Anytime this many cases are held up against a large firm, such as Bayer, claims are consolidated under something known as a bellwether trial. This means the first cadre of arguments will be treated as a single-issue test case, used for determining evidence required and also as a foreshadowing of possible settlements in similar cases around the country. So for those who have used or are using Xarelto, this ongoing bellwether might be worth taking note.
A few years ago, we began seeing commercials for Xarelto, advertising a blood-thinning medicine that could minimize the risk of a stroke. But studies have now shown that Xarelto comes with a common and sometimes fatal side effect: more emergency room visits than any other class of drug in the open marketplace. And according to one report, at least 18,000 lawsuits are pending against Bayer, the company identified as the maker of Xarelto.
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