Once again the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA have allowed a potentially dangerous drug to slip through the cracks. Once again, the pharmaceutical industry has put profits over people. For those already harmed from taking Xarelto, you now have help from our attorneys and lawyers.
There may be a class action lawsuit forming for Xarelto with possible cash settlements from claims filed.
Xarelto (generic name rivaroaxaban) is an anticoagulant or blood thinner that is used for people who have atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) or to prevent DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and other risk of blood clots associated with hip or knee replacement surgery.
Bayer, the German based drug company, manufactures Xarelto. It is marketed in the U.S. by a Johnson & Johnson. Bayer claims over 7 million people have take Xarelto. The drug was fast-tracked to regulatory approval in 2011. We believe the fast-track approval of Xarelto was without adequate testing. Xarelto, like many “new and improved drugs” is all about increasing the bottom line. It’s all about profits with less regard for safety.
The problem with Xarelto is it works too well. Not only does Xarelto thin your blood thereby preventing blood clots, it makes your blood TOO thin. You run the risks of uncontrollable bleeding. The risks are you can bleed to death. You organs can shut down from lack of blood supply. Your brain is at risk for excessive hemorrhaging.
Three recent questions about the Xarelto lawsuit.
How much can you get for a Xarelto lawsuit?
How much compensation would I get for taking Xarelto and bleeding?
How much is the settlement in the Xarelto lawsuit?
The answer to these questions can be difficult to predict, as the class action for this hasn’t started yet. There is still time for join in this Xarelto bleeding lawsuit, but there are statutes of limitations that apply.
Some of the past defective drug lawsuits have had millions of dollars in a compensation fund, and then that is divided up between all who have joined the lawsuit. Example: $50,000,000 in a settlement fund that would serve 1,000 victims would be $50,000 per person. This is only an example and does not represent what may happen for Xarelto.
Why are people prescribed Xarelto? Why take Xarelto?
Many people that are prescribed Xarelto usually fall into three main groups.
1. Those that have Atrial Fibrillation also called Afib, which is characterized by an irregular heartbeat. People with Afib have a better chance of getting blood clots which in turn can travel in the blood stream to the brain and increases the possibility of having a stroke. The drug called Xarelto may decrease this from happening.
2. People that have Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism. Deep Vein Thrombosis is a condition that affects your major veins in the legs with blood clots. Pulmonary Embolism is the same but happens in the lungs. Some doctors will prescribe Xarelto or other blood thinners to help prevent these types of clots.
3. Older people who may have broken a hip or had hip replacement surgery are also candidates for Xarelto. Another similar surgery is knee or knee replacements, again the risk of blood clots is known, so many doctors will mention the use of Xarelto.
There are many anticoagulant blood thinners on the market. Some of them have been prescribed for many years. Warfarin, a commonly prescribed blood thinner, has been on the market for over 60 years. Although Warfarin has its drawbacks, it has 60 years of research and data.
Xarelto is different. It has a short history and was fast tracked or relatively rushed to market. Also unlike more established anticoagulants, XARELTO HAS NO SPECIFIC ANTIDOTE to reverse the bleeding!
Would you have taken a drug knowing of increased risk of these Xarelto side effects?
- GI Bleeding;
- Brain Hemorrhaging;
- Death from bleeding out;
- Heart Attack;
- Pulmonary Embolism;
- Organ Failure;
Bayer and Johnson and Johnson put profits over people!
Would you have taken Xarelto knowing that these bleeding risks increase with age?
Or taken a drug that was fast tracked to approval to approval when other blood thinners have been on the market for years?
Would you have taken Xarelto knowing that there may be no specific antidote from uncontrollable bleeding?
Or that Xarelto can cost up to $3,000.00 per year compared to $300.00 for other blood thinners like Warfarin?
If you, or a loved one has suffered serious injury from taking Xarelto, call our law firm now, or fill out the form above.
Xarelto Safety Information from the FDA
5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
5.2 Risk of Bleeding
Promptly evaluate any signs or symptoms of blood loss and consider the need for blood replacement. Discontinue …..
Reversal of Anticoagulant Effect:
A specific antidote for rivaroxaban is not available. Because of high plasma protein binding, rivaroxaban is not expected to be dialyzable [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. Protamine sulfate and vitamin K are not expected ……The use of other procoagulant reversal agents like activated prothrombin complex concentrate (APCC) or recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) has not been evaluated. Read more about Xarelto side effects on the FDA website.
Three recent questions about Xarelto lawsuits people are asking us.
- How much can you sue for a Xarelto lawsuit?
- How much compensation would I get from a Xarelto lawsuit?
- How much is the settlements from a Xarelto lawsuit?
The answer to these questions can be difficult to predict, as the possible MDL for this hasn’t started yet. There is still time for join in this Xarelto lawsuit, but there are statutes of limitations that apply.
Some of the past defective pharmaceutical lawsuits have had millions of dollars in a compensation fund, and then that is divided up between all who have joined the lawsuit. Example: $50,000,000 in a settlement fund that would serve 1,000 victims would be $50,000 per person. This is only an example and does not represent what may happen for Xarelto.
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Xarelto Lawsuit Attorneys & lawyers Settlements Claims Class Action page updated for cash payout information on Xarelto on March 3, 2017