Lawyers See Potential for Xarelto Mass Tort

, The Legal Intelligencer


With litigation surrounding the blood thinner Xarelto in its infancy, some lawyers examining cases said the litigation could expand to mass-tort proportions while others said it's too early to tell.

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  • Greg

    "Instead of controlling bleeding, which is what it claims to do, it actually makes bleeding worse," Bern said.

    This class of drugs prevents blood clotting, not bleeding. Completely opposite descriptions. Your lack of understanding of the subject makes it very confusing for readers. The drugs are designed to stop blood clotting and blood clot formation which ultimately causes strokes. The side effect of uncontrolled bleeding is the result of the effects of the anti-coagulating properties of these drugs. Your comments are saying the drugs was designed to control bleeding which is completely wrong.

  • Gail

    Coumadin went off patent in over 25 years ago. What has happened in the blood thinning arena is Coumadin requires monthly monitoring for the INR where as the newer blood thinners do not. Also the new anticouagulants work on a different area of (X factors) to reduce clot formation.

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