Several people using Xarelto have suffered injuries such as excessive blood clots or severe internal bleeding. Some Xarelto patients have died as a result. In such cases, the estate and family of the deceased have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturers of Xarelto.
Many people have filed federal lawsuits and those lawsuits have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) before Judge Eldon Fallon in the eastern district of Louisiana. More than 400 lawsuits have been transferred to the Louisiana MDL and there are more than 100 lawsuits filed as a mass tort group in Philadelphia, PA.
While it is too early to predict whether Xarelto lawsuits will settle, we can look at previous lawsuits. In May 2014, the manufactures of Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim, settled 4,000 lawsuits for $650 million.