Defective Drug Xarelto Settlement Case
What is Xarelto?
Ideally, Xarelto functions to prevent blood clots in patients who have conditions such as atrial fibrillation, aslo known as arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat, or who have had hip surgery. The medication works by thinning the blood and is known as an anticoagulant. Unfortunately, this can become hazardous if one has an accident or injury that leads to external or internal bleeding because Xarelto inhibits one’s blood from coagulating. Patients taking Xarelto have exhibited very dangerous side effects, including excessive bleeding and internal bleeding.
Other side effects of Xarelto include:
- unusual swelling, pain, discomfort or bruising
- persistent or unusually frequent nosebleeds
- coughing up blood
- severe headaches
- fatigue or unusual weakness
- unusual dizziness or fainting
Having any of these side effects while taking Xarelto may be inidcative of a serious problem, and you should contact your doctor immediately to discuss your health.
Recent Multi-Million Dollar Settlement
ln March of 2019, a class action suit, involving over 27,000 individual Xarelto lawsuits, led to a global settlement of $775 million in which the makers of the defective drug were able to plead no contest, thus not guilty, while paying the large sum for damages the drug caused to its users.
Johnson & Johnson and Bayer, the manufacturers of Xarelto, were accused of failing to provide proper warning regarding the drug’s dangerous head and gastrointestinal bleeding risks.
If you or a family member have suffered excessive bleeding or other injuries as a result of taking Xarelto, please contact The Jackman Law Firm today for a free consultation on your case.