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Xarelto Lawsuit Filed Against Makers of Drug

Xarelto Lawsuit Filed Against Makers of Drug

A Xarelto Lawsuit has been filed against the makers of the drug, according to recent reports.

On Nov. 20, 2015, remaining family members of individuals who had taken Xarelto, and passed away in a serious bleeding event, filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Involving 10 plaintiffs, according to the Digital Journal, the Xarelto Lawsuit was filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court. (IL)

The Xarelto Lawsuit was filed against the makers of the drug, which includes Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

“The (Xarelto) suit alleges that because of deceptive marketing using celebrities as spokespersons, the public was not sufficiently informed about the potentially dangerous side effects of taking Xarelto. It is alleged that despite the company’s research showing otherwise, the makers of the drug knowingly and fraudulently depicted it as a safe option for patients that had undergone knee and hip replacement procedures or as a treatment for a medical condition impacting the heart called atrial fibrillation,” writes the Digital Journal.

According to reports, the manufacturers of the prescription drug Xarelto were warned in June 2013, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that their marketing of the drug was misleading. They were warned to stop such advertising practices. However, no changes were made on behalf of the makers of Xarelto.

Xarelto Lawsuit Filed Against Makers of Drug

Those who have filed a lawsuit against the makers of Xarelto are reportedly asking for $50,000 in damages, per each deceased family member; in addition to attorney’s fees and other legal costs.

“The plaintiffs, in this case, are requesting a minimum payment of $50,000 for each deceased family member with the purpose of covering medical bills, funeral expenses, legal fees and other such costs to compensate for the pain and suffering endured by those family members left behind,: writes the Digital Journal. “There have been nine counts of misconduct ranging from wrongful death to fraud.”