Xarelto Stroke Lawsuits
Xarelto is frequently prescribed to individuals who suffer from atrial fibrillation as a means to reduce the risk of stroke by thinning the blood and preventing clotting, however, recent findings have suggested that the drug may actually increase the risk in some patients.
Xarelto works by reducing the generation of a necessary protein required for blood to aggregate at an injury site. This reduces the risk of an ischemic stroke, or one caused by an obstruction within a blood vessel.
However, while Xarelto works to prevent ischemic stroke, another type of stroke can be caused by Xarelto. A hemorrhagic stroke can occur when blood vessels in the brain weaken and rupture, causing blood to spill in the space between the brain and the skull. This deprives the brain of oxygen and causes a stroke. Xarelto has been shown to perpetuate the chance of hemorrhagic stroke occurrence in some individuals.
What are the Criteria for Filing a Xarelto Lawsuit?
Lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Corp. over the blood thinner Xarelto have been consolidated in Louisiana federal court. Xarelto has been linked to serious side effects including internal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, brain bleed and death.
The Xarelto lawsuits come on the heels of the recent $650 million Pradaxa settlement. Researchers linked Pradaxa, also a blood thinning medication, to more than 500 deaths.
Xarelto blood thinner litigation has been consolidated before U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon in the Eastern District of Louisiana, who presided over suits against Merck & Co. over its medication Vioxx. The Vioxx litigation resulted in a $4.85 billion settlement in 2007.
In order to file a Xarelto lawsuit, the patient must have suffered serious hemorrhage, internal bleeding, or death as a result of blood being unable to clot due to the drug.
Our Xarelto Stroke Lawyers Can Help You
Our Xarelto attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Xarelto. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug maker by both patients and their families seeking compensation for a stroke caused by this dangerous drug. You may be entitled to a settlement. Our Xarelto lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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Start Your Xarelto Stroke Claim
Our Xarelto lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Xarelto lawsuit claims.
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