Hundreds of Xarelto lawsuits filed in federal court have been transferred for pretrial procedures to the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana. These Xarelto lawsuits are now part of a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) established to handle the cases more efficiently by having one judge decide issues common to all lawsuits. On May 21, 2015, Judge Eldon E. Fallon ordered both sides to make presentations to the court on June 11 related to scientific issues in the lawsuit.
Xarelto is an anti-clotting drug that its makers claim is better than warfarin for patients with atrial fibrillation and other medical issues. Unfortunately, Xarelto has caused hundreds of Americans to experience a range of dangerous medical complications, including uncontrollable internal bleeding and strokes. Once Xarelto bleeding begins, there is no approved antidote to stop it.
Louisiana Court to Hold Science Day in Xarelto MDL Litigation
On the scheduled “Science Day,” the parties are to make presentations to the court about the relevant scientific and medical issues in the Xarelto lawsuits. Many issues are to be covered, and reportedly include the following:
- How Xarelto works;
- Who should take Xarelto;
- Xarelto’s side effects;
- Clinical trials involving Xarelto;
- General information concerning atrial fibrillation;
- General information concerning coagulation and anticoagulation therapy; and
- Discussion of anti-coagulation therapy before the Novel Oral Anti-Coagulants.
Each side will have just one hour and 45 minutes for the presentation. The court has ordered that doctors and scientists must be present for Science Day so that Judge Fallon can question them. Lawyers for one side will not be allowed to question the other side’s experts, however.
The Science Day presentations will be made off the record, and cannot be admitted later at any point in the Xarelto lawsuits.
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