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Xarelto Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Growing Use of Xarelto in Spite of Mounting Product Liability Litigation
Date:9/2/2014

d the safety of Xarelto into question. For example, a report published in May by the Institute of Safe Medicine Practices revealed that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration had received a total of 680 Xarelto adverse event reports in the first quarter of 2013. For the first time, reports of complications associated with the medication outpaced those associated with Pradaxa, another blood thinner in the same class, according to the ISMP.***

In August, a study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery found that internal bleeding associated with Xarelto is more difficult to stop when compared to some other blood thinners. Among other things, the medication has a short half-life, requiring doctors to act more quickly to manage brain bleeds. The study also found that dialysis is not an effective way to reverse Xarelto bleeding. By contrast, bleeding from warfarin, an anticoagulant that has been used for decades, can be stopped via the administration of vitamin K.****

According to an earlier Reuters report, a growing number of Xarelto lawsuits have been filed in U.S. courts on behalf of patients who were allegedly injured by the drug.***** Court documents indicate that one of the most recent cases was filed in the U.S. District Court, Easter District of New York by the family of a Tennessee man who died due to a bleeding event allegedly caused by Xarelto. Among other things, the complaint alleges that Johnson & Johnson and Bayer failed to warn doctors and patients about the irreversible nature of Xarelto bleeding. It also claims that the companies wrongly touted the drug as a superior alternative to warfarin. (Case No. 2:14-cv-00159-cr)

Individuals who were allegedly harmed by Xarelto may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

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