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Xarelto Class Action Lawsuit

Xarelto Class Action Lawsuit

Xarelto is a blood-thinning drug that was sold for years without a reversal agent. About 3,000 lawsuits have already been filed by people who were injured by severe bleeding, but not as part of a class action. Instead, they are individual lawsuits by people with their own lawyer.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Xarelto induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by severe bleeding, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is the problem?

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a blood-thinning drug (anticoagulant) that is used to treat blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolisms. It has been sold by Bayer HealthCare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals since 2011.

Xarelto is the second FDA-approved drug in a new generation of anticoagulants that are marketed as alternatives to warfarin. Warfarin has been a mainstay of anticoagulation therapy since the 1950s, but it is a problematic drug that requires frequent dosage adjustments and dietary restrictions. Unlike warfarin, Xarelto is an easy-to-use pill taken once or twice a day.

When Xarelto hit the market, it had no reversal agent — although one may have been discovered in January 2014. In comparison, Coumadin (warfarin) can be reversed with a dose of Vitamin K.

In a traumatic accident, emergency surgery, or during a cerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain), doctors may struggle to stop bleeding in a patient on Xarelto. Not even dialysis (mechanically cleaning a patient’s blood) can remove it from the body. Some studies have linked Xarelto to a higher risk of uncontrollable bleeding for acutely ill patients. Lawsuits accuse Bayer and Janssen of downplaying the bleeding risks of Xarelto.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our attorneys are not currently filing a Xarelto class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were injured by severe side effects:

About Class Actions

Class actions are useful in certain circumstances, such as when a lot of people buy a defective product based on false advertising. Class actions are designed to resolve a lot of similar legal claims as efficiently as possible, but they are not designed to maximize compensation for people with severe injuries.

Xarelto MDL Centralizes 3,000 Injury Lawsuits

About 3,000 lawsuits involving bleeding injuries from Xarelto have already been filed, but not in a class action. Instead, they are centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, overseen by Judge Eldon E. Fallon:

Xarelto Products Liability Litigation – Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2592)

The MDL was established in December 2014, and 80 lawsuits were filed within three weeks. By January 2016, about 2,800 cases were pending in the court, plus hundreds of additional cases pending in a mass-tort in Pennsylvania state court.

Multi-District Litigation (MDL)

Like a class action, the MDL process improves efficiency, reduces costs, and helps a large number of people with similar legal claims. Unlike a class action, however, each plaintiff has their own attorney, lawsuits remain independent, and each case can have its own outcome. As the litigation proceeds, it is possible that certain cases will be selected for “bellwether” trials. The outcome of these trials often helps expedite settlements or other resolutions for lawsuits with similar legal issues.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Class actions can have serious disadvantages for plaintiffs with severe injuries. Members of a class action are sometimes forced to accept high attorneys’ fees and “low-ball” settlements. Any compensation awarded in a class action must be shared among the plaintiffs after lawyers take a percentage.

Instead of a class action, our attorneys file individual lawsuits. We understand that many of our clients are suffering devastating injuries — physically, emotionally, and financially. This is why we always review new cases for free. In addition, we typically work on contingency-fee agreements. This means you pay nothing unless we achieve compensation for your claim.

Do I have a Xarelto Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Xarelto induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by severe bleeding, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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