Media reports reveal that Xarelto lawsuit filings have surpassed 3,400 in number within the United States, and have been consolidated to form two main groupings. Xarelto lawsuits which were federally-filed in courts across the country were transferred and consolidated by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, forming MDL No. 2592 in Eastern Louisiana. Cases within the MDL are currently being overseen by Judge Eldon Fallon and number more than 2,800.
Despite the vast number of plaintiffs involved in these filings, the allegations made against Janssen and Bayer are strikingly similar. The plaintiffs have claimed that use of the drug caused them or their loved ones to experience a range of dangerous bleeding episodes, some of which reportedly proved fatal. Plaintiffs also claim the defendants failed to properly warn consumers and medical professionals about potentially dangerous side effects linked to the use of the Xarleto product.