Ross Feller Casey became the first law firm in the nation to file a lawsuit against the makers of the anticoagulant drug Xarelto alleging that, if taken only once daily as recommended, the medication is not effective for the entire day, often with tragic results, The Legal Intelligencer reported in a front page article today.
The firm filed the lawsuit in state court in Philadelphia last week on behalf of a Florida man who suffered an ischemic stroke because the drug didn’t work as the manufacture suggested. The firm is preparing to file several other similar suits soon and is investigating many others.
Previously, suits against Xarelto – including more than 60 filed by Ross Feller Casey – have focused on the drug causing uncontrollable and sometimes fatal bleeding in patients.
Brian J. McCormick Jr., a Ross Feller Casey attorney, told The Intelligencer that he believes cases like the one just filed could eventually call for the formation of a separate mass tort program “just because of the huge number of patients being prescribed it, and the recent publicity about the fact that strokes still occur.”
If you or a loved one suffered a stroke or several bleeding while on Xarelto, you should contact one of Ross Feller Casey’s experienced Xarelto attorneys for a free case evaluation. As with all cases, the firm handles Xarelto lawsuits on a contingency basis so there will be no cost to you until a financial recovery is made in your case.