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Xarelto Injury Lawyer

Your source for the most up-to-date information on the Xarelto lawsuit as well as the link between Rivaroxaban and potentially life-threatening side effects, including internal or intestinal bleeding.

The Xarelto injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates are currently accepting cases nationwide. Our defective drug attorneys have recovered over $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation about your case: 1-888-603-3636.

What is Xarelto?

Xarelto is a blood thinner marketed by Bayer in conjunction with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. The drug is primarily used to treat blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis and atrial fibrillation. Xarelto, like Pradaxa before it, is part of what has been termed the “next generation” of blood thinners, or anticoagulants, marketed as a more convenient alternative to warfarin—a drug used for decades in the U.S. which requires restrictions to one’s diet as well as frequent adjustment of the dosage while it is being used.

What is the Problem with Xarelto?

Some patients who have taken Xarelto have suffered from serious bleeding and/or hemorrhaging. While bleeding is a common side effect of all blood thinners, Xarelto is particularly dangerous because there is no known method of reversing its anticoagulating effects. This means that patients are at risk of suffering life-threatening internal bleeding. Other anticoagulants can typically be reversed with an antidote called Vitamin K.

If you or someone you love has suffered from excessive bleeding after taking Xarelto, contact one of the experienced Xarelto injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates today for a free consultation.

In May of 2015, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) issued a report claiming that the number of serious adverse events linked to Xarelto had surpassed those linked to Pradaxa, a similar blood thinner, as of the first quarter of 2013. While admitting the trend was likely the result of increased prescriptions for Xarelto due to a flood of bad publicity surrounding Pradaxa-related side effects, ISMP acknowledged that blood thinners generally are a “high-risk treatment.”

Has Xarelto Been Recalled?

At this time, Xarelto has not been formally recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) despite the numerous complaints registered of adverse bleeding events.

Multi-District Litigation (MDL)

Since its approval by the FDA in 2011, the blood thinner Xarelto has been linked with hundreds of injuries and deaths across the country. As a result, several lawsuits have been filed in various courts across the United States over the past few years. Late just last year, in December of 2014, a group of Federal judges decided to consolidate all pending Xarelto cases into a single court for purposes of efficiency. This is known as a multi-district litigation, or “MDL.” Specifically, the vast majority of Xarelto claims are now pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana under the watchful eyes of Judge Eldon E. Fallon.

MDL vs. Class Action

While class actions can be effective when dealing with something like a defective product, they are often ineffective when it comes to complex injury claims. MDLs are designed to allow multiple Plaintiffs injured under similar circumstances to move forward together in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible while still maintaining the integrity of each individual claim. We understand that your claim, while similar to others, is unique. That’s why our firm is pursuing each case individually in order to make sure you recover the maximum amount possible for your injury.

How Long Do I Have to File My Claim?

The time limit to file your case, known as the statute of limitations, varies from state to state. Contact an experienced Xarelto injury lawyer today in order to find out if you are eligible.

The pharmaceutical injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates regularly represent clients from across the United States against some of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, including Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Merck. As a result of this experience, our attorneys have recovered over $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients in the past 7 years. Give us a call to find out what we can do for you.