Latest Xarelto Blood Thinner News
By Michael Monheit
March 24, 2017- Johnson & Johnson Faces Over 11,000 Lawsuits & Physician Bribes
It has been reported that Johnson & Johnson spent $28.4 million in physician bribes during 2015. These bribes are being reported at a time when the pharmaceutical company is facing over 15,000 lawsuits alleging that the company failed to warn patients and doctors about the dangers associated with Xarelto. Doctors were bribed to write prescriptions for Xarelto and the drug was at the top of ProPublica’s “Dollars for Docs” list in 2015. The ProPublica’s analysis data reveals that the more money a doctor gets from a drug company, the more likely the doctor is to prescribe that company’s brand name products.
February 24, 2017- Xarelto Bellwether Pushed Back Due To NBA All-Star Game
The maiden bellwether Xarelto Lawsuit that was scheduled to originally start in February in New Orleans, has been rescheduled. The bellwether is an important one due to the number of Xarelto bleeding issue cases that are now over 10,000. The push back is due to an NBA All-Star game which was being held in New Orleans. The event took place February 17th to 19th and it was decided to push the start of the first Xarelto bellwether lawsuit to March. The first bellwether is now scheduled for March 13 in the Eastern District of Louisiana and the second bellwether trial is scheduled for April 24.
January 27, 2017- Study Reveals That Xarelto Has A Higher Bleeding Rate Than Other Drugs
A study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology conducted by the Mayo Clinic revealed that Xarelto has a higher bleeding rate than its competitors. The researchers who conducted the study examined the effects of three anticoagulants; Xarelto, Eliquis, and Pradaxa. It was concluded that Xarelto had more incidents of gastrointestinal bleeding than the other two drugs. Data for this study examined approximately 57,000 patients with non-valve atrial fibrillation who were prescribed Xarelto, Eliquis or Pradaxa from October 1, 2010, to February 28, 2015, and had experienced gastrointestinal bleeding.
December 21, 2016- MDL Bellwether Selection Process Adopted For Xarelto Mass Tort
The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has indicated that parties who filed Xarelto lawsuits in January 2015, will go through a process similar to the one used in multidistrict litigation to choose early bellwether trials. Instead of giving priority to the cases that were filed first, the court is going to create a discovery pool of cases. The pool is where a final few will be chosen for trial.
November 30, 2016- Xarelto Lawsuit Updates
There have been over 9,000 lawsuits filed all over the United States against the manufacturers and distributors of Xarelto. To date, there are more than 7,000 lawsuits pending in New Orleans, Louisiana in the multi-district MDL, which is overseen by U.S. District Court Judge Eldon Fallon. In Pennsylvania, there are nearly 1,000 pending state court cases, 1,000 lawsuits filed in Delaware and more cases in California state courts.
October 18, 2016- Study Shows Xarelto Causes More Serious Bleeding Than Pradaxa
According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, patients on Xarelto are more likely to suffer serious bleeding incidents than patients using Pradaxa. The observational study was conducted on 118,000 Medicare patients with atrial fibrillation using one of the two medications. Those taking Xarelto had significant increases in intracerebral hemorrhage and major extracranial bleeding.
September 21, 2016- Xarelto Antidote Rejected By The FDA
The Food And Drug Administration (FDA) did not approve Portola Pharmaceuticals’ antidote for uncontrolled bleeding associated with blood thinners like Xarelto. Portola’s drug called AndexXa was granted an expedited review by the FDA. However, the agency stated that it needs more information before this antidote can be approved. The FDA will revisit the antidote approval review once Portola submits more information including how it is manufactured.
August 31, 2016- Xarelto Litigation Consolidates Over Five Thousand Lawsuits
Almost 6,000 Xarelto lawsuits have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings as Xarelto plaintiffs wait to see if a bellwether trial will be heard. More lawsuits continue to be filed regularly. Bellwether cases will determine the future of Xarelto litigation. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has stated that as of June 15, 2016, more than 5,853 lawsuits have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings in MDL 2592.
June 30, 2016- Ohio Couple Alleges Xarelto Caused Damages And Anemia
An Ohio couple has filed a lawsuit against the makers of Xarelto- Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer AG, alleging that the wife suffered a potentially life-threatening intestinal bleed, anemia, and other complications as a result of using Xarelto. The complications the wife suffered have hindered her from living life to the full. The couple is seeking over $150,000 in damages so that they can cover their medical costs as well as future expenses. Xarelto complications were suffered by the wife just two months after she started using the drug as prescribed by her doctor.
May 31, 2016- Xarelto Lawsuits Might Follow Pradaxa Claims Path
With the accumulation of Xarelto lawsuits, some experts are predicting that the future of these Xarelto claims might end up the way Pradaxa claims ended. Pradaxa is a similar blood thinner manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim and like Xarelto it has been accused of causing uncontrollable bleeding. In 2014, the Pradaxa drug maker settled all state and federal lawsuits for $650 million. Although Xarelto claims seem to be headed down the same path, experts say it is also too early to predict their fate despite the Pradaxa similarities.
April 22, 2016- Canadian Xarelto Lawsuits Are Increasing
As Xarelto lawsuits are increasing in the US, the same is happening in Canada. Health Canada which is the equivalent of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has registered 1,100 Xarelto related side effects since February 2015. A few of those registered cases resulted in death due to the usage of Xarelto. Canadian lawyers dealing with Xarelto cases are expecting to file another Xarelto related lawsuit involving an 83-year-old Ontario woman who is stated to have bled to death in the shower.
March 31, 2016- Xarelto Class Action Lawsuit Filed In Calgary Canada For Uncontrollable Bleeding
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Bayer Inc. in Calgary, Canada. The plaintiff in this Canadian lawsuit has stated that the drug Xarelto, manufactured by Bayer Inc. led her to experience an uncontrollable bleeding episode that almost caused her to be in cardiac arrest. This Canadian class action lawsuit follows the already established Multidistrict Litigation number 2592 in America, which includes a group of over 2,800 cases filed against Xarelto.
February 18, 2016- Thousands Of Individual Lawsuits Pending In State And Federal Courts
In the latest Xarelto national cases, there are nearly 5,000 individual lawsuits that are pending in state and federal courts filed against the manufacturers of the drug. Majority of the state court lawsuits are in Philadelphia.There are almost 600 individual lawsuits pending in Philadelphia. Currently, hundreds more lawsuits are expected to be filed in the coming months, primarily because Xarelto is still on the market and patients and doctors are not aware of the safety concerns regarding the drug.
January 26, 2016- Ohio Man Files Xarelto Lawsuit For Permanent Injuries
A man from Cincinnati, Ohio filed a Xarelto lawsuit stating that usage of the drug led to him having permanent personal injuries. The man started using the drug in May 2014 following his doctor’s orders to use Xarelto for deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
He was later taken to hospital after he started vomiting blood, following several months of Xarelto usage. It was found that he had a gastrointestinal bleed. He is suing because he believes the manufacturers should have done more to protect consumers.