New Claim Of Death Emerges In Xarelto MDL

Law360, New York (January 18, 2017, 5:23 PM EST) -- The children of a Louisiana woman who died after experiencing unstoppable internal bleeding allegedly caused by Xarelto, a blood thinner developed by Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer, on Tuesday added their names to the list of people already suing the companies over the drug.

Terrie Toups, Duane Rochelle and Patty Buras sued the companies in Louisiana federal court, where U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon is overseeing a multi-district litigation comprised of about 14,000 pending cases. They say their mother, Florence Bourgeois, died because the companies hid information about Xarelto's risks from the public, the U.S. Food and Drug...

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