Florida Woman Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Xarelto Manufacturers

A woman from Florida filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that Xarelto was the cause of her late husband's internal bleeding injuries and untimely death. The number of lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of the blood thinner Xarelto in the United States are consistently rising.  Recently, a new wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in the Xarelto multidistrict litigation.  Xarelto pills This lawsuit was initially filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and since has been moved to the Xarelto multidistrict litigation in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana. This particular lawsuit was filed by a widower from Florida alleged that the drug caused her late husband’s severe internal bleeding incident, injuries, and untimely death.  This lawsuit is filed under case number 9:14CV80831.  The full complaint can be downloaded and read here.

Xarelto Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The complaint filed in the Xarelto MDL details the events that the plaintiff and her late husband experienced.  The plaintiff’s husband was prescribed Xarelto on January 10, 2012 by his primary care physician to treat his atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that put him at risk for blood clots and deep vein thrombosis.  After taking the blood thinner for several months, the deceased suffered from a dangerous subdural hemorrhage.  Due to the hemorrhage, he was hospitalized for several days where physicians performed extreme, life saving measures to try to stop the bleeding.  Unfortunately, due to complications resulting from the internal bleed, the plaintiff’s husband died on June 28, 2012.

The Allegations of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

This complaint makes several allegations against the manufacturers of Xarelto.  They allege that the plaintiff’s husband’s subdural hemorrhage and death can be largely attributed to Xarelto.  They also state that the plaintiff’s husband would not have taken Xarelto if he was made aware of the real risks associated with the drug and that he would have instead opted for one of the safer alternatives on the market at the time.  The lawsuit also alleges that the manufacturers of Xarelto, Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, were aware of the true dangers of the drug and failed to adequately warn doctors and patients of them.  Finally, the compliant states that the manufacturers of Xarelto were reckless in releasing Xarelto onto the market while knowing its true dangers and without also releasing a corresponding antidote to the drug. In this wrongful death lawsuit, the plaintiff is suing for several damages.  A wrongful death lawsuit, in general, gives the estate of the deceased the opportunity to recover financial compensation for the harm the deceased suffered.  In this particular lawsuit, the family of the deceased is suing for medical, funeral and burial expenses, loss of future income, loss of support, and loss of companionship. For any questions regarding this press release or the pending Xarelto litigation, please contact Marc Goldich at (866) 425-8902.

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