The drug Xarelto is widely prescribed as a replacement for and safer alternative to Coumadin, Warfarin and Pradaxa to treat blood clots caused by atrial fibrillation, prior instances of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism or forthcoming hip or knee replacement surgery. Recently, there have been many reports of severe internal bleeding caused by Xarelto.
Bleeds caused by Xarelto are particularly dangerous. Unlike Coumadin and Warfarin, a reversal agent for Xarelto is not currently available. This means that doctors have to order blood transfusions while they attempt to stop Xarelto bleeds through surgical or other intervention. This situation has resulted in serious disability or death for many people.
Additionally, unlike Coumadin and Warfarin, Xarelto does not have a mechanism for monitoring its effects on a patient's blood. As a result, many people are at an increased risk for severe bleeds without knowing it.
The law firm of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson is pursuing Xarelto lawsuits against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals for the serious bleeds and deaths caused by Xarelto. The firm is currently working on the formation of Xarelto MDL 2592. The Xarelto MDL is pending before Judge Eldon Fallon of the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Schachter, Hendy & Johnson has extensive experience representing people who have been hurt or killed by blood thinners like Xarelto that do not have a reversal agent or testing mechanism. Ron Johnson was a leader in similar Pradaxa litigation as part of the Plaintiff Steering Committee. As a result of the hard work by our firm and others, all of our Pradaxa cases are part of a nationwide tentative settlement of $650,000,000. Although the Pradaxa cases and Xarelto cases will differ, much of our expertise will transfer over to the Xarelto cases.
If you or a loved one has suffered a bleed, stroke or death after taking Xarelto, you have a right to know if this drug is the cause. Our firm will fight to make sure that you are compensated for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Please call our experienced Xarelto attorneys at (888) 606-5297 for a free consultation about your potential Xarelto lawsuit.