Xarelto Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

Xarelto is a blood thinner often prescribed to patients who have an irregular heartbeat, blood clots in the lungs, or who have suffered from a stroke. Some patients who have undergone a recent knee or hip replacement surgery may also take Xarelto. But due to a variety of factors, Xarelto lawsuit settlement amounts are largely determined on a case by case basis.

Xarelto has been associated with severe medical problems, including internal bleeding that can result in death. Unlike other available blood thinners, there is no current medication or cure to stop the uncontrolled bleeding that Xarelto can cause. Other potential injuries include:

Xarelto Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Hematoma (a mass in the blood)
  • Decreased hemoglobin
  • Infection following hip or knee replacement surgery
  • Dyspnea (difficulty breathing)
  • Swelling of the lower limbs

If you are taking Xarelto and experience any signs of these very serious side effects, seek medical attention immediately.

Xarelto Lawsuits

Victims across the country have filed lawsuits against the makers of Xarelto, Janssen Pharmaceutical and Bayer Healthcare, based on a failure to warn patients of potentially serious side effects.

Victims’ attorneys have argued that if the manufacturers or marketers would have told doctors and patients about the risks associated with Xarelto, doctors would have also prescribed a different blood thinner that already has a developed antidote and generally positive history.

There are currently over 5,000 filed legal complaints against the manufacturers of Xarelto. Some of these complaints are joint complaints, which means that they involve more than one victim. Each complaint could contain any number of victims, as long as their problems are similar enough to be alleged in the same legal document.

Xarelto Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

There have been no Xarelto lawsuits that have gone to trial yet. Settlement negotiations are expected in 2016 or 2017, but there have been no meaningful developments on settlements as of yet. Because all of the victims have been consolidated into one large litigation pool, settlement talks may be a long process, and they may not even begin until after a few Xarelto cases make their way to trial.

Attorneys and experts who have considered Xarelto’s effects on victims and their families are comparing the lawsuit to the Pradaxa blood thinner litigation from 2014. In that litigation, the manufacturer agreed to settle approximately 4,000 lawsuits for $650 million. This amounted to approximately $162,500 per claim.

It is difficult to guess how much individual Xarelto lawsuit settlement amounts will be. It will likely depend on the facts of the individual case, in addition to the case presented by all of the victims in the litigation.

If you or a loved one was taking Xarelto and suffered from any serious injury, please contact us for a free consultation with an experienced attorney. The call is completely free, confidential, and there is no obligation to hire an attorney. Call now our legal helpline 24 hours a day at 877-810-4067 or fill out the form above and a legal advocate will be in touch promptly.