Xarelto, a popular blood thinner, has been widely distributed in the United States, but thousands of Xarelto lawsuits are now being filed. Studies on Xarelto’s adverse effects suggest a high incidence of internal bleeding events. The FDA has received adverse event reports claiming dangerous side effects were linked to the use of the drug, and the agency has issued two black box warnings for the anticoagulant as a result.
Widespread Xarelto Usage Leads To Xarelto Lawsuits
In the first quarter of 2012, there were 130,000 prescriptions written for Xarelto in the United States. Currently, about 11 million prescriptions for Xarelto have been written in the United States, meaning that there may have been about 187,000 U.S. citizens who are suffering from internal bleeding injuries that may be due to Xarelto complications.
According to EvaluatePharma, Xarelto has already become the 19th best-selling drug in the world and by 2018 will see up to $3.7 billion in sales, a huge increase from the mere $596 million the drug made in 2012. Unfortunately, the drug’s growing prevalence in today’s market means that we can likely expect an increase in internal bleeding injuries caused by the drug and therefore an increase in lawsuits. Since lawsuit numbers continue to increase naming the same defendants with similar allegations, all federally-filed lawsuits were consolidated into a multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Lousiana. MDL 2592 will be overseen by Judge Eldon Fallon and encompassed over 3, 400 lawsuits.
The lawsuits that have been filed all bring similar allegations against Xarelto’s manufacturer. Plaintiffs claim that the drug caused an uncontrollable internal bleeding event, leading to serious injury and / or death.
Xarelto lawsuits are based on a common set of allegations:
- Xarelto’s manufacturer failed to adequately warn patients about the real risks of Xarelto, especially about the irreversible nature of the internal bleeding that may occur.
- Xarelto does not provide a safe anticoagulant antidote to reverse its effects and therefore poses greater risks to individuals who may experience internal bleeding.
- The manufacturers and distributors of Xarelto fraudulently concealed information about the irreversible, life-threatening events the drug can cause and failed to inform doctors how to intervene and stabilize these patients.
- The manufacturers of Xarelto were negligent by allowing the drug to go to market while knowing there was no antidote.
- The manufacturers of Xarelto were negligent and purposefully marketed Xarelto as a safe blood thinner while knowing otherwise.
- The benefits of taking Xarelto over other, safer products on the blood thinner market do not exist.
Should I File A Lawsuit?
If you experienced an internal bleeding event and subsequent injuries after taking Xarelto, you may be entitled to compensation. The Xarelto lawyers at Banville Law are experienced in bringing cases to trial against large pharmaceutical companies and will be able to guide you through the process to a desirable outcome. You are not alone.
State Defective Products Statutes Of Limitation
Even if the injuries you experienced happened over a year ago, your case still may be valid under your state’s statute of limitations. Statutes of limitation require that a claim be brought forward within a certain amount of time after the event occurred.
Statutes of limitation vary from state to state; here are a few examples:
- Pennsylvania – an action must be brought within 2 years from the date of injury
- New Jersey – an action must be brought within 2 years from the date of injury
- California – an action must be brought within 2 years from the date of injury
- New York – an action must be brought within 3 years from the date of injury
- District Of Columbia (D.C.) – an action must be brought within 3 years from the date of injury
Speaking with an experienced defective product and personal injury lawyer about your case as soon as it occurs is very important to ensure that it will not be rejected due to an expired statute of limitations.
If you feel that you may have a Xarelto lawsuit, contact our Xarelto lawyers here for a free case evaluation and consultation.