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How Long Will It Take to Settle Xarelto Cases?

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The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are pursuing Xarelto cases for individuals nationwide who may be entitled to financial settlements for themselves or their family, as a result of severe bleeding injuries associated with the blood thinner, including

  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
  • Brain Hemorrahages
  • Stroke
  • Death

The first Xarelto bleeding lawsuits were filed against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson in early 2014 and the first trial dates are expected to begin in the second half of 2016.

So far, there have been no confirmed reports of the drug makers agreeing to settle Xarelto cases. Our lawyers feel confident that the makers of this medication will ultimately have to pay substantial compensation to those injured. However, it is likely to take some time before the first Xarelto settlements are reached.

Steps Before Settling Xarelto

As of mid-2015, there are about 2,000 cases involved in the Xarelto litigation. However, it is likely that several thousand additional cases will be filed over the next year or two.

A substantial amount of discovery and pretrial litigation remains to be completed in the Xarelto cases before settlement negotiations are likely to begin.

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All of the complaints involve similar allegations that the drug makers failed to properly research the Xarelto bleeding risks with this new-generation anticoagulant, or adequately warn about the lack of an effective reversal agent to allow doctors to control bleeding events that may develop among users.

In December 2014, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) centralized all cases filed throughout the federal court system as part of a Xarelto MDL in the Eastern District of Louisiana, where U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon will oversee pretrial proceedings and potential settlement discussions.

As part of the coordinated pretrial proceedings, Judge Fallon has indicated that a small group of “bellwether” cases will be prepared for early trial dates, which are not expected to begin until at least August 2016.

While the outcome of those cases will not be binding on other lawsuits, they are designed to help the parties gauge how juries may respond to certain evidence and testimony that is likely to be repeated throughout the litigation.

It is likely that settlement negotiations to resolve individual Xarelto cases will be pushed by the courts as the first trial dates approach. If the drug makers fail to settle claims, they may face substantial liability as a result of thousands of individual trials that they would be required to face in courts throughout the country.

Factors Considered in Xarelto Settlement Negotiations

Negotiations to settle Xarelto cases will be based on what a jury is likely to award to each individual case, including an assessment of the relative strengths of the lawsuit.

If any individual case proceeds to trial, a jury will take into account the nature of the claimed injury from Xarelto, the severity of the damage and the economic impact of the injury on the individual plaintiff.

In determining the amount of any damages a plaintiff may be entitled to receive for settling their Xarelto case, the following are some of the common factors that a jury may consider, and which will be taken into consideration during negotiations:

  • The extent and duration of the injury from Xarelto;
  • The effect that the Xarelto injury had on the overall physical and mental health or well-being of the patient;
  • The pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and which will likely be suffered in the future;
  • The amount of any past use or future medical expenses caused by Xarelto use;
  • Any lost wages or loss of earning capacity;
  • In a Xarelto wrongful death case, the losses suffered by the surviving family membes will be considered, including the loss of love, affection, and companionship.

Find Out If You May Qualify for a Xarelto Offer

The personal injury lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. provide free consultations and case evaluations to help individuals determine whether they may be entitled to pursue a Xarelto settlement for bleeding problems that may be caused by the drug’s side effects.

After contacting our office toll free at 1-800-522-0102 or requesting a free case review on-line, the facts and circumstances surrounding your potential Xarelto injury case will be reviewed and evaluated by our lawyers.

If it is determined that you or a loved one may be eligible for financial compensation, it is your decision whether to hire our law firm. All lawsuits are handled by our Xarelto attorneys under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any fees or expenses paid unless we are successful obtaining a settlement or other recovery in your case.

FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY FOR A XARELTO SETTLEMENT

Austin Kirk
Last Updated August 4th, 2015
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30 Comments

  1. Albert November 5, 2014 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    I was just watching tv, and saw an add about a settlement being reached . My father was put on that nasty drug back in December 2013 . He suffered a Gi.bleed in the early summer of 2014 and was admited to the Hospital for treatment . Dad was on this drug for 6 months .

  2. Richard March 16, 2015 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Approximately 5 months ago my wife was placed on xeralto (without consulting me, her spouse) and very suddenly on February 22, 2015 she began bleeding internally and the doctor on duty was not able to control or stop the bleeding. Within minutes after the bleeding occurred the doctor informed me that they would not be able to revive her and she passed away.

  3. Tammy April 4, 2015 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Richard I am so sorry for your loss. My mom was also on Xarelto and she had a doctors appt in the morning. That night when I got home from work my daughter and grandchildren found her unresponsive on the couch. Within 3 hours she passed away from a brain hemmorhage. This is a horrible drug that needs to be taken off the market so no other loved ones will be lost.

  4. Rebecca June 6, 2015 at 12:47 am - Reply

    im sorry for your loss i lost my to the drug also she was healthy and getting ready to retire and live life she died 1 month before her 65 birthday i was also 28 weeks prego with her new grandbaby

  5. Rebecca August 29, 2015 at 2:17 am - Reply

    my mom also was on xarlto this drug needs to be taken off market, my mom was giving these nasty pills on july 17, 2015 and passed away on aug 14, 2015 … when at her funeral and what caused her death and it leads back to this medication, she jus had her grand baby birthday 1 month before her death and daughter bday 2 weeks before and her 66 bday june 5th…. we miss u moma

  6. Kimberly September 28, 2015 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Sorry for your loss!! My Mother was diagnosed with AF once in her life in June of 2015. received 2 shock a treatments, the first shock did not work but with medication the second shock treatment worked. Mom was put on xerelto she did not take this long at all just six months and a half. My Mother passed away July 2 2015 and in the hospital they were giving her blood they said she passed away due to cardiac arrest. This drug is very dangerous and doctor’s need to stop prescribing it. You could see she was losing blood Moms eyes were black all around..

  7. marie October 1, 2015 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    my husband was on that drug and he was in and out of 3 different hospital for bleeding and no one had an answer he suffered a heart attack and was put on a catarare for the bleeding, he was urinating and in his bowels was blood, when the doctor took him orr the zerelco he went back to normal and started getting his health back, i can say for sure it was the zerelco

  8. donald December 13, 2015 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    I was put on xarelto may 2015.in December,after feeling short winded and very tired ,I made a visit to the medical center with my conditions.they took blood samples and found my red blood cell count so low(3.84. Lowest ever recorded at their facility)I was taken directly to ICU,and received 7 units of blood.upon colonoscopy,they found blood had been leaking through a tumor in my colon and immediately cauterized the spots and took me off the xarelto,signed the report that xarelto led to the excessive blood loss.2 more days of that leakage,I would be dead now

  9. Robert December 14, 2015 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    My mom has been waiting 15 months ,xerelto almost killed her ,and she has some lawyer from tv ads they wont tell her nothin

  10. Scott February 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Why is this taking so long, patients are clearly dying in the same way. My mother had an irreversible hemorrhage.Is it possible to sue the spokesman as well for endorsing death? Bayer needs to be kicked good and hard. If I had a case would it interfere if I wrote a letter to the judge in Louisiana? I don’t care how old my mother was, she was a human being!
    Please get this deaddly medicine off the market, Bayer has deep pockets!

  11. Roberto February 10, 2016 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    I was put on coumadin back in 2010, in 2011 i was taken off and put on xerelto in 2012 i suffered a nasty internal bleeding episode i was hospitalized 4 days, i was kept on zerelto in May of 2014 i suffered a stroke was hospitalized till June 10th, on July 2nd 2014 i suffered a heart attack and to this day i continue to take xerelto cause the doctor says it helps to control Afib, i m constantly in and out of the hospital due to this medication cause there is nothing else that will help me i guess they have a death wish for me, hopefully in the end this issue will be addressed and neutralize and all of us victims to this sole called life saver get compensated for being a test rat.

  12. Edith March 1, 2016 at 1:08 am - Reply

    My husband took xeralto 02/04/2014 had a doctor apt on 3/4/2014 was called almost immediately from the doctor office and said she couldn’t understand the sudden kidney failure when I were fine a month ago. Xeralto took my husband life in exactly one month on the medicine.

  13. John March 3, 2016 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    My wife was put on Xarelto in June 2015. She passed away from uncontrolled internal bleeding on July 29, 2015.

  14. Brian March 14, 2016 at 12:49 am - Reply

    My wife passed away from taking Xarelto last year. She was on it for 6 months.It wont bring her back but someone needs to pay for her death.

  15. Suzwn April 17, 2016 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    My 64 year old husband went on Xeralto a few months ago. He has had 4 vein spurting episodes since then and lost a lot of blood. He had never had this prior to taking this medication. We thought it would be better than Coumadin my Mom was on, but not now. How do we know he’s not bleeding internally?

  16. Robert April 21, 2016 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I was on axeralto for three months, I started having blood in my stool so I call the doctor and was taken off the medication. I had a colon exam and they found two small polyps that were negative. And diverticulosis and they think the axeralto could have caused the bleeding with this, plus hemorrhoidal possible bleeding. The polyps were the type that could turn to cancer so now I need to be tested in three years. I have a case pending if they feel that they can prove it’s caused by axealto. I’m sure glad I went off of the medication when I did. Sorry for some people’s lost.

  17. Trent June 5, 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

    in 2011 i suffered was was thought to be a spider bite on my leg. After about three to four weeks of trying to be my own Dr. my mother finally pleaded with me to go to the e.r. because i pretty much looked like I was on the the doorstep of death. After getting checked out by the e.r. Dr.’s I was told i had deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and had to remain in the hospital until the could bring my leg infection to an end and deplete the blood clot. So after 8 or 9 days in the hospital i was finally released and was told i would have to get my ir levels checked every week to get the right perscribed dose of cumidin. While my vacation in the hospital, 2 times a day a would have to get my blood drawn for that reason. well the hospital staff would have to call in the special nurse to use the vein imaging machine to get blood drawn because it is super difficult to find my veins to draw blood. So when i went to the cumidin clinic the first and last time because of that reason, I was prescribed Xarelto. Just because on it a patient does not require their ir levels to be constantly maintained. Which i thought was great because I really couldnt find the spare time to go get stabbed 10 to 15 times by blood thirsty nurses and even afford to miss work o get that done.I believe it was like my third or forth week on Xarelto and I just returned back to work with my co-worker from lunch. We were standing at the back of his vehicle and i noticed a good 7″-10″ puddle of blood on the ground and it was getting bigger. This was a no joke puddle, Ive never seen this much blood. I stopped and grabbed him and asked him if he was bleeding and he said no. Then he saw my boot on my right foot was supporting a good stream of blood. I pulled up my pant leg and in a kinda complete shock saw my whole sock was just overfilled and thats when i put pressure on my foot and realized my freaking foot was in a boot of blood. I immediatley ran to the restroom and took off my boot, sock, and began to take the bandage off my just about healed spider bite when streams of blood started to shoot out of my leg. It was unbeliveable to me because I truly didnt even feel any of this happening. So i ripped my shirt off and managed to stop the hemraging vein and left work. I went to the e.r. and the dr.s had no idea what the cause or problem was. So i finished my perscription with no more incidences. All except a five year battle with a infected leg wound that has never healed. Im blaming Xarelto. From 2011 yo now its been a constant battle with keeping this at a point to where i dont just get my leg amputated. Im truly sorry for those who have suffered even worse tragadies from this.

  18. Billie June 21, 2016 at 8:18 am - Reply

    What sickens me about this situation is the fact that people have been dying from Xarelto since at least 2013 and nothing has been done about it by the company that producing this drug. It makes me so angry that they would continue to recommend this drug to people and that they have not taken it off the market. I wish someone would advertise more about the deaths and dangers of this drug. NO ONE SHOULD TAKE THIS DRUG and I keep telling everyone I know about it. But obviously, the all mighty dollar is worth more to this company that a person’s life – therefore I hope the attorneys are able to BLEED them dry. My mother passed away on Dec. 31, 2013 after taking the drug for less than 3 months – they could not stop the bleeding at the hospital. Please spread the word how bad this drug is to people.

  19. Scott June 29, 2016 at 1:49 am - Reply

    I watched my mother, my only living relative literally vaporize in front of me’ After 20 years in medicne I knew what happened. She had jusy experienced a massive stroke. I called and EMS shook their heads as they lifted her ought of her house on a tarp. The usaul driving time is 15 minutes, we were their in 10. I waited and waited in the triage area. Finally a Chaplain came out to greet me. I just wanted to check grip stength and all that goes with a stroke. The Neurologist aked me to step out of the room. He said she might rebound for 60 days and the palliative care after. That damn drug was rushed through the incompetent FDA. No way to stop the bleed. Sure enough she fought and fought to live but on her 87th day I had to make the decision to halt all treatment. She died in my arms. The issue as I see it is NO ATTORNEY wants just a few cases. They want more to suffer and die or vecome gravely injured before lighting the fire on these pharma’s that are out to kill off the elderly, the one’s who built America. Advertisements were all over TV, but time is limited! That’a a fallacy, if you did the right thing the cases would have been in court. The legal system is just as unethical as the drug companies. If you or a loved one are on that excuse for a population reducer get off of it now! I hope you attorney’s and judges who sit in your big offices get an oppoprtunity in your own life to experience something this horrible!M|any have suffered emotional and financial hardships.Shoe the LOVE here and show me the money. It can be pulled off of the market! Is this called JOB SECURITY?

  20. Patrica July 11, 2016 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    I was put on Xarelto in February 2013. I was on it when the doctor took a fasting test for my checkup which included CBC. My hemoglobin was 6.4. If I hadn’t had that test, I don’t know what would have happened. It couldn’t have gone too much lower without causing serious problems. I still have trouble with my hemoglobin level, and have to have the ulcers cauterized that are bleeding. I don’t think they should ever put a drug on the market, and say no bloodwork is needed while taking it.

  21. felicia July 13, 2016 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    I had a knee replacement and also put on xarelto. I began noticing the bruising/bleeding under my skin and kept asking is this okay. I was told over and over again it was fine with bruising up my stomach and back. I developed a pulmonary embolism also. I had to have 2 units of blood Tran fused as long. But everything is OK. Really.

  22. Rosa August 2, 2016 at 3:00 am - Reply

    My mom had knee replacement surgery 3 years ago (June 2013). She’s 82 now. My mom is and always has been in excellent health. After surgery she was given xeralto to prevent blood clotting. I don’t know why. She got weaker and weaker as they days went by. On fourth day, my brother found her unconscious and took her to hospital. She was barely alive. Her blood pressure was super low. She was driven by ambulance to a bigger hospital 50 miles away. She Needed 14 pints of blood and plasma over the next few days. She had a fountain of blood inside her stomach. It was so bad doctors couldn’t sew the huge injury back. They had to clip it but made it clear she likely wouldn’t make it. Well she did. Unfortunately, she now suffers from anxiety and panic and has such a difficult time now with every sensation in her body. Physically she is in good shape but has to see doctor a couple times per week because she thinks something is wrong

  23. Kyle September 13, 2016 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    My wife was prescribed Xralto June 2012 because she was allergic to warfarin. She was on Xralto for six months, then suddenly developed internal bleeding that caused her death in January 2013. The ER physician said that he could not have saved her even if he had been present when the visible signs appeared.

  24. Dawn October 2, 2016 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    I was placed on Xarelto for afib in late January, 2014. I developed severe rectal bleeding within two days and subsequently developed massive internal bleeding.I had to have two pleural effusions drained and had a cardiac tamponade which required pericardial draining immediately. My body remained extremely swollen for a month, in and out of six hospitals and rehab for four months. Developed pneumonia four times since then.

    Nobody should ever be placed on this drug! I nearly died from it and am lucky to be alive; and quite grateful. This was the worst experience of my life.

    When a person is placed on a blood thinner for the first time, Eliquis is the least harmful. Xarelto is too harsh!

  25. Bruce October 17, 2016 at 10:22 am - Reply

    My dad was prescribed xarelto 20 mg about 8 months ago. He recently had a stroke, and internal bleeding. His blood pressure was 40 over 40. Can’t talk now or eat and can’t swallow. He’s still in the hospital and the Dr. Said its all from xarelto. If he was on comadin this wouldn’t of happened. Even Dr know how bad this drug is. Thanks for your time

  26. Tawnee October 19, 2016 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    I’m 23, suffered a PE, was sent home the next day on this medicine, within three days I began coughing up blood. Found myself back in ICU with two tears in the lower chamber of my lung that were bleeding. They couldn’t do anything because there isn’t a reversal. I spent a week in the hospital, I lost my job from missing all this work. This drug is to risky. If you have the option choose to avoid it.

  27. Lori October 23, 2016 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    My dad was on xelrelto for almost a year. He was admitted for GI bleed. On day seven he suffered massive stoke on right side of brain and several small on right side of brain.
    I brought my daddy home on hospice and he passed away September 27th. My heart I’d broken and my mind is infuriated that they put patients on medication knowing there is nothing to stop the side effects. This drug should be removed until they develop something to offset the side effects.

  28. Rochelle January 10, 2017 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    My mother was put on xarelto in July 2015 for Afib and in May 2016 she had knee surgery that was still bleeding 2 and a half weeks later. They opened it up and cleaned it out and resutured it. In July all of a sudden she was in so much pain she could hardly walk. The orthopedic kept saying there was nothing wrong. Finally in Oct 2016 we went to another orthopedic and had fluid taken out and discovered a bacteria called Morganella had been growing since May. She had to have the knee replacement removed and 6 weeks of iv antibiotics. She has been in a rehab this whole time because she is not supposed to put weight on it till she gets another knee replacement. She had fluid taken last week to make sure the infection is gone so she can have surgery. She has also had to go to the hospital for low platelets and the Thursday before Christmas almost died. I read a few weeks ago that Xarelto can cause infections in surgical wounds. She has now been taken off and put on Coumadin. Hopefully she can get the surgery soon. She has been thru hell the last several months. The 29th of this month she runs out of insurance days for the rehab which she will need after the surgery too. I really want somebody to be held accountable for this but 2 lawyers now have said we have no case. I find that hard to believe.

  29. George January 11, 2017 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    Richard
    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I have the same problem. I had 3 separate bleeding incidents.
    I almost died the first time, and had to have blood transfusions each time.
    This is a very dangerous pill.

  30. Mark March 12, 2017 at 6:45 am - Reply

    I was put on xeralto back in July because I suffered from a pulmonary embolism I am 36 years old. 3 weeks after Being on the drug I ended up in the hospital with a collapsed lung and had to have an emergency procedure done because I had a lot of pressure on my heart. A couple of weeks after I was at the er for medical reasons and the dr that prescribed me xeralto in the first place said mr. Couture I was surprised to hear about the complications you had from the medication. I said excuse me she said well I seen you were admitted in the hospital for a collapsed lung it was due to the medication it caused your lung to bleed that’s why it collapsed. I was shocked to hear her say this I went through living hell only to find out it was the meds that was suppose to help me caused me more problems.

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