Xarelto

BACKGROUND

Bayer’s Xarelto is a blood thinner that is used to prevent blood clots, leading to a reduce in risk of strokes, although extreme side effects include serious internal bleeding, possibly leading to death. Because of this, there have been around 18,000 lawsuits against the manufacturer. The first case to be settled on the matter cleared Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, while there are thousands more waiting.

Manufacturer: Bayer

Use: blood thinner used to prevent blood clots, reduces risk of strokes

LITIGATION:

  • Number of lawsuits: 18,000
  • Injuries: serious internal bleeding and death
  • Defendants: Bayer, Johnson & Johnson
  • First Trial
    • Date: April 24, 2017
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • Status: May 3, 2017- settled in favor of Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, claims label contains accurate information of benefits and risks