Xarelto Lawsuits Rise as First Bellwether Cases Are Selected

Legal-Bay, a Case Funding Firm, says the selection process has started in the court where 40 cases will be selected for the bellwether trial pool in the multidistrict litigation, as filed Xarelto lawsuits have now risen to 2,400 cases.

Jan 13, 2016, 10:15 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports today that the court has started the process of selecting 40 cases for the Xarelto multidistrict litigation bellwether trial pool. The Xarelto MDL is underway is the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana. An order dated December 17th instructed the plaintiffs and defense to each select 10 cases for the pool by January 11th, of which five were to have originated in the Eastern District of Louisiana, one was to be from Mississippi, one from Texas, and the other three cases were to be from other states.

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The court order also asked the parties to try to choose at least one case from six different injury categories. The injury categories include gastrointestinal bleed, brain bleed/hemorrhagic stroke, and rectal bleeding, and the court order is requesting cases for individuals who suffered these injuries while using Xarelto to prevent stroke, as well as individuals who used Xarelto to treat pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis. Documents show that the court will select an additional 20 lawsuits by January 15th, including 10 cases from Louisiana, two cases from Mississippi, and one case each from eight other states. Four bellwether trials are set to begin in February of 2017. The first two trials are set to take place in the Eastern District of Louisiana on February 6th, 2017 and March 13th, 2017. The third and fourth trials will take place in Mississippi and Texas on April 24th, 2017 and May 30th, 2017.

Court records show that approximately 2,400 filed Xarelto cases are pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson's subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceutical Division. The lawsuits include claims of serious health problems, long hospital stays, and even death as a result of uncontrollable bleeding events. According to experts, there is no known antidote at this time.

Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the recent announcement in the Xarelto multidistrict litigation, "As we anticipated, the Xarelto litigation is picking up steam, quite possibly faster than we had even imagined. We remain close to this litigation and believe it will continue to be fought hard by the defendant, but with the serious nature of the injuries we are committed to assisting Xarelto patients who believe they were injured due to the drug usage." 

In order to receive lawsuit funding you must have retained a Xarelto lawyer first. If you need lawsuit money or pre-settlement funding for your Xarelto claim, Legal-Bay is here to help. Legal-Bay is offering pre-settlement and settlement funding for Xarelto cases as well as other blood thinners – such as Pradaxa – and they are also providing free legal consultations for possible plaintiffs who have not yet retained a Xarelto lawyer. To learn more about Xarelto, Pradaxa, and other blood thinner cases, including services in helping you find a Xarelto lawyer or Xarelto law firm, visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/pradaxa-settlement-funding.php

For more information or assistance with finding a qualified Xarelto law firm or Xarelto lawyer, contact Legal-Bay directly at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/contact-us.php

To speak with a live agent to discuss receiving pre-settlement lawsuit money or a free legal consultation on your potential Xarelto or Pradaxa blood thinner lawsuit, call Legal-Bay's toll-free hotline at: 877.571.0405.

You may also apply online at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com and an agent will respond to your request shortly.

Legal-Bay LLC (and their related companies) is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice on a consumer's case; however, Legal-Bay works with lawyers involved in mass tort litigations who can provide a free legal consultation at the consumer's direction. 

Patty Kirby, COO/Head of Client Relations
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