Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer have been sued for wrongful death involving Xarelto, a blockbuster new blood-thinning drug
A lawsuit was filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas by Della Wise on behalf of her aunt, Mattie Edgin, who died after taking Xarelto. Wise claims that Xarelto was “fervently marketed … with no regard to the accuracy and misrepresentations of their misleading marketing.”
The Complaint cites a study from the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices (ISMP) linking Xarelto to 356 adverse events. In 2013, at least 72 deaths in Germany were also linked to Xarelto.
The Defendants are accused of falsely claiming that Xarelto patients do not need routine tests for bleeding and/or blood clots. Also, Xarelto does not have an antidote — unlike warfarin, which can be reversed with a dose of Vitamin K in a bleeding emergency.
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The Plaintiff’s Complaint states:
“Due to the flawed formulation of Xarelto, which according to defendants does not require regular blood monitoring or frequent doctor follow-up, raises concerns about the risk of stroke, bleeding, and blood clots if not taken properly or absorbed properly, particularly in patients with poor renal function.”
The Plaintiff seeks compensation for punitive damages, including fraud, wrongful death, consumer law violations, negligence, failure to warn, product liability, unreasonable marketing of a dangerous drug, and breach of warranty.
Lawsuits in Philadelphia
The CQH Firm represents people from across the country who have been injured by dangerous drugs and is currently investigating the drug Xarelto and its serious side effects. Xarelto lawsuits can be filed in Philadelphia, where CQH Firm is based.
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