How to File a Xarelto Injury Claim
Xarelto® (also known as rivaroxaban) is a blood thinner that belongs to a class of drugs called Factor Xa inhibitors. Xarelto supposedly requires less doctor supervision than warfarin (Coumadin), which is why it’s so popular with patients. However, there is no approved Xarelto antidote – and doctors as well as patients say manufacturers didn’t properly inform them about this serious risk. As a result, countless individuals suffered serious injuries or died. Thousands of Xarelto lawsuits are currently pending across the country, and bellwether trials are underway. If you experienced internal bleeding while taking rivaroxaban, you may have an eligible Xarelto injury claim.
Xarelto Lawsuits Mounting Over Severe Internal Bleeding Events
Significantly, one thing warfarin has that Xarelto doesn’t is an antidote. Anytime you take blood thinners, you also risk internal bleeding. That’s because your platelets can’t clot — in short, the anticoagulant is working. If you need surgery or get hurt, you’ll need an antidote to reverse blood thinning while you heal. Whenever a drug thins your blood too much, you also risk unexpected internal bleeding events. In Xarelto’s case, doctors can do very little to stop the bleeding without a reversal agent.
Internal bleeding symptoms include (but are not limited to):
- Vomiting blood
- Blood in the urine
- Heavier than normal menstrual periods
- Coughing up blood
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Brain hemorrhage
- Unexplained pain
- Trouble swallowing
- Very heavy nose bleeds
- Unexplained pain or bruising
Some blood thinner patients don’t understand that bleeding episodes can be deadly. In fact, many families filing a Xarelto injury claim are doing so on a deceased loved one’s behalf.
Xarelto Injury Claim Consolidation & Bellwether Cases
One multidistrict litigation (MDL) overseen by U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon consolidates every stroke-related Xarelto injury claim. More than 10,000 federal cases are now centralized under MDL 2592 set for trial in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Four Xarelto injury claim bellwether trials are scheduled throughout 2017 in New Orleans, Mississippi and Texas courts. And in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Judge Arnold New is overseeing the mass tort Xarelto injury claim consolidation. Judge New hasn’t yet selected any Xarelto bellwether trials. Since the federal MDL excludes all cases involving blood-clot strokes, Judge New may use them for PA’s bellwether trial selections.
Consult an Attorney About Your Xarelto Injury Claim
If you or someone you know had serious internal bleeding while taking Xarelto, you may have an eligible case. Drug injury lawyers are familiar with these cases, as well as the severity of Xarelto complications. To see if you may qualify for financial compensation, fill out your free Xarelto injury claim review form today. An attorney will contact you shortly to discuss your case.
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