Xarelto is a new classification of blood thinners, brought onto the market in 2011. People who are at risk of forming blood clots have been prescribed blood thinners for years. As you can imagine, it’s important to be able to reverse the blood thinning process, but Xarelto does not have a permanent fix, causing irreversible bleeding in thousands of patients. If you or a loved one has been damaged by taking Xarelto, call a Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyer at John Foy & Associates at 404-400-4000.
Our experienced attorneys can give you a free consultation about whether you or your loved one can join this class action suit.
What is the Xarelto lawsuit?
Hundreds of personal injury cases have been filed against the Xarelto manufacturer. Many of the pending cases are being consolidated in a class action case to be heard in a Federal Court in Louisiana. This class action case will allow multiple plaintiffs to join in one case against the manufacturer of this drug, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s New Jersey-based unit, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. The lawsuit states that the drug maker knew about these problems and did not sufficiently warn the FDA, physicians or patients. There are very specific requirements to being part of this case. If you have any questions about your eligibility, let our attorneys at John Foy & Associates help you. Give us a call at 404-400-4000.
Plaintiffs don’t have to be patients. In fact, loved ones can bring a wrongful death case if someone they loved died because of complications from using Xarelto.
Why is Xarelto (rivaroxaban tablets) prescribed?
Xarelto is prescribed to prevent blood clots and strokes in patients who are at risk. The FDA initially approved Xarelto in 2011 to help patients who have had hip or knee replacement surgery. The same year, the FDA approved the drug to prevent blood clots in patients who had irregular heartbeats or atrial fibrillation. By 2014, the FDA issued a warning about increased risk of bleeding as a side effect.
Why is there a class action lawsuit against the makers of Xarelto?
The class action lawsuit states that the makers of Xarelto knew of these risks of prolonged bleeding but were negligent in warning the FDA, physicians and patients of these side effects, and especially that there is no antidote to the uncontrolled bleeding that follows use.
A class action lawsuit replaces personal injury lawsuits when the federal court decides enough people have a case against one or more defendants. This way, the “little guy” has a chance to join with others and go after a formidable adversary as one opponent.
What are the side effects, complications and risks of Xarelto?
The Mayo Clinic lists common side effects of Xarelto, many of which involve bleeding, including:
- Bloody stools
- Coughing up blood
- Red or dark urine
- Prolonged bleeding from cuts
- Vomiting of blood or a substance that looks like wet coffee grounds
- Abnormal liver function
- Abdominal bleeding
- Increased menstruation and vaginal bleeding
If you are taking Xarelto and experiencing any of these side effects, contact your physician immediately.
Why would my doctor prescribe Xarelto as a blood thinner if it is such a dangerous drug?
Xarelto was introduced as an alternative to the industry standard of warfarin. This long-time drug requires a change in lifestyle and diet, as well as regular checkups. These drugs are helpful to some patients. Physicians must rely on the FDA for guidance about new drugs. Initially the excitement that a new medication may help more than an old one affects all of us, including doctors.
What should I do if I or a loved one have been prescribed Xarelto and are experiencing some of the negative side effects?
If you or a loved one has been prescribed Xarelto and are experiencing some of these negative side effects, you should contact your physician immediately. Then, you should contact a Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyer at John Foy & Associates to see how you can join this class action suit.
If a loved one has passed away and you think the cause was side effects of a Xarelot prescription, you have the ability to file as a survivor who has suffered a “wrongful death.’’
Do I have a time period (statute of limitations) to join the class action lawsuit against Xarelto?
There is a statute of limitation, or time period, to join the class action lawsuit against Xarelto. In fact, the trial judge often sets the statute of limitations in Class Action cases. Don’t miss out on your chance to join this lawsuit. Our attorneys can help you determine if you are eligible to join this lawsuit. An experienced staff member can help you immediately, at 404-400-4000.
Can I add my name to the lawsuit myself?
Anyone can add his or her name to a class action lawsuit, but we urge you to get personal representation. These sorts of lawsuits have many people who, like you, have been injured by this drug. Don’t get lost in the crowd and be forced to wait passively to find out information on your case.
If you employ a Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyer from John Foy & Associates, we’ll keep you posted on the trial, and we’ll make sure that you are taken care of on every level.
How much is it going to cost to have an attorney represent me in court?
A class action lawsuit is similar to a regular personal injury lawsuit. It costs you nothing to join a class action lawsuit. A plaintiff’s attorney is never paid unless there is a recovery. And in a class action lawsuit, attorneys are paid as part of the settlement.
No attorney should ever request a retainer or upfront fee to represent you in a class action.
What make John Foy & Associates different from all the other class action attorneys?
John Foy & Associates is a long-established Atlanta personal injury law firm. We have built our business and reputation over 20-plus years by helping our clients and our community. We have the resources to fight a long battle against any sort of opponent, including a billion-dollar manufacturer. Unlike a smaller firm whose very existence relies on immediate settlements, we can afford to fight and wait for the best result for you, our client.
Give us a call at 404-400-4000 and you can judge for yourself.