Xarelto and Pradaxa are blood thinners designed to prevent strokes and blood clots. These drugs continue to be linked to uncontrolled bleeding resulting in hospitalization or death.
Xarelto, Pradaxa, and Eliquis Linked to Uncontrollable Bleeding
In recent years, new oral anticoagulants such as Xarelto, Eliquis and Pradaxa have taken over a lot of the market formerly owned by warfarin, because of their “convenience.” Marketed as requiring less effort in blood tests and managing food interactions, these new anticoagulants also carry a risk that was not present in warfarin – no antidote to stop uncontrolled bleeding. Many times the ability to reverse the effects of Xarelto, Eliquis or Pradaxa can be a matter of life or death.
According to the Institute of Safe Medicines Practices (ISMP), a watchdog group, anticoagulant drugs are a “high-risk treatment” and cause bleeding in approximately 15% of patients with atrial fibrillation. Many physicians are wary of the new anticoagulants, since there is limited evidence on how to manage bleeding in patients taking them since there is no known reversal of the anticoagulant effect.
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- Did you or a loved one take Xarelto or Pradaxa?
- Did a bleeding event then develop in you or your loved one?
New anticoagulants such as Xarelto, Eliquis and Pradaxa have been linked to an increased number of uncontrollable blood injuries because there was no approved antidote for patients who use the medication.
Pradaxa Lawsuit Settlement
In May 2014, nearly 4,000 individuals harmed by uncontrollable bleeding with the drug Pradaxa received $650 million in compensation for their injuries. More Pradaxa Lawsuits are moving forward today for individuals who were harmed prior to the FDA approval of a Praxbind in October 2015, when the FDA
Xarelto Lawsuits Move Forward
Xarelto is at the center of numerous lawsuits claiming personal injury and wrongful death. Plaintiffs allegedly suffered uncontrollable bleeding which resulted in severe injuries and deaths caused by Xarelto. Xarelto lawsuits accuse the manufactures of failing to adequately warn consumers and doctors of the side effects that can occur with an uncontrollable bleed and hiding important safety information which resulted in over a hundred deaths and over thousands of fatal injuries.
Almost 14,000 Xarelto lawsuits have been centralized in federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, where Judge Eldon Fallon has selected four bellwether cases to be tried in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas early in 2017. Several thousand more state court cases have also been filed in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and California.
The first Xarelto bleeding lawsuits were filed against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson (and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) in early 2014. This and other Xarelto lawsuits claim that the drug makers were negligent in promoting Xarelto as a safe and effective alternative to warfarin that do not require the same kind of stringent monitoring required of warfarin.
But many experts believe that monitoring is actually more important for Xarelto should catastrophic bleeding events occur, since the drug has no approved reversal agent. In October 2015, the FDA approved Praxbind, a reversal agent specifically created for Pradaxa.
Xarelto Lawsuits are currently moving forward in the Eastern District of Louisinana presided by the Honorable Kurt D. Engelhardt with the first Bellwether trials set to move forward in February 2017.
Xarelto / Pradaxa Injuries & Side Effects
Most Serious Complications
|Gastrointestinal bleeding||Rectal bleeding|
|Hernia Recurrence||Adhesion (Scar-like tissue that sticks tissues together)|
|Heart Attack||Pulmonary Embolism|
|Epidural Hematoma||Brain Hemorrhage|
Anticoagulant Drugs With No Reversal Agent Still On The Market
The risk of bleeding is a problem with all blood thinners, however, with warfarin, doctors can turn to an “antidote” of Vitamin K to stop the bleeding. Xarelto and Eliquis do not currently have an antidote to stop a severe, life-threatning bleed. However, five years after approval, in October 2015, an antidote for Pradaxa, Praxbind, was finally FDA approved.
Xarelto / Pradaxa Frequently Asked Questions
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Your Xarelto or Pradaxa lawsuit is designed to help you financially recover from injuries that were caused by someone else. We hope putting your trust in TruLaw will take away your concern of protecting your legal rights., but it is most important to us that you spend your time recovering physically.
Your lawsuit should assist in covering your medical bills, the amount of income and benefits that you lost as a result of your injury and, if your injuries are permanent, we will look to recover for your permanent disfigurement.
In addition, it is always our hope that your lawsuit will help us to remove dangerous drugs, toxins and devices from the market. We are not only lawyers, but also safety advocates that believe in getting information out to the public so no more people are injured. We hope you will join us in the role as a safety advocate.
We often hear injured people refer to their personal injury case as a “class action” because their case was grouped together in a lawsuit with other injured people. This is most often NOT the case. Often, individual cases are grouped together so the attorneys and judge can address common procedural issues initially, saving time for the injured parties and the court, but this is very generally referred to as a “mass tort.”
A Mass tort refers to civil actions involving numerous plaintiffs against one or a few corporate defendants in state or federal court. Class actions are mass torts that are generally used on financial losses and multidistrict litigations (MDL) are generally used on personal injury claims, often in product liability cases.
MDL is a procedural tool used when plaintiffs have incurred injuries from products manufactured by the same defendant(s). Even when plaintiffs incur injuries from the same defendant(s), the amount of damages they may recover for those injuries are often substantially different from other plaintiffs included in the same lawsuit.
It is important to understand that mass tort cases are an effective tool to getting the attention of the large drug and device companies. MDLs assist lawyers in determining exactly what the drug and device companies knew about the risks their products caused and whether or not they should have warned consumers. Too often, consumers believe that they can file a single lawsuit and get the attention of big drug companies. This is very hard to do.
Technically, MDLs do not happen until a judicial panel transfers individual cases to a single court. Depending on when your lawsuit is filed, you may find yourself automatically transferred to the MDL court or you may wait to learn when and if the JPML believes an MDL is the proper venue for the mass tort.
But, rest assured, even if your case is included in an MDL, TruLaw lawyers will treat your injuries, your medical history and your financial needs separately. We are aware that not all cases are the same.
We understand the frustration in waiting to hear about settlements in product liability lawsuits. Unfortunately, in drug and device cases, we have no choice but to sue some of the most profitable companies in the world. Big Pharma has deep pockets and lawsuits are a cost of doing business for them. They are not inclined to settle until it makes business sense to them.
TruLaw lawyers building our cases with an eye on winning in court as well as settlement, when we believe that is the best result for our clients. We will never settle without advising you of your options, and we will keep you posted on our progress, to the extent we are legally able.
A corporation, by definition is profit seeking. There is no requirement that a corporation act morally. Unfortunately, too often we see dangerous drugs, devices and products remain on the market when corporations prioritize profit over people.
If these same corporations warn consumers of these risks, there is no case. We only pursue lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were not warned of the risk associated with the dangerous drug, device or product on the market.
TruLaw is pursuing Xarelto and Pradaxa Lawsuits because we believe consumers were not properly warned of the risks of injury.
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