Update for Xarelto Claims: Direct Filing Now Available
Many Americans who suffer from blood clots and other blood disorders may be familiar with Xarelto and Eliquis, an anti-coagulant that helps reduce the risk of embolisms and strokes. As with any drug, Xarelto comes with side effects, but they can be serious – or even fatal – in nature. The drug carries a risk of bleeding and hemorrhaging, with 72 reported deaths in total and approximately 1,000 report of other from adverse events. Most startling, is the fact that Xarelto has no known antidote to combat its anti-coagulant effect, which can result in fatal bleeds to individuals that suffer an injury or other trauma, while taking the drug.
More than 400 lawsuits have already been filed against pharmaceutical companies Johnson & Johnson and Bayer. Lawyers for victims of Xarelto allege that patients were insufficiently warned about the increased risk of bleeding. The claims allege that had patients known of the above risks, they would not have used the drug.
Xarelto victims are now eligible for Direct Filing.
What is Direct Filing?
Direct Filing privileges allow claims to bypass the Federal District Courts. The only requirement is that a person pursuing the claim must be a United States resident and have purchased Xarelto in the United States. The claims are filed directly with pending litigation, as long as the claim is identical to the others. This helps expedite the settlement process resulting in quicker disbursement of settlement awards to Plaintiffs. Direct filing also reduces strain on court resources that would result if every claim had to be filed separately on behalf of each individual Plaintiff.
Although all blood thinners are carry dangers with use, Xarelto is considered more dangerous than others due to the increased risk of bleeds and no known antidote to its effects. The only solution is waiting for the drug to leave the person’s system. This can take 24 hours or longer, especially for the elderly, who typically use Xarelto. By this time, the drug can cause major physical damage and even death. Xarelto has caused hundreds of patients to experience uncontrollable bleeding in the abdomen, rectum and intestines.
The lawyers of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP are currently pursuing Xarelto Side Effect Claims on behalf of those injured by Xarelto. Our lawyers and co-counsel have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of dangerous drug side effect victims. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.