Xarelto has been linked to an increased risk of uncontrollable, sometimes fatal bleeding. When it hit the market in 2011, Xarelto had no reversal agent to counteract its effects in patients who were injured or needed emergency surgery.
Need a Texas Xarelto Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with severe bleeding, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
What is the problem?
Although Xarelto was initially welcomed as an easier-to-use alternative to warfarin, enthusiasm has turned to concern. Some studies have linked it to higher rates of bleeding for acutely ill patients. Unlike warfarin, which can be reversed with a dose of Vitamin K, Xarelto has no reversal agent. In an emergency (such as after a traumatic accident or cerebral hemorrhage), this could mean the difference between life and death.
Lawsuits Centralized at Federal and State Levels
In December 2014, about 80 Xarelto lawsuits were centralized in one a federal court in Louisiana, where they are overseen by Judge Eldon E. Fallon. By January 2016, about 2,800 lawsuits were pending in Louisiana and over 500 additional cases were pending in Pennsylvania.
Over 3,000 Xarelto lawsuits have been filed, but they are not part of a class action. Instead, they are individual lawsuits that are filed in federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL) or a mass-tort in state court.
Each coordinated litigation is very similar to a class action, but unlike a class action, individual lawsuits remain independent. Plaintiffs typically hire their own attorney and each case can have its own outcome. As the litigation proceeds, certain cases will be chosen for “bellwether” trials. The jury’s decision in these trials will help lawyers negotiate a settlement or other resolution in lawsuits with similar allegations.
Xarelto Class Action Lawsuit Information
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but the Product Liability Litigation Group has decided against the filing of a Xarelto class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people injured by:
About Class Actions
A class action is a type of lawsuit that is typically filed by a small group of plaintiffs on behalf of a much larger group that is never named. The class is represented by a law firm and the outcome generally depends upon the “class representative” — a single member who has the same legal claim as everyone else in the class action.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Class action can have advantages in certain circumstances. They aggregate a large number of similar claims, which improves efficiency and is more cost-effective, especially when most plaintiffs have relatively minor injuries (such as purchasing a defective product).
However, for plaintiffs seeking justice for severe injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one, a class action has serious disadvantages. Members may have to accept high attorney’s fees and a “low-ball” settlement. Instead of a class action, our trial attorneys file individual lawsuits. We always review new cases for free. We also typically work on contingency-fee, which means you pay nothing until we achieve a financial recovery in your case.
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The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas Xarelto lawyers for a free lawsuit review.