St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) January 14, 2015
A Xarelto lawsuit news update from national attorneys handling lawsuits for bleeding and stroke possibly linked to the pharmaceutical drug Xarelto has been added to the Onder Law Firm’s Xarelto Contingency Lawsuit. Recently, a West Virginia woman filed suit against drugmakers Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, alleging that she had suffered a severe gastrointestinal bleed as a result of taking Xarelto, according to official court documents. This Xarelto lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of West Virginia, is another in a series of bleeding lawsuits that have been filed against the pharmaceutical giants according to an article in West Virginia’s State Journal.*
In the case, Rose et al v. Janssen Research & Development LLC et al, Case number 2:2014cv30672, the plaintiff claims Xarelto’s producers knew or should have known of the risks Xarelto poses for severe internal bleeding, according to court documents. The drug is an anti-coagulant or blood-thinner that is administered orally once per day and prescribed to persons suffering from atrial fibrillation, a heart condition, and those who are recovering from joint replacement surgery. Xarelto is used to reduce stroke and embolism in patients.* The defendants in the case include the manufacturers and marketers of Xarelto: Janssen Research & Development LLC, Janssen Ortho LLC, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bayer Pharma AG, Bayer Corporation, Bayer HealthCare LLC, Bayer Healthcare AG and Bayer AG, according to court documents.
This particular lawsuit was filed by Nova D. Rose and William H. Rose on December 23, 2014, according to court documents. Several other Xarelto lawsuits have recently been consolidated in U.S. District Court in Louisiana, according to court documents from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.** Each of the claims that are part of the multidistrict litigation for Xarelto are related to allegations of serious side effects resulting from the drug, including gastrointestinal bleeding, brain bleeding, internal bleeding, and death, according to court documents.
According to court documents, each of these Xarelto lawsuits allege that though the drug makers knew or should have known of the life-threatening bleeding risks associated with Xarelto, the drug continued to be manufactured, distributed, and marketed to American consumers. The lawsuits allege that the risk of bleeding, and the fact that no antidote exists to halt Xarelto bleeding events, make the drug unacceptably dangerous. Plaintiffs allege they should have been warned of the serious side effects associated with Xarelto, according to the court documents for the MDL. Plaintiffs are seeking damages for their pain, suffering, medical expenses, and the loss of loved ones resulting from severe internal bleeding incidents, according to court documents.
Lawyers providing Xarelto lawsuit representation with the Onder Law Firm provide no-cost, no-obligation case reviews for persons who suffered from internal bleeding or hemorrhagic stroke and were also taking Xarelto. Lawyers are investigating these claims for possible Xarelto bleeding lawsuits. The Onder Law Firm is distinguished by a strong track record of success in pharmaceutical and medical device liability litigation, routinely winning meaningful settlements for clients. The firm is nationally-renowned for its work on window blind strangulation, and has notable expertise in fighting on behalf of individuals against powerful corporations. Persons and family members of persons who have suffered from bleeding or hemorrhagic stroke while taking Xarelto are eligible for a no-cost, no-obligation Xarelto lawsuit case review, and may contact the firm through its Xarelto Contingency Lawsuit website.
The Onder Law Firm also welcomes Xarelto lawsuit inquiries from other law firms, either to handle these inquiries or work as co-counsel.
About The Onder Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson has represented clients throughout the United States, and other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation and pharmaceutical litigation. The Onder Law Firm’s Xarelto lawyers provide information to the public at http://www.xareltocontingencylawsuit.com.
*statejournal.com/story/27760332/xarelto-user-claims-drug-companies-understated-potential-risks-files-suit-in-federal-court-in-charleston, January 5, 2015
**Xarelto Products Liability Litigation (Case No. 2592), under consideration by Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation