Xarelto Lawsuits Claim Blood Thinner Is Linked to Fatal Bleeding

July 24, 2014 Last Updated on May 13, 2019

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Case Update

Settlement Reached - April 4, 2019

Bayer Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson have agreed to pay $755 million to settle a multidistrict litigation (MDL) consisting of more than 23,000 lawsuits filed over the blood thinner Xarelto.

According to a statement by Beasley Allen law firm, which represented the plaintiffs, the settlement is a “private agreement” that will resolve the MDL, as well as any lawsuits that were filed in federal and state courts by April 4, 2019. The companies reportedly did not admit liability and only agreed to settle to save time and resources.

If you have not filed a suit and believe you were harmed by Xarelto, contact an attorney in your area for more information. If you have already filed suit, contact your personal attorney regarding your claim, eligibility for the settlement, and what you need to do to move forward.

The information below is for reference only.

At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Patients who suffered serious bleeding events after taking Xarelto.
What Is Xarelto?
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a blood thinner (anticoagulant) that is prescribed following knee and hip replacement surgeries to prevent the risk of blood clots. Xarelto has also been approved for use in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeats) to prevent the risk of strokes and systemic embolisms (severe blood clots).
What Injuries Have Been Linked to Xarelto?
Gastrointestinal bleeding, cerebral hemorrhaging and other types of internal bleeding.
Who's Getting Sued?
Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen unit.
Why?
The lawsuits claim the drug is defective and unreasonably dangerous and that doctors and patients were not properly warned about the drug's risk of irreversible bleeding.
What Could I Get from a Lawsuit?
Compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and in cases of death, funeral expenses and loss of projected earnings.
Type of Lawsuit
Mass Tort