Monday, June 29, 2015 - New Xarelto lawsuits claims proposed for consolidation in the national multidistrict litigation may be expedited through the use of new forms, according to attorneys handling Xarelto lawsuits included in the MDL. The forms, known as the Joint Complaint and the Short Form Complaint, "provide guidance" for plaintiffs‘ attorneys in filing new claims, according to court documents. Drafts of these forms have been the recent subject of pretrial proceedings in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana, according to court documents.
"Multidistrict litigation is useful because it allows for the efficient processing of hundreds or thousands of similar claims against a common defendant or group of defendants," explained a representative from the Onder Law Firm. "The forms request specific information which helps to determine whether a new Xarelto lawsuit shares common questions of fact with the existing Xarelto bleeding allegations. The forms also ensure that individual details of each case are preserved in an organized manner. Pretrial proceedings are conducted all at once, but potential settlements are based on the individual circumstances of each Xarelto lawsuit."
In the case of the Xarelto lawsuits consolidated into MDL 2592, the common questions of fact involve, "the adequacy of Xarelto‘s warning label with respect to the risk of severe bleeding and other injuries, the results of certain clinical studies, and the alleged need for blood monitoring", according to court documents. These Xarelto lawsuit allege that incidents of severe internal bleeding and hemorrhagic stroke are linked to patients‘ use of Xarelto, according to court documents.
The forms include language from the general complaint, including more than fourteen counts that range from allegations of failure to warn and violation of consumer fraud laws to wrongful death and negligence, according to court documents: "Defendants conducted sales and marketing campaigns to promote the sale of Xarelto and willfully deceived Plaintiffs, Plaintiff‘s physicians and the general public as to the health risks and consequences of the use of Xarelto."
Johnson and Johnson, the multinational corporation, is behind Xarelto; its subsidiaries, Janssen Research & Development and Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals are also listed as defendants, according to court documents.
Attorneys handling Xarelto claims for persons and families throughout the United States offer free Xarelto lawsuit case review for those who believe they may have grounds to file a bleeding claim. These persons include individuals and family members of individuals who suffered from severe internal bleeding or hemorrhagic stroke and also have a history of taking Xarelto. Lawyers are investigating these inquiries for possible Xarelto lawsuits. The Onder Law Firm is renowned for its achievements in product and consumer safety litigation, with a strong track record of winning meaningful settlements for clients. The firm is nationally-renowned for its work on window blind strangulation, and has notable expertise in fighting on behalf of individuals against powerful corporations. Individuals and the family members of individuals who have suffered from internal bleeding and have taken Xarelto are eligible for a no-cost, no-obligation Xarelto lawsuit case review, and may contact the firm through its Xarelto Contingency Lawsuit website. The website also provides information on internal bleeding warnings and timely Xarelto lawsuit news updates.
The Onder Law Firm also welcomes Xarelto lawsuit inquiries from other law firms, either to handle these inquiries or work as co-counsel.
About The Onder Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O‘Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. Onder, Shelton, O‘Leary & Peterson has represented clients throughout the United States, and other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation and pharmaceutical litigation. The Onder Law Firm‘s Xarelto attorneys provide information to the public at http://www.xareltocontingencylawsuit.com.
*Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2592, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana