Bayer Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals subsidiary are exposed to at least 50 product liability lawsuits over their new-generation anticoagulant. These personal injury and wrongful death claims are pending in 24 different federal courts.
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Patients who took Xarelto accuse the drug manufacturers of downplaying Xarelto’s bleeding risks and asked that the cases be sent to U.S District Judge David Herndon in East St. Louis, Illinois. An order maybe granted before the upcoming holiday season.
Recently Shirley Boynton from California filed a product liability lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen subsidiary claiming that she almost died from uncontrollable hemorrhaging after using the new anticoagulant medication Xarelto.
The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Boynton alleges that she suffered permanent injuries as a result inadequate Xarelto hemorrhage warnings provided to patients and doctors.
Xarelto: Dangerous and Defective Allegations
Unfortunately, like all anticoagulants, Xarelto has an internal bleeding risk for which there is currently no effective antidote. Thousands of adverse event reports regarding bleeding side effects, including reports of deadly complications, have been filed with the FDA over this blockbuster medication.
Germany based Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the anticoagulant medication Pradaxa has agreed to pay $650 million to settle Pradaxa injury lawsuits. There are 4,000 lawsuits on file by folks who allege that the company failed to warn about the risk of severe and deadly bleeding problems with the anticoagulant drug use.
All federal product liability lawsuits filed against Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of Pradaxa have been consolidated as part of an MDL, or Multidistrict Litigation. The MDL is centralized for pre-trial discovery before U.S. District Judge Herndon in the Southern District of Illinois.