More than 25 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Corporation, in consolidated cases in the Louisiana federal district court regarding the serious side effects of the blood-thinning drug, Xarelto.
Xarelto has been associated with serious side effects, including internal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, brain bleeds and death.
It has been reported that thousands of individuals — patients who have been prescribed Xarelto as a blood-thinner — have been affected. The presiding federal judge is Judge Eldon E. Fallon.
In many ways, Xarelto was introduced as a novel oral anticoagulant or blood-thinner that was approved by the U.S. Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for reducing the risk of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, treating deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Xarelto was prescribed to reduce the recurrence of these blood clotting conditions and has been prescribed for patients who have received hip and knee replacements.
Another blood thinning drug, Pradaxa, was manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, which produced the blood-thinning drug. A $650 million settlement was reached to resolve the hundreds of patients who were injured by the side effects of Pradaxa. There were more than 500 deaths because of excessive bleeding associated with Pradaxa.
As a side note, Judge Fallon was the presiding judge in the mass torts litigation against Merck & Co., which involved the pain- killing pharmaceutical, Vioxx. The Vioxx cases against Merck were settled in 2007 in the amount of $4.85 billion. There were thousands of cases brought by individual patients who were injured by the taking of Vioxx in the years prior. If you have been injured by taking Xarelto, please contact us for a free and immediate consultation.
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling Xarelto cases, Pradaxa cases and other pharmaceutical defect cases for individual patients and their families who may have been harmed, injured or died as a result of taking defective and dangerous pharmaceuticals for more than 38 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Batavia, Berwyn, Chicago (Chinatown, Bucktown, Beverly, Back of the Yards, Avondale, Austin, Jefferson Park, Prairie District, Printer’s Row, Pulaski Park, Roscoe Village, Sauganash, Sheffield, Wrigleyville, West Town), Brookfield, Riverside, Cicero, Melrose Park, Franklin Park, Bensenville, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows and Buffalo Grove, Ill.
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