Month: May 2016


It seems that each year, pharmaceutical companies release promising new drugs onto the market. However, many of these medications have not yet undergone adequate testing and without those critical chunks of information, it’s impossible to determine whether or not the medication is worth the potential risks. This is a lesson that thousands of individuals who started to use the than new Xarelto as a blood thinner have started to realize. The new knowledge about Xarelto has prompted many to file lawsuits against the drug’s manufacture, Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

One of the most famous people to have used Xarelto is Chris Bosh, who played basketball for the Miami Heat. According to Bosh, he had a blood clot and his doctor used Xarelto to help reduce the risk of future blood clots. Bosh even did an add campaign for the drug, a campaign that helped Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals sell millions of dollars’ worth of Xarelto to Americans.

604906_pillsThe problem many Americans now have with Xarelto and its manufacturers is that they don’t feel they were adequately warned about the potential side effects. Side effects that include potentially fatal internal hemorrhaging. The lack of information has produced more than 3,400 lawsuits throughout the U.S.A. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation forming MDL 2592 in Eastern Louisiana has taken more than 2,800 of these cases and consolidated them, while approximately 600 have been turned into a mass tort program which is being handled by Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas.

Each of the plaintiffs that has filed a Xarelto lawsuit is quick to state that had they realized just how severe and common the internal bleeding and other side effects could be, they never would have opted to use Xarelto as part of their treatment program.

One woman who was taking Xarelto when her menstrual cycle to treat an irregular heartbeat experienced so much blood loss she was rushed to the emergency room where a 2 pint blood transfusion was required in order to save her life. She wonders if she’d had a serious injury if the medical team would have been able to get the bleeding stopped soon enough to save her.

There have been several fatalities linked to the Xarelto use. According to anyone who has either suffered health complications as a direct result of the blood thinner or that has lost a closely related loved on to the medication has a few legal options.

The first thing you’ll have to decide is whether or not you want an experienced attorney to help you file an individual claim, or if you should join a class action claim that is already in progress.

wxarelto_package_opened_image1Deciding to file an individual Xarelto lawsuit means you control every aspect of the plaintiff’s side of the case You determine who your lawyers are, approve experts, and even impact which court the case will be heard in. These are all positive aspects of having a solo Xarelto lawsuit, but on the other hand, you’ll be responsible for your sides legal fees and handling everything on your own is time consuming. Having a good lawyer will lessen your responsibility in an individual lawsuit. The best thing that comes out of an individual’s Xarelto lawsuit is that if the judge rules in your favor, the settlement you receive will be large enough to cover lost wages, medical bills connected to the condition, and there’s often money included to compensate you for your pain and suffering.

If you decide to become part of a class action suit, you won’t be able to choose the John Bales Attorneys that handles the case nor will you be involved in most of the major decision. When a settlement is reached, it will be split between all of the plaintiffs. The up side is you don’t have to devote much time to the case and can focus on regaining your health and getting on with your life. It’s important to remember that if you’re part of a Xarelto class action lawsuit and the case is lost, you won’t be able to file an individual Xarelto lawsuit at a later date.