The Louisiana court overseeing thousands of Xarelto bleeding lawsuits has scheduled a hearing for January 30, 2018, following bellwether trials that concluded in December 2017. Two weeks prior to the hearing, the parties are instructed to submit joint briefs proposing how the federal litigation should proceed. Over 19,000 claims have been filed in this federal multidistrict litigation, alleging, among other things, that the pharmaceutical companies downplayed risks and inaccurately marketed Xarelto. The end of the monthâ€™s meeting will help determine the future of federally-filed Xarelto lawsuits.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered internal bleeding or a related medical condition, please contact our lawyers by calling us at 888-207-0382 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.
The bellwether selection process in the Stryker LFIT V40 artificial hip litigation has been formally outlined, according to a December 8, 2017 orderÂ from the Massachusetts court. A total of 18 cases, similarly alleging problems with Stykerâ€™s LFIT V40 femoral headâ€”a component used in several hip replacement systemsâ€”will be selected for inclusion in the bellwether discovery pool. Judge Talwani has ordered these cases to be selected by February 2, 2018. The first case is scheduled to go before a jury in September 2019.
The defective Stryker LFIT V40 femoral heads have caused catastrophic side-effects including separation of the femoral head from the hip stem, fracturing of the device, metallosis, tissue damage, and other complications that have led to painful hip revision surgery. If you or a loved one experienced complications after receiving a metal-on-metal hip implant, please contact us at 877-790-3588 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.
On December 5, 2017, an Indiana couple won a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Bayer over the companiesâ€™ failure to instruct on how to avoid internal bleeding risks of their blockbuster blood thinner, Xarelto. A Philadelphia jury handed down the $27.8 million verdict for plaintiffs suing over serious health complications alleged to be caused by Xarelto. This trial was the first of approximately 1,400 cases pending in the Pennsylvania courtâ€”a fraction of the over 18,500 consolidated cases pending in a multi-district litigation in Louisiana federal court alleging similar claims.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered internal bleeding or a related medical condition, please contact us by calling us at 888-207-0382 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.