Lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Corp. over the blood thinner Xarelto have been consolidated in Louisiana federal court. Xarelto has been linked to serious side effects including internal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, brain bleed and death.

The Xarelto lawsuits come on the heels of the recent $650 million Pradaxa settlement. Researchers linked Pradaxa, also a blood thinning medication, to more than 500 deaths. Xarelto blood thinner litigation has been consolidated before U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon in the Eastern District of Louisiana, who presided over suits against Merck & Co. over its medication Vioxx. The Vioxx litigation resulted in a $4.85 billion settlement in 2007.

Xarelto is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for six indications including reducing the risk of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation; treating deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and reducing the reoccurrence of these conditions; and preventing blood clots in patients following knee or hip replacement surgery.

Xarelto already carries a black box warning for an increased risk of blood clots with premature discontinuation of therapy, and a risk of epidural or spinal hematomas resulting in long-term or permanent paralysis in patients treated with Xarelto receiving neuraxial anesthesia or undergoing spinal puncture. Black box warnings are the most serious type of warning issued by the FDA, and indicate drugs that carry a significant risk of serious or life-threatening adverse effects.

Beasley Allen is currently taking cases involving serious injuries or deaths related to Xarelto use. If you or a loved one has been injured by Xarelto, or someone has died following Xarelto use, we would like to talk with you about a possible claim. Contact us by filling out the contact form on this website for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your claim.

To find out even more about Xarelto check out the Xarelto page on our blog at RightingInjustice.com


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