BW is evaluating cases for people who have suffered serious bleeding events while taking the blood thinner Xarelto. In May 2014, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices reported that people taking Xarelto were suffering an increase in serious bleeding events such as gastrointestinal bleeds and hemorrhagic strokes. This report led to lawsuits against Bayer AG, the manufacturer of Xarelto, for these injuries. BW works with the St. Louis law firm of Niemeyer, Grebel & Kruse, LLC (NGK) to handle these cases. NGK has extensive experience handling lawsuits involving blood thinners such as Xarelto. NGK’s experience includes Pradaxa, which is a blood thinner that had similar bleeding complications as Xarelto. The NGK firm was appointed lead counsel for consolidated lawsuits involving Pradaxa, and successfully resolved those claims for people injured by Pradaxa. Xarelto was developed to replace Coumadin, which is a blood thinner that has been around since the 1950s. Blood thinners help people that have suffered clotting to thin the blood and decrease the risk of future clotting events. The NGK law firm has already filed a Xarelto lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that the makers of Xarelto sold the drug claiming that users do not need monthly blood tests to ensure proper dosage, which is required when taking Coumadin. Xarelto was marketed as a more convenient alternative to Coumadin. The lawsuit alleges that users of Xarelto do, in fact, need regular blood testing to monitor dosage because the lack of monitoring can lead to an increase risk of bleeding events, such as:
- Strokes and brain hemorrhages
- Blood clots
- Fatal injuries caused by bleeding that cannot be stopped
- Bleeding in the intestines
If you or a family member has suffered a hemorrhagic stroke, gastrointestinal bleed, or other bleeding event while taking Xarelto, contact us today at 417-623-0900 or 800-371-8220 or send us an email. We have been representing clients injured by dangerous products for over 30 years. We will meet with you free of charge to evaluate your case.
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