Xarelto Lawsuit – Bleeding
The FDA approved Xarelto for the prevention of blood clots (including traveling clots), reducing the risk of stroke, and preventing deep vein thrombosis. Xarelto was prescribed widely to millions of people each year. But with no antidote and severe side effects that were unclear when first approved, patients and their loved ones have seen the dangerous, needless risks of taking Xarelto.
Possible Injury – Uncontrolled Bleeding
While Xarelto was praised for its ability to act quickly against blood clots, the lack of an antidote is alleged to put patients in serious danger of bleeding from even small injuries that normally would clot quickly. Some patients also suffered from severe internal hemorrhaging or brain bleeding.
History of Xarelto
Though Xarelto was approved in 2011, an important clinical trial dubbed ROCKET AF that included over 14,000 patients was later found to have been tainted by the use of a faulty blood-testing device called INRatio. The clinical trial’s results were called into question when J&J revealed the device was recalled in 2014 because it understated the risk of bleeding. Since then, the FDA has also called for five updates to Xarelto’s warning label from 2013 to 2016, stating that consumers were not sufficiently warned of all the potential side effects.
- August 2013: Black-box warning added on the increased risk of spinal bleeds
- January 2014: Warnings about the lack of an antidote and that the drug should not to be used by patients with prosthetic heart valves
- March 2014: Additional information added for healthcare professionals on limiting spinal bleeds
- December 2014: Addition of new adverse reactions, thrombocytopenia and hepatitis
- May 2016: Warning of an increased bleeding risk with SSRI and SNRI antidepressants
Over 18,500 Xarelto lawsuits are being handled in a special federal court process known as multidistrict litigation (MDL) established in December 2014. Another 1,500 plus Xarelto lawsuits have been filed under a mass tort program in the Philadelphia Complex Litigation Center (CLC).
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