WHAT IS XARELTO?
Xarelto is a popular drug used to treat or prevent blood clots which can present in legs and/or lungs. Xarelto is specifically prescribed in people diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (heart rhythm disorder) to lower the risk of stroke caused by clotting.
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR INJURIES?
One of the most dangerous side effects of Xarelto is that it can cause the patient to bleed more easily if there is a pre-existing condition of a bleeding disorder, hemorrhagic stroke or above average blood pressure. In addition to excess bleeding, Xarelto can cause abnormal liver function, reduced platelet levels as well as numbness of the muscles.
Johnson & Johnson and Bayer are the primary manufactures of this drug, and the named defendants in the multidistrict litigation regarding the harmful side effects to consumers. Both Bayer and Johnson & Johnson are sharing the $775 million settlement equally.
The Verus team of legal, medical and process management experts designs and delivers case management and medical review solutions tailored to the specific needs of your firm. If you have Xarelto cases, Verus can assist you with:
- Medical record management and review: medical records are reviewed by a dedicated nurse team trained in the specifics of the Xarelto litigation; Verus also coordinates and monitors the acquisition of any necessary medical records.
- Claimant contact: front-line support for communication with claimants through a dedicated toll-free number and project-specific email address; mailing services for letters and notices are also provided.
- Case management and submittal: claim status tracking and preparation of submittal documentation.