The first Philadelphia Xarelto bellwether trial, convened in the Philadelphia's Complex Litigation Center, not only went in favor of the plaintiff but also was the first win for a 'Xarelto Plaintiff' after three straight losses in the federal court. In response to the plaintiff's allegations that Xarelto caused severe bleeding after being prescribed by her doctor and inadequate warnings provided by the drug makers, the state court jury awarded $29 million in damages against the defendants Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG.
Xarelto lawsuits are centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana before Judge Eldon E. Fallon as a part of MDL- 2592 Xarelto Products Liability Litigation. Currently, more than 22,000 Xarelto cases are pending in several courts across the country. With the first win proving that a Xarelto prescription caused internal bleeding and no adequate warnings provided by the manufacturers, preparation will begin for the remaining Xarelto cases.