Xarelto Lawsuits

Rhode Island Xarelto Lawsuits

Xarelto is an anticoagulant drug first manufactured by Bayer and approved to hit the market by the FDA in 2011.  Xarelto has been a blockbuster drug for Bayer, becoming one of its top five pharmaceutical medications.  In 2013,  Xarelto had sales of $1.3 billion.  Bayer is expecting that the sales could reach around $3.5-4 billion a year at some point.  However, the Rhode Island Xarelto sales have increased XARELTO bleeding injuries.  Unfortunately, Xarelto has led to unfortunate  side effects that have led to lawsuits handled by the Rhode Island XARELTO lawsuit attorneys at NGK Law.

The primary basis for XARELTO lawsuits has been the highlighted safety concerns regarding XARELTO injuries.  In particular, the FDA has noted that the safety of anticoagulant drugs, such as  Xarelto and Pradaxa, remains a major concern given the high risk of bleeding and increasing use of anticoagulants such as  Xarelto and Pradaxa replace the generic Coumadin.  The biggest concern, and the grounds for Rhode Island XARELTO lawsuits is that the manufacturers of Xarelto have claimed that there is not a need for monitoring of blood levels while taking Xarelto .  Unfortunately, this has resulted in serious Rhode Island Xarelto bleeding injuries and XARELTO deaths by patients taking the drug .  These side effects were known by the manufacturers even before the drug was approved.  There have been concerns that for these new anticoagulants such as Pradaxa and Xarelto , marketing Xarelto use for ease of use, rather than providing tools to reduce bleeding risks, constitutes a substantial wrong turn for an important medical treatment.  In particular, it was recommended that the FDA reconsider its decision to prohibit a low dose of drugs such as Pradaxa and Xarelto .

ngklawRhode Island XARELTO lawsuits are similar to Pradaxa lawsuits, in that the focus of the Rhode Island Xarelto lawsuit litigation  is that the drug manufacturers have downplayed the risks of  bleeding deaths and other XARELTO side effects.  Given the significant increase in side effects and  adverse events, the manufacturers of  Xarelto should have known of the dangerous  side effects.  It is expected that Rhode Island Xarelto lawsuits will be in the number of several thousand  lawsuits.  We expect that many of these will be XARELTO deaths caused by patients in Chicago taking Xarelto and not knowing that they are suffering from bleeding events.

One of the primary problems with anticoagulants such as  Xarelto and Pradaxa is that there is no known antidote once a bleeding event starts.  A drug such as Coumadin, which has been around for over fifty years, has a simple antidote in Vitamin K.  Unfortunately, Xarelto side effects are not easily fixed with an antidote.  This results in significant XARELTO bleeding side effects and  injuries that form the basis for Rhode Island Xarelto lawsuits handled by our XARELTO lawsuit attorneys.  As the manufacturer of Pradaxa paid $650,000,000.00 to settle the Pradaxa lawsuits, we believe that the manufacturer of Xarelto , Bayer, should work with the XARELTO lawsuit lawyers at NGK Law and the XARELTO attorneys to investigate and resolvethe injures and deaths caused by bleeding events that gave rise to Rhode Island Xarelto lawsuits.  Sadly, it is expected that these Rhode Island Xarelto lawsuits will be litigated over several years, and additional information about the dangers of Xarelto side effects will continue.