The two pharmaceutical companies who manufacture and market anticoagulant Xarelto recently announced a large settlement in a mass tort that included more than 20,000 plaintiffs. These plaintiffs suffered uncontrollable bleeding while taking the drug and accused the drug companies of failing to warn them of this possibility. This settlement should end multidistrict litigation in Louisiana related to this potentially dangerous drug.
If you took Xarelto and suffered uncontrollable bleeding, the Berger and Green team want to review your case at no cost to you. You may be eligible to pursue a payout. Call or text us today at 412-661-1400 for your free consultation with a Xarelto lawsuit lawyer.
Understanding What Happened
Bayer Pharmaceuticals developed Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) and partnered with Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals to market the anticoagulant. Xarelto is a “next generation” blood thinner. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug in 2011, and it quickly became a popular alternative to Coumadin (warfarin).
Unlike previous anticoagulant drugs, those taking Xarelto did not require frequent monitoring by their doctor. Doctors most frequently prescribed Xarelto to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or strokes caused by blood clots.
Unlike warfarin and other older blood thinners, there was no antidote to Xarelto for many years. This meant a car accident, violent act, cerebral hemorrhage, or another incident that caused injuries could quickly turn deadly. Uncontrollable bleeding could occur even after a relatively minor accident. Thousands of people required emergency surgery, and many died as a result. There was no FDA-approved antidote for Xarelto until late 2018.
Berger and Green Will Evaluate Your Case at No Cost to You
The attorneys from Berger and Green want to review your case for free. We may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf. Give us a call today at 412-661-1400 if you took Xarelto and:
- Experienced uncontrollable bleeding and needed a blood transfusion.
- Required hospitalization or suffered serious, long-term injuries as a result of an uncontrollable bleeding event.
- Lost a loved one as a result of uncontrolled bleeding.
Our team can request your relevant medical records and build a solid case to pursue a payout if you are eligible. We may be able to join a mass tort against these pharmaceutical companies or seek a settlement on our own. We can help you understand your legal options and take action in your case.
Damages Recoverable in a Xarelto Uncontrollable Bleeding Lawsuit
When we file a dangerous drug lawsuit or join a mass tort, our goal is to recover compensation for our clients. When we look into your case, we will collect evidence of your related expenses and losses and document your damages. This gives us a good idea how much you lost because of your uncontrolled bleed, hospitalization, or emergency surgery.
Damages available in a Xarelto uncontrollable bleeding settlement or award may include:
- Medical care costs related to stopping the bleed
- Hospitalization and rehabilitation costs
- Ongoing care costs, if necessary
- Prescription drugs and equipment costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Miscellaneous expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Punitive damages, in some cases
Wrongful Death Cases
If your loved one passed away after suffering an uncontrolled bleeding event while taking Xarelto, Berger and Green might be able to help you go after a payout for your family. Let us review your case for you for free. Call 412-661-1400 today to get started.
Act Quickly Before Time Runs Out to Pursue Compensation
The time to pursue compensation, in this case, may be coming to an end. It is important to act quickly to take legal action in your case. Each state has its own deadlines for how long you have to act. We encourage you to reach out to us at your earliest convenience so we can get started on your case. If time runs out, the court will likely prevent us from filing a lawsuit on your behalf.
We can review your case today and go to work building a solid case for joining a mass tort, participating in a settlement, or filing an individual claim. A Xarelto lawsuit lawyer will help you decide how to move forward based on the facts of your case and the current status of litigation against the drug companies.
Recent Developments in the Xarelto Multidistrict Litigation
Johnson & Johnson and Bayer announced they wanted to settle the mass tort against them in March 2019. They reached a settlement agreement with the more than 20,000 plaintiffs on March 25. This includes those who participated in the Xarelto multidistrict litigation.
This settlement includes a $775 million payout to these individuals and families. In their announcement about the settlement, the companies denied liability but said they wanted to put this behind them.
In the handful of cases that went to trial before this settlement, the pharmaceutical companies were victorious or able to get the verdict against them overturned. This includes a $27.8 million payout awarded to an Indiana couple by the jury in the first Xarelto case to go to trial.
Talk to a Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyer About Your Case Today
If you took prescription blood thinner Xarelto and suffered an uncontrollable bleeding event, you may be eligible to pursue compensation. Our attorneys are currently reviewing cases of people who:
- Required transfusions.
- Required emergency surgery and/or hospitalization.
- Suffered serious, long-term injuries.
- Lost a loved one after suffering an uncontrollable bleed while taking the anticoagulant.
We may be able to file a claim against Johnson & Johnson and Bayer, who manufacturer and market the popular blood thinner. Let us evaluate your case and explain your options during a free consultation with a member of our team.
Call or text us at 412-661-1400 today. A Xarelto lawsuit lawyer is standing by to answer your questions and review your case.