First Xarelto Stroke Lawsuit Filed as Total Case Number Grows
Hundreds of people filed lawsuits against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson claiming their blood-thinning drug Xarelto (rivaroxaban) caused them to suffer negative side effects like uncontrollable bleeding.
Now, the daughter of a Florida man who died from a stroke four days after he began taking Xarelto filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia claiming the drug did not work as advertised. It’s the first lawsuit claiming Xarelto failed to prevent a stroke in a patient with atrial fibrillation (abnormal heartbeat).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xarelto to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation in 2011, but one FDA reviewer recommended against the drug’s approval.