Are you looking for a Xarelto lawyer? This is not legal advice, but you may want to read on. Have you or someone you know been prescribed the blood-thinning drug Xarelto? If so, you may be interested in learning more about Xarelto lawsuits. There are several thousand lawsuits currently filed against the makers of the medication in US courts. The reason for this is that several people who have taken the drug report experiencing serious medical complications.
The lawsuits allege that after taking Xarelto, patients suffered serious issues including uncontrollable bleeding, hemorrhaging, stroke or other life threatening conditions. Some patients have died as a result of these complications. The plaintiffs in the cases claim that the makers of the drug may be liable. In some cases, for example, they state that there is a chance the makers knew of the serious risks but did not adequately inform the public.
The makers of Xarelto are Bayer AG – a large pharmaceutical company. The drug is also marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which is a division of Johnson & Johnson – the makers of several health and wellness products. The medication itself was released around 2010 or 2011, and has become quite popular. And with that popularity has come lots of sales for Bayer and Janssen. The product is projected to continue in this trend for the short-term future.
That does mean that the drug continues to be prescribed and sold. At the time of this writing the lawsuits have not begun. The legal teams for each side are currently in the discover phase of the proceedings. The first few trials (also known as bellwhether trials) have been scheduled to begin in early to mid 2017. Depending on how these trials go, there may be a move to settle out of court for the rest of the Xarelto lawsuits.
The Xarelto lawyers involved in the case are many. That’s because each case is being handled individually. There is no class action lawsuit. The Xarelto court cases were consilidated into a mass tort or MDL – multi district litigation – instead. That means that if you are hoping to join the proceedings you are able to hire your own Xarelto attorney to represent your case. It’s not known if there is a deadline for filing a suit, so it’s safer to contact your own Xarelto lawyers sooner rather than later.