The first lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for the death of a patient who took Xarelto was filed in April of the year 2014. Since then other lawsuits have followed against the company, and many are seeking compensation from Johnson & Johnson and Bayer.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto, as it is called in America, is an anticoagulant – that is, a blood thinner. It is known across the word as Rivaroxaban. Xarelto, which is distributed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, entered the American market in the year 2011. Janseen Pharmaceuticals is a branch owned by the drug company Johnson & Johnson. Xarelto was approved by the FDA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for various uses – the FDA approved its use as a prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis. Prophylaxis means prevention. Deep vein thrombosis, for patients who have had hip or knee replacements, may result in pulmonary embolisms, which are one of the things Xarelto is used to treat. In addition to the prevention of venous thromboembolism, Xarelto is used to prevent other embolic events. Embolism refers to the blocking of arteries. Arteries can be blocked by a blood clot, which is why a medicine like Xarelto may be prescribed – it thins the blood, making it unlikely for blood to clot and block an artery. On the other hand, it also means that someone who takes Xarelto is more likely to bleed profusely. Clotting, although sometimes it can cause problems, is quite necessary – each time you get a cut, it is because a clot forms that you stop bleeding. So, it is very dangerous when your body is unable to clot. Severe bleeding may lead to hemorrhaging and even to death.
What is The Problem Xarelto?
In 2013 the Food and Drug Administration reported that they had at least five hundred and ninety three cases of uncontrollable bleeding due to the use of Xarelto, and later that year the Food and Drug Administration issued Johnson & Johnson a warning about Xarelto. So far the FDA’s warning to Johnson and Johnson regarding their campaign to promote Xarelto has had no effect – the drug company still goes on as though nothing has happened. The first lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for the death of a patient who took Xarelto was filed in April of the year 2014. Since then other lawsuits have followed against the company, and many are seeking compensation from Johnson & Johnson and Bayer.
Xarelto Lawsuits exists to help those wronged by Johnson & Johnson and Bayer. If either you, or a family member, or friend, or your employee or patient has been harmed by taking Xarelto we can help you find a lawyer. We can help you find a Xarelto Lawyer come free of charge unless you win the lawsuit, in which case the lawyer receives a portion of the payment.
Dangerous Effects of Xarelto
Xarelto, as an anticoagulant, causes blood to thin. This means that Xarelto can cause severe internal bleeding, which can lead to some extremely serious and life threatening conditions. Xarelto has very high rates of gastrointestinal bleeding as compared to Warfarin and other anticoagulants (this is not to promote other anticoagulants, such as Warfarin – they all come with their own host of problems). Hemorrhaging is a big problem with Xarelto – intracranial hemorrhaging (that is, excessive bleeding inside the skull), vitreous hemorrhaging (bleeding in the eye), and hemorrhaging in other areas of the body. For more information regarding the risks of Xarelto consult Dr. Jean Chin-Yu Lo and Dr. Roy R. Gerona’s paper “A Case of Rivaroxaban Associated Intracranial Hemorrhage”, and Judy H. Jun’s and Dr. John C. Hwang’s paper “Association of Rivaroxaban Anticoagulation Spontaneous Vitreous Hemorrhage”. Drug Watch’s website also has a good list of the problems that Xarelto can cause.
If someone gets a cut, or is injured in some way, while on Xarelto the possibility of excessive blood loss is extremely high. Excessive blood loss may also result from the hemorrhages caused by Xarelto. Due to Xarelto’s blood thinning properties the clotting factors of the blood are inhibited and are unable to function properly. For the patient on Xarelto this is a real danger. Clotting is necessary for wounds to heal. The inhibition of clotting factors means that wounds become infected. In addition to this, as though the inability to clot were not enough, while Xarelto thins blood and inhibits clotting it does very little in preventing the kind of clothing that one would want to prevent – clotting in the artery, for example. In other words, as a drug it fails to achieve the results that people hope to achieve. And it is highly dangerous, and probably should not be used at all.
No Antidote for Xarelto
Xarelto has no antidote, so when someone suffers a severe, and possibly life threatening, reaction from Xarelto doctors may not be able to stop it. Other anticoagulants, like Warfarin, can be inhibited by Vitamin K but Xarelto has no such antidote which means, for the patients who are on Xarelto or were on it at some time, that in an emergency nothing can be done for them. This is a crucial piece of information about the drug, and Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals had a responsibility to their customers to let them know. In not letting their customers – and other clients, such as doctors – know they failed not only in their duty to the public, but committed a serious error that led to the suffering of many.
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Why Go To the Trouble of a Lawsuit
1) Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Bayer have been untruthful about Xarelto, about the risks and dangers involved in taking it. The very real fact is that Xarelto is dangerous, that it can kill people, that it can cause unimaginable harm, and that it has no antidote. Yet, in spite of this, the manufacturers and distributors of Xarelto marketed as a highly superior drug – as being safer than other anticoagulants. They maintained this – that Xarelto is superior to other blood thinners – despite studies which found that Xarelto is likely to provoke gastrointestinal bleeding.
2) You are not alone in this. Hundreds, probably even thousands of people have suffered damages from Xarelto. Lawyers all around the country are helping these people file a class action lawsuit. It is not just you against these Goliath companies, but many others who are being represented as well. This makes your case stronger, and the more people who come out with the facts of what Xarelto has done to them the stronger the case against Johnson & Johnson will be. We can connect you with professional lawyers. Call us 24/7 and we will help you out.
3) If you or your loved one has been hurt by Xarelto contact us, and we will arrange for one of our lawyers to talk with you. Money will never give you your health back, but it will make it easier for you to pay the mounting medical bills, and get compensated for the psychological trauma you have been unnecessarily put through. It will also help in that the companies will have to face the consequences of their actions – because of the blow to their reputation they may lose customers, and they will also lose what is most important to them, their profits.
The Responsibility of Manufacturers for Negative Effects
Drug companies and manufacturers bear a lot of responsibility they are accountable for the effects their drugs have, and if things go wrong they are to blame. They have a responsibility towards the public to be honest regarding the drugs they sell and how they advertise them, they should be forthcoming with all the information about these drugs.
Knowing what might happen if you take this or that drug is an extremely important aspect of the decision making process. You, as the user of the drug, have a right to know and, in fact, a need to know – what follows, whether for good or for ill will happen to you, to your body. You have a right to know what you might potentially be subjecting yourself to, and the drug manufacturer has a duty to tell you exactly what it is he is giving you.
Who is Responsible For the Harm Xarelto Brings to Families?
Drug companies and manufacturers bear a lot of responsibility. They are accountable for the effects their drugs have, and if things go wrong they are to blame. They have a responsibility towards the public to be honest regarding the drugs they sell and how they advertise them, and they should be forthcoming with all the information about these drugs.
Knowing what might happen if you take this or that drug is an extremely important aspect of the decision making process. The doctor who is prescribing the drug needs this information in order to make an accurate and complete risk analysis. You, as the user of the drug, have a right to know and, in fact, a need to know – what follows, whether for good or for ill will happen to you, to your body. You have a right to know what you might potentially be subjecting yourself to, and the drug manufacturer has a duty to tell you exactly what it is he is giving you.