How Much Will A Xarelto Lawyer Cost?
Osborne & Associates handles Xarelto lawsuits on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not pay anything until we recover compensation for you and your family. It does not cost you anything to get your claim started. Feel free to call our attorneys today for more information or if you have questions about our contingency fees.
Is There A Statute Of Limitations On Xarelto Lawsuits?
Yes, the statute of limitations will be different from case to case since each state can have different time bars to action. To read more about the statute of limitations, click here, or if you have more specific questions, please call our attorneys and we will assess your case. Do not delay to seek advice because if the statute of limitations runs on your case, you will be time barred from bringing an action.
How Long Will A Xarelto Lawsuit Take?
This litigation is currently at the infancy and we expect several thousand cases to be filed in the coming months and years. Our estimation is that the first lawsuits, also referred to as “bellweather” cases may go to trial in 2016, which may lead to the start of large scale settlement conferences. For more information visit our Xarelto settlements page.
Is There A Xarelto Class Action?
Osborne & Associates is not filing a class action lawsuit and to date there is no class action in the United States involving Bayer and Xarelto. Instead, because of the severity of the injuries that we are alleging are caused by Xarelto, we are filing individual personal injury lawsuits. Since all the injuries greatly vary from case to case, we do not feel that a class action is appropriate, and will represent cases individually and fight for each client on a case by case basis.
What is an MDL?
You may have been notified about the consolidation of Xarelto lawsuits to an “MDL”. In December 2014 a Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation consolidated all pending federal court Xarelto lawsuits to be administered by a federal court judge in the Eastern District for Louisiana. This is a litigation management function in mass tort cases where similar allegations are made in each case, against the same defendants. In order to expedite the judicial process for both sides and to save on judicial resources, an MDL is a mechanism that enables thousands of cases to move forward quickly through the court system.
Will You Sue My Doctor For Prescribing Xarelto?
Some of our clients have asked if we should sue their prescribing doctor. In these cases where you or a loved one was injured or died because of an internal bleed event allegedly caused by Xarelto, we are suing the manufacturers of Xarelto claiming, among many things, that the manufacturers fraudulently concealed safety information from the public and medical community on irreversible bleeding and how to stabilize a patient that is experiencing an internal bleed. These lawsuits are not being filed against doctors who prescribed Xarelto, since they believed it was in the best interest of their patient.
Did Xarelto Cause Internal Bleeding?
According to several studies, and adverse events reported by the FDA, Xarelto has been suggested as the primary cause for internal bleeding and gastrointestinal bleeds.
Xarelto is an Xa inhibitor which reduces thrombin from forming in the blood, which is how blood clots. If you subsequently suffer a bleed from a fall or surgical procedure, and Xarelto is still in your system, your blood may fail to clot and this causes an internal bleed.
What Is Internal Bleeding?
An internal bleed is where blood that normally flows to oxygenate key organs hemorrhages from the vessels and veins that carry it. This can happen due to a fall, or even old age where vessels are worn thin. Such bleeding can cause pooling of blood in the body where it can cause damage. It also deprives organs of the vital oxygenated blood it needs to thrive. As a result one can suffer very severe injuries from an internal bleed since it can be difficult to detect, and because of the knock on effects of an internal bleed.
How To Tell If You Had Internal Bleeding?
If you had an internal bleed you may have lost a lot of blood and had to have a blood transfusion. Doctors typically can tell that you had an internal bleed depending on the symptoms you exhibit. For example, if you have a gastrointestinal bleed you may cough up blood or have blood in your stool. If you have an epidural hematoma, you likely will have suffered some form of paralysis. If you had a subdural hemorrhage or brain bleed you will have likely suffered some form of stroke. These are some of the more serious internal bleeding events that have been linked to Xarelto. You may have had other side effects. Please do call us if you think you suffered from an internal bleed or blood clot that you believe was caused by Xarelto, and we can advise you as to your rights.
What Causes Thin Blood?
Thin blood is a condition called Thrombocytopenia. There are many causes of thin blood. Some of the more common causes are lower blood platelet counts because of an infection or even pregnancy. Other causes are in fact medically desired causes, specifically where someone takes a blood thinner to avoid blood clots and deep vein thrombosis.
What Are Common Injuries From Taking Xarelto?
The FDA and other reporting agencies have tracked and identified the following side effects as being primarily caused by taking Xarelto:
- GI or Gastrointestinal Bleed
- Brain Hemorrhage or stroke
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Spinal Bleeding / Epidural Hematoma
- Rectal / Colon Bleeding
- Liver Dysfunction
For more detailed information on the side effects, check out our Xarelto Side Effects & Risks page.