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Increasing Number of Injured Patients Suing Xarelto Around the World

April 23, 2015

Bayer, the manufacturer of the blockbuster anticoagulant drug, Xarelto, is not only facing a significant number of lawsuits within the United States, but also abroad in other countries. Recently, a number of Canadian citizens have filed claims against Bayer, either on their own behalf or that of deceased family members. According to Toronto lawyer Bryan McPhadden, his firm has filed a lawsuit for the family of a woman who bled to death while taking the drug. Another patient named in the same class action suit alleges that she almost suffered cardiac arrest after developing internal bleeding. Because doctors did not have an antidote, doctors had a very difficult time stopping her bleeding. Additionally, a claim in a German report states that close to 130 deaths have been linked to the drug in 2012 and 2013.

Xarelto has been aggressively marketed by Bayer as an “all size fits all” anticoagulant. A newer alternative to the traditional warfarin and coumadin, the drug requires less monitoring by doctors. Although on the surface it seems like less monitoring would be less costly and less work for doctor and patient, it also means that patients on the drug who develop negative side effects might not get the medical attention they need in time. Patient may develop uncontrollable internal bleeding and death may result if they do not receive immediate medical care. Therefore, it is unsurprising that more patients and their families around the world are joining class action suits in order to seek compensation for their pain and suffering.

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Xarelto attorneys within our firm are studying, examining and investigating current Xarelto claims on behalf of people and their families who may have been injured by the drug. Some of the side effects include hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, stroke and or death. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Xarelto, contact our Xarelto lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at


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