the side effects and risks of using Xarelto?
The most pressing side effect caused by Xarelto is internal bleeding that can cause death. At this time there is no known antidote to reverse the types of internal bleedings induced by Xarelto. Additional injuries caused as a result of using Xarelto include infections linked with hip or knee replacement surgery; reduced hemoglobin levels; cerebrovascular accidents; hematomas; peripheral edema; and dyspnea. Because of the dangerousness of Xarelto it’s important for individuals taking Xarelto to avoid activities that could result in cuts, bruises, or any type of external or internal bleeding. If a person taking Xarelto sustains injuries, it’s imperative that they seek emergency medical treatment and contact their doctor. Additionally, it’s also important for a person using Xarelto to inform all of their doctors, surgeons, and dentists that they use Xarelto. Likewise, it’s important for a woman that becomes pregnant to tell their doctor that they use Xarelto.
Is there a recall of Xarelto because of all of these bad side effects?
There has not been a recall of Xarelto associated with internal bleeding. But investigations and other studies are still at their infancy of uncovering the dangerousness of Xarelto, therefore, it’s too early to tell if there will be a recall.
Has an injured person reached a settlement yet from Xarelto injuries?
Currently, there are not any large group settlements stemming from Xarelto use. Filing of Xarelto lawsuits is beginning to occur at this time. Today, firms across the country are in the early stages of litigation. Litigation typically takes time, in fact, some cases take many years to resolve. Additionally, lawsuits such as these typically involve a group with teams of lawyers spending several millions of dollars attempting to ascertain what occurred, what should have been done, and how injuries could have been prevented. Ordinarily, these types of cases involve large groups of settlements that do not occur until a few cases have been tried in court in front of a jury. But just because we are in the early stages of litigation and no plaintiffs have received a settlement does not mean that an injured person should wait to file a lawsuit because they could potentially lose their rights to file, in the event they let the statute of limitations run.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson?
The statute of limitations for an injury claims varies by state. The time restriction on filing is known as the statute of limitations. Simply put, an injured person cannot file a claim against a manufacturer, retailer, or health care provider if the statute of limitation has expired. As a result, when that situation occurs an injured person is forever barred from bringing a claim against the entities and or persons liable for their injuries. Thus, it is imperative that injured individuals or their loved ones contact an experienced Xarelto lawsuit lawyer quickly.
Call (877) 780-9052 for a free consulation with a Xarelto lawsuit lawyer.