When a patient is prescribed a drug by a physician, it is reasonable for that patient to expect that the benefits of the medication outweigh any potential risks. Unfortunately, the manufacturers of one drug, Xarelto, may have failed to provide adequate warning to patients and their physicians as to the true dangers associated with its use. As a result, many patients have taken the drug without having full knowledge of the risks they were facing. This drug has now been linked to severe injuries and even death. Many lawsuits have now been filed as a result. If you were injured after taking this medication, you may be entitled to compensation.
Three Examples of Lawsuits Filed Following Xarelto Use
The drug’s manufacturer and its marketer, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, are both the targets of lawsuits after injuries relating to Xarelto use. Some of the lawsuits currently being pursued include the following:
- A lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania by a patient who developed an uncontrolled brain bleed after taking the drug.
- A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida by the wife of a patient who experienced uncontrolled bleeding following Xarelto use. The patient ultimately died as a result.
- A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont by the family of a man who died after suffering uncontrolled brain bleeding. In this case, the patient reportedly suffered the internal bleeding just 10 days after he began taking the drug.
If you were injured following use of this drug, it is important to seek legal assistance. An experienced attorney can help you determine whether you have a potential claim for compensation. We have helped many clients obtain the compensation that they deserve. We encourage you to check out our many client testimonials to learn more.